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Dreadful Date john f weldon

09 Nov 11 - 12:34 PM (#3253664)
Subject: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,john f weldon

The latest sad tale of lost love, all true!!

The Dreadful Date


09 Nov 11 - 12:39 PM (#3253668)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: Paul Burke

Oi! I wish I could sing cartoons like that.


09 Nov 11 - 12:41 PM (#3253670)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,999

Another great Sahcan Alley production, John. Many thanks for sharing.

BM


09 Nov 11 - 12:42 PM (#3253672)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,999

ASHCAN


09 Nov 11 - 12:47 PM (#3253677)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,Jon

Love it. Thanks.


09 Nov 11 - 01:12 PM (#3253697)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: John MacKenzie

More goodies


09 Nov 11 - 01:24 PM (#3253705)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: Lizzie Cornish 1

What a meanie, Nina was!   That was so enjoyable, john, thank you! :0) x


09 Nov 11 - 01:34 PM (#3253712)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: gnu

Great one - again. "Definitely unlaid"... hahahahahaa.


10 Nov 11 - 01:02 AM (#3254082)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: Sandra in Sydney

brilliant (as always!)

more, pleaae


10 Nov 11 - 01:03 AM (#3254083)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: Sandra in Sydney

or to put it a bit more clearly -


brilliant (as always!)

more, please, maestro


12 Nov 11 - 11:58 AM (#3255589)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,john f weldon

Thanks folks.

BTW - did anyone notice the weird visual reference to a well-known Canadian painting?


12 Nov 11 - 12:11 PM (#3255602)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,999

Colville?


14 Nov 11 - 08:07 AM (#3256727)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,john f weldon

Woohoo!

999 gets the prize!

(It was almost accidental, I got to that scene & I had two main objects, and I thought "where have I seen those two things together"... ...so I rearranged the perspective to match more closely...)


14 Nov 11 - 11:56 AM (#3256841)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,999

OK, John. The prize (for me) would be a visit next time you get to Ormstown. I've been a fan of yours ever since I first saw this great vignette on CBC television many years ago.

And regarding 'Dreadful Date': Hard for me to miss, John. He's one of my favourite Canadian painters.


14 Nov 11 - 12:55 PM (#3256874)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,john f weldon

Done! Chances are, my next visit to Ormstown area will be next summer, for one of the local folky festivals, Apple Hollow and/or Branches and Roots.

cheers
JFW


14 Nov 11 - 01:03 PM (#3256879)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,999

I'll see you in the big city before that.

BM


14 Nov 11 - 01:07 PM (#3256883)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,john f weldon

Cool!


14 Nov 11 - 06:14 PM (#3257082)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Great! The guy's got talent !


14 Nov 11 - 06:33 PM (#3257096)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,999

Hi, Q. Not only talent, but a great sense of humour and wonderful wit.

"The Log Driver's Waltz, 1979, was directed by John Weldon. The animation is set to the Mountain City Four/Kate and Anna McGarrigle recording of the song. The film is one of the most-requested in the entire collection of the National Film Board. The NFB also produced a French version of the film.

The Log Driver's Waltz is available for viewing on the National Film Board's website. Occasionally, The Log Driver's Waltz appears on Canadian channels like CBC Television as filler between two programs, much like Heritage Minutes."

John won a prestigious award for his work on that (John, help me out here because I can't recall the name of the darned award) and the song with animation became a classic in Canada almost overnight.

You can see more of his work at that the following link:

http://www.nfb.ca/explore-by/director/John-Weldon/


14 Nov 11 - 06:38 PM (#3257099)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,999

PS John is somewhat modest, and getting him to talk about himself is like pulling teeth. Took me seven coolers (lemon/vodka before he opened up a little). He had a few, too.


14 Nov 11 - 07:46 PM (#3257129)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: Charley Noble

John-

So sad!

Do you still have Nina's phone number?

Charley Noble


15 Nov 11 - 10:24 AM (#3257453)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,john f weldon

Actually, the most prestigious award I ever got was not for Loggie but for this, somewhat darker film... (Oscar 1979)...

(I see they've put a warning label on it!!)

Special D

...but Loggie is the one most people remember, it got played a lot & was by far my most wholesome film. Most of my humour is a tad grim.


15 Nov 11 - 02:52 PM (#3257625)
Subject: RE: Dreadful Date john f weldon
From: GUEST,leeneia

thanks, John