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Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz (1981)

A short illustrating a traditional Canadian folk song about a woman's admiration for the agility for her boyfriend, the log driver.

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John Weldon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anna McGarrigle Anna McGarrigle ... Singer (voice)
Kate McGarrigle Kate McGarrigle ... Singer (voice)
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Storyline

In this short, we see an illustration of a traditional Canadian folk song about a woman's admiration of her boyfriend. As a log driver on the river, the physical demands of his job have made him a most able dancer who has charmed her heart. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Official Sites:

NFB (english) [Canada]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1981 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Canada vignettes: La valse du maître draveur See more »

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Trivia

The McGarrigle sisters also sing this song in French. See more »


Soundtracks

Log Driver's Waltz
Written by Wade Hemsworth
Arranged and sung by Kate McGarrigle and Anna McGarrigle and the Mountain City Four
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Cute, short and memorable. Worth a look,
24 December 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This is the type of short that would likely not be done without something like the National Film Board of Canada doing the funding, as it really isn't that financially viable. An independent studio would probably be happy to tackle something like it (and some have) if funds aren't a problem. The short is, to all intents and purposes, a music video for the folk song Log Driver's Waltz. It begins with a quite brief live action shot of a log driver at work and changes into animation for the remainder of its length. The music is great, the animation is cute and the whole package is quite charming. This shows periodically on O Canada, when that show is on the Cartoon Network's schedule. Well worth watching. Recommended.


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