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Graeme Decarie served as historical advisor and commentator for a 1993 NFB film about the Quiet Revolution in Quebec

A companion piece to the post you are now reading is entitled: Many changes have occurred in Cartierville where Malcolm Campbell High School was located from 1960s to late 1980s.  * This post concerns an early 1990s documentary about the history of Montreal. A leader in the English rights movement in those years, Graeme Decarie served as […]


The Rise and Fall of English Montreal (1993) was an NFB film for which Graeme Decarie was historical advisor and occasional commentator

Updates A May 2017 CBC interactive webpage is entitled: “Montreal is 375 years old, but how old are its buildings?” A May 17, 2017 Montreal Gazette article is entitled: “Montreal’s history did not start 375 years ago.” [End]   We have previously featured posts in which Bob Hill’s research about the English presence in Quebec has […]


The Technique of Film Editing (1968) is a classic text for film students

The following text is based upon a previous post entitled Drug Wars (2013) updates. It focuses and enlarges upon themes related to editing, contextualization, and management of attention and emotional response in accordance with principles of instrumental reason in a machine in the garden era. Film history We are dealing with history, and its conceptualization. Heritage […]


History of film editing – Reisz and Millar (1968)

The Technique of Film Editing, Second Edition (1968) is a classic text by Karel Reisz and Gavin Millar that is read even now by film students. It’s a useful resource for anybody interested in how stories are put together, and how life is viewed and experienced, then and now. Because I’m currently taking a film editing […]


Films about Small Arms Ltd.

Colleen O’Marra writes: Not sure if you have viewed a documentary film called A TRIP THROUGH SMALL ARMS. It’s in seven parts on YOUTUBE, a rather shaky old reel but a fascinating local piece filmed by one of the employees. Fun to see American actor, Ralph Bellamy, giving a short talk to the Small Arms […]