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Notman's World /
National Film Board of Canada.
imprint
Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, 1989.
description
1 online resource, 1 streaming video file (29 min.) : digital, stereo, sd., col.
format(s)
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imprint
Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, 1989.
credits note
Director/editing, Albert Kish ; cinematography, Barry Perles ; voice, Graeme Decarie, Nora Hague, Rosina Fontein ; location sound recording, Hans Oomes, Yves Gendron ; animation camera, Pierre Landry, Robin L.P. Bain ; music, Chris Crilly ; music recording, Philippe Espantoso ; sound editing, Bill Graziadei, Diane Le Floc'h ; re-recording, Hans Peter Strobl ; producer, William Brind ; executive producer, Colin Neale.
abstract
William Notman was a man of rare talent. Photography was still in its infancy when he opened his first studio--in Montréal--in the late 1850s. He rapidly turned his art, and a budding technology, into a highly successful business. Within five years he was appointed Photographer to the Queen. Not content with doing mere portraiture, he saw photography as a means of documenting history. With the use of props in his studio, composite photographs, and calling on his background as a trained artist, Notman immortalized the people and places of Canada. But this film goes beyond the re-creation of the past to question how photographs shape our sense of history.
catalogue key
12005375
target audience
CHV rating: G.
Régie du cinéma du Québec rating: G.
technical details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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