My favorite era of science fiction films is the 1950s. It’s described as the classic era where many of the sci-fi productions were low-budget films designed for a largely teenage audience. While many were formulaic, gimmicky, comic-book style films, they drew upon the political themes or public concerns of the day, including depersonalization, invasion, and fear of nuclear weapons (Earth and/or humanity were a constant target; the threat of the real-life Cold War loomed over these films).
Here are my guidelines for this blogathon:
- For the purposes of this blogathon, you can contribute a review of a 1950s sci-fi feature film. You may also suggest a blogathon-related topic to write about (pending my approval). These must also be brand new posts (no recycling of old posts).
- No duplicates (there are so many science fiction films from the 1950s to choose from, except Forbidden Planet, which I will be covering). If you’re having difficulty in choosing a film, please check here.
- To submit your choice, please include your name, the name of your blog, your blog URL, and your choice in the comments section below. I will update this post as often as possible with the latest roster additions.
- Once your submission is confirmed, please choose one of the banners below and use it on your blog to promote this event. Don’t forget to spread the word to your fellow bloggers as well as on Twitter, Facebook, etc. (use the hashtags #KeepWatchingtheSkies! #ScienceFictionMoviesofthe1950sBlogathon; it would be most appreciated).
The blogathon will take place from Monday Sept. 26th through Wednesday Sept. 28th. You can post your entry on your blog on any of those days (or slightly ahead of time if you wish). Just let me know by posting a link below in the comments section and I will post a blogathon update for each day (and for those of you on Twitter, I will retweet your blogathon post tweets).
I hope I’ve covered everything, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask me. Otherwise, have fun and I look forward to reading your posts!
The Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon Roster:
The Cinematic Frontier: Forbidden Planet
Film Music Central: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
“Destroy All Fanboys!”: Gog
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Desk Set
Parlor of Horror: 20 Million Miles To Earth
Movierob: Destination Moon & From the Earth To the Moon
Musings of a Classic Film Addict: Creature From the Black Lagoon
The Midnite Drive-In: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Moon In Gemini: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil
The Wonderful World of Cinema: 1984 (1956)
The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: The Abominable Snowman (1957)
The Oak Drive-In: The Quatermass Xperiment
Old Hollywood Films: The Thing From Another World
Radiator Heaven: Them!
Some Polish American Guy Reviews Things: The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: The War of the Worlds & Invaders From Mars
CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch: Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)