The Great Movie Debate Blogathon

In the midst of blogathons celebrating and honoring films and filmmakers we’re ready for a debate!


In conjunction with Tim at The Cinematic Packrat with whom I’m cohosting this event, I present The Great Movie Debate Blogathon. Here’s how this works:

Choose a film and argue for or against it with another blogger taking the other side of the argument. That’s it!


You can choose any movie that comes to mind. Sign up with a debate partner right off the bat or – if you have a difficult time deciding on which film to debate whether for or against you might want to check the comments left by other bloggers and submit a counter-argument to one of those choices.

Let us know if you’d like to join us by:

  • Leaving a comment with your choice on either host site or:

By email:  

Citizenscreenclassics (at) gmail (dot) com

tim0122 (at) Comcast (dot) net

On Twitter:



On Facebook:

Citizen Screen

  • The Great Movie Debate Blogathon is scheduled for September 13th and 14th so all posts should be published by the 12th to ensure each side has an equal say when we promote the entries
  • Please include contact information so we can include a link when promoting
  • We’d appreciate you including one of the event banners provided in this post on your site and blogathon entry post to help promote the event
  • Have fun!

Let the debates begin!


Participants so far:

Arguments for:

CASABLANCA (1942) by Let’s Go to the Movies

DARK PASSAGE (1947) by Christy Putnam

LOLITA (1962) by Nitrate Stock

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (1908) by Movies, Silently

THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) by Critica Retro

CITIZEN KANE (1941) by Movie Movie Blog Blog

Arguments against:

LOLITA (1962) by Once Upon a Screen

THE CONSTANT NYMPH (1943) by Paula’s Cinema Club

CITIZEN KANE (1941) by Girls Do Film

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (1908) by The Great Katharine Hepburn

THE BIG SLEEP (1946) by Silver Screenings

AVATAR (2009) by Outspoken & Freckled





  1. Hi Aurora! I’ve never been on this website before…and why the heck not?

    Anyway, I’d like to argue AGAINST “The Big Sleep” if not already spoken for. I’ve seen that film a zillion times and still have no idea what happens in it.

    • Hahahaha! Love that, Ruth! Great. I’ll add you to the list.

      This blog is my less-cared-for child. I keep it for rantings on more recent film, which I watch far fewer of. Glad you’re here for a visit. 🙂


  2. Re: Musicals.
    2 Kelly films. No Astaires?
    My Fair Lady? Oliver? The Phantom of the Opera? Chicago?
    For the love of Mike!

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