Adaptations of The Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a 1900 children's novel written by American author L. Frank Baum. Since its first publication in 1900, it has been adapted many times: for film, theatre, comics and other media; the Fairylogue and Radio-Plays is a 1908 multimedia presentation made by L. Frank Baum which featured the young silent film actress Romola Remus; the Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a 15-minute 1910 film, based on the 1902 stage musical, directed by Otis Turner, may have featured Bebe Daniels as Dorothy. The Patchwork Girl of Oz is a 1914 adaptation produced by Baum's live-action motion picture company, The Oz Film Manufacturing Company, it follows the adventures of Ojo, Unc Nunkle, Patchwork Girl in their quest for the ingredients needed for a magic potion. His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz is a loose 1914 adaptation by Baum that became the basis for the book The Scarecrow of Oz; the Magic Cloak of Oz is another in the series produced by Baum himself via The Oz Film Manufacturing Company. It follows the story of Fluff, the unhappiest person in Oz, a magic cloak fairies devised for him to grant her one wish.
Wizard of Oz is a 1925 film, directed by Larry Semon in collaboration with Frank Joslyn Baum and featuring a young Oliver Hardy. The Wizard of Oz is a 1933 animated short directed by Ted Eshbaugh; the Wizard of Oz is the 1939 musical film by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Victor Fleming and starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan. It is the story's best-known adaptation; the Wonderful Land of Oz is a 1969 low-budget children's film adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz, directed by Barry Mahon. Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde is a 1971 Turkish film, directed by Tunç Başaran known to bootleggers as "The Turkish Wizard of Oz". Journey Back to Oz is a 1971 animated film, begun in 1962, finished in 1971 and released between 1972–74. Once Upon a Time is a 1976 film in which Maria and Mary-Lou get sucked down a well into Holleland, it is loosely based upon, pays homage to, The Wizard of Oz. Oz is a 1976 Australian rock musical film known as Oz – A Rock'n' Roll Road Movie or 20th Century Oz.
The Wiz is a 1978 film directed by Sidney Lumet starring Diana Ross as Dorothy and Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow, based on the Broadway musical of the same name. Return to Oz is a 1985 film by Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Walter Murch and starring Fairuza Balk as Dorothy. Super Mario Bros. is a 1993 film by Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel. The film stars Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Samantha Mathis in a science-fiction/adventure homage to The Wizard of Oz; the Muppets' Wizard of Oz Starring Ashanti, Queen Latifah and The Muppets. Miss Piggy plays all of the witches, Pepe plays Toto, Kermit plays the Scarecrow, Gonzo plays the Tin Man, Fozzie plays the Lion. Apocalypse Oz is a short film parody of The Wizard of Apocalypse Now. After the Wizard is a 2012 independent film as a modern-day semi-sequel to the story. Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 film by Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Sam Raimi and starring James Franco and Mila Kunis. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is an American-Indian 3D animated musical adaptation of Dorothy of Oz by Roger S. Baum and stars Lea Michele.
OzLand is an independent fantasy/sci-fi drama film inspired by characters and events from the book, which plays a crucial role. Guardians of Oz is a 2015 Mexican-Indian 3D computer animated adventure film directed by Alberto Mar, it features new characters. The Steam Engines of Oz is a 2018 Canadian Animated film directed by Sean O'Reilly, produced by Arcana Studio, it tells the story of Oz a hundred years and features new characters as well as old ones. Many of the television programs cited in this list are not strict adaptions of The Wizard of Oz. Rainbow Road to Oz was a proposed Walt Disney live-action production. A preview segment aired in 1957 on the Disneyland TV show, featuring Darlene Gillespie as Dorothy, Annette Funicello as Ozma, Bobby Burgess as the Scarecrow, Doreen Tracey as Scraps, the Patchwork Girl, Jimmie Dodd as the Cowardly Lion; the Land of Oz is the 1960 premiere episode of The Shirley Temple Show, known in previous seasons as Shirley Temple's Storybook, no relation to the Shirley Temple Theatre which showcased old Temple films.
This adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz was written by Frank Gabrielson and directed by William Corrigan. William Asher produced; the cast included Shirley Temple, Ben Blue, Agnes Moorehead, Sterling Holloway, Gil Lamb, Jonathan Winters, Arthur Treacher, Mel Blanc. Tales of the Wizard of Oz is a 1961 animated series of short episodes based on the Oz characters from the book; the Magic of Oz An unsold TV pilot from 1960s. With some of the worst animation made. Off to See the Wizard is a 1967 television anthology series which showcased then-recent MGM family films; the Oz characters appeared in animated segments. Return to Oz is a 1964 animated television special sequel-cum-remake of the 1939 film, based on the artistic renderings of the characters in the 1961 animated series. Saturday Night Live, on February 16, 1980, had a sketch called The Incredible Man, a parody of both The Wizard of Oz and the annual TV broadcast of the film, standard at the time; the Wizard of Oz is a feature-length anime adaptation of the story produced by Toho in 1982 and directed by Fumihiko Takayama, with music by Joe Hisaishi.
Ruby Gloom is a Canadian animated television series based on the Mighty Fine apparel franchise character of the same name by cartoonist, Martin Hsu. The series was produced by Nelvana and began airing on October 13, 2006 in Canada on the network YTV, it features the voices of Sarah Gadon, Emily Hampshire, Peter Keleghan, Adrian Truss. The Ruby Gloom franchise that led to the television show was created by the American company Mighty Fine Ruby Gloom began as a stationery line, was featured on pencil cases, clothing and plush toys which were sold through Doeworld, a subsidiary of Mighty Fine. Books were made for the series, the first being Ruby Gloom's Keys to Happiness in 2004, as well as two calendars for 2004 and 2005. Ruby Gloom was depicted as a small girl with bright red hair, who wears a black dress and red and yellow striped socks, she has a pet cat named Doom Kitty, was described as "The Happiest Girl in the World." Ruby was marketed to the goth subculture, but was adapted for kids. The product line had an interactive website where users could chat in a forum, click around for free things such as desktop icons and screensavers.
The words: "Ruby Gloom is happy in her own way. Though she is frowning, to her, a frown is only a smile upside down. In fact, Ruby is so happy, she could just die" greeted viewers. Towards the end of 2004 the website changed to forum only dubbed "The Mansion" By the end of 2004 the website had been redesigned and featured an interactive mansion to explore and user submitted artwork. Ruby was given a smile for the first time. By 2006 "The Mansion" forum was removed, the website had taken on its show format geared more towards kids. Ruby is a young girl. "Look on the bright side" is her mantra. There isn't a single thing in the world that gets her down or a single negative that she can't turn into a positive, her positive attitude allows her to act as the voice of reason in the mansion when her friends lose focus on real issues. Ruby has a crush on one of her friends, Skull Boy, nearly reveals her feelings to him in the episode "Sunny Daze", when the two of them are trapped in a cave, her positive outlook makes Ruby loyal to her friends.
She likes to write in her knit. Voiced by Sarah Gadon; as Ruby's pet cat, Doom has a complete free run of the mansion and is therefore the only one with total knowledge of what is going on in any given area of the house. This keeps her one step ahead of Ruby and the others most of the time, because whenever something strange happens in the mansion, Doom will have all the facts while everyone else is still trying to figure things out. Since Doom can't talk, her only hope of communicating with the others is through mime with violin noises. Ruby has an easy time understanding her, but it doesn't always work; this shows that Doom hates it when she is trying to communicate, her friends think that she is playing charades. She sometimes tries to warn Scaredy Bat about Boo Boo's pranks. Like Ruby, Iris goes through life in a much different way. Where Ruby finds happiness in anything, Iris finds adventure. From safaris to fighting wild animals to shooting herself out of a cannon, there isn't a single thing this cyclops girl won't try at least once, as long as she thinks it's fun.
Iris's adventuresome nature makes her quite impulsive and she has a bad habit of jumping into a situation without considering potential consequences. This results in trouble she doesn't expect. However, as soon as the trouble is gone, she's off again on another adventure. Voiced by Stacey DePass. Misery doesn't mean to be a walking disaster area, her mishaps are a combination of clumsiness and extraordinary bad luck. Evidently, these traits run in her family, as Misery has had relatives who have been present at every single major disaster in recorded history, her friends are all kindhearted enough to take this in their stride. Misery spends most of the time in a state of detached apathy and with ever-present trails of tears running from her eyes, she does have tiny moments of happiness throughout the series, but alas they're few and far between, her bad luck rears its ugly head and strikes her down with a vengeance in the form of lightning bolts. She is considered to be a fan-favourite. Misery is voiced by Emily Hampshire.
A man of many talents, Skull Boy is the mansion's official Jack of All Trades. From film directing to private investigating, Skull Boy can pretty much do it all, his only problem is that he can't seem to find one thing and stick to it for any serious length of time. But if Skull Boy doesn't know where he's going, it's because he doesn't know where he comes from; this is referred to in many episodes when each time he finds a new skill he surmises his must come from a long line of others with that same skill, indicating he knows little to nothing about his origins. There have been several moments that confirm that Ruby has a crush on him, such as in the episode "Quadro-Gloomia" when Frank and Len get inside Ruby's head and experience her feelings for Skull Boy first hand, he does share the same feelings towards Ruby. Though Skull Boy doesn't know where he is from, he has a family – his friends are his family. Voiced by Scott McCord. In Skull Boy's endeavor to discover his roots, he has undergone many personae and occupations.
These include: Rockers by nature, these conjoined brothers live in the mansion's garage. They have their own garage band, known as R. I. P. Frank and Len's strength lies in performing music; this s
Relic Hunter is a Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. It centers on Sydney Fox, a professor, a globe-trotting "relic hunter" who looks for ancient artifacts to return to museums and/or the descendants of the original owner, she is aided by her linguistic assistant Nigel and by her somewhat air-headed secretary Claudia. She ends up battling rival hunters seeking out artifacts for monetary gain; the series includes fantasy and science fiction elements, with many of the relics featured having supposed supernatural powers or being pieces of unusually advanced technology. It ran for three seasons in the U. S. between 1999 and 2002 after fulfilling its initial three-season, 66-episode contract, not renewed. In both Ireland and the United Kingdom, it aired on Sky1 and subsidiary channels, while in Canada, it aired on CityTV and Space, CTV's sister network A-Channel and Showcase; the series was shot in the Toronto area, includes many familiar local landmarks among its locations.
As of June 2018, the series airs on the Heroes and Icons cable network. Relic Hunter follows the globe-trotting adventures of unorthodox American archaeologist Sydney Fox, her more reserved British assistant Nigel Bailey, they are assisted at their "home base", a generic American university identified only as Trinity College, by ditzy student secretary Claudia, the spoiled and fashion-conscious daughter of one of the college's major donors. The character of Claudia was replaced in the third season by Karen Petrushky, more talented than Claudia at dealing with predicaments of a bureaucratic nature. At the beginning of each episode, there is a short flashback in which a relic or artifact is used or abused in its original time before being lost, stolen or hidden; the show cuts to Trinity College in the present day, where Sydney and Nigel are asked to find the relic by some person or agency such as a museum, private collector or government. Most episodes feature the duo traveling around the globe, hunting for clues in order to find the artifact.
Complications abound with rival relic hunters getting involved giving Sydney a chance to show off her martial arts prowess. It is up to Sydney and Nigel to seize the relic and ensure it ends up in the proper hands; each episode ends with a scene at Trinity College explaining. Relic Hunter featured four starring roles throughout its run; the two protagonists of the series, Sydney Fox and Nigel Bailey are the only characters to appear in all 66 episodes of the series. Tia Carrere as Sydney Fox: The main protagonist and titular relic hunter of the series, Sydney works with Nigel Bailey whom she meets in the first episode and is proficient in both hand-to-hand and weapons combat, she has many contacts all over the world, in the archaeological fields and otherwise and is protective of both her assistants as well as her students and colleagues. She is willing to fly to any country without notice "save" or avenge them, she is Professor of Ancient Studies, on the rare occasions she teaches, has been seen lecturing on anthropology and history.
Christien Anholt as Nigel Bailey: Sydney's more reserved British teaching assistant and companion who accompanies her on her travels whilst searching for the relics. Nigel finds himself in situations that are uncomfortable and needs Sydney's help to get out of them; this evens out. He is secretly in love with Sydney. Lindy Booth as Claudia: Sydney's office assistant who helps out Sydney and Nigel from the campus back home whilst they are abroad, she shares witty banter with Nigel. In spite of her general incompetence, she possesses a savant-like ability for organizing unorthodox and creative solutions to travel difficulties that Sydney and Nigel face, in one case arranging for them to sneak over the Angolan border disguised as Catholic missionaries. Claudia joined Sydney and Nigel in the field, most notably during their quests for Ariadne's ball of twine and Cleopatra's necklace. Tanja Reichert as Karen Petrushky: Claudia's replacement for the final season, she was portrayed as far more competent than Claudia at her actual job, though she had more of a habit of getting kidnapped.
There were a number of recurring characters in the series: Tony Rosato as Stewie Harper: Relic hunter who has a love-hate relationship with Sydney. Thomas Kretschmann as Kurt Reiner: An ex-partner of Sydney turned rival. Louis Mandylor as Derek Lloyd: A CIA agent who requires Sydney's help on several occasions. Lori Gordon as Lynette: Claudia's replacement while she's away. Nancy Anne Sakovich as Cate Hemphill: An Interpol agent and occasional romantic interest of Nigel. Crispin Bonham-Carter as Preston Bailey: Nigel's brother and worst enemy. Simon MacCorkindale as Fabrice De Viega: Sydney's sworn enemy who killed her mentor Alistair Newel when she was ten; the "Trinity College" campus scenes were filmed at the St. George campus at the University of Toronto in Canada. Campus landmarks prominently featured throughout the series include Victoria College and the Soldier's Tower; the "Antianeirai" episode ship scenes were filmed aboard HMCS Haida, the last Tribal Class destroyer in the world, when she was berth
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area, of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area, held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada's most populous CMA. Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance and culture, is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. People have travelled through and inhabited the Toronto area, situated on a broad sloping plateau interspersed with rivers, deep ravines, urban forest, for more than 10,000 years. After the broadly disputed Toronto Purchase, when the Mississauga surrendered the area to the British Crown, the British established the town of York in 1793 and designated it as the capital of Upper Canada. During the War of 1812, the town was the site of the Battle of York and suffered heavy damage by United States troops.
York was incorporated in 1834 as the city of Toronto. It was designated as the capital of the province of Ontario in 1867 during Canadian Confederation; the city proper has since expanded past its original borders through both annexation and amalgamation to its current area of 630.2 km2. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. More than 50 percent of residents belong to a visible minority population group, over 200 distinct ethnic origins are represented among its inhabitants. While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, over 160 languages are spoken in the city. Toronto is a prominent centre for music, motion picture production, television production, is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets, its varied cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries and public events, entertainment districts, national historic sites, sports activities, attract over 25 million tourists each year.
Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower. The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada's five largest banks, the headquarters of many large Canadian and multinational corporations, its economy is diversified with strengths in technology, financial services, life sciences, arts, business services, environmental innovation, food services, tourism. When Europeans first arrived at the site of present-day Toronto, the vicinity was inhabited by the Iroquois, who had displaced the Wyandot people, occupants of the region for centuries before c. 1500. The name Toronto is derived from the Iroquoian word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the water"; this refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish. However, the word "Toronto", meaning "plenty" appears in a 1632 French lexicon of the Huron language, an Iroquoian language.
It appears on French maps referring to various locations, including Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe, several rivers. A portage route from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron running through this point, known as the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail, led to widespread use of the name. In the 1660s, the Iroquois established two villages within what is today Toronto, Ganatsekwyagon on the banks of the Rouge River and Teiaiagon on the banks of the Humber River. By 1701, the Mississauga had displaced the Iroquois, who abandoned the Toronto area at the end of the Beaver Wars, with most returning to their base in present-day New York. French traders abandoned it in 1759 during the Seven Years' War; the British defeated the French and their indigenous allies in the war, the area became part of the British colony of Quebec in 1763. During the American Revolutionary War, an influx of British settlers came here as United Empire Loyalists fled for the British-controlled lands north of Lake Ontario; the Crown granted them land to compensate for their losses in the Thirteen Colonies.
The new province of Upper Canada was being needed a capital. In 1787, the British Lord Dorchester arranged for the Toronto Purchase with the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, thereby securing more than a quarter of a million acres of land in the Toronto area. Dorchester intended the location to be named Toronto. In 1793, Governor John Graves Simcoe established the town of York on the Toronto Purchase lands, naming it after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. Simcoe decided to move the Upper Canada capital from Newark to York, believing that the new site would be less vulnerable to attack by the United States; the York garrison was constructed at the entrance of the town's natural harbour, sheltered by a long sand-bar peninsula. The town's settlement formed at the eastern end of the harbour behind the peninsula, near the present-day intersection of Parliament Street and Front Street. In 1813, as part of the War of 1812, the Battle of York ended in the town's capture and plunder by United States forces.
The surrender of the town was negotiated by John Strachan. American soldiers destroyed much of the garrison and set fire to the parliament buildings during their five-day occupation; because of the sacking of York, British troops retaliated in the war with the Burning of Wa
Instant Star is a Canadian television program which aired from September 15, 2004 to June 26, 2008. The series starred Alexz Johnson as adolescent music competition winner Jude Harrison; the show chronicles Harrison's experience in the recording industry whilst focusing on character development. Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn of Epitome Pictures produced the show; the program began to air on CTV in Canada prior to being picked up by Viacom-owned teen network channel The N, now TeenNick, in the United States. The show became the second most popular program on The N with Degrassi: The Next Generation, a Canadian show produced by Schuyler and Stohn, ranking as most popular. In 2005, after its first season, Instant Star was nominated for three Gemini Awards in the category of Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series. Nominations included: Best Series; the show won the award for Best Direction for the episode. On August 28, 2007, the show received three more Gemini Award nominations in the category of Best Children's or Youth Program or series.
Alexz Johnson was again nominated for Best Performance, there were two more nominations for Best Direction - Graeme Campbell, Pat Williams. Four seasons of the show were produced. CTV and The N both pulled funding following the fourth season, the execs chose to end the show; the show was intended to conclude after its 5th season. Upset fans started a petition; the 4th and final season of the show concluded on June 26, 2008, in the US. Reruns continue on CTV in a Saturday morning time slot. In each episode of the show, Jude Harrison must deal with the problems and challenges of both her musical career and her personal life, as one weaves into the other, she faces dilemmas and choices in her relationships, dividing her feelings between the loves in her life, while recording with G-Major Records. These people are important to her music - the one thread, her best moments are when she is working with others in performing her music. In addition to her music and her loves, there is much else going on in her personal life and in the lives of those around her.
Other article: Instant Star soundtracksEach episode of the series features a new song performed by Alexz Johnson. The song is about something that occurs in the episode. However, in some episodes, there is no direct explanation to the lyrics; some episodes can feature more than one song, but there is only one song per episode, to be featured on the soundtrack for that season. For instance, there are 13 episodes per season. One of the songs, "Perfect," was written by Canadian synth pop artist Lights. Alexz Johnson recorded the vocals on the first and second soundtracks, while co-writing some of the songs with her brother Brendan. For the third and fourth soundtracks, Alexz wasn't featured for all of the songs because of the release of her debut album and conflicts with prior record labels. Just before the broadcast of the second season on The N, viewers had a chance to see Alexz Johnson in concert in a show called "Instant Star: Backstage Pass," singing two of the songs from each season of the show and accompanied by her band from the show, Spiederman Mind Explosion.
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The National Post is a Canadian English-language newspaper. The paper is the flagship publication of Postmedia Network, is published Tuesdays through Saturdays, it was founded in 1998 by Conrad Black. Once distributed nationally, it began publishing a daily edition in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, with only its weekend edition available in Manitoba and Saskatchewan; as of 2006, the Post is no longer distributed in the territories. Conrad Black built the National Post around the Financial Post, a financial newspaper in Toronto which Hollinger Inc. purchased from Sun Media in 1997. Financial Post was retained as the name of the new newspaper's business section. Outside Toronto, the Post was built on the printing and distribution infrastructure of Hollinger's national newspaper chain called Southam Newspapers, that included the newspapers Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Vancouver Sun; the Post became Black's national flagship title, Ken Whyte was appointed editor.
Beyond his political vision, Black attempted to compete directly with Kenneth Thomson's media empire led in Canada by The Globe and Mail, which Black and many others perceived as the platform of the Liberal establishment. When the Post launched, its editorial stance was conservative, it advocated a "unite-the-right" movement to create a viable alternative to the Liberal government of Jean Chrétien, supported the Canadian Alliance. The Post's op-ed page has included dissenting columns by ideological liberals such as Linda McQuaig, as well as conservatives including Mark Steyn and Diane Francis, David Frum. Original members of the Post editorial board included Ezra Levant, Neil Seeman, Jonathan Kay, Conservative Member of Parliament John Williamson and the author/historian Alexander Rose; the Post's magazine-style graphic and layout design has won awards. The original design of the Post was created by a design consultant based in Montreal; the Post now bears the motto "World's Best-Designed Newspaper" on its front page.
The Post was unable to maintain momentum in the market without continuing to operate with annual budgetary deficits. At the same time, Conrad Black was becoming preoccupied by his debt-heavy media empire, Hollinger International. Black divested his Canadian media holdings, sold the Post to CanWest Global Communications Corp, controlled by Israel "Izzy" Asper, in two stages – 50% in 2000, along with the entire Southam newspaper chain, the remaining 50% in 2001. CanWest Global owned the Global Television Network. Izzy Asper died in October 2003, his sons Leonard and David Asper assumed control of CanWest, the latter serving as chairman of the Post. Editor-in-chief Matthew Fraser departed in 2005 after the arrival of a new publisher, Les Pyette – the paper's seventh publisher in seven years. Fraser's deputy editor, Doug Kelly succeeded him as editor. Pyette departed seven months after his arrival, replaced by Gordon Fisher; the Post limited print distribution in Atlantic Canada in 2006, part of a trend to which The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, Canada's other two papers with inter-regional distribution, have all resorted.
Print editions were removed from all Atlantic Canadian newsstands except in Halifax as of 2007. Focussing further on its online publishing, in 2008, the paper suspended weekday editions and home delivery in Manitoba and Saskatchewan; the reorientation towards digital continued into its next decade. Politically, the Post has retained a conservative editorial stance although the Asper family has long been a strong supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada. Izzy Asper was once leader of the Liberal Party in his home province of Manitoba; the Aspers had controversially fired the publisher of the Ottawa Citizen, Russell Mills, for calling for the resignation of Liberal prime minister Jean Chrétien. However, the Post endorsed the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2004 election when Fraser was editor; the Conservatives narrowly lost that election to the Liberals. After the election, the Post surprised many of its conservative readers by shifting its support to the victorious Liberal government of prime minister Paul Martin, was critical of the Conservatives and their leader, Stephen Harper.
The paper switched camps again in the runup to the 2006 election. During the election campaign, David Asper appeared publicly several times to endorse the Conservatives. Like its competitor The Globe and Mail, the Post publishes a separate edition in Toronto, Canada's largest city and the fourth largest English-language media centre in North America after New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago; the Toronto edition includes additional local content not published in the edition distributed to the rest of Canada, is printed at the Toronto Star Press Centre in Vaughan. On September 27, 2007, the Post unveiled a major redesign of its appearance. Guided by Gayle Grin, the Post's managing editor of design and graphics, the redesign features a standardization in the size of typeface and the number of typefaces used, cleaner font for charts and graphs, the move of the nameplate banner from the top to the left side of Page 1 as well as each section's front page. In 2009, the paper announced that as a temporary cost-cutting measure, it would not print a Monday edition from July to September 2009.
On October 29, 2009, Canwest Global announced that due to a lack of funding, the National Post might close down as of October 30, 2009, subject to moving the paper to a new holding company. Late on October 29, 2009, Ontario Superior Court Justice Sarah Pepall ruled in Canwest's favour and allowed the paper to move into a holding company. Investment bankers hired by Canwest received no
Suck is a 2009 rock-and-roll vampire black comedy horror film starring and directed by Rob Stefaniuk. Stefaniuk stars alongside Canadian actress Jessica Paré, Nicole de Boer, Malcolm McDowell and rock legends Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins and Alex Lifeson of Rush. Production took place in and around Toronto in late 2008; the film follows a failed rock band called the Winners as they tour across Canada and the United States. After band member Jennifer is turned into a vampire, the band gains a following of groupies attracted to her newfound beauty; as their infamy grows, the vampire hunter Eddie Van Helsing learns that Jennifer is a vampire and vows to hunt her down. While on tour, the band members are each turned into one by one. Although the band continues to grow in popularity, band member Joey loses interest in the vampire lifestyle and convinces Jennifer that they should become human again. After a brief altercation, Eddie agrees to help the band upon hearing of their plans to become human.
They track down the vampire who turned Jennifer, intending to kill him. During the fight, Queenie nearly kills Eddie; the band members become human again as a result of his death, they return home. Six months Joey and Jennifer are shown to have grown bored with their human lives in suburbia, they are approached by a bartender who had served at their gigs. It is implied that Joey and Jennifer accept the offer, despite the chaos caused during their time as vampires. Rob Stefaniuk as Joey Winner Jessica Paré as Jennifer Iggy Pop as Victor Alice Cooper as Vampire Bartender Malcolm McDowell as Eddie Van Helsing Dave Foley as Jeff Moby as Beef Bellows Henry Rollins as Rockin' Roger Alex Lifeson as Border Guard Danny Smith as Jerry Paul Anthony as Tyler Mike Lobel as Sam Nicole de Boer as Susan Chris Ratz as Hugo Dimitri Coats as Queenie Carole Pope as Club Bouncer Calico Cooper as Barmaid Barbara Mamabolo as Danielle Filming commenced November 23, 2008 in the Toronto area, it was filmed on location, many of the clubs throughout the film are underground clubs and bars in Toronto such as The Big Bop.
Members of Toronto's goth scene were requested to perform as background extras for some of the club scenes. The US Customs scenes were shot at Toronto's defunct International Marine Passenger Terminal. Filming lasted 20 days, on a budget of about $3.5 million. In the scene where Danielle sings "Night After Night", Eddie Van Helsing has flashbacks to his younger self. Footage from the 1973 film "O Lucky Man!", which starred Malcolm McDowell, was edited into the scene. Rights to the film were acquired by Alliance Films, it premiered on Friday, September 11, 2009 at the Toronto International Film Festival and was part of the South by Southwest Film Festival 2010 in Austin, Texas. E1 Entertainment holds the rights for VOD, digital and TV sales. Going Nowhere - The Winners This Is Your Brain on Drugs - The Winners I'm Coming To Get You - The Winners Sympathy For the Devil - Styrofoam Bible If One of Us Goes Further - Burning Brides Suck - The Winners Night After Night - Mamabolo Flesh and Bone - Burning Brides So Close It Hurts - The Winners Take It - The Winners The Fool - The Winners Still Bleeding - Secretaries of Steak Slapstick film Vampire film Suck Suck on IMDb Suck at Rotten Tomatoes