Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Canadians... again...

I just discovered that my favorite childhood film was Canadian. Of course.

The scene where the canoe slides down the hill of snow into the icy stream has been in my mind for decades.

The part about having children breathing fumes of molten lead no longer seems like such a good idea, though.


Blogger Johanna said...

...and better yet, produced by the NFB = made with public monies.
Pinkos? not all bad.

3/12/09, 10:18 AM  
Blogger The MSILF said...

I oddly expected it to be Strange Brew.

3/19/09, 12:58 PM  
Blogger Backdated said...

Ah, but it's based on a beautiful children's book by an American - Holling C. Holling. Also figures in a delightful poem by Toronto's poet laureate, Dennis Lee.

Odysseus and Tumbleweed and Paddle to the Sea / All the famous wanderers / Are calling out to me / Come away, and come away, and come away with us / Harbingers and heroes on the journey perilous...

3/21/09, 10:33 PM  
Blogger Backdated said...

One more thing (sorry for being embarrassingly excited about this topic!). This is the best ever NFB short film:

Ask the very next Canadian under 45 that you meet, and I guarantee they'll be able to sing the song.

3/21/09, 10:48 PM  
Blogger Turboglacier said...

"A log-driver's waltz pleases girls completely"???

Oh my. The shrink is amused.

3/22/09, 7:21 AM  
Blogger Backdated said...

That thing was on public television between kids' programs every day of my childhood. God only knows the imprinting effects it had on me...

3/26/09, 1:08 PM  

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