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Name: solaris
E-mail address: Solaris27@aol.com
Comments: I have been seeking The Adventures of Faustus Bidgood for some time now. I caught bits of it on CBS well over 10 years ago, and I've been intrigued. As far as I have researched, there appears to be neither VHS nor DVD editions for commercial release. If there are other fans, or if people know of a "We Want Our [movie] on DVD" movement for this, I'm aboard.
Thursday, April 27th 2006 - 01:11:03 PM
Name: Andy Grau
E-mail address: andrew@abcstudio.com.au
Homepage URL: http://www.abcstudio.com.au/
Comments: Hi,
Really enjoyed your guide – it is one of the best on the net. Keep this way.
Best regards from Australia.
Andy
Monday, April 24th 2006 - 03:58:47 AM
Name: sandra
E-mail address: reds97@telus.net
Comments: I am in need of help. There was a movie made somewhere in the 1986-1989 range. It was made for tv. It was filmed somewhere on the praries i believe. It was about two teenage girls who were working on a song for a community centre's talent show. I remember they bought their stage costumes at a saan store. (they were bright tie-dye) The one girl was staying with her grandmother for the summer and had met the other girl at the community center. The center was a wooden building with alot of exterior stairs, or decks. Please help me.. it is driving me insane. thank you
Monday, March 20th 2006 - 03:36:02 PM
Name: im pissed off
E-mail address: wakomacko@hotmail.com
Comments: the article about talking to americans is full of shit!
Sunday, March 19th 2006 - 11:44:28 PM
Name: Will Thomas
Comments: THE APPLE (1980) Sci-Fi Musical about a couple of Canadians who enter an American Idol type of contest.
Friday, March 3rd 2006 - 12:34:46 PM
Name: L.F.
Comments: Pretty good site ...
Long and behold, I was able to find the title of a christmas movie I have been looking for ... Thanks.

Your site covers a lot of old and nebulous stuff ... french and english. It's a joy to peruse. Congrat!
Maybe you should add a few more recent entries, ie: Five of us/Elles étaient cinq (Oct. 05), Québec-Montreal (04?), Dans l'oeil du chat (04) with Jean-Nicolas Verreault.

correction: the french title of the series with Carl Marotte, about hockey, is "Lance et compte".

In response to one of your articles, you are right. The french have disappeared from the english movies or series. However the reverse is not true. It would seem that the english characters are alive and well within the french culture (series and movies)... sometimes without subtitles.
A movie fan.
Saturday, February 25th 2006 - 03:41:28 PM
Name: Leonard Woods
E-mail address: Lenwoodw@peoplepc.com
Comments: Your page is very insiteful I will be back again!
Tuesday, February 7th 2006 - 05:21:22 AM
Name: Clay
Homepage URL: http://www.angelfire.com/tv2/rainbowcountry
Comments: We r organizing another CBC tv show reunion this summer of 2006. I did one for the Forest Rangers in 2004 and now there is going to be a bigger one for Rainbow Country. check out my site as u will see some pretty famous names . Its gonna be awesome.
Sunday, January 22nd 2006 - 08:25:45 PM
Name: Masked Movie Critic
Comments: Spam has been dutifully deleted (OK, so it took me a while).
Tuesday, November 15th 2005 - 07:27:16 PM
Name: Will Thomas
Comments: DELETE THIS SPAM!!!!!!!!!
Monday, November 14th 2005 - 07:12:51 AM
Name: Will Thomas
Comments: SUBMARINE X-1 James Caan plays a Canadian submariner.MOSQUITO SQUADRON David McCallum plays a Canadian RAF pilot.
Saturday, October 22nd 2005 - 11:27:40 AM
Name: Sylvie
E-mail address: sylvievalois@hotmail.com
Comments: What do you think about this report?

In 2002, Canadian Heritage established the Canadian Feature Film Fund. The program aims to develop and retain filmmakers, foster the diversity of Canadian feature films and boost audience levels. Canadian Heritage set a target to capture five per cent of the domestic box office in five years. As of 2002, English-language films captured 1.1 per cent of the domestic box office share while French-language films held 12.5 per cent.-cbc website

Because from my "side", your 2 last editorials(oct 2005) do not reflect my reality. Nothing as never been so good, we still have a good homemade tv shows and most of all people go see quebecers movies like they never did before.

And I remember reading in the paper about Denise Robert, Les Invadions Barbares producer been angry at the canadian distributor because she thought they did not did their job to promote the movie (laxism on the canadian distributor part). She said something like english Canada was the only place where the film had less succes than expected.

As for H2O, I did not watch as I did not watch the last chapter. I hate the bad dubbing on anglophones actors that can't do their own voice in french. At least in english you get the actor's real voice, but in french we got to suffer a very bad, very quebecer voice and very obvious dubbed voice over Micheal Ironside face. Awful! Franck Scorpio accent and true voice where a lot more enjoyable and I would take that anytime over the awful dubbed voice. Anyway IMO. :P


Sylvie
Friday, October 21st 2005 - 10:28:52 AM
Name: togolane
Comments: BLAZING MAGNUMS-Stuart Whitman plays a "Dirty Harry" style Ottawa Police Detective searching Montreal for his sisters killer.A "Giallo" shot in Montreal.
Sunday, October 9th 2005 - 06:00:32 PM
Name: togolane
Comments: 3000 Miles to Graceland-The title refers to Canada which is where the hero is going to escape the law.
Sunday, October 9th 2005 - 05:41:52 PM
Name: Lars Ormberg
E-mail address: whitethunder137@shaw.ca
Homepage URL: http://www.cafeshops.com/angryalbertan
Comments: Well, the main reason I came here was just browsing around seeking stuff for Counterstrike, which I'm still mad at CTV for not renewing (apparently the show was meant to last 3 years no more no less, regardless with the popularity of the show or any of those irrelevent factors).

What kept me laughing to the end was how the CanCon requirements have apparently in at least one case done what they set out to do: cultured in the viewers of its programs a truely Canadian delusion as to the power and wonder of the modern big-government nanny state. I mean, an episode of "Snakes and Ladders" (a show created by the writer of that rat-bastard Trudeau love-in show) "clearly appealing to ultra-right fanatics"? If the CBC has ever had a dramatic program that pandered to the "far right" of its audience it would be a show containing a sympathetic character who endorsed Audrey McLaughlin over Svend Robinson for NDP leader. If one episode showing an example of the welfare fraud which is known to exist (and in the case of OHIP is indeed quite rampant) marks a significant rightward shift, it certainly hasn't dampered...well... any other show that any of the 4 left-wing Canadian networks regularly produce. The unnering belief that the CBC "speaks for us" when more Canadians get their news from CNN than Newsworld or N1, or that "CanCon" is vital to insure that liberal Toronto gets to reach out to Canadians to block the "corruption" from liberal Hollywood (when one of the most conservative countries on Earth has such a liberal media, maybe the key to successful CanCon is a similar juxtaposition here? It's no less sensical than any other attempts that have been made for years before I was born and will continue with no greater impact for years after I'm gone). Also a delight from the editorials is a discussion of how any series or film that doesn't treat the military less respectfully than the McKenna brothers is tinged with "right wing fascism" (even if it was a Canadian movie symapthetic to the BATF at Ruby Ridge or the FBI at Waco), yet Canadian content rules and CBC grants are completely compatible with any notion of free speech. Trudeau's worldview wins again, in a dazzling display of perpetual motion.

With this being the "great legacy" of Can-Con and the various funding incentives that have wasted untold sums of money to get us to watch shows that are often so poorly done and so heavy-handed to make the process laughable, I remain convinced the only "lesson" for Stephen Harper from "H20" is how much tax relief the billion-dollar CBC budget could provide us.
Wednesday, October 5th 2005 - 08:03:44 PM
Name: Jeff Wilson
E-mail address: jeffw@bmts.com
Homepage URL: http://www.geocities.com/wolf1958dog/
Comments: I read much of your website with great interest today. I hope you are still accepting new submissions for it.

First of all, I discovered a Hollywood "B" movie was filmed on location in my hometown of Markdale, Ontario in the year 1957. The movie was made under the working title of "A Boy and His Dog" and starred Jim Davis, Allison Hayes, Austin Willis and Canadian child actor, Tony Brown. The film also featured one-time former Lone Ranger actor John Hart under the name of his wife, B. Braithwaite. It was renamed WOLF DOG when released in 1958. You can find my fansite devoted to this film at the above 'homepage' link.

I enjoyed your non-Canadian Canadian movies page a lot. I found it interesting you didn't mention the Marilyn Monroe murder drama "Niagara" from 1953, which also starred Joseph Cotten and comedian Don Wilson. There are a lot of scenes and period references to 1950s Canada. The American screenwriters made much of our connection to Britain, which was purely evident in our culture at the time.

Among the most interesting scenes is the Nabisco mill, a familiar to Niagara visitors back then, at the picture's opening. Its also interesting to see the O.P.P. uniforms and squad cars of that age.
Monday, October 3rd 2005 - 09:16:16 AM
Name: Will Thomas
Comments: GRAVE OF THE GUNFIGHTER (1966) Spaghetti Western set in Canada.Stars George Martin.
Sunday, September 18th 2005 - 05:19:46 PM
Name: Tim
E-mail address: twvantran@hotmail.com
Comments: Hello,

I just read your essay 'H2O Paul Gross ain't apologizing' and thought I'd answer your question on how an American would react... (Gasp! how did he get in here? -just kidding) Anyway, I really enjoyed the film. While surfing Amazon.ca I came across H2O and thought I'd take a chance, and was rewarded by a well thought out political thriller that I would compare favorably with the BBC's 'House of Cards'.

Truthfully, a part of me was a bit startled at my country being portrayed as a nebulous danger to the south, but as nebulous dangers go we didn't come off that bad... somebody’s got to do it for the sake of drama. However, most of the plotting of Canada's downfall was accomplished by a Canadian in league with a sinister multi-national conspiracy. Ok, I admit there were American characters, but they mostly fell into the second banana hired henchmen category.

What happens to Canada in the film is mostly the product of Canadians. Along the way each Canadian politician makes choices that gradually lead the country toward the film’s crisis. Ok, Gross's Character is pushing, but he wouldn't have gotten too far without the consent of the others. I think that’s an important point of the film; that internal politics are what drives a country towards is fate. What is scary is that Canadian’s are making what seem to be mostly correct choices (or at least understandable human choices) that snowball the film toward its conclusion…

Sorry but there isn’t a US version of Richard the III in the wings, plotting North American Unification… Actually the overt US involvement really only comes at the end when everything has just about gone to hell...

Overall a pretty good cautionary tale for anyone’s country…



Tim V.
Thursday, September 8th 2005 - 04:44:57 PM
Name: dom
E-mail address: szotial@aol.com
Comments: Hello,
Looking to find a copy of a made for TV movie called "Dream on the Run" Filmed in Toronto in 1973, and aired on TV in 1977.

Any suggestions? I found information about the movie using your site but I just don't know where to find a copy to view.

Thanks!

-dom
Wednesday, August 17th 2005 - 08:25:22 PM
Name: Christopher
E-mail address: tiredcriminalist@aol.com
Comments: This site is amazing. I come here to look up a specific movie, say starting with the letter H, and end up spending hours reading about ALL the H movies! Not to mention the intelligent (and sometimes depressing)editorials. Why is Canadian cinema so often just a farm team for B-level American actors? Anyway, keep it up.
Saturday, August 6th 2005 - 10:23:16 AM
Name: samson
E-mail address: warriorz121@hotmail.com
Comments: Where i can find rookies the movie for buying with yannick bission great canadain hockey movie which i wanna get to buy
Friday, July 22nd 2005 - 02:18:16 PM
Name: Chantelle
E-mail address: chantellepetersen@yahoo.com
Comments: Hi Guys, I gotta say this is a really informative site, however I think that you missed a few TV shows. Reboot (which was the first computer animated tv show) and Putnams Prarie Emporium (I think this one would be very hard to come by)
Thursday, June 30th 2005 - 10:12:23 AM
Name: cindy
E-mail address: jesscinick@yahoo,com
Comments: I have a question, in case anyone can help. I am looking for a film title but I have little info. It is about a mother and daugther who move to a new place in the summer and in order to fit in she pretends to be a boy and plays the keyboard in their band. Also, I know their main song was we are the champions. So yeah thats all I got. I saw it when I was a kid and can't get it out of my mind!!!
Thanks!
Tuesday, June 28th 2005 - 07:10:42 PM
Name: Sylvie
E-mail address: sylvievalois@hotmail.com
Comments: You're a little late on your québécois movies, no? Missing "La grande séduction" and "Le dernier tunnel" in your list. That are 2 great movies. La grande séduction, came out the same time than "Les invasions barbares" and got as much succes. It's a must
Monday, May 30th 2005 - 03:52:59 AM
Name: Carolyn
E-mail address: info@carolynsmith-kizer.com
Homepage URL: http://18thccuisine.blogspot.com/
Comments: marguerite volant Canadian TV Series

Starring:Pascale Buissieres;Catherine Senart;Gilbert Sicotte
Director: Charles Biname

I am looking for DVDs or VHS new or used
Wednesday, March 9th 2005 - 10:34:14 AM
Name: Art Hindle
E-mail address: arthindle@yahoo.ca
Comments: Just discovered your web site...have only checked it out for a few moments but it looks great...some very good reviews...spot on!!
Sunday, February 27th 2005 - 04:27:56 PM
Name: Vicente
E-mail address: vicm@auna.com
Comments: Hi there!!
Conocí a Pascale Bussieres en "When Night is Falling": es una actriz fantástica.
Ví después "La turbulence des fluides" y creo que tanto Bussieres como Manon Briand merecen el Oscar.
No recuerdo ninguna película canadiense de éxito en cines en España. Gracias a la Filmoteca Española, se realizó una muestra de cine canadiense en Madrid el pasado Julio 2004 y en el programa se dice:
"La mayoría de los títulos programados son inéditos en España, y en conjunto representan ampliamente a las diversas regiones, culturas y tendencias del cine canadiense"
¡¡GRACIAS A The Great Canadian Guide... Y AL CINE INDEPENDIENTE CANADIENSE!!, CONGRATULATIONS!!
Wednesday, January 19th 2005 - 11:28:44 AM
Name: Bee
E-mail address: baee49@msn.com
Comments: Interesting site, found it while searching for a movie called "Snowjob" that was shown at Expo 67, a comedy starring a whole slew of Canadian comics including John Candy, BIll Murray, Dan Akroyd, etc. ANyone know where I can find it?
Saturday, January 15th 2005 - 04:03:54 PM
Name: Maryna
E-mail address: cyntsia@hotmail.com
Comments: I am a huge fan of the 1990 serie's "Les filles de Caleb", in wittch Roy Dupuis and Maryna Orsini were the stars. I would like some help to were to buy this series either on DVD or VHS. If anyone has info on were to buy it plese send me an e-mail.
Tuesday, January 11th 2005 - 11:43:54 AM

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