Monday, December 4, 2023

Announcing the On The Job Blogathon blogathon






We ALL have to do it. Unless you are independently wealthy like a Rockefeller, but even they had to do it at some point to get independently wealthy... What is it? "Work". (Sorry, maybe I should have said "The W word"...)

Whether you are a wage worker or an executive in the business world, everyone has to put in time doing some sort of labor, whether physical or mental to be able to pay the bills.  The film world has addressed that issue on numerous occasions.  

This blogathon is wide open, as far as that goes.  There are the factory workers in such films like Gung Ho and Take This Job and Shove It.  There are the office drudges dealing with day to day lif in such films as Office space and 9-5. Even sports athletes have to work for a living, as witnessed in such movies as north Dallas Forty and Major League.  And you can't leave out the less than reputable occupations (Pretty Woman, anyone?)

For the purposes of this blogathon we are accepting any entries that have a primary focus on doing some kind of work. (Note: Everyone in every movie has some sort of job, but we want the focus to be on movies which the primary story line is focused on one or more characters in the daily grind of performing their job.)

As usual rules are very liberal.

1. Only one person per movie.  There are plenty of movies to choose from, so there is no need to have multiple entries of the same movie.

2. No old posts.  Please make the entry a new post.

3.  Post your entry sometime around the dates of the blogathon and let me or Hamlette know when it is posted.

That's it.  Join up and play along.  It may be one of the few times you get to have fun writing about working.

Below is a current list of entries we have so far. 

The Midnite Drive-In: Gung Ho (1986)

Hamlette's Soliloquy Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) and Top 10 Movies about writers

Realweegiemidget Reviews: Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1990)

Taking Up Room: The Founder (2016)

Critica Retro: The Name of the Rose (1986)

Meanwhile, in Rivendell: Jungle Cruise (2021)

Silver Screenings: The Dentist (1932)


  1. I plan to review Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) and do a top ten list of my favorite movies about writers :-)

    1. I forgot to add that before the initial post but its on now.

  2. Hi there, here's my post for Day 1 of the blogathon...

    from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

    1. Don't know why it thought this message was spam. Thanks. got it added.


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