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Stanley Park sequence from In the Daytime. Royal BC Museum, YouTube

Identifier:

  • AAAA1518 (Source: http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/in-daytime-1986-restored-version)

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

Stanley Fox

Peter Varley

Production credits:

Languages:

English

Length:

1950 original version: 782 ft (29 minutes) @ 18 frames/second. 1986 restored version: 790 ft (22 minutes) @ 24 frames/second.

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Optical

Sound:

Soundtrack was originally on a wire recording (narration) & published audio discs (music); later mixed onto 1/4-inch tape. In 1986 the track was edited & remixed to make a 16mm optical track (at 24 fps) for contact printing with the new internegative.

Awards/Recognition:

BC Archives list of titled amateur films
Second Annual Canadian Film Awards, 1950 - Honourable Mention, Amateur Category.

Description:

"An impressionistic portrait of city life during a day off in the summertime, with poetic narration set opposite some very observant and intimate views of Vancouver and its inhabitants. These include numerous street scenes; departure of the passenger ferry 'Hollyburn'; shots of and from Interurban railway and streetcars; sequences on Chinatown, Kitsilano Beach, Stanley Park, Victory Square, and the downtown waterfront; and a glimpse inside a typical beer parlour. The film received honourable mention in the amateur category at the 1950 Canadian Film Awards." (BC Archives)

Opening credit reads: "The Vancouver Branch of the National Film Society presents..."

Additional credits (on 1986 restored version): "Restored 1986 by Dennis J. Duffy for National Film Week '86 in co-operation with Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West and the Provincial Archives of British Columbia. Restoration funded by BC Heritage Trust."

Resources:

"Item AAAA1518 - In the daytime : [1986 restored version]." Stanley Fox fonds, British Columbia Archives.
"UBC Man Crashes Bright Lights with New Film," The Ubyssey, February 16, 1950, p. 1.

Locations:

  • Chinatown, Vancouver, BC (Filming)
  • Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC (Filming)
  • Vancouver, BC (Filming)

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Club Affiliation:

National Film Society of Canada (Vancouver Branch)

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Repository:

BC Archives, Royal BC Museum

Screenings:

  • February 12, 1950: "World premiere" at The Manhattan ballroom, 1727 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
  • March 25,1986: Restored version premiered at National Film Week '86, the inaugural event at the Pacific Cine Centre/Cinematheque, and part of the celebrations of Vancouver's Centennial, Vancouver, BC
  • February 1, 1999: Included in the program "Creative Filmmakers in 1940s Vancouver" at the Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival, Victoria, BC

Screenings Map

Viewing Notes:

The Ubyssey, February 16, 1950, p. 1
Article in The Ubyssey, February 16, 1950, p. 1

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