Saturday, March 21, 2020
Announcing the Disaster Blogathon
Announcing the Disaster Blogathon. My co-host, Dubsism, came up with this idea, and I am privileged to be asked to be a co-host on it.
Disaster movies cover a wide spectrum of topics. Earthquakes, floods, meteor strikes, volcano eruptions.
But "disaster" is not limited to natural occurrences. Any movie in which a group of people deal with the stress of the coming (or aftermath) of a traumatic event could conceivably fall into the "disaster film" designation. Thus, the 1970 film Airport falls into the category as a group of people deal with trauma aboard an airplane.
For this blogathon we are requesting you pick a movie involving a disaster and sign up for this blogathon. If you are unsure if your choice qualifies just ask us. There are lots of movies to choose from, but only two people will be allowed to choose a certain movie, so get your choices in early. Need a suggestion? Try one of these.
Dubsism: The Concorde: Airport '79 and an examination of the two movies spoofed by the movie Airplane! (Zero Hour and Airport)
The Midnite Drive-In: The Stand mini-series (1994)
Angelman's Place: Deep Impact (1998)
Realweegiemidget Reviews Airport (1970)
Caftan Woman: The Hurricane (1937)
Moon in Gemini: The Andromeda Strain (1971)
@KinoJoan: Titanic (1953)
Sports Chump Independence Day (1996)
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
The Oak Drive In: The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
The Spirochaete Trail: Hero (1992)
Cinematic Catharis: It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
Taking Up Room: The Towering Inferno (1974)
Silver Screenings: When Worlds Collide (1950)
Hollywood Genes: Melancholia (2011)
Hamlette's Soliloquy: The High and the Mighty (1954)
The Stop Button: Ashfall (2019)
John V.'s Eclectic Avenue: Miracle Mile (1988)
Pale Writer: Airport '75 (1975)
MovieFanfare: End Day (2005)
Horseback to Byzantium: Exit (2019)
The Sacred in the Secular: Pompeii (2014)
And You Call Yourself a Scientist? No Time at All (1958)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Titanic (1953)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: an article about the production Code's influence on disaster films made during the Breen era (1934-1954) "Code Concepts: Disaster Films, Responsibility and Irrational Fear".
An Aging Broad with a Scrapbook Deluge (1933)