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.