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A Place to Stand (1967)

A multi-image large-format film showcasing life in Ontario without narration and dialogue.
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Commissioned by the Ontario Government for the Ontario Pavilion at Expo 67, the film shows (without a storyline or narration) life in Ontario; the places, the industry, the culture and the people. Approximately 90 minutes of footage is shown in it's 18 minute running-time by using the groundbreaking and innovative "multi-dynamic image technique". The technique allows up to 15 panels of images of various sizes and formats simultaneously projected onto a single large screen. Written by pr1mal_1

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1967 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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70 mm 6-Track

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Color

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2.20 : 1
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This short was originally screened at the Ontario Pavilion at Expo '67 in Montreal, Canada. See more »

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A Place to Stand, A Place to Grow
Written by Dolores Claman & Richard Morris, French lyrics by Larry Trudel
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Multi Image Expo'67 Oscar Winner Holds Up Solidly
1 July 2003 | by jake jSee all my reviews

A Place To Stand stands the test of time due to its intelligent use of split screen images, some stunning photography and an unforgettable theme song....the only element that needs primping is the narrative, which has the antiseptic feel of a bureaucratic rubber stamp (in this case, the Ontario Tourist Board). This oscar winner delighted Expo '67 and the sequel in '68 "Man And His World" in Montreal and is totally obscure today. Picked up a vhs wide-screen copy for personal use from a friend in the business and was thrilled as any World's Fair film completist must be. As the closing theme lyrics cheerlead "Give us a place to stand, and a place to grow, and we will build Ontario!!!!" ***1/2


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