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Charlie Chaplin Blogathon, 9 – 15 November 2011

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The Little Tramp is back. Monday 14 November sees the release on DVD of Charlie Chaplin: The Collection, a gorgeous new box set featuring 11 of Charlie’s feature films digitally remastered and accompanied by documentaries, introductions, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage.

Following on from our recent film noir blogathon, we’ve decided to celebrate this new release by asking Charlie’s fans for their thoughts on his life and career.

Do you have a favourite Chaplin film that you’ve watched dozens of times that you want others to know about? Perhaps you have a view on some of the social or political issues that can be seen in films such as The Great Dictator? Or do you just like to see Charlie falling over?

Whatever you want to blog about, we’d like to read about it. There are a few simple steps to taking part:

  1. Decide on your topic – as long as it’s related in some way to Charlie Chaplin it qualifies for the blogathon
  2. Blog about your topic on or between 9 – 15 November 2011
  3. Copy-and-paste one of the images below into your blog post and add a hyperlink back to this page between (this just shows your readers you’re part of the blogathon)

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After the closing date we’ll create a new blog post linking back to all the entries and you can then see who else took part in the blogathon.

Feel free to let us know if you’re considering taking part in the comments below or over on Twitter and we look forward to reading your entries!

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Film Noir Blogathon round-up

A few weeks ago we asked film bloggers around the globe to consider participating in our Film Noir Blogathon, an excuse to discuss the genre just as we re-release 1946’s Gilda to selected UK cinemas.

We had a great response on Twitter to the idea, with dozens of tweets about our followers’ favourite film noirs, and we even listed another five must-see noirs that should be watched by anyone with an interest in the murkier side of old Hollywood.

We’ve had some fantastic posts written as part of the Blogathon and expect more as the day and weekend goes on – feel free to let us know in the comments below if we missed anyone out.

Here are the first few to come our way:

Let us know if we’ve missed yours, we’ll add to the list above as and when they come in.

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Film Noir Blogathon

Gilda's Rita Hayworth

Gilda's Rita Hayworth

Here at Park Circus we’re gearing up for the return to cinema screens of Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth in 1946’s Gilda, the classic film noir which defined the latter’s career and, for many, the genre.

Charles Vidor’s film sees Ford cast as Johnny Farrell, a down-at-heel gambler rescued by Ballin Mundson (George Macready) and invited into his world of high society and low lives. When Mundson’s new wife, Gilda (Hayworth) arrives on the scene and a love triangle created, sexual jealousy and confused loyalties driving the plot towards its conclusion.

To mark the digitally restored re-release of Gilda, we’re hosting Film Noir Blogathon, a chance for bloggers around the world to write about any aspect of the genre. Whether it’s the sultry femmes fatales, the mysteries lurking in the shadows or the murky morals of their protagonists, the best noir’s are worth discussing again and again, and we’d like to read your thoughts on your favourites.

You might want to focus on Gilda, one the many film noirs in the Park Circus catalogue or any other film which comes under the banner, however loosely. Then just paste the image below into your blog post and link back to this page on or before 22 July 2011. We’ll create a new post and link back to all the articles.

Updated 22 July 2011: We’ve now published the new post rounding up all Film Noir Blogathon entries.

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