Archive for Blogathons

Blogathon Alert :: See It Without the Glasses! :: The CinemaScope Blogathon.

Posted in Coming Soon! with tags , , on February 6, 2015 by WB Kelso


“Before IMAX, there was CinemaScope – basically, movies filmed in a much wider image than had been the norm up to that point in film history. The curved-screen image of Cinerama was the predecessor, but CinemaScope was what 20th Century Fox and other major Hollywood studios used for many of their movies throughout the 50s and 60s, and some of the greatest films of all time, in a wide variety of genres, were filmed in CinemaScope.”

                                                                       — Wide Screen World

Thus, the Morgue has answered the call of ClassicBecky’s Brain Food and Wide Screen World’s call for participants for The CinemaScope Blogathon. Here, I won’t be focusing on one film but a whole bunch of films focusing on the pomp and ballyhoo as this bold new process was first rolled out in late 1953 and beyond. Should be a blast.

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The Roar of Ballyhoo and the Thunder of Bull@#%*! The William Castle Blogathon is Nigh!

Posted in Coming Soon! with tags , on July 23, 2013 by WB Kelso


Director William Castle

Heads up, Boils and Ghouls! Goregirl’s Dungeon and The Last Drive-In will be hosting The William Castle Blogathan starting July 29 and running thru August 2, and Scenes from the Morgue has happily answered the call to participate, showcasing the Master of Schlock’s film career from its fairly normal beginnings to it psychotronic glory days. It’s gonna be great! Stay tuned!


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Announcements :: For the Love of Film Noir All Over Again!

Posted in What's On with tags , , , on February 28, 2013 by WB Kelso


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Alas, that beautiful banner is from a long extinct Blogathon. However, for most of March Scenes from the Morgue will be heading down the rain-soaked streets and neon-drenched back alleys of Noirville again. And though we will be rehashing all the material originally published at the old site for the very same For the Love of Film Noir fund drive from 2011, we’ll also be scattering around a lot of new stuff as well. Also of note, we’ll be posting them in chronological order to show how the genre evolved and progressed from the 1940’s through the late ’50s. So, grab your gasser, make all the wrong choices, watch helplessly as all your best-laid plans disintegrate from the inside out, fall for the wrong guy or gal, and then try not to get stabbed in the back or framed-up for any murders, meaning, peruse at your own risk! Stay down and stay tuned, folks!

Time to Break Out those Glasses!

Posted in What's On with tags , , , on November 6, 2012 by WB Kelso


That’s right, folks. For the whole month of November, the Morgue is donning our cardboard frames and gels and going 3-D! Our first batch of Stereo-Scopic ads will be posted in the next couple of days. Some we posted at the old blog, sure, but this time the content will be all inclusive and in chronological order as I find ’em in groups of — what else? — three as we trace this cinematic phenomenon through the mid-1950’s, where it flashed big and bright but burnt out all too quickly. Stay tuned, Boils and Ghouls!

Blogathon Alert :: For the Love of Hitchcock!

Posted in Movie Ads with tags , , on May 12, 2012 by WB Kelso


And so tomorrow begins the latest For the Love of Film Blogathon, a new age telethon to raise funds for The National Film Preservation Foundation. This year, all donations will go toward bringing The White Shadow, an early silent film that a certain master of suspense did just about everything for except direct — assistant director, screenwriter, film editor, production designer, art director, and set decorator, to the streaming masses and help defray the costs of adding a new musical soundtrack. And so, having had so much fun contributing to last year’s Film Noir-fueled fundraiser to help patch-up Cy Endfield’s The Sound of Fury (a/k/a Try and Get Me), and, hey, lookiethere … I finally found an ad for that…

… Anyhoo, I have every intention of participating again; this time showcasing the newspaper ads for Big Al’s long and storied film career, where the portly proprietor of salty shocks can be found lurking in the darndest of places.

There’s no donation too small, folks. So please, click on the link above, wherever you see it this week and give what you can. Thanks. For more information, check out the group’s Facebook page. Big thanks, as always, to Ferdy on Film, The Self-Styled Siren and This Island Rod for throwing such a wide net for contributors. Until tomorrow, then, I bid you all a good ev-ah-ning.


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