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Suite two : a memo to Oscar
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1 film reel (00:14:43 ; ca. 400 ft) : A-wind duplicate print, 18 fps, b&w, silent ; 16 mm
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The item is a duplicate print of an experimental film by Dorothy Burritt and Stanley Fox. It was produced as a gift to Dorothy Burritt's husband, filmmaker Oscar Burritt (who was working in Toronto at the time) and is an offbeat study of life at their Vancouver apartment -- suite 2, 1960 Robson Street. The camera explores the apartment and the household memorabilia, and Dorothy is seen sitting for a portrait by painter Peter Bortkus. Later some friends drop by for a screening of Sacha Guitry's film "Pearls of the Crown", followed by a party. Among the guests are Moira Armour, film editor Maureen Balfe, UBC student Stanley Fox, photographer Peter Varley, and an unnamed figure wearing a bird costume. Most of the people shown would have been involved with the National Film Society of Canada (Vancouver Branch). "Suite Two" won honourable mention (amateur category) at the first Canadian Film Awards in 1949.
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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
A VHS reference copy (transferred at the wrong playing speed) is available for this item, V1986:34.
For a reference copy of this title (transferred to video at the correct speed), see V1989:05/001.02 (Stanley Fox fonds).
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Copyright assigned to British Columbia Archives by Stanley Fox, 1985
References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #S/100.
Accession number(s): F1986:07
Previously described as AAAA4293.
director: Dorothy Burritt; director: Stanley Fox; photography: Stanley Fox; producing agency/company: Dorothy Burritt