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    My experience with the Canadian radio and music industries definitely taught me how true what baby doll said about Canadian film is.

    The CRTC stifles creativity. Implementing and enforcing "Can Con" (Canadian Content) laws. When I was in radio, all Canadian terrestrial stations were legally required to have 45% of all programming be not only by Canadian artists, but identifiably Canadian Content.

    That's why every Canadian TV show (that isn't on a specialty network or service) is usually about an RCMP officer who likes to drink Alexander Keith's with his Native friend while eating maple syrup and hunting moose.

    They prioritize Canadiana over quality. And it is legally enforced.
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    The Third Man (Reed, '49)




    We should've dug deeper than a grave.


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    Great movie.

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    Il Sorpasso - what a ride!
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    Streetwise (1984, Martin Bell)
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    Oh, and the connection of Il Sorpasso to Kieslowski's Red. OK, slight(?) but same actor in similar role and same career. One could easily see the character from the former movie being the same as the latter. I have to believe that the casting here was based on the Italian film. Kieslowski is always referencing other films/ideas.
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    Quote Quoting StuSmallz (view post)
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    But of course, despite the presence of such screen icons as Orson Welles, the real star here is Vienna itself, as the film was filmed on-location amongst the rubble of the once-glorious national capital, still recovering from the continent-wide post-war "hangover", as a devastated city divided up among the authorities of various post-war powers, with the classy architecture of the buildings that were lucky enough to survive the war, and the rubble of the ones that weren't, providing a concrete maze for the characters to survive, and concealing a new mystery around each and every one of its sharp corners, giving the city just as much character as any of the actual, well, characters....
    enough commas ? Reed/Krasker do a similar thing in Odd Man Out where the city becomes a character.

    ...and that reminds me. Why are there no US films from the late 40s and 50s that show off the baby boom? I've seen several British films that have kids all over the place (A Taste of Honey, Odd Man Out, Tiger Bay).
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    Quote Quoting Yxklyx (view post)
    enough commas ? Reed/Krasker do a similar thing in Odd Man Out where the city becomes a character.

    ...and that reminds me. Why are there no US films from the late 40s and 50s that show off the baby boom? I've seen several British films that have kids all over the place (A Taste of Honey, Odd Man Out, Tiger Bay).
    What? That sentence would only "flow" worse with less commas, so I think your issue has more to do with the overall length of the sentence, rather than the number of commas I used in it (which I get, but that's just kind of my personal style, you know?). Anyway, I haven't watched Odd Man Out yet, but as far as Reed's other 40's movies go, I did watch The Fallen Idol a while ago, and felt it was quite good on the whole (although in retrospect, it was a warm-up for the greatness that was Man​, of course).

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