Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Journey into Space” — apparently it wasn’t the Americans who conquered the moon!

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: two Englishmen, an Australian, and a Canadian walk into a space ship… Sounds kind of like the set-up to a joke, doesn’t it? But actually it’s the character line-up of Journey into Space … Continue reading

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Importing the “Stars”

Last time I wrote a post that ended up sliding — not altogether deliberately — into being partly about the idea of hiring non-Canadian actors for “Canadian” movies. I say “not” deliberate, because it was really just part of a … Continue reading

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Canadian Filmmakers Say (and do) the Darndest Things

  Okay — snarky alert! I’m going to be (a bit) snarky with this post. You have been warned. As with many of my posts, today I’m writing about Canadian film, and Canadian culture, and where — or if — … Continue reading

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The Allophone Factor

There is perhaps a bit of intriguing synchronicity to this post — relating as it does, in part, to ethnicity in Canada. A recent controversy has come to light, with revelations involving the new Canadian $100 bill. On it is … Continue reading

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Criss-Crossing the English & French Talent…

  Since everyone likes a trilogy (um, they do, don’t they?) this’ll be my third and final post looking at aspects of the whole English-French dichotomy in Canadian film & TV. At least, the final one for now, until something … Continue reading

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English-French Productions — two in one!

  As may have occurred to repeat visitors to this blog, when I write about Canadian pop culture I write both about the specific & the concrete…but also about the abstract & the ideal. That is, if we’re talking about “Canadian” pop … Continue reading

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