Tag Archives: Montréal on Film

City on Fire

City on Fire from E Kital on Vimeo.

Amazing video. Just great stuff.

That was one hell of a fire. Glad no one was injured.

Something to keep in mind w/r/t the antique element of our cityscape – the older buildings get the more attention needs to be paid to how we maintain them, what precautions we need to take when executing renovations or upgrades and what measures we might be able to implement to better neutralize a fire once it’s started.

Although I suppose it would help if we didn’t have so many goddam arson cases in this city, but that’s another issue entirely.

Apparently this building was being renovated earlier yesterday, so it’s possible that may have something to do with it, though it isn’t known for certain. The damage was concentrated on the upper floors, no one was hurt or injured and over a hundred firefighters responded. Adjacent buildings include the head office of La Presse as well as the Hotel Place d’Armes, neither of which were damaged despite the rather impressive fire.

There you have it. Excellent timing, I’m quite happy it was caught on film so well.

Montréal on The Layover

Haven’t watched the whole episode but what the fuck, it features my favourite city and I’m generally a fan of the program, though I’ve admittedly only seen a few episodes.

Also, what the fuck kind of Expos t-shirt is Andy Nulman wearing at the beginning?

Anyways, enjoy – more content on the way ya heard?

A Saucerful of Secrets РMontr̩al on Film

I came across this video of Montréal in the 60s set to the music of Pink Floyd on the NFB’s blog. It seems to be mostly NFB stock footage and I know I’ve seen some of this in Luc Bourdon’s 2008 Masterpiece, La mémoire des anges. Apparently, it originated on a blog called Montreal State of Mind.

Enjoy – it’s trippy and its what we used to look like. Watching vids like these remind me of why Montréal really is a fantastic place to shoot films.