A Midsummer Dream Blogathon is Here!

A Midsummer Dream Blogathon is here! This weekend contains three noteworthy events, Emancipation Day on June 19, Father’s Day on June 20, and the Summer Solstice, also on June 20. We’re adding to this already crowded weekend by hosting this month’s blogathon on June 18-20! This isn’t entirely coincidental. We intended this blogathon as a celebration of the beginning of summer.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1935

This inspiration for this blogathon’s title and theme is A Midsummer Night’s Dream from 1935, Max Reinhardt’s artistic adaption of William Shakespeare’s immortal play. Strictly speaking, the events in this movie, like the original play, are not a dream but real magical occurrences. However, the whole feeling of this early Code film is evocative of a beautiful, whimsical dream. It is with this idea that we are hosting this blogathon dedicated to dreams in films, films about dreams, films with dream sequences, films that might actually be dreams, and films that just feel dreamy! There are no rules when it comes to dreams, so we are allowing many interpretations of what exactly a dream is.

Olivia de Havilland and Mickey Rooney, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1935
Olivia de Havilland waking up from a confusing dream, aided by Mickey Rooney. You aren’t getting tired of pictures from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, are you?

We look forward to reading your posts on dreamy cinema this weekend! They are the perfect way to stay cool while preparing “to sleep, perchance to dream,” arising from your lazy weekend dreams, or daydreaming on a sultry midsummer day. To be accurate, this should be called An Early Summer Dream Blogathon, but it certainly feels like midsummer here in California!

The Wizard of Oz (1925) - Turner Classic Movies
I certainly hope the events of the 1925 Wizard of Oz are a dream, from the looks of this strange photograph!

Stay tuned for announcements of our plans for this year’s #CleanMovieMonth activities later this weekend! In the meantime, enjoy writing about, watching, or just dreaming about your favorite movies!

Revisiting Disney: Alice in Wonderland (1951) – That Old Picture Show

The Roster So Far

Atonement (2007) – Gill Jacobs of Real Weegie Midget Reviews


A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) – Rob of MovieRob


Brave Walter Mitty – Rebecca Deniston of Taking Up Room

Review of “Fear in the Night” (1947) – Wes Sterling, published on PEPS

Review: “The Kid” (1921) — Two Little Tramps – P. M. Turner of Old Hat Cinema

Click (2006) – Rob of MovieRob

Older vs. Newer Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – MovieCritic of Movies Meet Their Match

More Coming Soon!

Follow us to bring back the Code and save the arts in America!

We are lifting our voices in classical song to help the sun rise on a new day of pure entertainment!

Only the Code can make the sun rise on a new day of pure entertainment!


8 thoughts on “A Midsummer Dream Blogathon is Here!

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  3. Hello, girls!

    I’ve been working a lot on my post for several days yet it is still taking a long time to come together some reason. Sorry, my article is going to be late! I’ll try to get it published as soon as I can!

    MovieCritic | Movies Meet Their Match

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    • Hello there, old friend!

      Thank you so much for letting me know. I completely understand. If you’re the Movie Critic Queen, I’m the Late Publication Queen. If you’ve been following our posting schedule recently, you’ll see that I’ve been hopelessly tardy in catching up with past articles. I’d love to receive your article whenever you have a chance to finish it!

      Yours Hopefully,

      Tiffany Brannan

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      • Why, thank you, Tiffany! You are certainly a gracious hostess! Thank you for being so understanding. Your reply eased my mind as I had been a little frantix. I guess it shows that we have more happening in real life, right? My post comparing the two Walter Mitty movies are up now!

        Your friend,
        MovieCritic | Movies Meet Their Match

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