Hear ye, hear ye! One of the most beloved movies of all time is turning 75 years old this December! What better way to celebrate than with a blogathon honoring this timeless holiday classic?
Director Frank Capra didn’t set out to make a Perennial staple when choosing his next film project after returning from WWII, he simply liked the story.
Over time, It’s a Wonderful Life grew a fascinating life story all it’s own. And it keeps on growing as more fans embrace and tune in to the heartwarming tale of George Bailey and his triumphal realization that he really does have what the title claims – a wonderful life!
This blogathon is dedicated to all things It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). You may write about anything from George Bailey’s lasso to the various parodies/homages done over the years – except for sources with potentially sensitive material (such as Saturday Night Live).
Like the film itself, let’s keep this event as family friendly as possible 🙂
You may also choose to reflect on what the film means to you personally or to analyze a particular scene.
The choice is all yours, and I’m looking forward to seeing what direction you creative bloggers choose to take!
Even if you’re not a fan of the film, there might be something here for you too! Just remember to keep your post respectful, diplomatic, and clean, please. Thank you!
Here are some ideas to get you started…
- The Casting
- The Cast
- The Character Actors
- The Child Actors
- The Director
- The Writers
- The Source Material
- The Music
- Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart Collabs (as long as ‘Life’ is included)
- The Legacy of the Film
- The Special Snow Effects
- AFI Listings for the film: Potter, George, & More
- Favorite Moments
- Personal Remembrances
- Scene Analysis
- Noir Elements
- Remaining Cast Members
- Nominations & Awards
- Any of the Books about the Film
- Adaptations: Radio, Stage, Film & TV
Websites of Interest
Check out the film’s IMDb HERE…
See the film’s Wikipedia HERE…
Find Parodies and Adaptations HERE…
The Nitty Gritty
1. For this blogathon you may write about anything pertaining to It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) and its adaptations, sequels, parodies, and remakes, providing they do not include potentially sensitive material (such as Saturday Night Live). Like the film itself, let’s keep this event as family friendly as possible 🙂
2. A topic may be covered no more than 2 times, however there are no limits on personal remembrances of the film.
3. I will be accepting no more than 2 posts per person. All contributions must be new material only.
4. Whatever you choose, please make sure to mention the original film in your post as that’s what we are celebrating through this blogathon. Also, please keep the posts respectful, otherwise they will not be accepted.
5. In your post, please include one of the blogathon banners and link back to my blog and the post that I will release on December 11th so that others may read the wonderful entries.
6. To express your interest in participating, simply leave me a comment below with the name and URL of your blog and your topic of choice. I will add you to the roster once I’ve confirmed your topic.
7. The blogathon will take place on December 11th-13th, 2021. Please publish and send your link to me on a day that the event is running…And that’s it!
Please help yourself to a banner from down below to include in your post and to help spread the word. I am looking forward to celebrating the 75th anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life with you!
Thank you, and I will see you in December!
List of Participants:
The Classic Movie Muse | TBA
Movies Meet Their Match | TBA
Realweegiemidget Reviews | It Happened One Christmas (1977)
Taking Up Room | Favorite Moments from It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Caftan Woman | Bert & Ernie: An Overview of the Careers of Ward Bond & Frank Faylen
Old Books and Movies | Adventures in Odyssey’s Radio Show Remake“It’s a Pokenberry Christmas”
Journeys in Classic Film | The Use of Flashbacks & Nostalgia in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
I Found it at the Movies | Personal Thoughts on It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Nitrateglow | H. B. Warner as Mr. Gower & An Overview of His Career
Kelly Kitchens hosted by CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch | My Special Connection to It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Coffee, Classics, & Craziness | Top 5 Moments that Make me Cry in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Flapper Dame | Why It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Still Matters and Always Will
Silver Screen Classics | A Study of the Themes in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Dbmoviesblog | Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life & Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol
Magic Time | The Noir Elements of It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Hamlette’s Soliloquy | Modern Dream Casting for It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Lee Mac | The Significance of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
18 Cinema Lane | TBA
The Classic Film Connection | It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – The Turning Point of James Stewart’s Career
A Person in the Dark | One of the Sexiest Kiss Scenes Ever
The Edge of the Precipice | Review of The Greatest Gift & Capra’s Inspiration