Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Life in a Great City Series

There are cities; then there are great cities! This unique series journeys behind-the-scenes to present a "day in the life" of thirteen of the most dynamic cities in the world. Here viewers become immersed in the heart and soul of each city and discover what it's like to live in a great city, as well as what it is Click for more



"Recommended. Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city outside of France and it's easy to see the French influence throughout the program. The filmmakers visit local markets, restaurants, Mont Royal Park, historical neighborhoods, and even do some kayaking on a river just outside of the city. Many of the locals are interviewed and all interviews are translated into English and read by a narrator. Viewers will learn that Montreal is a very cosmopolitan city that is a blend of many different cultures and the people who live there are very proud of their heritage and their city. The video quality is excellent and the material is well presented. The program is recommended to anyone who may be interested in learning more about Montreal; also I think it would be very helpful to French students learning about French-Canadian culture." -EMRO Review
Montreal is Canada's second largest city and is called the "Paris of Canada," having the second largest French-speaking population outside of France. Many of its neighborhoods and places carry Parisian names, such as the Latin Quarter, Saint-Denis Street, Berri Street, the Saint-Sulpice seminary, Notre-Dame Island, and the Café de Paris; also, like Manhatten, it is an island, and its Mont Royal Park was built by architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who built NYC's Central Park. Montreal we see combines each of these identities to have its own distinct charm. Its Old Town offers Victorian houses, Gothic churches, and cobble-stoned squares that recall its colonial past, and in Maisonneuve Park the panoramic view from the top of the famous tilted tower of the Olympic complex enables us to embrace this city that is home to more than 100 ethnic groups. 05/08DE JSCA 52 min.
Note: An edited version, Montreal - Level 1, is available.
Also See: Canada 3: Montreal and Quebec; Canada 14: Montreal - Jazz Capital of Canada

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