Monday, March 8, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

This is my seventh year participating in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge... since this blog focuses on film, my themes always tie into movies. You can click on the A to Z Challenges tab above (or click here) to find a list of each year, the theme, and post titles (linked to the individual posts).

2015: I had a different theme for each day of the week. 
  • Mondays: Dialogue, Lines, Quotes
  • Tuesdays: My Take (reviews)
  • Wednesdays: Point of View
  • Thursdays: More Point of View
  • Fridays: Comic Relief
  • Saturdays: Outtakes (trivia)
2016: Making movie lines our own
2017: Food in Film 
2018: Guess the movies from the taglines
2019: Why I watch movies (as if I need a reason)
2020: Humor in film -- what makes me laugh

And now it's time to reveal the theme for 2021...


#AtoZChallenge 2021 Theme Reveal

Movies Reflect Human Needs


When I think of needs, I think of a scene from What About Bob? (1991), when Bob (Bill Murray) begs "I need! I need! I need! I need!" (See a clip here.) 

We all have needs, it's universal -- something we share as human beings. Sure we have basic needs like shelter, water, and food, but humans also need agency, belonging, creativity... 

Follow along as I share some ABCs of universal human needs reflected in movies, because, as film director Alejandro G. Inarritu said, "Cinema is a mirror by which we often see ourselves."

Or, to quote Steve Martin... 

"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -- all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."

 

24 comments:

  1. Look forward to this one, good luck!

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  2. That sounds like a intriguing theme and it might be fun since you're referencing movies which we all have seen a few or a lot. Good luck with the challenge.

    Have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to the challenge! I popped over to your blog and I'm thinking of suggestions for what you asked. (Brains are too tired at the moment.)

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  3. I bet there are so many wonderful examples you'll be able to share during the challenge. Looking forward to reading your posts. Weekends In Maine

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    1. Can you believe it's already time for the A to Z Challenge again? I am excited about your theme, too!

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  4. Nice! A very creative take. Looking forward to the movie recommendations :)
    Also, is storytelling a universal human need?

    The Multicolored Diary

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    1. That's an interesting thought about storytelling. I haven't seen that specifically listed as a universal human need during any of my research, but it sure ought to be! (It could fit under the need of "self-expression" and "communication" though.)

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  5. Oh great! I always get such great movie recommendations from your A to Zs!

    Janet’s Smiles

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoy the recommendations! I've been watching lots of movies (all in the name of research!) to share in the upcoming posts.

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  6. Fascinating theme. I do believe stories (and therefore films too) speaks about us and can sometmes tell more about us than we imagine.
    Have a fantastic April!

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Theme Reveal - The Great War

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I would follow you back, but the links provided led nowhere (for me, anyway).

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  7. Love your theme, and look forward to your posts.

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    1. Thank you! I hopped over to your blog and I'm excited about your theme, too. Sounds intriguing.

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  8. Great theme, I can't wait to read and watch your posts

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    1. Thanks Frédérique! I will be following your posts, too!

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  9. Human needs as reflected in movies. What a great idea. Looking forward to it.
    Anne from annehiga.com

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    1. Thank you! I've watched a lot of movies in preparation for this theme and I'm excited to share.

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  10. You love what you are forbidden - when we wanted to watch a film on tv - my father used to say "American trash!" our reply "Oh but it's a FILM!"
    Best job ever was working the projection room at the Ritzy cinema, Brixton, London. Looking forward to your posts...
    https://how-would-you-know.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-big-reveal.html

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    1. "Oh but it's a FILM!" ... that made me smile! Thank you for your comment. Somehow it got overlooked while awaiting moderation, so not published until today. I'm sorry!

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  11. Oh wow, this sounds like a great angle to look at movies!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea, I hope it plays out as nicely in the blog posts as it does it my head!

      I stopped over at your blog and love the theme you've chosen for the challenge.

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  12. I am glad I participated in the challenge this time.. It is great to read your posts about this unique theme.

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I'm glad, too, that you are participating in the challenge.

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