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In Search of the Third Man (2000) provides a back story for The Third Man (1949)

For several weeks I’ve been reading In Search of The Third Man (2000) by Charles Drazin. I’ve also viewed the DVD entitled The Third Man (1949) – The Criterion Collection. The latter Third Man DVD is available at the Toronto Public … Continue reading

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Bob Carswell shares a back story regarding Saraguay, Quebec as a Nature Park

Three Facebook Groups related to Malcolm Campbell High School feature messages about the MCHS ’60s Reunion and Celebration of the Sixties taking place in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2015, a date that is coming up very quickly. To find out … Continue reading

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Behind the gang rivalry story is the back story that may take a little longer to read

The back story, for whatever narrative we can think of, establishes a context for the story – often a brief one – that is characterized as the main story. With regard to gangs, the back story is rooted in history including … Continue reading

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March 24, 2014 New Yorker article highlights the deconstruction back story

You can find a March 24, 2014 New Yorker article, entitled “The de Man case,” which I found of value given my interest in cultural history and related topics, here. The subhead for the article is entitled: “Does a critic’s … Continue reading

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Elements of storytelling include (4) focus on the backstage, (5) reinhabitation of places through narrative, and (6) open-endedness

1. Getting attention 2. Playing the role 3. Collaboration A previous post is entitled: Storytelling: Getting attention; playing the role; collaboration The above-noted post provides an overview of the three above-noted elements. In a comment at the post, I’ve referred, as … Continue reading

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Graeme Decarie taught grades 7 to 11 for six years. Loved it. Then went back to school for his MA at Acadia & PhD (History) at Queen’s

I’ve posted a couple of previous posts about Graeme Decarie, whom I last met in person over 50 years ago: Graeme Decarie mentions that Mr. Hanna was principal of a high school way up the Ottawa River Graeme Decarie (teacher at … Continue reading

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David Webster, who grew up in Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey), has a great recollection of local history dating back to the 1940s

Updates: Colleen O’Marra – see Comments at the end of this post – has added details about Police Chief Smythe that I read with much interest. For additional comments about Toronto-area postwar emergency housing, click here > [End]   I … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Day (2013) discusses storytelling: How reading aloud is back in fashion

I enjoyed reading a Jan. 6, 2013 article in The Guardian. The article (see link in previous sentence) by Elizabeth Day about her storytelling in an art gallery in central London begins with the following heading and text: “Storytelling: how … Continue reading

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Mr. Putin (2015) illustrates that story management is possible even in the absence of evidence-based biographical details

In a previous post, I’ve discussed the Story of Mississauga, which I’ve been following since January 2017. The project is drive, first of all, by a focused approach toward heritage management. Secondly, the Story of Mississauga is concerned with community … Continue reading

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Story of the week is Trump, Russia and the FBI; rest is a distraction: Feb. 25, 2017 Guardian

A Feb. 25, 2017 Guardian article is entitled: “The story of the week is Trump, Russia and the FBI. The rest is a distraction.” The subhead reads: “The White House reportedly tried to influence an active counter-intelligence investigation. All else, … Continue reading

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