Tuesday, 11 November 2014

'My First Movie' Blogathon


Me and Allie have been desperate to host another Blogathon and have been wracking our brains for ideas.  Then we came up with this 'My First Movie' Blogathon, this title however is open to interpretation as not many people will remember the first VHS that was played to keep when quiet when they were a toddler.  Therefore, it might be your first favourite movie or your first cinema experience or the first VHS (or if you're a little younger DVD) your brought for yourself.

I know we're all going to be showing our ages here, but hey, we're all friends, right? ;-)

Basically, we want you to write about an early experience you have of a movie and the story behind it.  Do you still like the film?  Have you watched it since?  Do you still have the VHS in a dusty cupboard somewhere? Did you get your kids to watch it?

We thought this would be a great way to hear about peoples movie experiences as kids but also an awesome way to get to know a bit more about the people in this blogging community.

The rules are very simple:

1. Write a post about your 'First Movie' (interpret that as you will), you can choose multiple movies if you have ideas for more than one - go nuts!

2.  Include the banner above in your post and link it to this post.

3. Comment on this post or e-mail flickchicks2014@gmail.com to let us know you have contributed.

The deadline will be Tuesday 2nd December, we will post a summary shortly after that.

We'll have our own contribution post up soon so if you're really stuck, feel free to use ours as a guide!

If you miss the deadline, don't worry send it us anyway and we'll add it on :-)

31 comments:

  1. Hey, what a coincidence, I just posted my 200th article in which I reviewed the first black and white film I ever saw.

    To be honest, I've been watching movies so long I don't think I could even attempt to name a precise "first movie". I'm not even entirely sure my parents would be able to remember. Still, there's got to be something I could do for this. Fortunately I have a few weeks to think about it.

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    1. Yeah we decided although its called 'my first movie' you can interpret it as you will :-) Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

      - Jenna

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    2. Deadline is tomorrow so if you want to contribute, make sure you send us your link :-)

      - Jenna

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  2. Oh, this is interesting! I'm definitely in.

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    1. Yay!! Glad to hear it Brittani :-)

      - Jenna

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    2. Hey Brittani, Just a quick reminder that the deadline is tomorrow for this Blogathon if you want to submit your entry :-)

      - Jenna

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    1. Brilliant, glad to have you :)
      - Allie

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    2. Hey, the deadline for this is tomorrow if you have a post to submit, we'd love to include it :-)

      - Jenna

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    3. Finally posted mine!

      http://dellonmovies.blogspot.com/2014/12/my-first-movie-blogathon.html

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    4. Sorry for such a late reply but thanks for taking part! We'll do a big post with everyone's entries probably in the New Year now that Christmas is taking over :)
      - Allie

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  4. Sounds great :) I might have to quiz my parents about it though ;)

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    1. I had to do the same! None of us are sure what the first movie I ever actually watched was, but i definitely remember my first visit to the cinema :)
      - Allie

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    2. Phew, made it in time! Not a lot of structure to my entry, just a lot of waffling I'm afraid! Anyway, enjoy - http://feelinfuzzier.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/my-first-movie-blogathon.html

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  5. I'm so in for this and I already know the movie!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Awesome, glad to hear you're on board :-)

      - Jenna

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    2. Hey, just a reminder that the deadline is tomorrow so if you want to submit your entry, send the link over :-)

      - Jenna

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    3. UGH, I can't believe I missed this. I'm so sorry. I had to take a second job back in November and I've been so swamped I'm slacking everywhere. I'll get on this ASAP, I promise, and have it up by weeks end!

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  6. Sounds great! May I partake? 'Cause I guess I have known the movie.
    Cheers!

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    1. Of course! The more the merrier, and I can't wait to see your post :)
      - Allie

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    2. If you still want to partake, the deadline is tomorrow :-) Look forward to seeing what you come up with :-)

      - Jenna

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    3. Finally, I made it! So I bring you 'My First Movie' post
      http://sinekdoks.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/blogathon-my-first-movie/
      Hope you enjoy it! I put my efforts to bring the experience as vivid as possible in this blogathon.
      A very nice blogathon, anyway, I ended up drowning in nostalgic moments. Thank you, Jenna and Allie!

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    4. Sorry it's taken so long to reply, but thanks so much for taking part!
      - Allie

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  7. Awesome idea ladies, I narrowed it down to my first three movies but couldn't for the life of me remember which one was my absolute first one watched so I posted a bit about all three, I hope that's okay.
    http://fivedollarreviews.blogspot.com/2014/11/my-first-movie-blogathon.html

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    1. That's absolutely fine, rules are always a guideline only :) Thanks for taking part!
      - Allie

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    2. For some reason this link doesn't work anymore. If you have an alternative, I can update the round-up post.

      - Jenna

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  8. Hi, girls! It was a fun exercise telling how I became a late-bloomer cinephile:
    http://criticaretro.blogspot.com.br/2014/11/nasce-uma-cinefila.html

    I can't wait to read all the others!
    Kisses!
    Le

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    1. Hi Le! Thanks so much for your entry!
      - Allie

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  9. Such a great idea! I definitely had to rack my brains a little bit, but I posted this morning! Excited to read about everyone else's!
    http://that-film-girl.blogspot.com/2014/12/my-first-movie-blogathon.html

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    1. Sorry for the late reply but thanks so much for taking part!
      - Allie

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  10. It's up! Again, so sorry I'm late.

    http://afistfuloffilms.blogspot.com/2014/12/my-first-movie-blogathon.html

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