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By John Dunning

ISBN-10: 077354402X

ISBN-13: 9780773544024

a lot to his chagrin, John Dunning was once born into the motion picture company. yet as soon as he got here to just accept his occupation destiny, he built an outstanding ardour for making videos, and finally grew to become Canada's pre-eminent B-movie manufacturer, with a knack for constructing younger talent.

In You’re now not useless till You’re Forgotten, Dunning, in forthright and fascinating type, recounts his rough-and-tumble upbringing within the Montreal suburb of Verdun within the Thirties, his modest begin within the movie in the back of the sweet counter of his family's motion picture theatre, and later, his ventures into movie distribution and construction. within the Sixties Dunning, in addition to monetary wizard André hyperlink, based Cinepix, which ultimately merged into the Lionsgate leisure movie colossus. focusing on such exploitation genres as raucous comedy, groundbreaking Québécois "maple syrup porn" and horror movies, Cinepix churned out cult classics like Valérie, Shivers, Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS, and Meatballs. Dunning's specified reminiscences of constructing those video clips supply a unprecedented, candid, and witty tackle how the movie fairly works. pushed to achieve the face of arbitrary censors, parochial Canadian critics, and controlling executive investment companies, Dunning and hyperlink constructed a formulation for generating debatable, lucrative videos, and helped release the careers of such luminaries-to-be as David Cronenberg, Ivan Reitman, and Don Carmody.

Cronenberg has referred to as John Dunning "the unacknowledged godfather of a complete new release of Canadian filmmakers." Illustrated with own photographs and movie stills, You’re no longer useless till You’re Forgotten eventually provides this pioneer Canadian filmmaker his long-overdue spotlight.

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A lot to his chagrin, John Dunning was once born into the motion picture enterprise. yet as soon as he got here to just accept his occupation destiny, he built a superb ardour for making video clips, and finally grew to become Canada's pre-eminent B-movie manufacturer, with a knack for constructing younger expertise. In You’re now not useless until eventually You’re Forgotten, Dunning, in forthright and fascinating style, recounts his rough-and-tumble upbringing within the Montreal suburb of Verdun within the Thirties, his modest begin within the movie in the back of the sweet counter of his family's motion picture theatre, and later, his ventures into movie distribution and construction.

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