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Thursday, 15 December 2011
Toronto has an incredibly nuanced history when it comes to film, be it in its many theatres, its discourses, or the the diverse sites and scenes that have made our city so welcoming to the medium. In keeping with this idea, the University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Institute has organized a (now completed) course regarding the documentation of Toronto's colourful cinematic past. The culmination of the project is Local Film Cultures, a website that has exhibition histories on almost all of Toronto's vintage (or dead) cinemas, and detailed reports on the cultures, scenes, and and its evolution in Toronto. Check it out if you have some time, or you ever want to take a trip down memory lane.
Here are a few sample articles, written by the We Bleed Movies team:
Jake's account of the Beaches' Fox Theatre, Canada's oldest surviving cinema
Brad's account of the infamous University Theatre
Posted by Jake Howell at 20:12
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
While audiences already familiar with Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy have no doubt devoured Niels Arden Oplev's 2009 Swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, rallying the mob to decry David Fincher's latest as simply a 'cash grab' or 'Americanized remake' is something you'll want to think twice about.
Posted by Nick Gergesha at 16:44