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Old 02-28-2016, 02:14 PM   #1
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Default PRAIRIES- a CANADIANA VIDEO

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A wonderful bit of Canadiana with a Lightfoot soundtrack: (looking for investors to get this mastered and into festivals, museums across the grain belts of Canada and the U.S. - info is at the end of the film) Gordon has a copy and has watched this evolve over 5 years and hopes to see it finished and out there for viewing.

Music by Gordon Lightfoot
Film by Andrew Ranford
National Heritage of the Canadian Prairies

Prairies is a Canadian western rock and roll time travel film that brings us back to the country, in the wheat harvest farming period where the grain elevator were the symbols of the farming culture of the vast Canadian prairies. In the entrance of the film, a freight train is going through time as the spirits of the grain elevators are talking telling us their story. When the grain elevator is going through his last moment of living in the vast prairies, we witness a huge farming culture that disappears with the demolition of all the grain elevators of the vast Canadian prairie landscape. At that moment, the grain elevator dies and meets with God that brings the soul of the grain elevator to the light, just before the song Sundown.
Gordon's magical song Sundown represents the grain elevator remembering his life on the prairies and is also a love story between the farmer and the land.

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Old 02-28-2016, 04:22 PM   #2
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It's not playing.
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:52 PM   #3
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might be your settings...it does play...
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:33 AM   #4
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I wonder why they chose Sundown to marry with this theme... I don't see how it ties in.... the visual pace doesn't seem to synch with the song's groove ...anyhow, what a worthwhile film subject ...good luck with the investor search.... maybe O'Leary .... speaking of the Prairies, congrats to Team Carey ... the nations top women!
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:26 AM   #5
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ok, this note under the video make it all make more sense, i think

"Gordon's magical song Sundown represents the grain elevator remembering his life on the prairies and is also a love story between the farmer and the land."
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:38 AM   #6
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he supported the Family Farm Tribute year ago with an appearance, performing IYCRMM and CRT.... Burton sang a very fitting Share the Land... I can't think of a Lightfoot on that has a theme such as that, still thinking.... hmmm
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:27 PM   #7
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once they get things sorted out (and a final cut, or is this it?) then the Ontario Agricultural Museum and Country Heritage Park have many school kids bussed in for visits, and I think it would be a good addition to exhibit somewhere... might have to do another condensed cut to suit the shorter attention span of kids these days
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:16 PM   #8
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then it would have to be 26 seconds long.lol...
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:22 AM   #9
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:56 PM   #10
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VIEW AT YOU TUBE FOR BEST QUALITY PICTURE:
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:08 PM   #11
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It's not playing.
Right Touhy
The first time I tried the YouTube video I got right to the end without hearing a single note of Sundown I tried again and both it and the vimeo upload do start Sundown complete at around the 4:00 mark
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