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Canadian Authors 1 ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB528462
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1980
Running Time:  18:06

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A collection of three meetings with Canadian writers. Atwood and Family: This study of one of Canada's most elusive literary figures takes place during a quiet encounter on Atwood's island retreat. The author and the filmmaker discuss what shapes Atwood's fiction and what motivates her characters (29 min. 39 sec.). Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat: Mowat's life has been a series of adventures, many of which are reflected in his books. His distinctive brand of writing -- "cause-motivated subjective non-fiction" -- has earned him a worldwide following and made him Canada's best-selling authors (25 min. 15 sec.). Darts in the Dark: An Introduction to W.O. Mitchell: Scenes of Mitchell the performer, Mitchell the family man, Mitchell the teacher, and Mitchell talking about himself and his work alternate with evocative passages from his books, read against scenes from the prairies and foothills that were his inspiration (15 min. 35 sec.).

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