Posts Tagged ‘Donald Brittain’

The Masters Series: Donald Brittain

Of all the filmmaking giants in the NFB’s storied history, one of the best is Donald Brittain.

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The Best WWI Films You’ll See This Remembrance Day

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Discover four acclaimed WWI films produced by the National Film Board of Canada including Donald Brittain’s haunting doc, Fields of Sacrifice.

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Staff Picks 2015 | Watch Our Fave Free Films of the Year

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With 2015 coming to a close, we compiled our annual Staff pick list! Brush up on the recently added, free films now available on NFB.ca!

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Mark Remembrance Day with 5 War Films for $0.99 Each!

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Commemorate Remembrance Day with a selection of 5 films that cover the unknown stories from the First and Second World Wars and Afghanistan.

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Overtime: Why not play hockey forever…

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Why not play hockey forever? This documentary profiles men aged 38 to 54 who are happier in January than they are in June playing the game of their youth.

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Time Travel Tuesday: head back to the 1960s with 5 black-and-white gems

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Ah, the romance of an era long gone. Take a tour through a sumptuous selection of stylish, seductive, and sonorous black-and-white films from the 1960s. It’ll almost feel like you were there…

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The Boys and Girls of Summer: Baseball Films at the NFB

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On deck Spring is upon us and baseball season has arrived. I thought it a perfect time to share with you our collection of baseball films, all available on NFB.ca for your viewing pleasure. I grew up playing the game and following the Montreal Expos (even catching a few games at Jarry Park), so please

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What on Earth: Science fiction satire at its funniest

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I have a confession to make. I love old science-fiction films from the 1950s. I love the space exploration films. I love the mad-scientist-creates-a-monster films, but most of all I love the alien invasion ones. The cheesier, the better. It is no surprise then that when I first saw the 1966 film What on Earth!

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A Trip Down Memory Lane: A Phantasmagoria of the 20th Century Compressed by Arthur Lipsett

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May 13th marks the 76th anniversary of the birth of experimental filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. I thought it appropriate to talk about his films and why they have become such cult classics. I could easily write a 200-page book on his oeuvre, so instead of attempting to cover everything I am going to limit myself to

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Pacificanada: British Columbia Seen through the NFB Lens

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A few months back I wrote a piece on the West television series (you can read it here), the NFB’s second documentary series on the various regions of Canada. West had focused on the Prairies, and it followed the immensely successful Adieu Alouette series on Quebec. With these 2 series getting rave reviews, the NFB

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Paperland: Donald Brittain's Revenge

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Blogger Julie Matlin discovers the legacy of Donald Brittain and highlights one of the director’s favourite films, Paperland: The Bureaucrat Observed.

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Paperland: Donald Brittain’s Revenge

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Blogger Julie Matlin discovers the legacy of Donald Brittain and highlights one of the director’s favourite films, Paperland: The Bureaucrat Observed.

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