O Canada Blogathon: Oct. 6 Roundup


It’s day 3 of the O Canada blogathon, read all the articles:

Today’s great writing is all about voyages: two trips by rail, a marathon across the country fueled by courage, a journey to Hollywood and big roles, through adolescence and into a new world of feature length film.

Cinematic Catharsis is going off the rails on a Terror Train

Movie Rob tells us of a national hero in The Terry Fox Story

Silver Screenings watches Canada Stealing the Scen(ery) from Buster Keaton in The Railrodder

Speakeasy follows Yvonne De Carlo from Vancouver to a Biblical epic to Mockingbird Lane

Voiceover looks at a big step in Mack Sennett’s career, Tillie’s Punctured Romance (also with the debut of Canada’s Marie Dressler)

The Movie Rat starts a series on Léolo, the story of a boy’s adolescence in Montreal and continues it in part 2  (more to come)

Courtesy of The National Film Board of Canada (NFB), one lucky blogathon participant will receive this DVD of Sarah Polley’s film Stories We Tell. A winner will be selected by way of a random draw from bloggers who post within the blogathon period.


Thanks NFB!



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