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In Bed with an Elephant (1986)


Kent Martin


James Laxer


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Great and interesting film
27 February 2019 | by cfanderSee all my reviews

Overall, I would rate the film of "In Bed with an Elephant" as a 9 out of 10. There were a lot of chronological details provided by the film that gave in depth descriptions of the Presidential and Prime Minister relations over the years. There were also a lot of details included within each relationship that described how unique each relationship was and how they impacted both Canada and the United States. I enjoyed the fact that each relationship had its own impacts. Specifically how the relationship between the President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill was what initially started the military relationship between the United States and Canada. If there were no relationships between the leaders of the Canada and the United States, there would be really no way for the two countries to be connected. It was also interesting how the relationship between the Prime Minister and the President were what lead to cooperation from other countries. A lot of the trade connections between the two countries and other countries, specifically China, came down to the connection between Canada and the United States. It can also be seen the perspective that Canada and the United States had of each other. The United States oftentimes questioned whether or not Canada was capable of sustaining as a country on its own and it came down to what Canada wanted. The United States knew that it could support itself as a country as well as assist Canada in becoming the country that it wanted to be. However, the Prime Ministers of Canada did not always appreciate the condescending view that the President of the United States often had. Yet, the relations between the two leaders, even through the changes of the leaders themselves, has continued to prove helpful and important when it comes to country development and sustainability.The film was very well made with valid information being portrayed throughout the entire length of it. It was interesting being that it was produced in a way to keep the attention of the viewer and had smooth transitions between each of the relations of the leaders. There were a few instances, however, where there could have been more information provided. There were a lot of relationships where it was not mentioned how the Prime Minister and the President had met and with prior knowledge, I know that there were a lot of cases where how the two people had met had a vital impact on the result of the overall relationship between the two countries. However, overall a sufficient amount of information about each relationship was provided with smooth transitions and connections. As a viewer, I believe that this film was made very well and I would recommend for other viewers.

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