It’s the second fabulous day of the O Canada blogathon, and there are so many Canadian goings-on, we can hardly contain ourselves.

Today, we’re featuring Canadian women who wrote the proverbial book on how to be a movie star, along with a Hitchcock classic filmed in beautiful Quebec City. We’re also taking a look at an innovative and controversial director, along with a Canadian film from 1982 that made the world sit up and take notice.

And yes! We have another Mountie Movie!

Critica Retro: Marie Dressler Facts (use translate buttons)

Girls Do Film: Was Florence Lawrence the First Movie Star?

Hitchcock’s World: David Cronenberg’s Videodrome and the Role of Television in Our World

Movies Silently: Mary Pickford is Living “The Dream

The Stop Button: Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess

Moon in Gemini: The Grey Fox (1982)

Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings: Tyrone Power as the Pony Soldier

Thanks to The National Film Board of Canada (NFB), one lucky blogathon participant will receive the DVD of Sarah Polley’s film Stories We Tell. (See below.) A winner will be selected by way of a random draw from bloggers who post within the blogathon period.

Many thanks to the NFB!



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