It has finally arrived! Today, we start celebrating my favourite character actor, the incomparable Arthur Kennedy, with the blogathon I’ve created in his honour! The festivities start today and will take an end of February 17 or, more precisely, on what would have been his 105th birthday!
Arthur Kennedy has everything I love about an actor and seriously needs more recognition. Therefore, I have to say that I’m quite happy with the level of interest and participation in my blogathon! You don’t know how much this means to me. So thank you!
I’m very impatient to start reading your reviews (which I’m sure will be all delightful) and share my thoughts on this marvelous actor with you.
Once you have published your article, I invite you to submit it here in the comments and link this post (not the announcement post) to your article.
Without any further ado, let’s go!
Movie Rob kicks things off with an exploration of World War II film Air Force, which turned out to be a great surprise.
We continue with another article by Movie Rob. This time, he reviewed The Desperate Hours, which has always been a personal favourite of mine.
Gill from Real Weegiemidget Reviews presents us with a detailed review of melodrama A Summer Place, which is all about complicated relationships…
Andrew from The Stop Button reviews Bend of the River, a film reuniting both top actors Arthur Kennedy and James Stewart, but that is unfortunately far from being perfect.
Rebecca from Taking Up Room reviews the iconic Lawrence of Arabia, in which Arthur Kennedy plays a journalist based on Lowell Thomas.
With a great article, Gabriela from Pale Writer urges you to see Bright Victory, a film for which Kennedy received a Best Actor Oscar nomination!
I, at The Wonderful World of Cinema, pay my own tribute to Arthur Kennedy, who is my favourite character actor!
Samantha at Musings of a Classic Film Addict tells us more about Arthur Kennedy’s shocking performance in Peyton Place.
In a unique article, Dubsism reveals the hidden sports analogy in They Died With Their Boots On.
We have a second great review of Bright Victory, this time written by Patricia, the Caftan Woman!
Erica from Poppity Talks Classic Film offers us a complete and informative review ofBoomerang, a film based on a true story!
Quiggy from The Midnite Drive-In reviews Too Late for Tears, a film where Kennedy shared the screen with femme fatale Lizabeth Scott!
And you can read Ruth from Silver Screening‘s thoughts on the same film, Too Late for Tears. As she says, it’s a film “you simply must see”.
Lê from Crítica Retrô tells us about the courtroom drama, Trial, for which Arthur Kennedy was awarded a Golden Globde!
Lesley at Second Sight Cinema tells us about another controversial and Oscar nominated performance by Arthur Kennedy in her in-depth review of Some Came Running!
More to come…
Many thanks to all the participants of the Arthur Kennedy’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon! This event wouldn’t have been possible without you.
Long life to the memory of Arthur Kennedy!
I hope to see you soon for the Jean Harlow Blogathon!