Posts Tagged ‘Wolf Koenig’

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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.

I Was a Ninety-pound Weakling

In the Flesh: Watch I Was a Ninety-pound Weakling on NFB.ca

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This intriguing and at times hilarious vintage film suggests tactics for “beefing up”, living long, and living strong. Suggesting that our sedentary lives are killing us, I Was A Ninety-Pound Weakling offers some particularly mid-20th-century solutions for success.

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Playing With Fire: Watch Zlatko Grgić’s Hot Stuff on NFB.ca

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Enjoy a hilarious reminder of the perils of playing with fire with this short cartoon by celebrated Croatian animator Zlatko Grgić.

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Watch 2 Influential Documentaries: Lonely Boy and The Back-breaking Leaf

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The Globe and Mail recently compiled their list of the most influential, must-watch documentaries ever made since 1895. It was exciting to have 2 NFB classics included! One of the films that made the list, Lonely Boy, was featured on our blog last month. Wolf Koenig and Roman Kroitor‘s 1962 documentary let us peek inside more »

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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 »

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 »

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Satellites of the Sun: The Wonders of Earth and Space

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What are 1685 Toro and 3753 Cruithne?

Read this post to find out.