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Mixtape Movies

Mixtape Movies Image 2Its been a long time since my last Blogathon, many people reading this will have read or taken part in A Life in Movies, My Movie Year or Desert Island DVDs. Like my first blogathon “Desert Island DVDs” my latest idea takes an existing idea and applying it movies.

Some of you, like me will be old enough to remember mix tapes. For those that aren’t, there was time not that long ago where they were commonplace. Put simply a mixtape is a collection of songs on a compact audio cassette. In practice they were, or indeed are so much more than that. Compiled for one’s own pleasure or to give to someone else, a mixtape is an art form in itself, they certainly says something about the compiler.

Mixtapes are most relevant when shared, to give someone a collection of songs, some they will know, others they don’t but will come to love is a true gift. The best mixes are of songs that are completely unconnected but fit together perfectly. So how does this translate to movies? The idea behind Mixtape Movies is to compile a list of movies that fit together. There are no hard and fast rules but here are my guidelines:

A selection of movies with no direct connection (star, director, source material) but that fit together or compliment each other.

Around six movies, five plus one wildcard (a movie that doesn’t quite fit but still belongs).

An idea on format: A paragraph explaining the theme of the mix, a list of the selected movies with an image, poster or trailer. You may also chose to write a sentence or two on each individual film. If you want to get creative design some cover art.

Unlike previous Blogathons the mixtapes are not definitive personal lists, they are just small expressions of creativity in linking the movies. Therefore participants are welcome to submit numerous mixtapes if they wish.

I will post a homepage with a link to all participants on 22nd June. Anyone wishing to join in send me an email: fandangogroovers@gmail.com please include this link to the homepage on an Mixtape posts: http://wp.me/prVbF-2T4

To give you an idea of what i have planned I will post a Mixtape Movies each week until the 22nd.  

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