Back in January, I announced my 3rd annual blogathon; the Olympic Dreams Blogathon! This event will take place from July 19th to the 23rd. That means if you’re interested in signing up, you still have three months left! In this post, I will provide the link to the original post where the participant list is featured. You can leave your entry ideas in the comment section of either post.
The Olympics are an event that many people around the world look forward to. However, the 2020 Summer Games were postponed due to the on-going Coronavirus. As of late January 2021, the Summer Olympics are still taking place. In honor of that, I am hosting an Olympic themed blogathon! Because the Olympics are such a broad topic, I am encouraging you to be creative! Movies, tv shows, books, music, art, etc. involving the following will be eligible for the blogathon:
Winter or Summer Games
Sports that have been a part of or are still in the Olympics
Olympic athletes past and present
Countries and/or cities where Olympic games have taken place
Performers and/or performances from an Olympic opening or closing ceremony
Years when an Olympic game has taken place
Advertising promotions related to the Olympics
The Official Blogathon Rules
Please be respectful when writing your entries and toward other participants.
If you plan on publishing your post(s) earlier or later than the allotted time-frame (July 19th to the 23rd), please let me know in advance.
Only new posts are allowed for this blogathon.
As I mentioned, the Olympics are a broad topic. Therefore, I am not allowing duplicate entries for the Olympic Dreams Blogathon.
A maximum of three entries are allowed for each participant.
All entries must be original work.
If you’re interested in participating, please share your idea(s) in the comment section below.
Pick one of the five banners and let others know about the Olympic Dreams Blogathon!
The List of Participants
Sally of 18 Cinema Lane — Movie reviews of The Karate Kid and Karate Kid Part II(1984 and 1986)
Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews — Movie review of Those Glory GloryDays (1983)
J-Dub of Dubsism — Movie review of Personal Best (1982)
Ruth of Silver Screenings — Movie review of Raging Bull (1980)
The Very Special Blog of The Very Special Blog — The Cutting Edge (1992)
When I published my review of Never a Dull Moment, it became my 400th post! As I’ve stated before, I create a special double feature any time I publish 100 posts. Because this accomplishment was recently achieved, I thought July would be the best time to host this double feature. Over the next two weeks, I will post these reviews as well as the conclusion. Keep reading if you want to learn more about the films I’ll write about and the double feature’s overarching theme!
You’re probably wondering what a PB & J (Peanut Butter and Jelly) sandwich has to with film? It’s more about how the idea behind the sandwich relates to cinema. I love browsing through pictures of scout related patches and learning about their meanings. One day, I stumbled across this website called Mad About Fun Patches. While visiting the site, there was one patch that caught my eye. This patch is named “Spread the Love, PB & J 2020”. Based on the description, the patch was created to promote the idea of making sandwiches for those in need. The more I thought about this, the more I realized how many ideas can be associated with a PB & J sandwich, which are:
Putting the needs of others before one’s self
Feeding the hungry
Helping one’s community
Brightening someone’s day
One person, object, or event affecting the lives of others
When I reflected on these ideas, I discovered two movies that share the concept of one person affecting multiple lives. These films are The Last Full Measure and The Boy Who Could Fly! I’ve heard of both movies, but they seem to be underrated. Within each review, I will be answering the following question:
Can the ideas associated with a PB & J sandwich be found in a given film?
Like my Youth-Led Double Feature from January, I will not be including pre-movie thought and/or questions.
Have fun at the movies!
Here is the link to the website I mentioned in this post if you want to check out their other patches: