Filmmaking Industry: 8

Bibliography for all sources consulted

Published: Dec 28 2017, 01:01:am

Prepared for Daniel Francis and Encyclopedia of British Columbia
[Published in 2000 by Harbour Publishing]


 THOUGH MUCH WORK HAS been done chronicling the story of filmmaking in British Columbia, much remains to be done. In an attempt to make this Reeling Back restoration of my 2000 Encyclopedia of British Columbia entry a more useful historical resource, the first seven parts in the series have been edited and expanded to include an historic Timeline. With very few exceptions, each item in the Timeline is followed by a reference code in square brackets.
    Created especially for Reeling Back, the bibliography below contains all of the works that I consulted in preparing my account of the region’s Filmmaking Industry. Each entry begins with a code in square brackets that will identify it as the source of a fact listed in the Timeline. For example, the first fact noted in the Part 2  Timeline reads:   
◼︎    1897, March — Films are first exhibited in B.C. in Victoria's Trilby Music Hall. [BC-1/1]
    In the catalogue below, the reference code [BC-1] identifies the second book in the alphabetical list: Colin Browne’s Motion Picture Production In British Columbia: 1898-1940. I hope this provides some help to those of you with a serious interest — or even a casual curiosity — in this fascinating subject.

[Ack]        Ackery, Ivan. Fifty Years on Theatre Row (North Vancouver; Hancock House, 1980)
[BC-1]       Browne, Colin. Motion Picture Production In British Columbia: 1898-1940 (Victoria; British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1979)
[BC-2]       Duffy, Dennis J. Camera West: British Columbia on Film 1941-1965 (Victoria; British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1986)
[CD]        Pendakur, Manjunath. Canadian Dreams & American Control (Toronto; Garamond, 1990)
[CF]        Clandfield, David. Canadian Film (Toronto; Oxford University Press, 1987)
[CF-1]     Morris, Peter. Canadian Feature Films: 1913-1969, Part I: 1913-1940 (Ottawa; Canadian Film Archive, 1970)
[CF-2]       Morris, Peter. Canadian Feature Films: 1913-1969, Part II: 1941-1963 (Ottawa; Canadian Film Archive, 1974)
[CF-3]       Handling, Piers. Canadian Feature Films: 1913-1969, Part 3: 1964 -1969 (Ottawa; Canadian Film Archive, 1976)
[CFA]       Topalovich, Maria. The Canadian Film Awards (Toronto; Stoddart, 1984)
[CFR]       Feldman, Seth and Nelson, Joyce. Canadian Film Reader (Toronto; Peter Martin, 1977)
[CFT]       Graham, Gerald G. Canadian Film Technology, 1896-1986 (Newark; University of Delaware Press, 1989)  
[COC]      Dean, Malcolm. Censored! Only in Canada (Toronto; Virgo, 1981)
[DS]        Reksten, Terry. The Dunsmuir Saga (Vancouver; Douglas & McIntyre, 1991)
[EC]        Gould, Ed. Entertaining Canadians: Canada's International Stars 1900-1988 (Victoria; Cappis Press, 1988)
[ES]        Morris, Peter: Embattled Shadows: A History of Canadian Cinema 1995-1939  (Montreal; McGill-Queen's University Press, 1978)
[FC]        Morris, Peter. The Film Companion (Toronto; Irwin, 1984)
[HC]        Berton, Pierre. Hollywood's Canada (Toronto; McClelland and Stewart, 1975)
[IO]         Wiley, Mason and Bona, Damien. Inside Oscar (New York; Ballantine, 1987)
[IPD]       Hoolboom, Michael. Inside the Pleasure Dome: Fringe Film in Canada (Toronto; Gutter Press, 1997)
[IV]        Hofsess, John. Inner Views (Toronto; McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1975)  
[RV]       MacIntyre, Ken. Reel Vancouver  (Vancouver; Whitecap Books, 1996)
[T2]        Feldman, Seth. Take Two (Toronto; Irwin, 1984)
[TS]        Pratley, Gerald. Torn Sprockets (Newark; University of Delaware Press, 1987)
[XMS]     Pittson, Todd and Gradnitzer, Louisa. X Marks the Spot: On Location with The X-Files (Vancouver; Arsenal Pulp Press, 1999)


[#8]        Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre. Filmmakers' Showcase First Edition #8 Al Razutis (Vancouver; CFDC, 1980)
[BS]        Bridge Studios Production List (1995)
[DC]        Croker, Don. Facts About Film Production in British Columbia (BCFI; Province of B.C., 1971)
[GR]        Ryan, Greg. An Examination of Movies on Television in Vancouver B.C. (UBC research paper, Theatre 230; 1977)
[HD]        “Hot Damn: The B.C. Film Industry's Busting Out All Over" (Cinema Canada #151; April 1985)
[HOW]     Paquet, Andre. How to Make or not to Make a Canadian Film (Montreal; La Cinémathèque canadienne; 1967)
[HP]        Reel West Tribute: Hot Property - A Tribute to 86 Years of Motion Picture Production in British Columbia 1898 - 1984 (Tourism B.C. and the B.C. Film Promotion Office; Dec. 1984)
[IB]        Walsh, Michael. "Famous Players Runs the Show" (Influential Business; Jan./Feb. 1981)
[LW]        Wiseman, Les: "It's a Wrap" (Vancouver Magazine; May 1992)  
[RW]       Reel West Magazine (Vancouver; 1985-1999)   
[SP]        Peters, Sheila: A History of the Film Industry in British Columbia (Honour research paper, Journalism 498; 1976)
[TO]        Take One: 100 Great and Glorious Years of Canadian Cinema (Toronto; Canadian Independent Film & Television Publishing Association, Summer 1996)
[VFS]       Vancouver Film School (Vancouver; 1999)

The above is Part 8 of an eight-part restoration of an Encyclopedia of British Columbia entry written by Michael Walsh originally published in 2000. For additional information on this archived material, please visit my FAQ.

 See also: B.C. Filmmaking Industry — Part 1 [Introduction];  Part 2  [1897-1928];  Part 3 [1931-1938]; Part 4  [1939-1952]; Part 5 [1952-1967];  Part 6 [1968-1977];  Part 7 [1978-2000]

More B.C. Film History: The Reeling Back internet archive also contains restored and expanded versions of "Vancouver Films," my 1976 contribution to Chuck Davis’s The Vancouver Book (Vancouver; J.J. Douglas), and my 1997 update, "Movies Made in Greater Vancouver,” written for The Greater Vancouver Book (Vancouver; Linkman).
    The first package, renamed B.C Movie Time Capsule, is a seven-part series that consists of Part 1 [Introduction; the Silents]; Part 2 [Outside Vancouver, 1932-38]; Part 3 [Outside Vancouver, 1942-75]; Part 4 [Vancouver, 1932-68]; Part 5 [Vancouver, 1969-71]; Part 6 [Vancouver, 1972-75]; Part 7, [Miscellany & Sources].

    The second package, renamed Our Feature Film Fest, is a 21-part series. Here are the links:
Part 1   [Introduction & Vancouver Firsts]
Part 2   [God's Country]
Part 3   [Cybercity]
Part 4   [Documentary]
Part 5   [Youthquakes]
Part 6   [Lovely Couples]
Part 7   [Encore]

Part 8   [Self-Portraits]

Part 9   [Encore II]

Part 10 [Local Heroes]
Part 11 [Directorial Tribute - Jack Darcus]
Part 12 [The B-List]
Part 13 [Things that Go Bump in the Night]
Part 14 [Cabin Fever Dreams]
Part 15 [Law and Order]
Part 16 [Terminal City Comedy Club]
Part 17 [Man's Best Friends]
Part 18 [In Other Words]
Part 19 [Midnight Madness]
Part 20 [On the Road Again]