#OCanada Blogathon: It’s a Wrap!

Thanks so much everybody! You made it another great event!

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It was an awesome #OCanada party!

Thank you for sharing your insights and your research, as well as your interest in Canadian filmmakers.

We learned a lot from you. You explored all eras and genres – from the silents to recent releases, and from comedy to horror.

We’re throwing another bash next February, and we hope to see you then.

In the meantime, here a few final, but fabulous, entries.


The Movie Rat  Brendan Meyer, Part Three
(In Search of Other Dimensions)



The Wonderful World of Cinema
Discovering Paul Dupuis


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Day 3

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#OCanada Blogathon Day 3 Recap

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More great contributions on this final day of the #OCanada Blogathon! Please check out all this fine work spotlighting Canadian entertainers and their work.

Bloggers: don’t worry if we didn’t include your post here, we’ll make sure to include you in tomorrow’s wrap-up post. Now enjoy today’s writing:

She Who Seeks: Guy Madden’s My Winnipeg (2007), Part 3

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Cinema Monolith: The Last SCTV 


The Old Hollywood Garden: Walter Huston in Dodsworth (1936)


Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings: Trail of the Yukon (1949) 


The Flapper Dame: a spotlight on Megan Follows 

Moon in Gemini: Gunless (2010) 


Blogferatu: The Mask (1961)


That William Powell Site: Carole Lombard’s Mack Sennett Days 


Silent-ology: The Career of Florence Lawrence 


Century Film Project: Canadian Official War Films (First World War)


This has been a great weekend of Canadiana! Come back tomorrow for the wrap post, hosted over at Ruth’s Silver Screenings.

#OCanada Blogathon Day 2 Recap

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It’s cold and snowy here in our part of Canada, but we’re staying warm with today’s fabulous contributions to the #OCanada Blogathon.

Bloggers: If we didn’t include your post today, we’ll be sure to add it to tomorrow’s Day 3 recap, hosted by Kristina at Speakeasy.

Be sure to check out these wonderful tributes to the Great White North.


Speakeasy   The North-West Mounted Police in The Canadians (1961)



Realweegiemidget Reviews   Rachel McAdams in About Time (2013)



Love Letters to Old Hollywood   Jack Carson in Romance on the High Seas (1948)



A Shroud of Thoughts   Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter (1997)



Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews
Gordon Pinsent’s John and the Missus (1987)



Caftan Woman  How to play “Spot Joe Sawyer”



Noirish  Joel Gauthier’s Rédemption (2013)



The Flapper Dame  The colour film noir Niagara (1953)



Voyages Extraordinaires  The Canadian Mountie on film

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#OCanada Blogathon Starts Friday!

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Your attention, please: The O Canada Blogathon starts Friday. Image: giphy.comWe can hardly wait for the O Canada Blogathon! Image: giphy.com

Winter’s hottest blogathon is almost here! The O Canada Blogathon (February 3-5) celebrates Canada’s remarkable contributions to film.

It’s not too late to join in the fun! Click HERE for blogathon details and topic suggestions. Although we’re not posting a schedule, we will post a recap each evening. So join us any day you like!

Just a reminder about our “rules”:

  • No duplicate topics, please, but if a person is being profiled as a bio you can still cover a specific movie by them.
  • We encourage classic movies, but certainly won’t exclude modern era or TV series.
  • post any day during the blogathon.
  • help promote the event via #OCanadaBlogathon.

Your co-hosts are:

Kristina of Speakeasy

Ruth of Silver Screenings

Click HERE for the list of the participants.

We look forward to celebrating films made in, by or about the Great White North!

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Things I Learned from the Movies: Wrap-up


We want to thank all the bloggers who took the time and effort to contribute writing on lessons they learned from films, which ranged from hilarious to deeply personal. Thanks also to everyone who helped promo this event on social media. The reactions and writing were so nice that Ruth and I would like to make this an annual thing, and really look forward to the variety of topics we’ll see covered next year.Please join us then!

But this one’s not over yet–enjoy these new posts:


Champagne for Lunch says Most everything I need to know, I learned from classic movies

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What Disney taught me about life: from Film Music Central


10 Things I Learned from The Princess Bride from Lemon Shark

North Sea Texas (2011, Strand Releasing)

The Movie Rat shares lessons On the Topic of Human Sexuality

Cinematic Catharsis learns a thing or two during a stay at Motel Hell


Reel Heart Work On Perspective (Strikes Back!) Or How Star Wars Gave Me A ‘Certain Point of View’

Silver Scenes asks: What Have We Not Learned from the Movies??


A Wilder Way To Find True Love via Romancing the Stone at Realweegiemidget


Things I Learned from Tokyo Story at Pillow Shots

On Curiosity and The Movies from The Lonely Critic

The daily recaps with all these links are now archived at the main page HERE for you to enjoy anytime. Anyone posting after this, please leave your link in the comments.

Thanks again everybody!