Monday, April 1, 2019

Announcing the Blizzard of Oz Blogathon



I was noticing the other day how many movies I dearly love were made in Down Under.  Not only that but some of my favorite actors and actresses also hail from that part of the world.  I decided it was high time to have a celebration of all things Australian (and by extension New Zealand since both are somewhat sister countries).

You are invited to participate in this blogathon to help me celebrate.  I chose the title before I decided on an actual date, but it seems fitting that a blogathon with a title like "Blizzard" of Oz start around the time of the beginning of winter in that part of the world.  So the blogathon will run from June 21-23.

There are a few rules to establish here.

1.  You can choose any movie or TV show that was filmed in Australia or New Zealand.  Additionally you could also choose a movie filmed elsewhere as long as the setting of the film is supposed to be taking place in Australia or New Zealand.  (I can't think of one off the top of my head, but just in case...)

2.  You could also pick a movie or TV show featuring one of the many stars who hail from the region, and those would not necessarily have to have been filmed there.

3.  I will allow up to 2 entries on the same movie.  Let's try to get a variety however.  

4. Write your blog article then send a link either here or to the actual page of the blogathon when it gets posted.

5.  Please promote the blogathon on your page with one of these excellent blogathon banners created for me by Hamlette.  (And visit her website,too.  Its https://hamlette.blogspot.com I'm soloing this one, but she writes a good blog, too)









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The following have already been claimed:


The Midnite Drive-In: The Road Warrior a.k.a. (Mad Max 2) (1981)
The Midnite Drive-In: Strictly Ballroom (1992)

Angelman's Place: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Caftan Woman: The Sundowners (1960)
Coffee, Classiucs and Craziness: Gladiator (2000)
Critica RetroIn the Wake of the Bounty (1933)
Dubsism: The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Hamlette's Soliloquy: Five Mile Creek (TV Show) (1983-85)
It Came From the Man Cave: King Kong (2005)
Movies Meet Their Match: The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: Neighbours (TV Show) (1985-?)
Revealed in Time: Australia (2008)
Revealed in Time: The Thorn Birds (1983)
Silver Screenings: Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)



27 comments:

  1. Hi. I'd like to join with a look at The Sundowners, Fred Zinnemann's 1960 film.

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    1. One thats still on my list to watch. You got it. Thanks for joining.

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  2. Put me down for The Year of Living Dangerously

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  3. I'd like to review Russell Crowe's performance in Gladiator. :)

    (My blog is www.classicsandcraziness.wordpress.com)

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    1. Thanks for joining. Saw it when it was first released.

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  4. I've updated my blog-a-thon page to include this! Thanks for letting join!
    https://dubsism.com/movies-and-movie-blog-a-thons/

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    1. What kind of blogger would I be if i had refused to let you join...? :-D

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  5. Found you through Hamlette’s blog! I would love to review Australia with Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman

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    1. Can I also review The Thornbirds? It’s one of my favorite miniseries

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    2. Been a busy week. Sorry I didn't respond sooner. You got it.

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  6. This is such a cool idea! I would love to review The Man From Snowy River (1982).

    Movies Meet Their Match
    https://moviesmeetmatch.blogspot.com/

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    1. MC, YAYAYAYAY! That's my fave movie if all time. So excited to read your review!

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    2. Thanks, Hamlette! It is one of my favorites, too!

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  7. I have wanted to check out Peter Jackson's King Kong forever sounds like a good time to do so will put your banner up soon. Thanks
    Bob
    It Came From The Man Cave!

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  8. Great idea! I'd love to do an early Peter Weir film, Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975).

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  9. Like to review Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) as well thanks - great minds think alike. from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

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  10. Hi, can I change that to reviewing the Aussie TV Soap Neighbours instead? Just spotted you accepting TV Posts too. from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

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  11. I'd like to write about In the Wake of the Bounty (1933) - also Errol Flynn's first film!
    Cheers!
    Le from Critica Retro

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