Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Great Silent Recasting Blogathon,
November 1-4, 2013

I've missed a lot of blogathons recently, for which I humbly apologize, but here's one I simply can't miss.

Carole & Co., the great site devoted to all things Carole Lombard, is hosting The Great Silent Recasting Blogathon on November 1st through the 4th. The rules are simple enough (in fact, they are a variation on the Great Recasting Blogathon from last summer):

[S]elect a film from 1965 onward ... then re-imagine it with silent-era actors and a director, as well as a studio and year of release. ... If an actor or actress appeared in a silent, even in bit parts, he or she is eligible as long as the fictional fllm is made at a time when he or she was actually working.

Count me in! In fact, in honor of Carole & Co., here's one starring Carole Lombard (who did indeed get her start during the silent era), Buster Keaton's never-happened follow-up to The General. It's a part she was born to play, I think.

As always, click on the picture to see full-sized.