The For The Love Of Film: The Film Preservation Blogathon is upon us yet again. Sir Alfred Hitchcock will be the subject of the 2012 blogathon, which will transpire from May 13-18.
Organized by three terrific writer/historian/bloggers, Farran Smith Nehme of The Self-Styled Siren, Roderick Heath of This Island Rod and Marilyn Ferdinand of Ferdy On Films, this blogathon benefits a great cause, the National Film Preservation FoundationFirst and foremost, DONATE HERE.
This is very appropriate, as the NFPF, collaborating with the intrepid history detectives of the New Zealand Film Archive, recently found three reels of a lost Hitchcock film, The White Shadow.
So if you are a blogger who writes about classic movies, by all means check out the blogathon's Facebook page - and then have at it!
Last year's blogathon on film noir produced a tidal wave of superior and entertaining writing, and I am certain this will be the case again in 2012.
I personally will look hard for a lost Lupino Lane short - or was that a Clyde Cook 2-reeler - that Hitch directed without receiving screen credit.