Mandatory assignment

Turner Classics tonight is showing 4 1/2 hours of animated shorts from the National Film Board of Canada. There’s bound to be a lot of Norman McLaren in the mix of course. Pop quiz tomorrow morning.

A dose of McLaren sounds like good prep for Tuesday’s election. And remember, unlike before, the city clerk can’t throw out your mail ballot if you happen to vote on election day.



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4 responses to “Mandatory assignment

  1. chad

    Thank god for TCM.

    • semichorus

      I never realized how funny McLaren was. He rocks.

      I remember when that Film Board of Canada logo came up we knew it was snooze time. Like Coronet Films.

  2. chad

    Wow. I have significantly strong memories of the NFB (and its logo.) John Grierson helped establish the NFB I believe.

    • semichorus

      Yes. They were also a model for NET, later known as PBS. And of course AFI. Government funding!

      Wonder how much longer TCM is going to be around before it does the mainstream AMC thing with commercials. I give it two years. AMC with Bob Dorian was great.

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