File 331 - McLuhan footage, Deep Space Media

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CA ON00389 C6-331

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McLuhan footage, Deep Space Media

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  • 1972 - 2002 (Creation)

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7 Optical disks (DVDs)

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(1911-1980)

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Donated to the Marshall McLuhan Collection by Deep Space Media, November 14, 2011.

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The file contains a printed index and 7 discs:

  1. "Marshall McLuhan's ABC" / 2002
    This one-hour program from the "McLuhan Project" is an introduction to Marshall McLuhan. Appearing in the film are Mike McManus, Marshall McLuhan, Eric McLuhan, Corinne McLuhan, and Tom Wolfe.

Marshall McLuhan’s ABC is a production of TVOntario.
Executive Producer, Rudy Buttignol.
Producers, Rudy Buttignol and David Sobelman.
Writer and Director, David Sobelman.
Original Music, Don Thompson.

Copyright 2002, The Ontario Educational Communications Authority.
Full transcript found here: https://www.tvo.org/transcript/859601/marshall-mcluhans-abc

  1. "McLuhan Project" raw footage 1-2 - Eric McLuhan / [200-]
    This footage has been transferred from the "McLuhan Project." Chapter one (from Tape #1) begins with exterior (EXT) footage of the McLuhan residence at 3 Wychwood Park. The following interview with Eric McLuhan explores expressions used by Marshall McLuhan in his interview with Mike McManus in "A Backward Glance." (TVO, 1972). Duration 27:50.

DVD Chapter 2 (tape #2) features a continutation of the interview with Eric McLuhan. Duration 28:25.

The interview was used in "Marshall McLuhan's ABC." (TVO, 2002).
Produced and directed by David Sobelman.

  1. "McLuhan Project" raw footage 3-4 - Eric McLuhan / [200-]
    This footage has been transferred from the "McLuhan Project." Chapter 1 (tape #3) features the third part of an interview with Eric McLuhan, exploring expressions used by Marshall McLuhan in his interview with Mike McManus in "A Backward Glance." (TVO, 1972). Duration 28:55.

DVD Chapter 2 (tape #4) features the fourth part of the interview with Eric McLuhan. Duration 10:10.

The interview was used in "Marshall McLuhan's ABC." (TVO, 2002). .
Produced and directed by David Sobelman.

  1. "McLuhan Project" raw footage 1-2 - Corinne McLuhan / [200-]
    This footage has been transferred from the "McLuhan Project." Chapter 1 (tape #1) is the first part of the only two lengthy sit-down interviews with Corinne McLuhan. Interviews are conducted by David Sobelman of Deep Space Media. Duration 28:50.

DVD Chapter 2 (tape #2) features a continutation of the interview with Corinne McLuhan. Duration 28:15.

The interview was used in "Marshall McLuhan's ABC." (TVO, 2002).
Produced and directed by David Sobelman.

  1. "McLuhan Project" raw footage 3-4 - Corinne McLuhan / [200-]
    This footage has been transferred from the "McLuhan Project." Chapter 1 (tape #3) is the third part of the only two lengthy sit-down interviews with Corinne McLuhan. Interviews are conducted by David Sobelman of Deep Space Media. Duration 28:55.

DVD Chapter 2 (tape #4) features the final part of the interview with Corinne McLuhan. After the interview is footage of three images: a photograph of Corinne and Marshall McLuhan during a wedding anniversary, a painting of Marshall McLuhan after his stroke, and a photograph of Corinne and Pierre Eliot Trudeau. Duration 28:15.

The interview was used in "Marshall McLuhan's ABC." (TVO, 2002).
Produced and directed by David Sobelman.

  1. "The McLuhan Probes"
    "The McLuhan Probes" are a series of 17 short films produced and directed by David Sobelman and are as follows:

  2. "The Blue Danube" / 1:10

  3. "Clarinet Quintet-Minuetto" / 1:42

  4. "Minuet" / 2:03

  5. "Juliet's Secret" / 2:42

  6. "Roses from the South" / 1:13

  7. "Ave Maria" / 2:22

  8. "Aria" / 2:52

  9. "April Song" / 2:54

  10. "Etude in E major" / 1:46

  11. "Berenice - Overture" / 2:42

  12. "Stately Home" / 2:06

  13. "Chartwell" / 2:36

  14. "Juliet's Secret II" / 2:43

  15. "Ave Maria II" / 2:23

  16. "Prelude #4 in E major" / 1:48

  17. "Symphony #1 in C minor" / 1:30

  18. "Ode to Joy" / 1:06

  19. "A Backward Glance" / 1972
    "A Backward Glance" was produced by TVO (TV Ontario) in 1972. It consists of an intro and extro by Ann Medina and two half hour interview dialogues between Marshall McLuhan and Tom Wolf, and Marshall McLuhan and Mike McManus. Interviews were conducted in 1972. Duration 55:25.

Most of this footage was recut into "Marshall McLuhan's ABC" (TVO, 2002).

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After some of the footage are unrelated recorded materials (tentatively identified as television programs in French).

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Box 11 File 331

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