Tag Archives: Arctic Air

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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Movies on TV — separating the chaff from the wheat!

TV and movies used to go together like, well, soda jerks and Drug Stores — and it can seem as though the relationship is threatening to become just as archaic. Once upon a time every network aired big motion pictures, … Continue reading

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Stamp of Approval — or mark of concern?

  The nature of writing posts about recurring topics, and the self-assigned task of (for the moment) trying to post something every few days so that this blog can be seen as vital and active, means I can find myself … Continue reading

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The Canadian Identity Conundrum (Part 2)…from Seeing Things to King (and Johnny Depp, too!)

  Continuing from my last post, and musing about the notion of how some Canadian movies and TV shows are desperate not to admit they are Canadian (the filmmakers practically peeing-in-their-pants scared of the occasional “eh?” slipping from an actor’s … Continue reading

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The Canadian Identity Conundrum (Part 1)…from Arctic Air to How She Move

  This post (the first of a “two parter”) will wrap up my recent series of posts looking at the use and depiction of culture and cultural identity in pop culture — and specifically Canadian movies and television. I’d say this … Continue reading

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Hating Canadian TV — it’s fun, easy, and requires no rational thought

So I was idly perusing a few editorials at the conservative website, Huffington Post – Canada, when… Sorry…what’s that you say? Isn’t Huffington Post considered a liberal website? you ask. No, no, you’re thinking of the American Huffington Post. Some … Continue reading

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The Art and Craft…of the Title Sequence

Part of my blathering, both here and in my accompanying websites (such as The Great Canadian Guide to the Movies & TV), is to consider and opine on the storytelling process. As a kind of minor example example of that … Continue reading

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Is Canadian TV Getting Some Much Needed Rain?

Looking at recent Canadian TV ratings, one can get an inkling of how farmers must feel. I mean, farmers toil away, month after month, season after season, doing the same thing, the same way, every time…and due to factors they … Continue reading

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Eeyore-ing the Up-Coming Winter/Spring Canadian TV Season

When it comes to Canadian arts and entertainment, which always seems to be reeling from one body blow in the ring or another, one probably shouldn’t always play Eeyore — y’know, bemoaning this or that, always seeing the glass as … Continue reading

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