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Poet : Irving Layton observed

Author: Donald Winkler; Torben Schioler; Bill Brind; Barrie Howells
Publisher: Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, ©1986
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : National government publication   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Filmed in Montreal and Greece, the poet is observed in the very act of transforming fleeting experiences into art, into words that may last. Layton explains the process of giving simple episodes "a meaningful form, so that banalities slip away, and there is only the celebration and ecstasy of being alive."
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Named Person: Irving Layton; Irving Layton
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Winkler; Torben Schioler; Bill Brind; Barrie Howells
OCLC Number: 17222836
Notes: VIDEOCASSETTE IS HOUSED AT THE RESERVE DESK.
Credits: Director of photography, Barry Perles ; film editor, Torben Schioler ; research, Sheila Fischman ; music, Alain Clavier.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Responsibility: executive producer, Barrie Howells ; producer, Bill Brind ; directed, Donald Winkler.

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Filmed in Montreal and Greece, the poet is observed in the very act of transforming fleeting experiences into art, into words that may last. Layton explains the process of giving simple episodes "a meaningful form, so that banalities slip away, and there is only the celebration and ecstasy of being alive."

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