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Short-lived but well-reviewed Canadian anthology series, specifically created to showcase the work of developing writing talent. Stories ranged from straight drama to absurdist sketch comedy.
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Jackie Burroughs 2 episodes, 1976-1977
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke 2 episodes, 1976-1977
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Short-lived but well-reviewed Canadian anthology series, specifically created to showcase the work of developing writing talent. Stories ranged from straight drama to absurdist sketch comedy.

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

28 October 1976 (Canada) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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creepy shorts twilight zone style
14 February 2005 | by zroSee all my reviews

Cronenberg produced, i believe 3 shorts for this series. The Italian machine probably the best. not a gore fest like contemporary fans might expect. All three shorts are psychological thrillers in nature. The Italian machine is about a bunch of biker dudes who track the life of an expensive bike and find that it is recently purchased by some yuppie art snobs. disgruntled by the idea that rich bourgeois are going to use the bike as a center piece rather than ride it, they decide to investigate... interesting po-mo (post modern) discussion of art ensues.

Also in the series (only available from Euro-films...as pirated off Asian television, i believe) is cronenbergs "carnival of souls"-esquire adventure, where a boarding house serves as a vehicle for purgatory. http://www.eurofilmsltd.com/catalog/d/cronenberg.html


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