Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Great Canadian…Super Heroes!

I tend not to use this blog for self-promotion too much — but then again, why have a blog if not hoping it will be advantageous?   And this ties into my recurring themes, so here goes:   As I’ve … Continue reading

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What He Said…

I was recently thinking about blogs, contributing to the discourse, the dilemma of knowing if anyone was really reading what you write (or if they were, were they really processing it, turning into thoughts they could think, and so on) … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens and Making Better Movies (part 4)

Continuing from last time, and my reflecting on a problem with Canadian films…not the making of or the distribution, but the concepts driving them… Take a lesson from none other than Charles Dickens if you will. Dickens wrote novels well … Continue reading

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The Best Ad for a Canadian Film…is the Film Itself (part 3)

Last time (well, time before last) I started with the astonishing pronouncement that Canadian movies aren’t made for me! Gasp! Yes, despite being a long time observer and supporter of Canadian cinema…the movies aren’t necessarily made with me in mind. … Continue reading

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Criticism versus Constructive Criticism (Part 2)

What I mean to say… In my last couple of posts (A Film or a Movie? What Makes Great Cinema?) and (Canadian Movies and TV Aren’t Made for Me – Part 1) I was launching into a series of posts … Continue reading

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Canadian Movies & TV Aren’t Made for Me! (part 1)

  Canadian movies and TV series aren’t made for me. As a long time watcher, observer, and commentator on said Canadian movies and TV series this is something I try to bear in mind. They aren’t actually made for me. … Continue reading

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A Film or a Movie? What Makes Great Cinema?

I often draft posts that then send my mind off on another tangent, so that the actual order in which I post things might not be the order in which they came to me. You see, I was going to … Continue reading

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Bring Me Your Tired, Your Poor…Your Ultra-Conservative

A funny thing occurred toward the end of the recent U.S. presidential election in which Barack Obama was returned to office. A number of irate Americans announced their desire to move to Canada in protest. Something which many in Canada … Continue reading

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That’s Why it’s Called “Casting” (part 2: fishing in the backyard)

Of course, even when Canadian productions draw upon the Canadian talent pool — whether it be actual, domestically-based actors, or importing ex-pats who have moved to Hollywood, various factors are at play. And contradictory stories are told. I’ve heard anecdotes … Continue reading

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That’s Why it’s Called “Casting” (part 1: fishing downstream)

I’d recently written a few things about actors and casting, including unveiling my “33 hottest Canadian Babes” list simply to make a point about actors, stardom, and that sort of stuff. So I just wanted to continue that for the … Continue reading

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