WE’RE HERE to bring you the rich, the notorious and the dregs of society. We offer you high brows and low lives. We illustrate the worst of the human condition and the high enjoyment of sin. We bring you attitudes and words that define the pre-code era and Images and characters that ushered in filmdom’s golden age. We have it all in debauched glory offered by bloggers far and wide for your entertainment. Prepare to be HOT & BOTHERED.
The HOT & BOTHERED: The Films of 1932 Blogathon is as fun an event as I’ve ever hosted made extra special by the fact that my co-host is the passionate, Theresa Brown of CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch. Always ready for a classic film discussion, Theresa brings unbridled energy to classic movies at every turn. Sadly, as is all too often the case of late, I’m really just along for the ride. The gorgeous HOT & BOTHERED banners are all Theresa’s creations as was the idea for this event. So I must thank her for the invitation to take part in this celebration of a reprehensible year in the movies. Be warned that you may need a shower before this is over.
Without further delay I present the Day 1 entries and thank all of the bloggers for their contributions. The turnout for this is fantastic as are the movie choices, which span across genres. I’ll be updating this list as entries come in throughout the day and will promote them individually on Twitter as @CitizenScreen as well as on my Facebook page, Citizen Screen. Theresa will host Day 2 tomorrow at CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch so be sure to get your fill. Sinning never goes out of style.
Day 1 Entries
HOT and BOTHERED: The Films of 1932
Caftan Woman‘s spirited commentary of the “ripped from the headlines feel accented with over-the-top emotions” in The Beast of the City kicks things off.
Mike’s Take on the Movies presents Tracy and Atwill in “classic shocker,” Doctor X
Wide Screen World offers an entertaining and informative take on The Most Dangerous Game, its ties to King Kong.
Movie Movie Blog Blog submits W. C. Fields’ extraction to remember with a look at The Dentist
Based on Fannie Hurt’s seventh novel, Back Street illustrates that being a kept woman is not for the faint of heart says Meredy.com
The Old Hollywood Garden comments on the “satisfyingly odd,” but required Rain.
It Came from the Man Cave on the stinker of the year, The Monster Walks!
B Noir Detour tackles the powerful, proto-noir, Two Seconds.
Noirish highlights the odd relationships and double standards in Unashamed.
Movie Mania Madness focuses on gladiators, alligators, a gorilla and nude women aka the DeMille religious drama, The Sign of the Cross.
Pillow Shots says that at the height of their powers the Marx Brothers unleash the ‘Swordfish’ in Horse Feathers.
The Stop Button comments on the sensational raciness of Thirteen Women.
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies says the aptly named, Sinners in the Sun oozes class and style.
Cinephiled is adamant, “Clara Bow is Pure Dynamite in Call Her Savage.”
Speakeasy spends 20,000 Years in Sing Sing, the powerful Michael Curtiz-directed prison reform drama.
Wolffian Classics Movies Digest says there’s good acting and flirting going on in the jungles of Tarzan the Ape Man.
Carole & Co. thinks No More Orchids is far more than one of Carole Lombard’s least interesting pictures.
LA Explorer is Movie Crazy about Harold Lloyd’s third talking picture.
Finally, cohost’s entry at CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch is the dee-lightful Trouble in Paradise.
Much more to come! Call your friends!