O Canada Blogathon – Day 5 Recap

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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!

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

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

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

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

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Film Shrug pays tribute to prolific Canadian filmmaker Seth Rogen.

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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

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Phyllis Loves Classic Movies talks about the career of Jack Carson

Critica Retro brings you Nanook of the North (1922)

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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

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O Canada Blogathon – Day 3 Recap

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Whatever the rest of the world says about Canada, no one can say Canadian filmmakers are boring!

Today’s posts look at the diverse talents of Canadian filmmakers, along with some unusual selections from Canadian cinema.

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.

Enjoy!

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Make Mine Criterion guides us through the mind-bending The Forbidden Room (2015).

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Caftan Woman discusses the career of the handsome Canadian actor, David Manners, with Jalna (1935).

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Noirish scrutinizes a deadly cat-and-mouse game in the French Canadian thriller Le Collectionneur (2002).

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Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings delves into Canada’s epic nation-building story in Canadian Pacific (1949).

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Blogferatu champions the underrated 1970s horror flick, Rituals (1977).

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Voyages Extraordinaires gives us the fascinating behind-the-scenes history of Hudson’s Bay (1941).

Captains of the Clouds

Back to Golden Days will turn you into a patriotic Canadian with Captains of the Clouds

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