Sunday, August 23, 2015

Announcing the "They Remade What?!" Blogathon



I've finally decided to host my first blogathon. The subject? Remakes. That's right. Here is your chance to compare and contrast the original with the remake. The dates for this blogathon run from October 9 - 11 (Friday through Saturday). Also, I will not be assigning days so feel free to post anytime during the blogathon.
Last night after I posted this I was so excited that I dreamed I was getting all these responses but everyone was picking foreign films and no one was linking their blog! And I had to make each participant their own banner. Needless to say I was a little worn out when I woke up :)
The rules:

1. Your original movie can be from the silent period up until 1970. The remake of course can be all the way up until the present. Please make sure you have actually watched both (or all) films.

2. Make sure you leave a link to your blog in the comments when claiming your films.

3. As there have been so many remakes throughout Hollywood history, I ask that there be no duplicates.

4. Please include in your post which version you saw first and if that influenced which one you liked better.

5. Try and stay away from remakes that are based on the original book rather than another movie; for example, film versions of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.

6. Finally, grab one of these banners to display on your blog and help spread the word!!!

 
                    
 

Here's a list of movies that have been remade that I know of. It is by no means complete - I'm sure there are many more that I've missed. Click here to see a list of remakes on Wikipedia.

Hitchcock remakes of Hitchcock
DeMille remakes of DeMille
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney - 1929 & 1937
Red Dust (1932) & Mogambo (1953)
Grand Hotel (1932) & Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
The Mummy - 1932 & 1999
Taxi! (1932) & Waterfront (1939)
When Ladies Meet - 1933 & 1941
One Sunday Afternoon (1933), The Strawberry Blonde (1941), & One Sunday Afternoon (1948)
King Kong - 1933 & 1976
It Happened One Night (1934) & You Can't Run Away From It (1956)
Little Miss Marker (1934), Sorrowful Jones (1949), 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962), & Little Miss
          Marker (1980)
Imitation of Life - 1934 & 1959
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) & Mr. Deeds (2002)
The Awful Truth (1937) & Let's Do It Again (1953)
A Star is Born - 1937 & 1954
A Woman's Face - 1938 & 1941
Four Daughters (1938) & Young at Heart (1954)
Love Affair (1939) & An Affair to Remember (1957)
Stagecoach - 1939 & 1966
The Women (1939), The Opposite Sex (1956), & The Women (2008)
Ninotchka - 1939 & 1960
Bachelor Mother (1939) & Bundle of Joy (1956)
The Philadelphia Story (1940) & High Society (1956)
My Favorite Wife (1940) & Move Over, Darling (1963)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940), In the Good Old Summertime (1949), & You've Got Mail (1998)
It Started With Eve (1941) & I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) & Down to Earth (2001)
My Sister Eileen - 1942 & 1955
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - 1947 & 2013
The Bishop's Wife (1947) & The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Angels in the Outfield - 1951 & 1994
House of Strangers (1949) & Broken Lance (1954)
Sabrina - 1954 & 1995
3:10 to Yuma - 1957 & 2007
Ocean's 11 - 1960 & 2001
The Parent Trap - 1961 & 1998
The Pink Panther - 1963 & 2006
That Darn Cat - 1965 & 1997
True Grit - 1969 & 2010
The Out-of-Towners  - 1970 & 1999


Roster (updated as choices come in):

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: My Favorite Wife (1940) & Move Over, Darling (1963)
Movies Silently: Peck's Bad Boy (1921) & (1934)
Back to Golden Days: Red Dust (1932) & Mogambo (1953)
Movie Movie Blog Blog: Double Indemnity - 1944 & 1973
Musings of an Introvert: Little Miss Marker (1934), Sorrowful Jones (1949), 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962), & Little Miss Marker (1980) AND The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) & (2013)
Love Letters to Old Hollywood: That Night in Rio (1941) & On the Riviera (1951) AND Libeled Lady (1936) & Easy to Wed (1946)
Silver Screenings: Love Affair (1939) & An Affair to Remember (1957) & Sleepless in Seattle (1992)  references
The Wonderful World of Cinema: The Philadelphia Story (1940) & High Society (1956)
Speakeasy: Ransom! (1954) & Ransom (1996)
Old Hollywood Films: The Shop Around the Corner (1940), In the Good Old Summertime (1949), & You've Got Mail (1998)
Once Upon a Screen: Out of the Past (1947) & Against All Odds (1984)
Caftan Woman: One Way Passage (1932) & Till We Meet Again (1940)
CineMaven's: Essays From the Couch: Cat People - 1942 & 1982
BNoirDetour: The Big Sleep - 1946 & 1978
Critica Retro: Imitation of Life - 1934 & 1959
NITRATEGLOW: The Most Dangerous Game (1932), A Game of Death (1945), & Run for the Sun (1956)
The Distracted Blogger: The Mummy - 1932 & 1999
Wide Screen World: Little Shop of Horrors - 1960 & 1986
Serendipitous Anachronisms: Ocean's 11 - 1960 & 2001
Mother Time Musings: Holiday - 1930 & 1938
Tales of the Easily Distracted: The Fly - 1958 & 1986
Movie Classics: Lady for a Day (1933) & Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Sometimes They Go To Eleven: Movies Remade by the Same Director
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World: The Lost World - 1925 & 1960
Silent-ology: Nosferatu (1922) & Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)
Cinematic Scribblings: The Story of Floating Weeds (1934) & Floating Weeds (1959)
Our Cynical Omelet: Charade (1963) & The Truth About Charlie (2002)
Silver Scenes: The Ghost Breakers (1940) & Scared Stiff (1953)

89 comments:

  1. YAY. Thanks for the invite Phyllis. May I write about "Titanic" ( 1953 ) and "Titanic" ( 1997 )? This finally gives me the opportunity to compare both versions. I've always been wanting to write about it. Let me know if that works?

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    1. Sounds good!! I've only seen the 1953 version so I'll look forward to the comparison!!! Thanks so much for joining :)

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  2. Sounds great! Who can resist comparing films? We'll definitely take part, just give us a few days to pick a topic.

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    1. Sounds good :) Glad you're joining!!

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  3. Hi there! Thanks for inviting me. I would like to write about the 1921 and 1934 versions of Peck's Bad Boy. I'm at moviessilently.com

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    1. You're welcome, thanks for joining! I've never heard of that movie so I'm looking forward to learning about a "new" movie :)

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  4. Thank you for inviting me. :)
    It was really hard to decide which films to cover, but I think I'm going to go with "Red Dust" and "Mogambo".

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    1. Can't wait to read it :) Thanks for joining!

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  5. I just gotta do the God-awful 1976 KING KONG remake with Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange. (Some folks actually liked the 2005 version, so I'll leave that for someone else.) May I? http://moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Haha sounds good! I'll put you down :)

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  6. I just found your blog and am thrilled you're doing this blogathon! It's a terrific opportunity to write about such intriguing and, let's be honest, somewhat terrible remakes!

    My Blog is Musings of an Introvert.

    If I can claim more than 1 set of films I'd like to claim:

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    All of the Little Miss Marker/Sorrowful Jones films

    If I can only claim one set, then I'm going with Sorrowful Jones. :)

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    1. Glad you found my blog!! You're welcome to do all of them!!! I was hoping someone would do the Little Miss Marker ones!! I've only seen the first two so I can't wait to see how the later ones compare!! And I'm curious about the Mitty ones too. :)

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  7. Great idea! I'd love to do That Night in Rio (Don Ameche, Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda) and On the Riviera (Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney). My blog is Love Letters to Old Hollywood, which is at loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com.

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    1. Oh, could I also do Libeled Lady and Easy to Wed? My brain is all abuzz!

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    2. Sounds great!!! I forgot there was a remake of Libeled Lady! Looking forward to your posts!!!

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  8. Ooh - great idea! Can I do "Love Affair"/"Affair to Remember" (with references to "Sleepless in Seattle") - if topic not already taken? Thanks for the invite!

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    1. Sounds great!! Love Sleepless in Seattle!!!

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  9. Oh I realize I haven't seen many "movie pairs" or have seen only the remake or only the original. Anyway, I'd like to gl with The Philadelphia Story/High Society. My blog is The Wonderful World of Cinema
    https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com
    Great blogathon idea! :D

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to read yours!! :)

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  10. ok, put me down for Ransom! (1954) vs. Ransom (1996). thanks!

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  11. I'm going to go with The Shop Around the Corner/In the Good Old Summertime/You've Got Mail trio

    Thanks for the invite!

    Amanda Garrett from Old Hollywood Films www.oldhollywoodfilms.com

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    1. Hoping someone would take this one!!!!

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  12. Hi! Thanks for the invite! Took me a bit to decide what to choose, but I'm going with OUT OF THE PAST (1947) and its remake, AGAINST ALL ODDS (1984). Hope that works. :)

    Thanks!

    Aurora
    Once Upon a Screen (aurorasginjoint.com)
    @CitizenScreen

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    1. Sounds good!! Glad to have a noir in the mix :)

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  13. Great idea! I'd like to do "One Way Passage" (1932) and its remake "Till We Meet Again" (1940).

    http://www.caftanwoman.com/

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    1. Great!! I'll put you down :) I'm learning about so many more remakes!!!

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  14. Hi there Phyllis. I'd like to throw my blog in the ring and talk about cats...cat people..."CAT PEOPLE" ( 1942 ) & ( 1982 ). Would these two films be okay to discuss? ( Like your banners! )

    CineMaven's: Essays From the Couch
    https://cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com/

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    1. I LOVE the original Cat People!!!!!! I just found out it had been remade the other day haha. That would be awesome!! And thanks!! :)

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    2. Thank you Phyllis. WHEW! Are these two movies ever different!!!

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    3. And there was a 1957 ripoff/remake called CAT GIRL--which IMDb has cleverly linked to a 2010 film of the same title.

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  15. Hi Phyl. When I signed up I forgot to mention "A Night To Remeber" which is another version of the Titanic, so could you add me to the roster for: Titanic 1953, A Night To Remember 1958, and Titanic 1997? In that order? Thanks

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  16. I'd love to join in and write about The Big Sleep (1946 with Bogart & 1978 with Mitchum)

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    1. Great! I'll be interested to know if the remake makes more sense than the original ;)

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    2. So why is THE MALTESE FALCON ruled out and THE BIG SLEEP, THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME or THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY ruled in?

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    3. I ruled out The Maltese Falcon because each movie that was made of it went back to the book as their original source rather than the previous movie. Also it is the most famous. Other examples I wouldn't accept would be Little Women and Sherlock Holmes. I didn't specifically rule out all "book" movies, that would mean most of them. Just the ones that are the most famous and therefore more people have read them.

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    4. THE BIG SLEEP is fully as famous, and as much Gone Back To, as THE MALTESE FALCON, is what I suggest here. The two second-most famous/best-selling novels by two extremely comparable writers...Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. I'll drop this now, but it seems strange to me. (THE THIN MAN outsold FALCON for DH, THE LONG GOODBYE might just've squeaked by SLEEP for Chandler.

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  17. Hi! Could you give me the two versions of Imitation of Life?
    I'm Le from the blog Critica Retro
    Cheers!

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  18. I'd like to cover the three Hollywood adaptations of The Most Dangerous Game: The Most Dangerous Game (1932), A Game of Death (1945), and Run for the Sun (1956).

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  19. Oh jeesh, the comments thing cut my comment off! I meant to add that each version takes a lot from the one which came before it and are all rather distant from the original short story anyway, so I hope it's not a violation of rule number five.

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    1. Yeah that will be fine. I just wanted to stay away from ones like "Little Woman", the more famous books.

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    2. THE BIG SLEEP and "the Most Dangerous Game" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" are Hugely famous works of fiction...

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  20. Hi I'd like to do The Mummy 1932 and 1999
    Thanks
    The Distracted Blogger
    www.reeldistracted.com
    iamreeldistracted@gmail.com

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  21. Put me down for both versions of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.
    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com/

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  22. For some reason, your comment section and my computer are not compatible if you get many versions I apologize. I would love to participate with Oceans 11!
    Summer Reeves | Serendipitousanachronisms.wordpress.com | Twitter @kitschmeonce

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    1. Awesome! I put you down. I wonder why it's not working?

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  23. Excellent!

    I logged in as a commenter under Wordpress and the publish button was not functioning. Finally, I logged out and logged in under gmail it worked fine! Weird! Probably my ipad.

    I am glad you got at least one of my messages, I was afraid I was bombarding you :)-- Looking forward to reading the event, you've already got a great line-up.

    And I can always use an excuse to tune my Pandora to Rat Pack Radio!

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    1. Another person had a problem when commenting with Wordpress. I checked my settings but it's set to let anyone comment so yeah...

      Love listening to the Rat Pack! :)

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    2. Hey, Phyl! Ocean's 11/Eleven is on the table!

      https://serendipitousanachronisms.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/oceans-11-1960-vs-oceans-eleven-2001-they-remade-what-blogathon/

      Can't wait to read everyone else's posts!

      Summer

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  24. Hubby Vinnie will likely take point on this one, but I think Team Bartilucci will take on The Fly. Though he's making a strong argument that every sci-fi invasion movie is at its core just a remake of War of the Worlds...

    Tales of the Easily Distracted - http://doriantb.blogspot.com/

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    1. Great! I've put you down.

      I've only seen the remake of War of the Worlds... haha

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    2. And "The Fly" is avery famous novelet, by George Langelaan...

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    3. "The Fly" is a book only persons who like that genre would know. I myself have never heard of it.

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    4. Not long enough for a book by itself. It's true it isn't as famous as it once was, but it was widely reprinted in the '60s and '70s and occasionally since, after first publication in PLAYBOY, back when that magazine was still a huge-seller...

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  25. Hi Phyl,

    Great idea for a blogathon.

    I'd like to do Frank Capra's remake of his own film - Lady for a Day (1933) and Pocketful of Miracles (1961) if that is OK with you!

    My blog is Movie Classics - the web address is movieclassics.wordpress.com

    Thank you!

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    1. Thanks! I've put your choice down. I was looking at your blog and noticed you wrote about the two versions of Gaslight. Would you like me to link to that one too?

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    2. Thanks, Phyl, kind of you to mention it. If nobody else picks those, it would be great if you link to my posting. :)

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  26. Sounds like fun! Can I submit my blog "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World" (http://sirarthurconandoyleslostworld.blogspot.com/) to compare the 1925 and 1960 versions of "The Lost World"?

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  27. I've already asked for the 1976 KING KONG remake, but there's a remake so obvious, I can't believe I overlooked it. In 1973, Universal remade DOUBLE INDEMNITY for TV, starring Richard Crenna in a version updated to the 1970's. It's even available for free viewing on YouTube? May I PLEASE take a shot at this one? Thanks! - Steve Bailey, Movie Movie Blog Blog

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  28. Hello Phyllis! I would love to cover one of my favorite movies, Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979) and compare it to the brilliant original Nosferatu (1922). I'm going to be covering spooky films all October in celebration of Halloween, so this should work beautifully!

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    1. Glad it lines up for you! Love when that happens :)

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  29. Great idea for a blogathon! Can I cover Ozu's A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) and Floating Weeds (1959)?

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  30. Hi Phyl, I got your invite. Wish I could join, but I'm up to my ears in papers to grade. Maybe next time? Looking forward to reading the posts. Congrats on your first blogathon!
    ~Bonnie ;-)

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    1. Thanks!! I'm thinking of having another one in January. Good luck on grading those papers!!!

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  31. Hi! I saw a link about this blogathon on Twitter, and it led me to your lovely site. It doesn't look like anyone has spoken for Charade and The Truth About Charlie yet—would that be acceptable to write about? I'm J.A. and my site is Our Cynical Omelet (ourcynicalomelet.com).

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    1. Wow! It's really spreading around! I don't even have a Twitter!! I didn't know Charade had been remade! I just watched it for the first time last month. Can't wait to read your piece!!!

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  32. Wow! A lot of good choices have been taken already. Could you put us down for The Ghost Breakers ( 1940 ) and Scared Stiff ( 1953 )? If that one is taken then we'll go with the two Show Boat remakes. Thanks!

    Diana & Constance Metzinger ( Silver Scenes )

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    1. No one's taken those yet. I'll put you down!!

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  33. My own first thought, after CAT PEOPLE versions 1-3, would also be based on a novel, if one less famous than DOUBLE INDEMNITY--THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE.

    My blog is Sweet Freedom... socialistjazz.blogspot.com

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  34. From "Movie Movie Blog Blog": My contribution to your blogathon is now posted at: https://moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/double-indemnity-1973-a-classic-movie-played-for-a-sucker/

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    1. Got it! Thanks for participating!!!

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  35. Here's my early first post:
    http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2015/10/twice-laughs-libeled-lady-1936-and-easy.html?m=1

    My second one I'll send you a link to tomorrow. :)

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    1. Yay!! Going to read it right now!

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    2. Here's my second entry:
      http://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2015/10/double-trouble-that-night-in-rio-1941.html?m=1

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  36. Hi I'm another one who posted mind early: http://silverscreenings.org/2015/10/08/a-love-affair-recycled/

    Really looking forward to this. It's a great idea for a blogathon. :)

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    1. Thanks! I very excited to read yours! :)

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  37. The ships have sailed over at Caftan Woman's: http://www.caftanwoman.com/2015/10/they-remade-what-blogathon-one-way.html

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  38. The Shop Around the Corner is ready to go: http://www.oldhollywoodfilms.com/2015/10/the-shop-around-corner-and-its-remakes.html

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