O Canada Blogathon – Day 5 Recap

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Life in Canada. Source: Warner ArchiveLife in Canada. Source: Warner Archive

It’s been a blast!

It’s the last day of the #OCanada Blogathon, and it’s been a thrill to celebrate Canadian films and filmmakers.

Bloggers: If we didn’t include your post today, don’t worry – it will appear in tomorrow’s wrap-up post. Also please note the original announcement post is being updated throughout the blogathon to archive all the recaps and posts.

Enjoy today’s Canadian tributes!

Pit Pony 1997

The Movie Rat digs into a Nova Scotia mine, and an unusual friendship, with Pit Pony (1997).

The Gate_7

Cinematic Catharsis unearths kid-friendly, stop-motion horror in The Gate (1987).

Atlantic City (1980)

The Joy and Agony of Movies reviews the only Canadian film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, Atlantic City (1980).

Dead Ringers 1988

Film Critique shares the body-modification experience that is David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers (1988).

Seth Rogen

Film Shrug pays tribute to prolific Canadian filmmaker Seth Rogen.

MrsMike6

Silver Scenes tells us what it took for pioneers to endure a harsh Canadian…

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O Canada Blogathon – Day 4 Recap

On the second last day of the #OCanada blogathon, posts featured big Canadian stars, groundbreaking scares and iconic heroes.

Bloggers: If we didn’t include your post today, it will appear in tomorrow’s recap. Also please note the original announcement post is being updated throughout the blogathon to archive all the recaps and posts.

Now enjoy today’s writing:

Silver Screenings looks at 49th Parallel (1941): Britain’s Love Letter to Canada

Anton Walbrook (centre) defends Canadian values. Image: YouTube

Movies, Silently sees the Mountie get his man in Where the North Holds Sway (1927) 

Maybe I just dig the hats.

The Wonderful World of Cinema spends A Day in Glenn Ford’s Hometown

Annex - Ford, Glenn_02

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies talks about the career of Jack Carson

Critica Retro brings you Nanook of the North (1922)

It’s a double shot of Cronenberg with…

A Shroud of Thoughts: Shivers (1975)

The Cinematic Frontier: Scanners (1981)

Wolffian Classic Digest: Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette (1938)

The Frisco Kid has horror-sci-fi classic Cube (1997)

Screen cap from CUBE (1997)

Sister Celluloid: Beatrice Lillie in Clive Brook’s On Approval

Defiant Success looks at the impressive work of director Xavier Dolan

Be sure to join Ruth at Silver Screenings for the Day 5 Recap!

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