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Mono Monday - December '17

My Lords, Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, 

We have nearly reached December, and with that, I am very privileged and honoured to announce the Mono Monday themes & topics for the month to come !

Many thanks to Marlieske  for hosting last month and to Skeena for organising !

I've given this some thought ( ok, a _huge_ amount of thought ! ) since I found out that I was going to be let loose on the challenge. 

In the UK ( and, I suspect in most of the rest of the world that celebrates a holiday period during December ) a major feature that can be counted on is that television will be showing plenty of films - they might be new "BlockBusters" or old favourites - but they are guaranteed. 

So to that end, this December, I'd like us all to celebrate the "the big screen" !

Monday 4th December - #MM202

Science Fiction / Fantasy - so, are you a Trekkie or is it "Star Wars" that floats your boat ? Or are you even more dystopian and is "Bladerunner" or "MadMax" up your street ? Perhaps you inhabit a more Middle Earth existence & Dragons and Dwarves live up your street ? 

Monday 11th December - #MM203

Action / Adventure - Think "Indiana Jones" perhaps, "Lethal Weapon" or "The Bourne Identity". IMDb also includes "Robin Hood" and "Gladiator" in this category ( clearly they are fans of Russell Crowe ! ) Whatever you choose - excitement and fast paced would seem to be a starting point !

Monday 18th December - #MM204

Crime / Detective / Thriller ( Horror ? ) - Film Noir is a style that is B&W through and through - Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep" with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall is a classic, as is anything by Alfred Hitchcock - with the original "Psycho" clearly crossing the boundary between Thriller and Horror !

Monday 25th December - #MM205

Family / Comedy - well, we could hardly have any other category on Christmas Day could we ? You can go all out Festive - "Elf", "It's a Wonderful Life", "Miracle on 34th Street" - Family - "Mary Poppins", "Bedknobs and Broomsticks", "The Box of Delights" - or Fun - "Dr.Strangelove", "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", "Austin Powers"

As always, topics are very much open to artistic ( & logically lateral ) interpretation - that's where the most interesting things lie ! - so I am really excited to see what you are going to produce.

I'll do my best to post favourites and honourable mentions on Thursday (UK time)

I wish everyone a safe, happy and wonderful holiday season wherever you may be.

Best Wishes, 

Si

 

si_b

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What a hoot. I love it! I have to as I have hosted a month of MM sci fi and a month of film noir. Not everyone likes these themes but the results were fabulous. As you are a relatively new Blipper I thought you might like to see some of the entries. #Mm66 was the first Sci fi and the link to my journal https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2041922316551588056

The first Film Noir #MM141 and link https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2229433354975973348

lookin* forward to it

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Thank you both :-)

Dollykgray - I've had a quick look at your previous ones, and I love so many of them - I'll go back and give them a proper looking over and all the other submissions for those months :-) Looks very much as if you and your "willing" helpers had a hoot !

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