CCU27 – Canadian Close-Up

On Criterion Close-Up we normally review Criterion Collection releases. This week we added a bonus episode we called Canadian Close-Up were we talked about the great country to our north in Canada, and we discussed two films in the Criterion Collection from Canadian filmmakers in David Cronenberg and Guy Maddin. We hope you enjoy our discussion, eh?

This podcast is part of the O Canada Blogathon organized by Kristina of Speakeasy and Ruth of Silver Screenings.

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Mark and Aaron take a trip north to the wonderful world of Canada. This is a special, unscheduled episode to celebrate the O’ Canada Blogathon. We talk about all things Canadian, including our Canadian Connections, film and media culture from Canada, and two particular films from The Criterion Collection — Videodrome and My Winnipeg.

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Show notes:


0:00 – Introduction to Canadian Close-Up
2:10 – Canadian Connections
9:30 – O’ Canada Blogathon
15:30 – Celebrating Canadian Culture
29:20 – Videodrome
50:10 – My Winnipeg

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2 thoughts on “CCU27 – Canadian Close-Up

  1. I think this is my fave episode so far. I absolutely loved the discussion re: Canada at the beginning of the show.

    One question: They don’t have Smarties or Coffee Crisp in the US? I’ve never remembered to look for these things whenever I’ve been there.


  2. Thank you, Ruth! No Smarties or Coffee Crisp or my other favorite Aero (the bubbles!) in the US. My favorites from Canada, I have to by them across the border when I go to Montreal.


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