The 2nd Code Classics Blogathon is Here!

Ladies and gentlemen, it has arrived!

Our July blogathon, The 2nd Code Classics Blogathon, is playing at PEPS this weekend. We don’t expect a big turnout, since I wasn’t able to announce this blogathon until a week ago. However, we are grateful for the participants we do have, and we appreciate the opportunity to discover, write, and read about some wonderful new Code films!

Here at PEPS, every July is #CleanMovieMonth. That means that, throughout the month, we agree to abstain from watching any movies besides Code films. Basically, that means any movies which weren’t made in America between 1934 and 1954 and thus were not self-regulated by the Production Code Administration under Joseph I. Breen. This year, we are calling it #CleanMovieMonth2021. Even if you didn’t have a chance to write about your Code film discoveries during July, you can publish a #CleanMovieMonth2021 guest article in August about your July film-watching, and we’ll republish it here at PEPS!

We hosted this same blogathon last July as The Code Classics Blogathon, and it was a lot of fun! The theme is Code films which are adaptions of famous literature. They could be classic books, plays, stories, or poems. It’s amazing how many of these iconic stories, perhaps better known as later musicals or films, were successful and entertaining Code films. From works by Dickens to Shakespeare, which famous novel have you been surprised to realize was made into a Code film?

The Roster So Far:


Less Phantom, More Opera – Rebecca Deniston of Taking Up Room

Review: “A Tale of Two Cities” (1935) ~ Far, Far Better Filmmaking – P. M. Turner of Old Hat Cinema

Camille (1936) directed by George Cukor • Reviews, film + cast • Letterboxd

Camille from 1936; A True Code Classic – Tiffany Brannan of PEPS

Happy #CleanMovieMonth2021!

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!

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