Hello to all of you! As we wrap up 2016, I’d like to say I’ve been doing the “film blogging” thing for a little over a year now, and may I say it’s certainly the most wonderful hobby. I’ve learned so much from all of you and every blogathon I do is super fun!
As suggested by Silver Screenings at the end of last year’s blogathon, I’ve decided to bring back my Classic Quote Blogathon! It will run from April 7- 9 2017. In this blogathon we are celebrating the classic sayings or phrases that have made it into our everyday lingo. From Clark Gable’s “Frankly, my dear I don’t give a damn” to Margaret Hamilton’s “I’ll get you my pretty; and you little dog too” these phrases have been parodied twice over and still remain as classic as the day they were said
Here are the rules for participating- This year I’m loosening the rules a bit!
- Pick a quote from a movie that has made its way into pop culture and since its release has went on to become relevant to everyday life.
- If you’re not sure what to pick, head on over to the AFI top 100 quotes page. Unlike last year, YOUR QUOTE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE FROM THIS LIST. For even more inspiration here is the list of the 400 AFI nominated quotes YOU can come up with one not on any list, but just make sure it’s famous!!!
- Here’s some suggestions of what to include in your post: 1- The speaker (actor and the character they portray) 2-The film it is from 3-Who the quote is directed to 4- anything significant surrounding the quote (i.e. maybe it almost got edited out, or maybe it was improvised by an actor or director) 5- the legacy it gives (why do we love this quote in the modern day when it was said by someone years and years ago?!) Don’t be afraid to throw in your own 2 cents and make it your own!
- PLEASE, No duplicates, there’s many quotes out there! YOU MAY DO THE SAME MOVIE AS SOMEONE, JUST A DIFFERENT QUOTE!!!
- Have fun!
Please submit your blog name and quotes in the comments section, DM me or tweet me on Twitter ( @flapperdame16 ), or you can email me at email@example.com.
THE ROSTER So Far:
The Flapper Dame- I’m as Mad as Hell, and I’m not gonna take this anymore!- Network (1976)
Back to the Golden Days– “Frankly My Dear, I don’t give a damn”- Gone with the Wind (1939)
The Lonely Critic-“Well Nobody’s Perfect” Some Like it Hot (1959)
Realweegiemidget- You make me want to be a better man.” – As Good as it Gets (1997)
The Wonderful World of Cinema-“Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”- White Heat (1949)
Movies Silently-“Kiss me, my fool” – A Fool There Was (1915)
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies– Are you a good witch or a bad witch?”- The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Midnite Drive In– “Go ahead make my day’ Dirty Harry
Criteria Retro– “The Stuff that Dreams are made of”- The Maltese Falcon (1941)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood- “Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” –The Jazz Singer ( 1927 )
Champagne For Lunch– “The moon’s reaching for me.” Sabrina (1954) AND “Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.” Arsenic and Old Lace (1941)
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You- When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better. ” – I’m No Angel (1933)
Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews – Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night”- All About Eve (1950)
Classic movie Treasures – “I’m big, it;s the pictures that got small”- Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Silver Screenings– Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth”- Pride of the Yankees
Peyron Classics -“Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.” – Oliver Hardy
Old Hollywood Films- Print the Legend” The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Here are some fabulous banners to use! AND HAVE FUN!!! 🙂