Announcing “The Love Goes On Blogathon”!

Don’t things such as the coronavirus just make you want to spit into the face of Death?

Sadly, I currently have my own reasons for death-aimed expectorations. My wife of 30 years died on March 9.

As with anyone who deals with this sad situation, I am finding my own ways of coping…and one of them is

THE LOVE GOES ON BLOGATHON!

What We’re Looking For

Your blogathon entry should be about a movie in which a couple’s love for each other is so strong that it survives the death of one of those partners — perhaps even reaching out from (or into) the afterlife! Your entry can be from any category — comedy, drama, fantasy, etc. If you need inspiration, Google a list such as “Movies about love after death,” and you might be surprised at some of the titles that pop up. Or if you have a choice of your own, as long as it fits our blogathon’s motif, it shall be honored.

(Since there are so many choices in this “genre,” no duplicate entries will be allowed. Check the regularly updated list below to ensure that your choice has not already been taken.)

Instructions

  1. In the “Comments” section at the bottom of this blog, please leave your name, the URL of your blog, and the movie you are choosing to blog about. Below are banners you can use to promote your blog entry. Please choose a banner, display it on your blog, and link it back to this blog.
  2. The blogathon will take place from Fri., May 1 through Sun., May 3, 2020. When the opening date of the blogathon arrives, leave a comment here with a link to your post, and I will display it in the list of entries (which I will continually update to the beginning of the ‘thon, so keep checking back!).
  3. I will not be assigning particular dates to any blog posts. As long as you get your entry in by the end of the day on May 3, I will be satisfied. (That said, the sooner the better!)

Again, be sure to leave a comment below and grab our banner, and do your entry proud! Here’s the line-up so far:

Movie Movie Blog Blog II – Birth (2004)

Taking Up Room – Corpse Bride (2005)

Maddie Loves Her Classic Films – Truly Madly Deeply (1990)

Moon in Gemini – Wuthering Heights (1939)

Caftan Woman – Chances Are (1989)

Outspoken and Freckled – Ghost Town (2008)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Misunderstood (1984)

Movierob – Always (1989)

The Flapper Dame – Rent (2005)

Tales from the Freakboy Zone – Hairspray (2007)

Dubsism – Heaven Can Wait (1978)

18 Cinema Lane – The Crow (1994)

The Midnite Drive-In – All of Me (1984)

Critica Retro – Orphee (1950)

Silver Screenings – A Guy Named Joe (1943)

Diary of a Movie Maniac – Foxfire (1987) and To Dance with the White Dog (1993)

Musings of an Introvert – Hearts and Souls (1993)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

40 thoughts on “Announcing “The Love Goes On Blogathon”!

  1. Hello Steve. So sorry to hear about your wife. I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts. For the blogathon, would ‘The Crow’ or a movie where a human falls in love with an angel be eligible?

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      1. Thanks, Steve. I was originally going to review it around Halloween-time. But after reading the “what we’re looking for” section, I knew ‘The Crow’ would be a perfect choice.

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  2. I’d like to join this blogathon, but I really have no clue. Most of the ideas that came to me are movies I’ve avoided. “What Dreams May Come” was the first, but the concept sounds too depressing. I thought of “All of Me”, but since the love develops after the death it may not be acceptable. Your suggestion to google the concept only turned up a series of movies titled “love After Death” but I don’t know where I could find any of them. I guess I could probably go with “Love Story” even though I’m not much of a romance movie lover. If you’ll accept “All of Me” I’ll go with that, otherwise I guess I’ll go with “Love Story”.

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  3. Hi, Steve. First, I’m sorry for your loss. Second, it’s nice that you found this way of coping: hosting a blogathon.
    I’d like to write about the 1950 French film Orphée.
    Cheers!
    Le from Critica Retro

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  4. Steve, I just found your blog through Maddy Loves Classic Films and must extend my deepest sorrow over the loss of your wife. I’m so sorry.

    I would like to write for Heart and Souls from 1993. Blessings to you during this time. Carissa

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  5. Dear Steve,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your wife’s death. I’m so glad that you are continuing on during this difficult time by doing something you love, hosting a blogathon about movies. This is a great topic! I would like to participate, if I may. Is “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” an appropriate topic? Rex Harrison’s character is no longer living when the film begins, yet he falls in love with a live woman. If not, I’ll think of a new topic.

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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