Thursday, 2 February 2017

O Canada! Blogathan 2017


Just a reminder that the O Canada! Blogathon 2017 starts tomorrow and continues all weekend! Stay tuned for my upcoming three posts on Guy Maddin's film, My Winnipeg.

If you want to browse around the blogathon and see what else is on offer, the full list of participants and topics is found here.

And although he has nothing to do with the film I've chosen, may I just say how much I love Donald Sutherland? He is a National Treasure.

27 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

I can still see his cute little rear end in "animal house"! :)

Mark said...

A blogathon dedicated to all things Canada? Sounds like my kind of party.

DEZMOND said...

did not even know Donald was Canadian :)

Marie Smith said...

I'll check it out. Thanks, Debra.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This will be lots of fun!

e said...

Now you've done it! Sometimes just reading the name 'Winnipeg' gets that Neil Young song stuck in my head! 'Don't Be Denied', from one of his early albums. Autobiographical and vulnerable in his quavering, tremulous tenor voice. I'm probably going to be singing that all day now!

I notice that the Blogathon is for TV/cinema... what about the plethora of musicians in the GWN? Maybe next year, eh?

Magaly Guerrero said...

Party!

Adam said...

I've seen very few things with him in it. The only one I can think of off-hand is Hunger Games

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i'm going to love this! i love everything canadian, especially the blog tech!

Toni said...

Oh, yes. There is a Donald that we can all love. I always hear his voice in my head, "Stop with the negative waves, man!"

He played a good part in Kelly's Heroes.

Leeanna Henderson said...

Oh, I loved Kelly's Heros. Donald Sutherland as Sgt. Oddball and his tanks. He was so cool.
But I have to check this out! Thanks for the list.\
"Woof woof!"

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Shame on me. I have never seen My Winnipeg. I hang my head in such shame....

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ MrsDuncanMahogany -- Oh no! That's like never having had a nip at the Sal's or a goog special at the BDI! I hope some day you get a chance to see it!

Janie Junebug said...

Donald Sutherland is an excellent actor. Canada and Canadians deserve to be celebrated. One of my favorite Canadians is Ryan Gosling, who bears such a strong resemblance to Willy Dunne Wooters.

Love,
Janie

Professor Chaos said...

Donald Sutherland is great. Kiefer I could do without.

JACKIESUE said...

I love Canaderians

JACKIESUE said...

Tonto was a Canaderian? damn.

bj said...

I have always loved Donald, too...but not crazy about his son, Keifer (not sure how he spells it)

baili said...

i did not know he is from Canada ,i saw many movies and found him an extra ordinary actor
when we talk about Robert de niro and Alpacino we remember him too in our conversations .
will be looking forward for the fun dear Debra!

The Happy Whisk said...

Sounds like a fun series, Debra. I watched the first clip just before reading this post and I still have the music in my head. Thank you for that, by the way.

LL Cool Joe said...

Looks like fun!!

Guillaume said...

Donald Sutherland is great.

Missy George said...

Love Donald Sutherland!! Sounds like a great series..Have a fun weekend..

Magic Love Crow said...

I met Donald Sutherland in the Toronto airport many years ago. A very nice man. My brother went to school with Kiefer. Well Kiefer got kicked out! LOL! My brother and him use to "hang" together! What a small world!

The Captain said...

My second favourite Canadian (aside from you obviously) has to be the Shatmeister, I met him in Milton Keynes once many years ago.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ The Captain -- Thanks for letting me know that the Shatmeister is No 2! That's my kind of play on words, LOL!

Fundy Blue said...

I agree, Sutherland is a national treasure!