Tag: The Mask (1961)

Book: Dear Guelda – The Death and Life of Pioneering Canadian Filmmaker Julian Roffman (2017)

Book: Dear Guelda – The Death and Life of Pioneering Canadian Filmmaker Julian Roffman (2017)

February 9, 2018 | By

To fans of 3D cinema, especially its pre-1980s renaissance, Julian Roffman is recognizable as the director-producer of what was in 1961 Canada’s first 3D feature and feature-length horror film. The Mask was also one of the most financially successful productions and the first Canadian film to be distributed stateside by a major studio…

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Put the Mask On… Put… the Mask… on NOW !

Put the Mask On… Put… the Mask… on NOW !

May 16, 2016 | By

Review of KINO’s 3D Blu-ray and DVD editions of Julian Roffman’s The Mask (1961) + audio and visual podcast editions of bonus media / Editor’s Blog.

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BR: Mask, The (1961)

BR: Mask, The (1961)

May 16, 2016 | By

The Mask was Julian Roffman’s second attempt at feature film directing, having tried to kick start the Canadian film industry with a cautionary tale of social ills with The Bloody Brood (1959), a film also notable for being Peter Falk’s feature film debut…

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The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul — Book Signing Oct. 24

The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul — Book Signing Oct. 24

October 23, 2015 | By

Book signing alert: yours truly (plus other excellent writers) will be signing copies of the new U of T book “The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul” this Sat. Oct. 24 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox + imminent podcast details.

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Soundtrack Reviews & Sundry

Soundtrack Reviews & Sundry

October 25, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Reviews of Silva Screen’s compilation series, featuring Music from the Transformers Trilogy by Steve Jablonsky, The Music of Michel Legrand, and The Music of James Horner, plus La-La Land’s complete presentation of James Horner’s Commando. Also: gorgeous Rue Morgue poster art, Julian Roffman’s The Mask + Guillermo del Toro in person at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and David Cronenberg’s Shivers at The Revue. Sometimes I love my city. Sometimes.

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