Impressions Of Expo 67
Posted 11 June 2009 - 10:13 AM
Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:03 PM
Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:40 PM
Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:29 AM
As I viewed the Mini Train passing through the US Pavilion I saw the massive doors below. I had forgotten about them.
The film is outstanding. What a stunning, proud and successful moment in time for Montreal and all of Canada. What an exciting time in my life. I loved that fair.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 06:51 AM
I was 12 in '67 and that video does bring back fond memories.
Just a few to mention:
Both the U.S and Russian pavilions were monuments to the cold war. Quite different but each a force. We met a Czech taxi driver who claimed that one of the photos in the Russian pavilion was actually from Czechoslovakia and had some odd conspiracy theory.
The Canadian pavilion was perhaps a bit underwhelming for a host country but still interesting. I remember they had a bunch of interesting ideas about mass transit.
I do remember that Chinese boat that is in the video but my memory of it would not have been jogged if not for the video.
It is funny what you remember as a kid. I remember going to a gas station and the attendant using a wiper to clean off the windshields. Back in Connecticut, all gas stations used brown paper towels so this was quite different. It's odd what you remember ....
Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:56 AM
Posted 12 January 2010 - 06:40 PM
This is a short NFB film made during Expo67. Very good quality.
I was 5 year old in 1967. I've made many visit in Expo67 with my parents and older brothers. I returned some year later and despite that some pavilons were dismantled, the remain ones were exciting. The site by itself kept the ''magic" of EXPO67.
This last summer, l've made a Parc-Jean-Drapeau tour, but, as you doubt it, there is noting remain intact from that 1967 world fair. The "Place des Nations" per example is now a total ruin (a shame). I obviously prefer to remember the EXPO67 as i seen it 42 years ago. It still today the most memorable and fantastic event even for me and many persons around me.
Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:17 PM
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:31 PM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 09:00 PM
I bet Disney has plenty of market research on this topic with respect to Disney World (who likes what, and how strongly), and I also bet they aren't willing to share even a hint of what they know.
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