Friday, December 4, 2009

The late, Bill Mason: Visual Film Artist presents "Blake"

Bill Mason grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Art in 1951 and went on to a creative career, as a commercial artist, animator, filmmaker, author and painter.

I'm not quite sure if this film, about film maker Bill James, doesn't give us insight into the mind of the late, film maker Bill Mason. Blake is a film for freedom loving, artistic free spirits who yearn for a life without material burdens and where their spirit can drift with the clouds.

Many years ago, a young Irishman told me that he emigrated to Canada because of National Film Board films of this type. They reached across the world and touched the hearts of people in darkened cinemas. They planted a mythos of Canada, which seems lacking today.

Anyway,click here, buckle up your seatbelts, sit back, and enjoy this 20 minute film.

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