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Still from The Land of Ultima Thule via Nova Scotia Archives.

Identifier:

  • 1986-36 (Source: Nova Scotia Archives)
  • 1990-0343 (Source: Library and Archives Canada)

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Edward A. Bollinger

Production credits:

Languages:

English

Length:

400 ft (18 minutes 36 seconds)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1935
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1935 - Honorable Mention

Description:

"In Ultima Thule and Peggy's Cove, produced by Edward A. Bollinger, ACL, and Mrs. Bollinger, one finds what must be the ultimate in beautiful scenic photography, magically infused throughout with a sensitive feeling for the relationship of ordinary people to their natural backgrounds. Beyond the veritable perfection of many of the scenes in these pictures it seems impossible for camera and film to go, even when guided by skill and imagination as superb as Mr. and Mrs. Bollinger's. Compositions, cutting and sequence structure are incisive and stirring, while the title wordings and execution leave little to be desired in suave good taste. The two subjects are first and last reels of a four reel study of Nova Scotia, in which, it is understood, Mr. Bollinger has done the camera work and his wife the editing and titling. It is a happy combination, from which have resulted documentary reels of magnificent skill and breathtaking beauty." Movie Makers, Dec. 1935, 550.

Resources:

This film is held by Nova Scotia Archives. A copy is also a part of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia collection held by Library and Archives Canada.

Edward A. Bollinger discusses "the cine paradise of Nova Scotia" in "Ultima Thule" (Movie Makers, July 1936, 296, 317).

Dicussed in "Closeups - What Amateurs are Doing" (Movie Makers, Jan. 1935, 8).

The film was available in the ACL's Club Film Library.

Locations:

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia (Filming)
  • Harborville, Nova Scotia (Filming)

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Repository:

Nova Scotia Archives

Screenings:

  • Screened at the ACL's club headquarters in 1935, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Hartford Cinema Club in 1936, Hartford, CT
  • Screened by the Buffalo Amateur Cinema Club in 1935 and 1936, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Cinemat Club of Mt. Kisco in 1937, Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Cinema Club of the Triple Cities in 1938, Binghamton, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Jefferson City Cinema Club in 1938, Jefferson City, MO

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