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Mixtape Movies

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“To me, making a tape is like writing a letter – there’s a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again. A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. You’ve got to kick off with a corker, to hold the attention, and then you’ve got to up it a notch, or cool it a notch, and…oh, there are loads of rules.” – Rob Gordon (John Cusack) in High Fidelity.  (Thanks to Toby for reminding me of this great quote)

“Over the last twenty-five years the mix tape has become a paradigmatic form of popular expression. It is one part Victorian flower album, one part commonplace book, one part collage, and one part recital. The maker dubs onto cassette or burns onto CD a group of songs by other hands, the selection and sequence intended to compose a billet-doux, score a dance party, prove a point, or simply demonstrate the compiler’s taste and expertise. It is a natural outcome of home-recording technology, and represents a back-porch, scaled-down amateur version of the highly competitive art of the DJ.” Luc Sante from Disco Dreams published in The New York Review of Books

I asked movie bloggers to to use this idea of a mixtape to create a list of movies that fit together in some way, in any way. This is what they came up with:

Toby from blahblahblahgay:
Mixtape 1 – A Tiny Flame to Cup One’s Hand Around and Protect From the Wind
Mixtape 2 – Home Sweet Home
Mixtape 3 – Dude, It’s A Volleyball!

Andrew from a fistful of films:
A trip to the movies with a Movie Mixtape

Anna from Defiant Success:
Mixtape 1
Mixtape 2
Mixtape 3
Mixtape 4
Mixtape 5
Mixtape 6 

Brittani from Rambling Film:
Mixtape – Rock Bottom

Alex from And So it Begin
Bergman Not By Bergman Mixtape

Brian Schuck from Films From Beyond the Time Barrier:

Sofia from Rörliga bilder och tryckta ord
Mixtape – The Unexpected Visit
I feel particularly honoured by this entry, It is the first time Sofia from Sweden has posted in English since the last time she participated in one of my blogathon.

Henrik from Fripps filmrevyer
80’s ActionMixtape

Alex from Boycotting Trends.
Childhood Portraits Mixtape

Nick from Cinema Romantico
Lovers on the lam Mixtape

Elwood from From The Depths of DVD Hell
The Suprise Badass Mixtape

Jess from French Toast Sunday 
Life Could be a Dream Mixtape 
Girls Mixtape
Nick from French Toast Sunday 
Captive(8ed Audience) Mixtape
Marc from French Toast Sunday 
Cold Hard B!#@h Mixtape
Does That Make Me Crazy? Mixtape

Rich from Wide Screen World
The Trek captains volume Mixtape

My own Mixtapes:
“Cover Songs” Mixtape
Trouble in Mind Mixtape
Fandango Mixtape

Anyone else who wishes to take part or if I have missed you off the list email me fandangogroovers@gmail.com or post a comment below.Mixtape Movie

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