Posts Tagged ‘Roman Kroitor’

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In memoriam: Wolf Koenig (1927-2014)

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Explore the life and work of Canadian filmmaker, producer, cinematographer, animator, and overall cinema pioneer Wolf Koenig.

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It’s That Time Again: 2013 Staff Picks

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Don’t know what to watch? We’ve got some recommendations, and trust us: we have great taste.

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The Challenger: The Great Canadian Aviation Project

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This week on NFB.ca, take a trip through the genesis of the Canadair Challenger jet, and the film that tells this ambitious airplane’s story.

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The Movie That Influenced Kubrick’s 2001

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Did you know that “Universe”, a 26-minute masterpiece on astronomy by Colin Low and Roman Kroitor actually inspired Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, A Space Odyssey? Watch “Universe” now!

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Paul Anka: A Voice to Dream About

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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 »

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Glenn Gould: Two Portraits, One Musical Genius

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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 »

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Death of Roman Kroitor: Canada and the Film World Lose a Pioneer

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Canadian and world cinema has lost a true giant, with the death yesterday of film pioneer and former NFB colleague Roman Kroitor. Born on December 12, 1926, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Kroitor made enormous contributions to filmmaking during his tenure at the NFB in the 1950s and 1960s, developing the IMAX giant-screen format at the NFB’s more »

The NFB and World Fairs, pt. 1: Montreal and Expo 67

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In the Labyrinth by Roman Kroitor by Colin Low& by Hugh O'Connor, National Film Board of Canada This is the first of a 4-part series documenting the NFB’s involvement with World Fairs, from Montreal to Shanghai. It was written by Marc St-Pierre, our French Collection analyst. – CW “Expo Year” (Montreal, 1967) Many Montrealers fondly more »