CRUISE SHIPS- FALL 2015

September 22, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1)- 
Every fall season the Port of Montreal receives beautiful and many cruise ships. 
This 2015 season, Montreal hosted, among others, THE WORLD, a huge boat like residence-condo on the water. 
We can say that this is the good life for the tourists on ships. 
Pictures 1 to 5: The cruise ship THE WORLD (NASSAU);
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JEAN-PIERRE COALLIER RETIRING FROM RADIO CLASSIQUE MONTREAL

September 15, 2015


Par Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) –
Quietly, the morning man and ex-owner of Radio Classique has taken a new retirement, this time from his own radio. 
Remember that Jean-Pierre Coallier sold last December (2014) his two radio stations (Montreal and Quebec) to Gregory Charles. The transaction amount (according to documents CRTC) was $ 10.5 million. 
Jean-Pierre Coallier will have finally made a success with his project which at first seemed more or less promising. I remember that he came to see me to ask for Pierre Peladeau and Quebecor to invest in the project. Péladeau loved Coallier but he refused the invitation, “claiming” that the accounting at Quebecor could not find profitability. Coallier was very disappointed but he did not abandon his idea because of the refusal and he continued alone. That was in September 1995… 
Happy retirement to you Jean-Pierre!
Photo 1: Jean-Pierre Coallier;
Photos 2-5: Station Radio Classique Montreal;
Photo 6: Gregory Charles;
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GEORGE S. ZIMBEL – PHOTOGRAPHER

September 10, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1)- 
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents George S. Zimbel: a humanist photographer from September 9, 2015 to January 3, 2016. This very friendly American-born Canadian photographer has been active for more than seventy years. This exhibition brings together 70 pictures from his collection (1953, 1954 and 1955). We note in particular his series on Marilyn Monroe created in 1954 during the production of the film The Seven Year Itch. 
The opening was held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
Pictures 1 to 4: George S. Zimbel;
Picture 5: Marilyn Monroe by George S. Zimbel;
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THE ART OF SPEECH BY THOMAS MULCAIR

September 10, 2015


by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
Election Canada 2015 campaign continues and Thomas Mulcair does not hesitate to showcase his qualities as popular speaker to convince voters. A few thousand fans attended the rally organized in downtown Montreal Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to meet the NDP leader and several candidates of his party who were also present. 
This was particularly true of Ruth Ellen Brosseau that we could see and who had a beautiful smile to support to his leader. 
The question is of course: Will Tom win the vote of 19 October. 
One thing is certain, its supporters are confident… 
To be continued! 
Photos 1 to 4: Thomas Mulcair in Montreal;
Photo 5: Ruth Ellen Brosseau;
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MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – BLOODY JANUARY / QANLI YANVAR

September 3, 2015


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) – 
The Montreal World Film Festival may not welcome big American movie stars to draw the crowds but the films to the program are often exceptional in many cases and foreign producers all demonstrate great admiration to the Festival and its founder Serge Losique. 
Among the foreign films in 2015 “Focus on World Cinema”, a film that stands out is BLOODY JANUARY / QANLI YANVAR by director Vahid Mustafa Yev. 
The film tells the story of the events during the night of January 19 to 20, 1990, when the Soviet Army (time of Mikhail Gorbachev) invaded Baku and its surroundings (AZERBAIJAN) and killed many civilians. During this bloody episode, 170 people were killed, over 800 injured and hundreds arrested. The film tells this sad page of the struggle of the Azerbaijani people for independence, seen through the eyes of two brothers: Najaf Narimanov, Communist and KGB officer, and Mehdi Narimanov, former officer of the Soviet army in Afghanistan, converted into revolutionary democrat. The brothers both aspire to a prosperous country but have different political positions. 
The director was very pleased to present his film in Montreal and he even offered a gift to the founder Serge Losique in recognition. For the public, it offered free popcorn to all… 
If there is a conclusion to the film is that military violence does not change from one era to another and the result is always the dead of young people who aspire only political changes but pay with their lives for their political desire. 
Picture 1: Poster of the movie;
Picture 2: Vahid Mustafa Yev and Serge Losique;
Picture 3: Vahid Mustafa Yev;
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