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Allan King 1930-2009

Post by Timothy » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:19 am

http://www.ifc.com/blogs/thedaily/2009/ ... --2009.php

Allan King directed many RTA episodes, including Otherwise Engaged, Love May Be Blind..., and Woman of Importance.

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Post by Shelly » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:56 pm

Also on the resume: By Way of the Stars and the film version of Who Has Seen the Wind -- both of which feature members of the RTA cast.
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Post by Timothy » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:04 pm

Atom Egoyan, Sarah Polley attend memorial for documentary maker Allan King

Polley said after the memorial that she knew King as a child actress while working on the TV series, "Road to Avonlea," which King directed in the early '90s.

"It was later in my early 20s that I discovered his work as a documentary filmmaker," said Polley, who went on to direct the Oscar-nominated feature, "Away From Her," in 2006.

"He's the only filmmaker that I've seen, I think, all of his films. I'm not actually a cinephile but in the case of Allan King I am. I think there's so many of his films that have really changed the way I look at the world in a really permanent way."


I'm glad Sarah didn't add how much she hates and is embarrased by their work together on Road to Avonlea, since King was a prolific director of the series.

By my count, Allan King directed 13 RTA episodes. They are as follows, ranked in order by our votes in the Rate the episodes section:

7. Otherwise Engaged
14. Love May Be Blind...
17. Another Point of View
22. Old Quarrels, Old Love
30. Sea Ghost
37. Stranger in the Night
40. Woman of Importance
42. Dreamer of Dreams
54. Felix and Blackie
62. Homecoming
66. A Dark and Stormy Night
71. The Minister's Wife
90. Davey and the Mermaid

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Post by hannikan » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:47 pm

Wow, the episodes he directed really run the gamut. Some of my very favorites included. I don't know about his other work but he seems to be very well respected. Thanks for posting about him.
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Post by Shelly » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:40 pm

Timothy wrote:I'm glad Sarah didn't add how much she hates and is embarrased by their work together on Road to Avonlea, since King was a prolific director of the series.
FFS. :roll: Do you really think she would mention something like that at such a time? You may not like the fact she didn't enjoy her time on the show all that much; but to suggest that she doesn't know when to keep her mouth shut about it? *shakes head*
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