Item AAAA1517 - In the daytime

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In the daytime

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directed and photograhed by Stanley Fox and Peter Varley

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  • [1949-1950] (Creation)

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Documentary. An impressionistic portrait of city life during a day off in the summertime, with poetic narration set opposite some very observant and intimate views of Vancouver and its inhabitants. These include numerous street scenes; departure of the passenger ferry "Hollyburn"; shots of and from Interurban railway and streetcars; sequences on Chinatown, Kitsilano Beach, Stanley Park, Victory Square, and the downtown waterfront; and a glimpse inside a typical beer parlour. The film received honourable mention in the amateur category at the 1950 Canadian Film Awards.

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A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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Copyright assigned to British Columbia Archives by Stanley Fox, 1986.

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Content notes in file F1986:04 and V1985:24.

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TAPE 4349:4 (sound recording), an oral history interview with Stanley Fox, which contains discussion of this film.

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Restored in 1986 as a composite sound film; see separate entry, AAAA1518, for the restored version.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #I/05.

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Accession number(s): F1986:04; V1985:24

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producer: Arthur Lourie; director: Stanley Fox; photography: Stanley Fox; photography: Peter Varley; director: Peter Varley; editor: Peter Varley; commentary: Norman Newton; narrator: Roy Daniells; musical arrangements: Ira Puru [pseud.]; titles: John Mildy; sponsored/presented by: National Film Society of Canada (Vancouver Branch); producing agency/company: Peter Varley; producing agency/company: Stanley Fox

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