Friday, January 2, 2015

In with the New Blogathon

 


Since it's still the very beginning of a brand new year, I think it's the perfect time for this blogathon, my first, maybe the first one period, of 2015. It's called the In with the New Blogathon. Of course, when coming in with the new, that implies the old going out. In this case, the new year is really just a new version of the old year. You know, January 1 to December 31 all over again. Hopefully, the new version will be better than the old one, right?

In movies, however, we tend to look upon the new version of things with disdain or, at best, cautious optimism. By new version, I am of course talking about remakes and reimaginings. Let's be honest, we have good reason to be skeptical of these movies. They often pale in comparison to the original. Every once in a while, though, one comes along that blows its predecessor out of the water. For instance, is there anyone who thinks the 1925 silent flick The Wizard of Oz is better than the 1939 reimagining starring Judy Garland?


Here's where you come in.

To participate in this blogathon you merely have to create a post comparing two movies, telling us why a remake or reimagining is better than the original. There are a few very simple rules, of course.

1. No sequels or prequels. That means even if the movie in question has an entirely different cast it doesn't count if it positions itself as such. That means Superman Returns, which sets its timeline in a way that makes it a sequel to Superman II, is not eligible. On the other hand, Man of Steel is since it retells our hero's origin story.

2. Create a post by Sunday February 8, 2015. Leave a link to your post in the comments section below. On Monday the 9th, I'll feature links to all those who have participated.

3. Use one of the banners in this post or feel free to create one of your own. Just be sure to include the name of the blogathon and that it's being hosted by Dell on Movies.

That's it. I look forward to reading your submissions. Thanks in advance for participating!



ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Deadline for the In with the New Blogathon has been extended.

The New Deadline is February 8, 2015


32 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea! I'm totally on board, I just need to think about what films to choose :)
    - Allie

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  2. Great idea! I'm definitely on board with this one. Now I just need to decide what I want to pick.

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    1. Lots of stuff to choose from, I'm sure you'll come up with a good one.

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  3. Oh wow. This is a pretty good idea. I've got at least two possibilities I can look at, so I'll have to see what I can come up with.

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    1. Narrowed it down already, huh? Cool. Can't wait to see what you've got.

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  4. I like this! I will do my best to play along.

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  5. What a great idea for a blogathon! And I love the images you chose.

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    1. Thanks! Hope that means you'll be participating.

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  6. Hey Dell! Not sure if I can participate yet but great idea nonetheless, looking forward to everyone's posts :D

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    1. Awww...hope you can find time. If not, cool. Just check out the rest of us.

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  7. This is a cool idea although... I need some time to think about this. There's a lot of great originals and some great remakes though it's hard to see which remake is actually better than the original based on the films that I've seen.

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    1. I was fairly generous with the deadline so I'm confident you'll come up with a great entry. Lots of great stuff to choose from. Just gotta narrow it down to one.

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  8. Man, this is tough! And a killer idea. I'm gonna ponder this and will most likely be contributing.

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    1. Cool! Looking forward to reading your entry. Thanks!

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  9. Cool, I want to play along...now I just have sieve through my watched list.

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    1. Outstanding. You'll find something great in those archives.

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  10. What an great idea, I've already got a title in mind. I should have the post up within a few days

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  11. dang i wish i read this earlier!!

    Cool concept, much like the last one. Good stuff mate

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    1. There's still time! The deadline has been extended to increase participation. The New Deadline is Feb. 8.

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  12. For our contribution to the blogathon, we chose the Hairsprays -
    http://lifebetweenframes.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-time-to-shake-things-up.html

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    1. Thanks! Just read it. Great entry, ladies!

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  13. Here's mine! http://ramblingfilm.blogspot.com/2015/01/in-with-new-blogathon.html

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  14. I think I'm going to contribute too. Do I need to do anything official or do I just blog about this?

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    1. Just write your post, include one of the banners above, link back to this post, and leave a link to your post here in the comments section. Looking forward to reading your entry!

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  15. Hi...finally did mine.
    http://wanderingthroughtheshelves.blogspot.sg/2015/02/in-with-new-blogathon.html

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    1. Just read it. Love all the pics. Just from that you can tell it is a visual stunner.

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  16. Okay, just finished mine! http://poisonoustongue.blogspot.com/2015/02/in-with-new-blogathon.html

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