O Canada Blogathon: It’s a Wrap!


We make jokes about Canadians saying ‘sorry’ all the time, but this time we’re really sorry to see this amazing event come to an end. Ruth of Silver Screenings and I thank everybody who took the time to watch and write something honouring Canada’s movies and movie people. So many eras, figures and types of films were covered so well. The full archive of posts, related previews and all announcements is now here  to be enjoyed anytime, please make sure you’ve visited all the great blogs who contributed wonderful reviews and profiles.

Thanks to the good (and very Canadian) folks at The National Film Board of Canada (NFB), one lucky blogathon participant will receive a DVD of Sarah Polley’s film Stories We Tell.

The blog drawn is A Shroud of Thoughts. Congratulations and once again a huge Thank You to everyone for taking part and making this such a fun event :) Timbits for everyone!


full archive of O Canada blogathon 

O Canada Blogathon: Oct. 9 Roundup

O Canada Blogathon: Oct. 7 Roundup

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Time flies when you’re having fun in Canada!

Today’s posts show the diversity of Canadian filmmakers, past and present, who have helped create films as varied as the Canadian landscape. Is there a single distinct Canadian filmmaking style? Happily, there isn’t – as today’s posts prove.

Movie Rat: Léolo, part 3 The Word Tamer

The Midnight Palace: Michael Sarrazin’s The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: Niagara

Hitchcock’s World: The Lesson to be Learned in Naked Lunch

History on Film: Passchendaele

Caftan Woman: Alexander Knox

Canadian Cinephile: On Leslie Neilsen – Half-Truths & Fart Jokes

Pamela Fallon Thornley: New Brunswick’s Old Hollywood Connection

Thanks to the good (and very Canadian) folks at The National Film Board of Canada (NFB), one lucky blogathon participant will receive a DVD of Sarah Polley’s film Stories We Tell. A winner will be selected by way of a random draw from…

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O Canada Blogathon: Oct. 5 Roundup

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It’s the second fabulous day of the O Canada blogathon, and there are so many Canadian goings-on, we can hardly contain ourselves.

Today, we’re featuring Canadian women who wrote the proverbial book on how to be a movie star, along with a Hitchcock classic filmed in beautiful Quebec City. We’re also taking a look at an innovative and controversial director, along with a Canadian film from 1982 that made the world sit up and take notice.

And yes! We have another Mountie Movie!

Critica Retro: Marie Dressler Facts (use translate buttons)

Girls Do Film: Was Florence Lawrence the First Movie Star?

Hitchcock’s World: David Cronenberg’s Videodrome and the Role of Television in Our World

Movies Silently: Mary Pickford is Living “The Dream

The Stop Button: Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess

Moon in Gemini: The Grey Fox (1982)

Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings: Tyrone Power as the Pony Soldier

Thanks to The National…

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Hollywood Time Machine Show – Guest Tonight


Tonight at 6pm PST/9pm EST I’ll be one of the guests on the online talk radio show Hollywood Time Machine, hosted by Alicia Mayer and Will McKinley. If you haven’t been listening so far you really should be tuning in all the time. It’s a great show packed with everything classic entertainment lovers could want: lots of knowledgeable and interesting guests discussing movies, TV, books, festivals, you name it. You can catch up on previous episodes in the archives at their site–and here’s the announcement for the episode tonight. Pleased to be joining them!

update sep 29: here’s the link to the archived show (it’s episode #3) 

(pic is from the show’s twitter @TimeMachineTalk )