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From the Archives – Calgary in the Sixties

  Science Fair Entry    Science Fair Winners     The Family Bomb Shelter   Learning to Drive Framed by a Tire   Arko the Police Dog   Long-Distance Phone Call 400,000th Visitor to the Zoo Images courtesy the Glenbow Museum’s Calgary in the Sixties series (via Flickr Commons).   

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Shopping from the movies: Shoot the Moon (Parker 1982)

Some films are better watched on fast forward or reproduced as film stills. Shoot the Moon (Parker 1982) is just such a movie — playing out like an Ingmar Bergman domestic drama populated by Woody Allen characters. While we’re asked to focus on the dissolving marriage of Albert Finney and Diane Keaton, one’s eye cannot …

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Shopping From the Movies: Telephones

Watching Freaky Friday (1977), I remembered how much I miss the corded telephone as dramatic device (and artifact of tasteful home decor). As Sara notes, a traditional telephone creates a restrictive perimeter from which the user cannot roam. All sorts of great comedic/dramatic material–especially in Seventies teen flic films–is generated when the user overrides this …

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