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NCFD – Trivia! () - National Canadian Film Day
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Canadian film trivia
The M O S T S U C C E S S F U L C A N A D I A N F I L M production
of all time is 2010’s Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth
film in the Resident Evil series. The sci-fi adaptation
made over $280 million at the international box
office, outgrossing the long-standing record holder
Porky’s (1981) after adjusting for inflation.
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Choosing to follow his own
career (and pioneer new
takes on the horror genre),
D AV I D C R O N E N B E R G
TURNED DOWN OFFERS
to direct Top Gun (1986),
RoboCop (1987), and even
Star Wars: Return of the
Jedi (then known as
Revenge of the Jedi).
H E Y G I R L , YO U ’ R E M Y FAV O U R I T E G R O U P I E
H O W D O Y O U S AY “ R U N , F O R R E S T ! ” I N I N U K T I T U T ?
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
is the first feature film ever to be
written, directed, and acted entirely
in I N U K T I T U T , O N E O F C A N A D A ’ S
P R I N C I PA L I N U I T L A N G UAG E S .
Find S H A K E S P E A R E A L I T T L E D R Y ?
1983’s laugh-riot Strange Brew,
which follows a beer-soaked
mystery at a brewery, is a
Canadian riff on Hamlet.
Since 1971, Canada has
had 7 F E A T U R E F I L M S
N O M I N A T E D for the Best
Foreign Language Film
Oscar. Quebec’s Denys
Arcand won in 2003 for
Les Invasions Barbares (The
Barbarian Invasions).
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He’s not just Young Hercules or a F O R M E R
M O U S E K E T E E R in the Mickey Mouse Club:
Ryan Gosling also has
a band called Dead
Man’s Bones. He
plays vocals,
piano, and
guitar with
his bestie
Zach Shields.
No [email protected]#%ing way! Michael Dowse’s
charming 2013 romantic comedy
The F Word, starring Zoe Kazan
and Daniel Radcliffe, was renamed
What If in American markets to
AV O I D A N “ R ” R AT I N G .
Under 30 and with six
feature films to his name,
Xavier Dolan isn’t just
directing music videos for
Adele. In 2009, he briefly
V O I C E D S T A N M A R S H in
the short-lived Quebecois
version of South Park.
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The winner of the
F I R S T- E V E R G E N I E
AWA R D F O R B E S T
CANADIAN FILM
was The Changeling,
Peter Medak’s
1980 psychological
horror film.
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Known as the
“Queen of the
Movies” in the
1910s and 1920s,
TO RO N TO - B O R N
M A RY P I C K F O R D
won the
second-ever Best
Actress Oscar for
her performance
in the 1929 talkie
Coquette.