Announcing: The Juxtaposition Blogathon

Dear reader,

You are cordially invited to participate in the Juxtaposition Blogathon, the first-ever blogathon hosted by Pussy Goes Grrr, which will take place from September 12-16, 2011. The rules are simple: just write about two (or more) different movies in the same post sometime before September 16, email a link to p.g.grrr@gmail.com, and we’ll post that link!

(If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate; just send us an email.)

As you probably noticed, the driving theme of “juxtaposition” is incredibly open-ended, and you’re welcome to take it in any direction you like. You can write about movies from any genre, country, director, time period, etc., just so long as you address multiple movies with reference to each other. You could compare a remake with the original; juxtapose a director’s first movie with his/her last; consider two disparate approaches to the same subject; or call attention to surprising similarities between two otherwise unrelated movies. Get creative! And above all, have fun.

One last note: if you’re planning to contribute, please RSVP by either commenting below or sending us an email, and start spreading the word—the more writers involved the merrier. Please feel welcome to use the beautiful banners designed by Dylan of Paracinema Magazine. (To see more of his handiwork, go ahead and order a copy.) If all goes well, we’ll start posting links to contributions on September 12!

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29 responses to “Announcing: The Juxtaposition Blogathon

  1. Count me in! Sounds like fun.

    I’ll be posting at http://isianpriestess.xanga.com — hopefully right on the twelfth. :)

  2. I would love to take part!

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  4. I can juxtapose with the best of them!

  5. I’m hosting a blog-a-thon that goes from September 9th to the 12th, but I’ll try and get something put together for you.

  6. Seeing as how ‘juxtaposition’ is literally my favorite word of all time…

  7. It’s one of my favorite words, too, Simon! I made a point to use it in every art history paper I wrote for school.

    Anyway this sounds fun! Questions though: Can we submit more than one post? Also can a post be from before this blogathon was announced or should it be written between now and Sept 16?

    • Posts can definitely be from before it was announced! You’re very welcome to submit a post or two from whenever and then write a new one too, if you have the time. (I’ll probably be linking to old ones here as well.) The “more the merrier” rules applies to pretty much everything in this blogathon.

      And yeah, I could’ve gone with a lot of different themes, but I chose “juxtaposition” mainly because I love that word and have used it so many times academically.

  8. I was able to put something together for your upcoming Blog-A-Thon and should have it published for you in early September. I’ll get in touch when I put it up.

  9. Can it be with more than two movies?

    • Absolutely! It’s “two (or more)” so it’s really up to you how you to want to interpret that. Anything goes, just as long as you’re, um, juxtaposing them.

  10. Joanna C

    I’d love to contribute! consider this my rsvp

  11. I’m so in! Such a great idea. Might even come up with a couple, since I’ve been planning on doing two films one post stuff anyway! : -))

  12. Awesome! This will be my first experience with a blogathon and what better way to do so than speaking on one of my favorite topics: film!

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  16. I will definitely be taking part at my blog (Blame Mame Blog). I will be comparing The Women (1939) vs The Women (2008).

  17. If I can swing this, I’ll work on something for Juxatposition — a piece that combines Red Skelton’s The Fuller Brush Man and Lucille Ball’s The Fuller Brush Girl.

  18. Not sure what I will do yet, but you can count in The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World.

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  20. I am going to participate.

    I am going to compare and contrast Mina Harker from Dracula in the various movie forms she has taken and look at her growth as a character over the years.

  21. Hey, I wanted to let you know I’m having technical problems which won’t be cleared up until after the ‘thon is over, so I’m regrettably bowing out, but I’m going to post another reminder on my blog tonight.

  22. I have a thing comparing House on Sorority Row and The Prowler that I’m working on that I should be able to post tomorrow. I know I’m late in the game, but I’ll throw up a little banner. Thanks.

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