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Blogathons I'm hosting:




The World War II Blogathon1st - 3rd September 2019
(co-hosting with Maddy Loves Her Classic Films)



Articles I've written for blogathons:


The Spy Who Loved Me, Lotus Esprit and helicopter chase

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), for the James Bond blogathon




The 39 Steps (1935), Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll

The 39 Steps (1935), for the Hitchcock blogathon




The Liquidator (1965), David Tomlinson, Jill St John, Rod Taylor

The Liquidator (1965), for the British Invaders blogathon




Quatermass and the Pit (1967), Andrew Keir

Quatermass and the Pit (1967), for the Movie Scientists blogathon




The Trap (1966), Rita Tushingham, Oliver Reed

The Trap (1966), for the O Canada blogathon




All Creatures Great and Small, TV, Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy

All Creatures Great and Small (TV series), for the Small Screen blogathon





Sorcerer (1977), for the Free-for-All blogathon





The Ipcress File (1965), for the Marvellous Michael Caine blogathon





Dial M for Murder (1954), for the Second Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon





Director Profile: David Lean for the David Lean blogathon





Bicycle Thieves (1948) for the Non-English Language blogathon





The 39 Steps (1959) for the Third Annual Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon





Evil Under the Sun (1982) for the Mystery Mania blogathon





12 Underrated Michael Caine Films for the 2nd Marvellous Michael Caine Blogathon





Five Favourite Films of the 1950s for the 5 Favorites of the '50s blogathon





12 Essential Hammer Horror Films for the Hammer-Amicus Blogathon





Hell is a City (1960) for the Rule Britannia Film Blogathon





The Iron Maiden (1962) for the Rule Britannia Blogathon





Hurricane (2018) for The World War II Blogathon





The Eagle Has Landed (1976) for The World War II Blogathon





The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) for The World War II Blogathon



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