The Code Classics Blogathon is Here!

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.

The Roster

Pride and Prejudice (1940): The Cutthroat Marriage Business by Ruth of Silver Screenings

Sports Analogies Hidden In Classic Movies – Volume 85: “The Three Musketeers” by J-Dub of Dubsism

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

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Ichabod and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride by Rebecca Deniston of Taking Up Room

Big Little Book L10 Les Miserables (Whitman, 1935) Condition ...

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

Forever Amber, Linda Darnell, 1947 Photograph by Everett

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 (1952) – Mike's Take On the Movies ...

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 film) - Wikipedia

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1935) by Rebekah Brannan of PEPS

20,000 Leagues Concept Art Featuring Will Smith Revealed | CBR

movie review: ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ by Eva Schon of Coffee, Classics, and Craziness

More Coming Soon!

Happy #CleanMovieMonth2020!


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13 thoughts on “The Code Classics Blogathon is Here!

  1. Pingback: movie review: ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ – coffee, classics, and craziness

  2. My post is up! Sorry I can’t link to it here because any time I do my comments don’t go through. Thanks for hosting!

    MovieCritic | Movies Meet Their Match

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  3. Unfortunately, I’m afraid I won’t be able to get my review of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in. I could probably do it as a late blogathon entry (just how late I don’t know–I’m waiting for it to come in at the library and that could be quite a while). Would that still be okay? Or should I just bypass it?

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  4. Pingback: The Cutthroat Marriage Business | Silver Screenings

  5. Pingback: Sports Analogies Hidden In Classic Movies – Volume 85: “The Three Musketeers” | Dubsism

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