TFTMM Presents “Musical Screen Teams (September 2022)” Blogathon

September 1 has rolled around, so that means that we’ve come to the Musical Screen Teams blogathon, which I’ve been looking forward to since I thought of it around last year’s Musicals: With A Song And A Dance In My Heart blogathon!

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Quick Comments On My Own Feelings For The Topic

As I mentioned in last year’s Musicals: With A Song And A Dance In My Heart blogathon, I started into the musical genre when my family bought a DVD player and rented stuff from Netflix.  In the early going, I saw the Road series featuring the team of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour.  Within a year or two, I started seeing some of the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films, and have seen numerous other musicals over the years with some of the genre’s other screen teams. A lot of these various stars are fun on their own, to be sure, but there’s just something to be said about seeing them work with others over several movies. Whether it’s singing a song or dancing together, the chemistry between some of these stars elevates the material, and makes it easier to return to these films again and again. So, while I had to change my own plans slightly from what I had originally intended to do, I’m still looking forward to sharing a few favorites with some of my favorite teams, and I certainly hope that others have found some movies and teams that help make them want to sing and/or dance (and remember, you are not limited to any specific era of film musical to choose from, it just needs a screen team in it)!!

Notes:

  • As I mentioned when I announced this blogathon, I am leaving the option to choose a film with a team that only worked together once. However, if you go this direction, I strongly advise you to choose a film that you know and love (and therefore have a reason why you would like more of this team), as opposed to trying something different (and then finding out you don’t care for that “team”). But for teams that worked together in multiple films, have fun revisiting old favorites or trying something new!
  • I have previously expressed interest in making this musicals blogathon an annual thing. Due to recent circumstances (hinted at here), I am unsure of whether I will even still be blogging in 2023. However, if I do return (which would be in a more limited capacity), I hope to host another musical blogathon around this time of the year (although I will change it to being a three-day blogathon, as opposed to being month-long). If so, there won’t be a specific topic, just a focus on musicals again (unless I come up with an idea for a different topic).

Entries For This Month

Thoughts From The Music(al) Man –

Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Give A Girl A Break (1953)

Rules:

Since this blogathon lasts a month, I’ll keep the rules here in case anybody is still interested in joining in:

  1. At this point, I am not putting any restrictions on topics related to the musical genre, whether it be on individual movies, lists of favorites, etc., as long as the focus is on a screen team that did musical numbers together (and no “solo” films).
  2. This is intended as a celebration of the musical genre, especially those films that feature a screen team as part of its cast, so obviously this would not be a good month to join in if you are not a fan of either the genre or the stars.
  3. I’m requesting that all posts would be new material, and not any previously published ones.
  4. As previously indicated, this is a month-long celebration of the musical genre and screen teams, so you will have that whole month to work with. Lately, I myself have been publishing about two or three posts per month (depending on the number of Sundays and whether there are any recent disc releases that would fit the bill), so you can decide how many you want to do (within reason).
  5. If you are interested in joining, I would certainly suggest you either comment on this post, email me at astairefan7@gmail.com, or, for the Facebook savvy, contact me at my FB page. And feel free to use the banners I have put together.
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