Tuesday, September 22, 2015
See You In The "Fall" Blogathon
There are numerous blogathons - alas, way more than this correspondent could actually contribute to - these days. That said, we are smack dab in the middle of a good one! Steve Bailey of Movie Movie Blog Blog hosts the See You In The "Fall" Blogathon. "Fall" refers not to Nat King Cole singing Autumn Leaves or Stan Getz playing it on the tenor saxophone, but to the sacred pratfall.
While the focus is on physical comedy, the topics within this blogathon prove quite wide-ranging. Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog is thrilled, delighted and tickled to participate with a piece originally penned for Eat Drink Films and subsequently posted on this blog here.
Here's the lineup as of this writing:
BNoir Detour - Keenan Wynn’s flipper scene in Shack Out on 101 (1955)
Caftan Woman - The “setting up for rehearsal” scene in The Sunshine Boys
CineMaven - Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles (1974) and the “Mr. Muckle” scene in W.C. Fields’ It’s a Gift (1934)
Critica Retro - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Girls Do Film - Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle
How Sweet It Was – Dick Van Dyke and the ottoman on “The Dick Van Dyke Show”
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Send Me No Flowers
Love Letters to Old Hollywood - The Nutty Professor (1963)
Moon In Gemini - The chase scene in Peter Bogdanovich’s What’s Up, Doc?
Movie Movie Blog Blog - Steve Martin as “The Great Flydini”
Movies Silently - Lupino Lane in Naughty Boy (1927)
Nitrateglow - The chase scene in Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr.
Old Hollywood Films - Harold Lloyd in Safety Last
Once Upon a Screen - Laurel, Hardy and the Biggest Stoop You’ve Ever Seen in Your Life
Reel Distracted - Jacques Tati’s Playtime
Serendipitous Anachronisms - The British sitcom “Keeping Up Appearances”
Silent-ology - Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton’s flirting scene in Good Night, Nurse!
Silver Screenings - The Disorderly Universe Of Laurel & Hardy
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest - Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (1921)