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.
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.
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!
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!
The Roster So Far
Atonement (2007) – Gill Jacobs of Real Weegie Midget Reviews
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
More Coming Soon!
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