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Old 10-07-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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What Canadian people or events would make a great subject for a movie?
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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Videodrome and The Barbarian Invasions are the best I can think of, off the top of my head. Bon Cop Bad Cop isn't bad either.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Canada
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What Canadian people or events would make a great subject for a movie?
We need a modern Louis Riel movie, and maybe something set during the 1837 - 38 rebellions. Also, maybe a movie about coming of age on a reserve. I think that's a story Canadians need to hear told in a sensitive way, I think too often we don't understand what it's like to be a rural aboriginal youth in the modern age (although of course there's a diversity of experiences).
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Monsieur Lazhar made it to Chicagoland! Interesting...

The guy who made that movie grew up pretty much around the corner from me and quite a few of my friends went to high school with him.
No. Actually my mother in law who lives in St. Jean sur Richelieu recommended it so we bought it when we were visiting this summer and watched it a few weeks ago.
What gave him the idea for the movie? The parallels between the teacher and children coping with their trauma was a brilliant part of the story.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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I have a suggestion for a movie.
A "poisson-out-of-water" comedy where a single Quebecois woman (played by Karine Vanasse or Marie-Josee Croze) comes to the small-town South to teach French at the local high school. A local good-ole-boy (played by Daniel Whitney, AKA "Larry the Cable Guy"), who believes French women are very romantic (not realizing the French and Quebecois are different people), tries to woo her by taking her on a hunting trip.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:45 PM
 
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I should remember the name because it was a well made Canadian movie about children who died in a bus accident and how their parents coped. Sounds depressing and it was but it was not boring. The title escapes me.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:05 AM
 
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How about a movie about the HBC. Called Hudson's Bay Company. That would be awesome.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I should remember the name because it was a well made Canadian movie about children who died in a bus accident and how their parents coped. Sounds depressing and it was but it was not boring. The title escapes me.
The Sweet Hereafter. By Atom Egoyan.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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What Canadian movies should be seen by Americans at least once?
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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What Canadian movies should be seen by Americans at least once?
The Great Outdoors and Cool Running's anything with John Canady is good

Also "Goon" is pretty Good if you understand the inside hockey jokes and jabs it is a very Canadian Hockey Film viewed from a Canadian POV

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