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Dreamland : a history of early Canadian movies, 1895-1939

Author: Kirwan Cox; Donald Brittain; Gordon Sparling; National Film Board of Canada.; Great Canadian Moving Picture Comapany.
Publisher: [Montreal, Que.] : National Film Board of Canada, 1974.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : National government publication   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The premiere, in 1896, of a few-seconds-long film, Canada's first, called "The Kiss". The sprouting of makeshift picture houses across the country, with exotic names like the Dreamland, the Palace and the Bijou. Romantic melodramas, train robberies, fires, carnivals, hockey and royal visits. Canada's first nude scene. All these and more appear in this fascinating compilation of early Canadian movies. The commentary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kirwan Cox; Donald Brittain; Gordon Sparling; National Film Board of Canada.; Great Canadian Moving Picture Comapany.
OCLC Number: 71767795
Credits: [Commentator, Gordon Sparling] ; edited by John Kramer ; research directed by Peter Morris ; research and script development by Barbara Sears ; music by Charles Hofmann.
Performer(s): Narrator, Gordon Sparling.
Description: 1 videocassette (86 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Responsibility: produced by the Great Canadian Moving Picture Company with the assistance of the National Film Board of Canada ; written and directed by Donald Brittain ; produced by Kirwan Cox.

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The premiere, in 1896, of a few-seconds-long film, Canada's first, called "The Kiss". The sprouting of makeshift picture houses across the country, with exotic names like the Dreamland, the Palace and the Bijou. Romantic melodramas, train robberies, fires, carnivals, hockey and royal visits. Canada's first nude scene. All these and more appear in this fascinating compilation of early Canadian movies. The commentary is by veteran filmmaker Gordon Sparling, who knew many of the enterprising film pioneers. This is a nostalgia trip that no one should miss.--container.

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