The Code Classics Blogathon is finally here! This four-day celebration is the highlight of our month-long festival of American Breen Era (1934-1954) films, #CleanMovieMonth2020. Every year, in the middle of July, #CleanMovieMonth, we host a special blogathon related to Code films. This year, the blogathon is dedicated to Breen Era adaptions of classic literature. When possible, we host this blogathon around July 15, the anniversary of the Production Code Administration’s anniversary. This year, the blogathon is beginning on July 14, Bastille Day, and lasting through Friday, July 17.
Certain famous books, plays, and stories have been adapted as films numerous times. Many of these popular literary works were made into one or more American Code films. It is interesting to see these films and compare them with the original source material as well as un-Code adaptions. While classic films were not always terribly concerned about maintaining literary accuracy, they had to make sure that the resulting film was Code compliant and decent. Thus, this blogathon is dedicated to these films which are delicate balances between literary integrity and Code compliance.
So Big (1953) – A Robert Wise Film by Joe Jordan of WiseCastle Way
The Code Classics Blogathon: Death by Hellhound, or The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) by Charity of The Sacred in the Secular
Ichabod and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride by Rebecca Deniston of Taking Up Room
Les Miserables from 1935; French Uprising and the Code by Tiffany Brannan of PEPS
Take 3: Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) Review (Clean Movie Month #3) by Sally Silverscreen of 18 Cinema Lane
Code Concepts: Titles, Reputations, and Infamous Literature by Tiffany Brannan of PEPS
A TALE OF TWO D’ARTAGNANS: ALEXANDRE DUMAS’ VS. GENE KELLY’S by Megan Chappie of The Pen and the Cross
Les Miserables from 1952; A Second Code Uprising by Tiffany Brannan of PEPS
Movie Review: The Grapes of Wrath (1940) by MovieCritic of Movies Meet Their Match
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1935) by Rebekah Brannan of PEPS
More Coming Soon!
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