Maclean’s: You say that movies today are the worst in history. Why is that? Godard: The answer is simple: good movies are only made when a country is in bad shape. I once wondered why Italian movies were so fine around the time of Rossellini’s Rome, Open City.
Thank you for Hal Quinn’s excellent cover article on the state of hockey in Canada today (The NHL Comes of Age, Jan. 19). The NHL used to be one of Canada’s showpieces and hockey a fast, action-packed game played by teams who actually enjoyed the game more than their salaries and fringe benefits.
Thirty years ago Celia Franca brought classical ballet to Canada and now she’s helping the Chinese catch on too. The founder of the National Ballet has been off in Peking and Shanghai teaching, directing and trying to put their ballet scene en pointe.By MARSHA BOULTON6 min
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