Blake

Canada, 1969

Film
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In this age, when most people follow their dreams passively on the television screen, there are still a few individuals whose passion is for the real thing. Here is a film about such a one, with a passion for wings and the freedom of the skies. Filmed by Bill Mason, whose own devotion is to the canoe, the subject here is his friend Blake James, another filmmaker, who pilots his own one-man plane. The film is Mason’s view of this “hobo of the skies” but it is also an adventure. Photography: Bill Mason, Blake James. (Five awards, including Oscar nomination, Hollywood.)

Credits

director

Bill Mason

producer

Douglas Jackson

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:19:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33648

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Air pilots

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Airplanes

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Leisure

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Leisure

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Leisure

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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