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Old Posted Jul 17, 2017, 4:50 AM
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Nice dig. Worthless comment.

White House Down: Pretending to be Washighton DC
Blade: Pretending to be Los Angeles
The Notebook: Pretending to be Europe
Batman & Robin: Pretending to be Gotham
The Day After Tomorrow: Pretending to be New York City
Orphan: Pretending to be New England
get Smart: Pretending to be Moscow


I could go on. Standing in for another city is not a negative but a positive. It shows you have a very successful film industry. It's a great video and it's funny to see who is excited about the American TV shout outs. Remember this when you go to bash another city for wanting to be more American. Kind of like what you did in your comment. Yay Friends pretended to be here.......LOL.
Dear 30 watt bulb,

There's nothing wrong with standing in for another city in films IF you counterbalance that by creating your own films - that people actually watch.

And that's the problem with English Canadian cinema - no English Canadians are aware that such a thing even exists.

I blame Toronto! (our so-called "Cultural Capital")

There has been much written about the dichotomy between the largely failed Canadian film industry and the hugely popular (within QC and occasionally without - though never in 'bilingual' ROC) Québec film industry. Why do Canadians shun their own movies and yet QCers embrace theirs?

I blame Toronto! (Cultural Capital!)

You always walk a line in QC. Canadians will only pay attention if you make a video that is rife with American Affirmation - so you make one. Francophone QCers will not be aware of most of the shows, movies being referenced and therefore come to the conclusion that "Well I have no idea what that was about but they said "Montreal" a lot so, cool!.

Show a video that highlights the best of QC cinema and QCers will love it! The rest of Canada? WTF is this French shit?

My convoluted point is: Canadians will pay attention to Montreal being referenced in American TV shows, movies - that will earn their respect; they will pay no attention whatsoever to the excellent films being produced here.

I believe that's why the the video was made - to appeal to Canadians who so crave and respect American Affirmation.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2017, 7:28 AM
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Nice dig. Worthless comment.
I'll give you some examples, dimwit, of Montreal movies that most Canadians should have seen but most likely never did. Because.. Spiderman 11/12/13 was probably playing at the time and our film distribution is completely American-owned and..

Oh yeah, and they're in French!

These were from directors who were completely unknown in Canada until...

They made American movies!

All of a sudden, they're recognized as great 'Canadian' directors lol!

I'll leave it to you mach these QC movies with their suddenly great 'Canadian' American movie directors:

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They're kind of like poutine (that great 'Canadian' food) lol!, in a weird kinda way

Crappy QC shit.. oh the Americans like it? Well then, I guess it will become part of our National Identity! lol!

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Old Posted Jul 17, 2017, 3:21 PM
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I'll give you some examples, dimwit, of Montreal movies that most Canadians should have seen but most likely never did. Because.. Spiderman 11/12/13 was probably playing at the time and our film distribution is completely American-owned and..

Oh yeah, and they're in French!

These were from directors who were completely unknown in Canada until...

They made American movies!

All of a sudden, they're recognized as great 'Canadian' directors lol!

I'll leave it to you mach these QC movies with their suddenly great 'Canadian' American movie directors:

They're kind of like poutine (that great 'Canadian' food) lol!, in a weird kinda way

Crappy QC shit.. oh the Americans like it? Well then, I guess it will become part of our National Identity! lol!
I love how you paint this as a purely Canadian phenomenon when, for example, Spiderman made half of its revenues from international markets. Who would have thought that AAA Hollywood blockbuster movie franchises would be consumed in Canada, just like every other country in the Western world?

Also all these QC movies you're lambasting anglo-Canadians for not being familiar with are (you guessed it!) in French, which sadly most anglo-Canadians don't speak (god forbid).

No doubt that many of our best and most talented writers, producers and actors get lured to the next door US by higher dollars and a bigger stage, which has certainly limited anglo-Canada's locally focussed film culture, but this isn't due to some lack of cultural identity. On the other side of the coin, why does Canada not get credit for the works of Canadians like Mike Myers, John Candy, Lorne Micheals or James Cameron?

Your seething and generally nonsensical resentment toward Toronto and anglo-Canada is genuinely comical. Some girl from London/Toronto must have done a real number on you.

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Old Posted Jul 24, 2017, 9:28 AM
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I love how you paint this as a purely Canadian phenomenon when, for example, Spiderman made half of its revenues from international markets. Who would have thought that AAA Hollywood blockbuster movie franchises would be consumed in Canada, just like every other country in the Western world?

Also all these QC movies you're lambasting anglo-Canadians for not being familiar with are (you guessed it!) in French, which sadly most anglo-Canadians don't speak (god forbid).

No doubt that many of our best and most talented writers, producers and actors get lured to the next door US by higher dollars and a bigger stage, which has certainly limited anglo-Canada's locally focussed film culture, but this isn't due to some lack of cultural identity. On the other side of the coin, why does Canada not get credit for the works of Canadians like Mike Myers, John Candy, Lorne Micheals or James Cameron?

Your seething and generally nonsensical resentment toward Toronto and anglo-Canada is genuinely comical. Some girl from London/Toronto must have done a real number on you.
Well! Such a dick-faced response!

You must be from Toronto..

Let's see:

"AAA movies play all over the world" Yeah but, most countries still manage to sustain their own movie industry. And really? You consider Spiderman 12 to be AAA?

Anyhow..

"Quebec movies are in French, most Canadians don't speak French"

Well so much for that popular misconception. I thought we were an Officially Bilingual Country? lol! We're so proud of telling everybody that..

I've always thought that most Canadians were capable of reading English subtitles. If not, then how could we be capable of watching anything other than "AAA" movies? All but English language movies ??? Aren't we multicultural? Or, does that just apply to restaurants and slave labour?

And yeah you're right: I've had my heart broken by Ontarians, Scots, Yanks, Aussies, Germans, Dutch.. that comes with the territory when you're a perennial OutOfTowner! So what?

What about you, idiot? you seem seem like a tinfoil construction hat, height-obsessed, canyon jockey loser.. like most of the Torontonians on this site.

Are you World Class??

My point is that us English Canadians can't make a movie that we will all watch if our life depended on it whereas Quebec does this regularly.

You're an idiot so I can understand why you missed that.

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Old Posted Jul 24, 2017, 3:37 PM
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Well! Such a dick-faced response!

You must be from Toronto..

Let's see:

"AAA movies play all over the world" Yeah but, most countries still manage to sustain their own movie industry. And really? You consider Spiderman 12 to be AAA?

Anyhow..

"Quebec movies are in French, most Canadians don't speak French"

Well so much for that popular misconception. I thought we were an Officially Bilingual Country? lol! We're so proud of telling everybody that..

I've always thought that most Canadians were capable of reading English subtitles. If not, then how could we be capable of watching anything other than "AAA" movies? All but English language movies ??? Aren't we multicultural? Or, does that just apply to restaurants and slave labour?

And yeah you're right: I've had my heart broken by Ontarians, Scots, Yanks, Aussies, Germans, Dutch.. that comes with the territory when you're a perennial OutOfTowner! So what?

What about you, idiot? you seem seem like a tinfoil construction hat, height-obsessed, canyon jockey loser.. like most of the Torontonians on this site.

Are you World Class??

My point is that us English Canadians can't make a movie that we will all watch if our life depended on it whereas Quebec does this regularly.

You're an idiot so I can understand why you missed that.

You need some thicker skin, his comment wasn't that bad. "Such a dick-faced response!" Could be said for your last post as well.
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