Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

9. Film Posters

9.4. Canadian Mounties Vs. Atomic Invaders Poster 1953

Canuxploitation, Pierre Berton and the Mounties (Again!)

"Pierre Berton's book, Hollywood's Canada: The Americanization of Our National Image (1975) contains an extensive discussion on how the Mountie films ultimately failed both Canada and America by perpetuating false stereotypes about our country. Although Americans were guilty of presenting a skewered image of Canada to Canadians and the rest of the world, the blame does not lie only with Hollywood. Just as Canadians made North Woods Melodramas, they also made Mountie films. Corporal Cameron of the North West Mounted Police (1912) was one of the earliest and most popular Mountie films, and was made by Canadian film entrepreneur Ernest Shipman. Mounties and other elements of North Woods Drama also appear in Shipman's most celebrated film, Back to God's Country."

From the Canuxploitation website:
"What is Canuxploitation? It is any part of Canadian film history that has been forgotten, or more likely, ignored. It is straight-to-video Canadian genre films collecting dust in previously viewed bins. It is the subject of many articles against arts funding. It is a guy in Calgary filming a cardboard UFO. It is Al Waxman.

What is Canuxploitation not? It is not whimsical films by "hip" Canadian directors. It is not Atom Egoyan, Sarah Polley or the Genies.
Who watches Canuxploitation? This site is for you if you are Canadian and interested in exploring some real Canadian film offerings, or if you aren't Canadian, and are wondering if all of our films are like The Sweet Hereafter. They aren't. "

Visit the link provided to learn about Canadian films.