Monday, March 23, 2015

A Fistful of Moments Blogathon!


So, last week I posted a Ten Perfect Cinematic Moments list and it was met with unexpected excitement from my fellow bloggers who seemed to really love the idea and even suggested it would make a great blogathon, so that got me thinking...LET'S DO THIS!

The rules are super simple, so simple they may as well not be rules, just suggestions.

1) Pick a number between 1 and 100 (any more than 100 is just gaudy)
2) Choose that many cinematic moments that are either your all time favorites or ones that could, on any given day, be your all time favorites
3) Post them on your blog (or Tumblr or whatever) with the above header (or one you create for yourself)
4) Send me the link by either posting it here in the comments or getting ahold of me on Twitter ( @fististhoughts )

So, I just want to clarify what I consider a cinematic moment before we continue.  To quote my previous post: 

We all have them in the back of our minds; those moments that make us think "man, this is what the movies are all about". We relive those moments in our mind's eye, remembering them and dissecting them and adoring them. They come in all shapes and sizes, from all types of films, and yet they all share one very important aspect; they define why we love the movies. It could be the way that the moment is cut; the way it's edited together. It could be the way the moment uses it's actors to evoke a powerful emotion from us. It could be the way that music floods the scene and draws us even closer to the moment in question. It could be a grand climax, a breathtaking introduction or a simple interchange. It could be any and all things, because for every film lover, the list is different.

So have at it!  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  I'll be posting a summary post with links to all participants on APRIL 6th.  I debated giving everyone more than two weeks to participate, but I've found that if you're going to participate in a blogathon that intrigues you, you usually do it within the first week of hearing about it, or else you forget.  So, you get two weeks my friends!  But, like my rules that aren't really rules, I'm flexible, so if you're going to be late, don't fret, I want any and everyone to play along and I will link you all! 

84 comments:

  1. I'm in, man. When I saw your original post, I was like, ok, this should be a blogathon. Already got a few in mind. Can't wait to dig in.

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    1. Great! Can't wait to see what you post :-D

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    1. Awesome! Glad you're playing along too!

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  3. LOVE this idea! Count me in :)
    - Allie

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    1. You tell Jenna I expect a DUAL POST :-D

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  4. This is certainly a neat idea for a blogathon. It reminds me a bit of that Favorite Movie Scenes Blogathon I ran last summer, which I recall being a rather amazing success for a first blogathon. I've only got two weeks left of class so I might be able to find time to join in, but this is going to be a tough choice.

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    1. I remember that, and I think I even played along! I hope you can fit this in to your schedule, but if you're late, no worries...I'd still love to see your list!

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    1. YAY! So excited to see your list :-D

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  6. I'm in. Just need to settle on a number.

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    1. LOL, that was a pretty wide margin I gave you :-P

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    2. Aaaannnnnddd that number is 31.

      http://dellonmovies.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-fistful-of-moments-blogathon-31.html

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  7. This sounds interesting, count me in.

    Mike's Cinema

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    1. YAY! I can't wait to see the diversity (and any overlap) in these lists. I may have to make another one myself :-D

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  8. Yeah. I will do it. Already decided I'll pick 10 but what 10...? I don't know, yet.

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    1. That's the tricky part, since there are so many to choose from!

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  9. YESYESYESYES!!!! I am SO IN.

    ...only, now I have to brush up on my gif-making skills...

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    1. UGH, I wish I knew how to make gifs or had the time to learn how, because I originally wanted to post gifs in my initial post and couldn't find the right ones.

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  10. This comes just in time during the semester when my brain is getting fried for original posts. I look forward to joining and making a post soon! :)

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    1. Awesome! So happy to see everyone eager to play along. Can't wait to see your post.

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  11. Great idea! Of course I haven't read your Ten Perfect Cinematic Moments yet -- I am catching up on your blog backasswards.

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    1. I hope you can play along with this. I'd love to see your picks :-D

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  12. Fantabulous!!! Yes of course I'm in, glad you turned it into a blogathon Drew!

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    1. YES!!!! You should do a joint post with Ted!

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    2. Yeah sounds like Ted will do his too, but we'll combine into one post.

      Anyhoo, I know you're busy but hope you hv time to check out my Cinderella review ;)

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    3. I was planning on it yesterday, but got called out to work so I had to leave. I'll check it out today :-D

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  13. This is a great idea and I am already thinking up some great moments but i am also doing the A to Z challenge so Let me ponder a bit and see if i can come up to do this as well that day:)

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  14. This is my first time stumbling upon your blog, and I absolutely love this idea! Hoping to have time to participate!

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    1. Welcome! I hope you can participate. The more the merrier! I'll follow the link to your blog and check it out soon :-D

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  15. This may take a while..... :D

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    1. Take your time, but please play along! I can't wait to see the finished list :-D

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  16. Oh hey, April 6th is my birthday. It doesn't matter though, I'm pretty sure I love this idea so much I'll post mine this week haha :) I'm in!

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    1. Here we are! This was a lot of fun to do, thanks mate! :)

      http://feelinfuzzier.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/11-perfect-cinematic-moments.html

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    2. You're so welcome! So glad you could play along.

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  17. I'm in. I'm going to need to do something other than reviews. I should note that this will be a LiT-free list as I've talked about that film for so many years. I ain't going to beat everyone to death about how great it is.

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    1. Oh, you don't have to convince me...it's one of my very favorite films of the aughts!

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  18. Count me in! Better get started, so many moments to choose from!

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    1. There are, and I can't wait to see how many lists overlap each other. It'll be neat to see which moment is most popular, or which film hosts the most different mentions.

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  19. Glad you're doing this, since it gives me something to post! I've been in a bit of a blogging rut lately. :O

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    1. Well, I'm here to help get you out of it!

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    1. Awesome! I was hoping you'd play along too :-D

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    2. It's awesome, man! I've done my entry by now

      https://sinekdoks.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/21-cinematic-moments/

      Thanks a lot, mate!

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    3. YAY! I'll be over there in just a moment :-D

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  21. I'm going to try and do this. I wish you gave us more than two weeks.

    Wandering through the Shelves

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    1. I gave 2 weeks, but like I said, I'll update with every entry so please play along, even if you can't make the deadline. I've just found that most people that play along with a blogathon do it within the first week or so, otherwise they forget about it.

      At least, I've done that :-(

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  22. Here are 9 moments that really show what Cinema is capable of! http://conmanatthemovies.com/2015/03/29/9-perfect-cinematic-moments/

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    1. Awesome Connor! I'm so happy you played along. Can't wait to check out your post.

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  23. Here's mine: http://thevoid99.blogspot.com/2015/03/favorite-cinematic-moments-blog-thon.html

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    1. OMG! Thank you! I can't wait to read it :-D

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  24. I had such a great time coming up with ten. Thanks for getting this started. http://assholeswatchingmovies.com/2015/03/28/10-movie-moments-that-took-my-breath-away/

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  25. Here's mine!

    http://assholeswatchingmovies.com/2015/03/30/ten-perfect-cinematic-moments/

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    1. Love it! You assholes are awesome!

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  26. Here's mine! This was a great idea for a blogathon btw :)
    http://that-film-girl.blogspot.com/2015/03/perfect-cinematic-moments.html

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    1. YAY! I'm so happy to see this. Can't wait to check out your picks :-D

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  27. Here's mine. Choose 15. 10 wasn't enough. In fact 15 wasn't enough...


    http://myerlamoviereviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/15-perfect-cinematic-moments-cinematic.html

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    1. Thanks! The turn out for this is just so much more than I could have hoped for!

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  28. I hope you don't mind because...I picked 30 moments...

    http://crazygirlatcinema.blogspot.com/2015/04/my-cinematic-moments.html

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful blogathon by the way! :D

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    1. Oh, I don't mind at all! The more choices the merrier, and I'm so happy you were able to play along! Thank you so much :-D

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  29. First-time reader, first-time commenter ... I found this through one of the movie blogs I follow that I've now lost track of. Anyway, I can probably think of more (eventually) but stopped at 7. http://jayceland.com/blog/archive/2015/04/03/a-fistful-of-movie-moments/

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    1. Welcome, and thank you so much for playing along! I can't wait to check out your entry, and to explore your blog. Hope to hear more from you :-D

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  30. I hope you don't mind, but I defiantly walked up to the precipice of gaudiness and laughed but I eventually backed away. What I am trying to say is, yes I went for 100 because the list kept expanding but I capped it off at 100. I started compiling it when you announced the blogathon. Now, 3 days away from the deadline, here it is:

    http://reflectionsonwire.blogspot.com/2015/04/100-favorite-cinematic-moments.html

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  31. I hate to be late to the party, but here's our post! http://flick-chicks.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-fistful-of-moments-blogathon.html
    - Allie

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    1. Oh no, you're not late! Thank you guys so much!

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  32. Sean's contribution:
    http://assholeswatchingmovies.com/2015/04/05/10-magical-movie-moments/

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  33. I finally published mine (I'm not going to say "finished", because that will NEVER be true lol): http://dancindanonfilm.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-fistful-of-moments-blogathon.html

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  34. Damn it Damn it. Im too late join in on the blogathon. I don't care Im still working on one anyways and I will link to this blogathon when I'm done. Great idea

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    1. Don't worry! You're not too late! Send me the link when it's done and I will link it here :-)

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  35. Thank you, here's the link

    https://videovortex.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/the-verns-20-favorite-scenes-in-movies-vol-1

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    1. The link is up! Thank you so much for playing along :-D

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  36. I'm David fromThatMomentIn.com. Here's my list of 20!
    http://thatmomentin.com/2015/04/14/that-moment-in-favorite-cinema-moments-of-all-time-part-1/

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH for playing along David! I'll be adding your link to the main page shortly, and I'll be over in a bit to check it out for myself :-D

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