Sunday, April 30, 2017

100 Best Canadian Films – Daniel Kremer

One of the important film events of 2016 was the discovery, restoration and screening of the once thought to be lost A Cool Sound from Hell and it has been Daniel Kremer, who had published Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films, that has been responsible for this renewed attention to Furie (there's a terrific article at Filmmaker Magazine about finding the print). With the discovery of A Cool Sound from Hell, along with A Dangerous Age, Furie's role at the origins of Toronto's independent cinema becomes more apparent and his influence on Don Owen and his Nobody Waved Good-bye becomes more clear. Kremer is also a filmmaker in his own right and is surprisingly passionate about Canadian cinema for an American. Previous 100 Best Canadian Films lists include those by Yves Lever, Piers Handling, Marcel Jean, Mike Hoolboom and myself. – D.D.
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Daniel Kremer’s 100 Best Canadian Films
- Begone Dull Care (1949, Norman McLaren)

- Tit-Coq (1953, René Delacroix)
- A Dangerous Age (1957, Sidney J. Furie)
- A Cool Sound from Hell (1959, Sidney J. Furie)

- Seul ou avec d'autres (1962, Denys Arcand, Stéphane Venne)
- Amanita pestilens (1963, Rene Bonniere)
- A tout prendre (1963, Claude Jutra)
- The Bitter Ash (1963, Larry Kent)
- Pour la suite du monde (1963, Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault, Marcel Carriere, 1963)
- The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964, Irvin Kershner)
- Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964, Don Owen)
- Sweet Substitute (1964, Larry Kent)
- Winter Kept Us Warm (1964, David Secter)
- Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (1965, Don Owen)
- When Tomorrow Dies (1965, Larry Kent)
- YUL 871 (1966, Jacques Godbout)
- Entre la mer et l'eau douce (1967, Michel Brault)
- The Ernie Game (1967, Don Owen)
- Flowers on a One-Way Street (1967, Robin Spry)
- High (1967, Larry Kent)
- Warrendale (1967, Allan King)
- Don't Let the Angels Fall (1968, George Kaczender)
- Kid Sentiment (1968, Jacques Godbout)
- The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1969, Peter Pearson)
- A Married Couple (1969, Allan King)
- Reason Over Passion (1969, Joyce Weiland)

- Christopher's Movie Matinee (1970, Mort Ransen)
- Deux femmes en or (1970, Claude Fournier)
- Eliza's Horoscope (1970, Gordon Sheppard)
- Goin' Down the Road (1970, Donald Shebib)
- Prologue (1970, Robin Spry)
- Wow (1970, Claude Jutra)
- Madeleine Is... (1971, Sylvia Spring)
- Mon Oncle Antoine (1971, Claude Jutra)
- The Only Thing You Know (1971, Clarke Mackey)
- The Rowdyman (1971, Peter Carter)
- Those Damned Savages (1971, Jean-Pierre Lefebvre)
- Come On Children (1972, Allan King)
- Wedding in White (1972, William Fruet)
- The Hard Part Begins (1973, Paul Lynch)
- Kamouraska (1973, Claude Jutra)
- Paperback Hero (1973, Peter Pearson)
- The Pyx (1973, Harvey Hart)
- Rejeanne Padovani (1973, Denys Arcand)
- U-Turn (1973, George Kaczender)
- 125 Rooms of Comfort (1974, Patrick Loubert)
- The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974, Ted Kotcheff)
- The Clinton Special (1974, Michael Ondaatje)
- La gammick (1974, Jacques Godbout)
- Montreal Main (1974, Frank Vitale)
- Les ordres (1974, Michel Brault)
- Running Time (1974, Mort Ransen)
- La Tête de Normande St-Onge (1975, Gilles Carle)
- The Far Shore (1976, Joyce Weiland)
- Un royaume vous attend (1976, Pierre Perrault)
- Dreamspeaker (1977, Claude Jutra)
- J.A. Martin, Photographer (1977, Jean Beaudin)
- Nanook Taxi (1977, Edward Folger)
- Outrageous! (1977, Richard Benner)
- The Rubber Gun (1977, Allan Moyle)
- Skip Tracer (1977, Zale Dalen)
- Three-Card Monte (1977, Les Rose)
- The Silent Partner (1978, Daryl Duke)

- Heartaches (1981, Donald Shebib)
- Kings and Desperate Men (1981, Alexis Kanner)
- The Grey Fox (1982, Philip Borsos)
- The Shimmering Beast (1982, Pierre Perrault)
- Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)
- The Bay Boy (1984, Daniel Petrie)
- La dame en couleurs (1985, Claude Jutra)
- My American Cousin (1985, Sandy Wilson)
- Sitting in Limbo (1985, John N. Smith)
- The Decline of the American Empire (1986, Denys Arcand)
- John and the Missus (1986, Gordon Pinsent)
- Candy Mountain (1987, Robert Frank, Rudy Wurlitzer)
- Family Viewing (1987, Atom Egoyan)
- Dead Ringers (1988, David Cronenberg)
- I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1988, Patricia Rozema)
- Jesus of Montreal (1989, Denys Arcard)

- White Room (1990, Patricia Rozema)
- The Boys of St. Vincent (1992, John N. Smith)
- Mothers and Daughters (1993, Larry Kent)
- New Waterford Girl (1999, Allan Moyle)
- Camera (2000, David Cronenberg)
- Gambling, Gods and LSD (2000, Peter Mettler)
- Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner (2001, Zacharias Kunuk)
- Going Back (2001, Sidney J. Furie)
- The Barbarian Invasions (2003, Denys Arcand)
- Dying at Grace (Allan King, 2003)
- Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (2005, Allan King)
- Away from Her (2006, Sarah Polley)
- Brand Upon the Brain! (2006, Guy Maddin)
- My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin)

- Heartbeats (2010, Xavier Dolan)
- Exley (2011, Larry Kent)
- Laurence Anyways (2012, Xavier Dolan)
- Stories We Tell (2012, Sarah Polley)
- Hastings Street. (2014, Larry Kent)
- Closet Monster (2015, Stephen Dunn)
- Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (2016, Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie)

1 comment:

Arden Ostrander said...

I Heard the Owl Call My Name? Daryl Duke

Joshua Then and Now? Ted Kotcheff

egregious oversights but great list nonetheless & thanks for it