They said that the sun never sets on the British Empire; well, in a different sense it did, as it no longer exists. There was a lot of amazing cross-pollination of cultures and ideas at that time, with poetry, literature and art extolling the virtues of Queen Victoria and her predecessors & successors. Films were made from the earliest days of the art, and a great many of them are legendary, with some of the best actors in film history!
We love these movies! They're like cowboy pictures with monocles, wild adventures at what the English perceived to be the farthest frontiers of the Earth. We'd love to see what everyone has seen, and to read what you all have to say about this great stuff! I'm sure there are bunches I haven't thought of.
The event is scheduled for November 14th through the 17th; we're looking forward to your pick (or picks! The more the merrier) !
Contact me HERE to join, or contact Jeff at The Stalking Moon HERE. You may also place the request in the comments section with this post. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Please include the title and link to your blog, contact information and of course the title of the film(s) you'd like to cover; also include a link to this post in your review and also to Jeff's post, HERE, and use one of the banners below in the post.
A few rules of the game:
There are bonus points for films set in less commonly-thought of places; Australia, for instance, and Canada (Mountie pictures, especially about the Riel rebellion against the Crown)...film people are so varied, it's exciting to see what you watch!
This is the first Blogathon event for both of us, so we're including ourselves (and because it's our kind of fun!). We hope you enjoy this event!
SPEAKEASY - The Man Who Would be king (1975)
MOVIES SILENTLY - The Four Feathers, the 1929 & 1939 versions
Thrilling Days of Yesteryear - Carry On...Up the Khyber (1968)
SILVER SCREENINGS - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Tipping My Fedora - The Letter (1940)
Tales of the Easily Distracted - Gunga Din (1939)
Mikes Take on the Movies - Royal Flash (1975)
Girls Do Film - The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
A Person in the Dark - The Letter (1929)
CITIZEN SCREEN - The Little Princess (1917)
Critica Retro - The Rains Came (1939)
Silver Scenes - Kim (1950) and Flame Over India (1959)
Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier - Black Narcissus (1947)
CAFTAN WOMAN - The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
Mildred's Fatburgers - Zulu (1964)
Kevin's Movie Corner - The Sun Never Sets (1939)
Sometimes They Go to Eleven - The Chess Players (1977) & Breaker Morant (1980)
Moon in Gemini - Young Winston (1972)
Laura's Miscellaneous Musings - King of the Khyber Rifles (1953)
Classic Movie Hub - Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Stalking Moon (guest post by Jerry Entract) - The Drum (1938)
History on Film - The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Shameless Pile of Stuff - Khartoum (1966)
Random Pictures - The Heart of the Matter (1953)
The Stalking Moon - Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Phantom Empires - Three Sergeants of Bengal (1964)
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