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CCU16: February 2016 New Releases & The #CriterionBlogathon

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The first Criterion Blogathon is over but this celebration of films especially from the Criterion Collection will go on. As long as Criterion continues to release these gems, there will always be a reason for fans to celebrate. I want to personally thank our hosts Aaron ( Criterion Close Up ), Kristina (Speakeasy) and Ruth (Silverscreenings) for all their efforts in making this event a big success including their excellent posts (including Mark’s also of the Criterion Close Up) on this month’s Criterion releases.

This is the best episode thus far  of the Criterion Close Up due to amount of material covered. Thanks to all the host who read all the posts and all the participants ( including our COOL HOSTS) who poured out their passion in writing for this event. It was all worth it. Gained some new friends, strengthened friendships.

Until next time, We Are Groot. You’re Welcome! Thanks for the mention!

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Aaron, Mark, Kristina Dijan (Speakeasy) and Ruth Kerr (Silver Screenings) discuss the February 2016 Criterion Collection line-up and then we delve into the Criterion Blogathon, which was an epic experience for all of us. We talk about some of the behind the scenes info, give out prizes, talk about the social media thrills with the #CriterionBlogathon, and give our thanks to all who participated.

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Outline:

0:00 – Intro, Housekeeping
9:20 – News & February Releases
38:40 – Criterion Blogathon

Intro

Kristina – Speakeasy Blog | Twitter

Ruth – Silver Screenings Blog | Twitter

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News

Dont Look Back

Ruth’s Ikiru review

Kristina’s In Cold Blood review

Aaron’s The Apu Trilogy Review

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Kitchen Conservations: Gaspar Noé

February 2016 Releases

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The Criterion Blogathon is Officially Here

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The Criterion Blogathon is officially here and would like to acknowledge our COOL hosts at the Criterion Blues, Speakeasy and Silver Screenings for all their hardwork in preparing and bringing this together . Would also like take this opportunity to thank all participants for all their efforts in making this a succesful week and all fans around the world for reading and re-tweeting the blogs.

My first offering scheduled on November 17, 2015  is a French noir double murder mystery.

ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS “ASCENSEUR POUR L’ÉCHAFAUD“ (1957) 

My second offering scheduled on Novemeber 19,2015 is a  baseball story set in Japan in the 50s.

I WILL BUY YOU “ANATA KAIMASU” (1956)

Hope you enjoy reading it and thanks for re-tweeting! #prayforparis #prayforjapan #prayfortheworld

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Criterion Blogathon – Things to Come

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Less than a month away from participating in my first Criterion Blogathon. I have been preparing for 2 films one a French Noir double murder mystery and the other an Asian film about baseball which will be just in time after the conclusion of the 2015 World Series.

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Hello, fellow film buffs. We have been quiet for a little while, but with the #CriterionBlogathon just under a month away, we are about to roar!

Most importantly, we are imposing a deadline for submissions as of this Friday, October 23, 2015. We have updated the Blogathon roster here, and are currently at 170 topics. If you want to participate, this is the last call for you to secure a topic. After checking the roster, please complete this form to participate.

You may also be interested in the podcast that we recently recorded with Kristina over this past weekend. We discussed not only the blogosphere, blogathons, and online film community, but also this specific blogathon. Hopefully you will find it to be an interesting discussion. We certainly enjoyed it! Kristina blogged about her experience here.

The Blogathon will take place over six-days, from Monday, November 16th until Saturday…

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My First Criterion Blogathon

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I feel very fortunate to be invited by the Criterion Blues to my first ever Criterion Blogathon commencing on November 16-21, 2015. Having participated in the 2015 Turner Classic Movies Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir  under the guidance of Professor Richard Edwards I developed a deeper understanding of noir.  To quote the great Eddie Muller’s own  description of the genre ” Noir is suffering with style.”

In my first attempt at blogging, the film that I would try to give my thoughts on will be Elevator To The Gallows  (Ascenseur pour l’échafaud). 

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À la prochaine….