Posts Tagged ‘Candid Eye Series’

Lonely Boy

Paul Anka: A Voice to Dream About

Films

The following is a guest post by Maxime Monast, a member of NFB.ca’s content team. On stage or in the streets, young people love Paul Anka. Originally from Canada, this 20-year-old has become a sensation in the poshest clubs in the US. On the heels of Frank Sinatra and his rat pack, with his sugary more »

Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould: Two Portraits, One Musical Genius

Films

On Sunday, February 10, pianist and composer Glenn Gould will be accorded a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. To mark this important occasion, we have released, online, 2 documentary portraits of Mr. Gould produced by the National Film Board in 1959. I thought it would be a great time to more »

The Days Before Christmas

Pre-Christmas Madness, Montreal, 1958

Christmas came exceptionally early for me this year. I was in Haiti at the end of November, and Christmas was in full sway there, already. (Haiti is, amongst other things, fervently Christian.) Businesses, from gas stations to restaurants, were decorated with every manner of artificial fir branches laden with fake snow and shiny ornaments. On more »

Tom Daly

Final farewell to prolific NFB filmmaker and producer Tom Daly

News

Distinguished Canadian film director and producer Tom Daly has died this past Sunday, September 18, 2011, after a long illness. He was 94. Daly’s contribution to the NFB is rich and diverse. A filmmaker in his own right (he directed numerous wartimes films, 6 of which you may watch here), Daly is best know for more »