The Film Emotion Blogathon!


Okay, guys. I’m gonna do something crazy – I’m going to start my very first Blogathon!

I’ve participated in Blogathons before but I’ve never actually started one. Now I’m aware that some Blogathons work better than others, which is why I’m awfully, nervous, but I hope that others will participate. Now, this particular Blogathon is centered around a 2015 film that you may have heard of – Inside Out.

This movie is already on it’s way to becoming a classic, and I think the film’s five central emotions definitely play a major part in that. There’s already people trying to pick performances and characters that they would most associate with the five core emotions in the film. And that got me thinking – we’re all movie buffs here. What if, instead of performances or characters, it was movies?

Here are the rules for the Blogathon.

1.) Pick five films to represent the five emotions in Inside Out. The criteria for choosing these films is listed below. I would be willing to allow a tie, if you couldn’t decide between two films to best represent one of the emotions.
2.) Write out five paragraphs, (one for each film) talking about the movies and why you chose them.
3.) Post them on your blog (or Tumblr or whatever).
4.) Send me the link by posting it here in the comments.

What I’m looking for are five movies that make YOU feel a certain emotion. Here’s what to look for;

JOY: First of all, you want to pick a movie that makes you happy. The kind of movie that you put on whenever you’re in a bad mood that never fails to lighten your spirits. It can be a family film, a romance, a comedy – as long as there’s a smile on your face by the end credits, it should be fair game.

SADNESS: Now for the movie that made you cry the most. From Bambi to Titanic, there are plenty of tear-jerker movies out there. These are movies where you gravitate towards the main characters and really don’t want to see anything bad happen to them. Maybe a character dies, maybe the guy doesn’t get the girl, but your eyes should be pretty watery by the film’s end.

FEAR:  This is the movie that gave you the most nightmares. Pretty self explanatory. There are plenty of classic horror movies to choose from, but it doesn’t have to be an out-and-out horror film. If the movie’s about a more subtle kind of fear, or if the movie just has a creepy atmosphere, that should work. Whether blunt or subtle, this is the movie that scares the **** out of you.

ANGER: This is a movie that you flat out hated. Not a movie that was dull or boring, but a movie that just fills you up with rage just thinking about it. Maybe it’s a movie made by a certain director that had so much potential, maybe it’s an adaptation or a sequel that just didn’t do the original justice. It could also be a movie where your anger isn’t directed at the movie, but at the characters. Ever wanted to scream at movie characters for making such incredibly stupid decisions?

DISGUST: This last one is a bit tricky, I’ll let you interpret it the way you want. It could be a horror film with a lot of really awful imagery that you don’t want to look at, it could be a comedy with a bunch of gross-out humor that you can barely listen to. It could even be a movie that you like, but your disgust comes towards the basic premise in a grander sense, like being disgusted by what you see in 12 Years A Slave or Schindler’s List. Either way, this film should make you cringe.

Now, it’s occurred to me that all good Blogathons need a deadline in order to work. Two weeks seems good. You have until August 11 to participate. That’s when I’ll be doing one big post talking about the movies that everyone chose and my opinions on the choices.

Until then, have fun getting emotional with what cinema has to offer!

36 thoughts on “The Film Emotion Blogathon!

  1. What a fantastic idea for a blogathon! I haven’t been all that active in the blog-world lately, but I want to put something together for this one.

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  4. Nice to meet you Connor! I found out about this through MovieRob and decided to partake 🙂 When I finish it up I’ll comment with a link.

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