Montreal Moments

A Listmania! list by Vincenzo Di Nicola (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
The list author says: "Here are some of my favourite Montreal moments over the years, from reading Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels to the great music scene here, from the Jazz Festival to Arcade Fire. And don't forget the many superb films set here, from 'Agnes of God' to 'Mambo Italiano.'"
Montreal Then and Now: d'Hier et d'Aujourd'hui (Then & Now)
1.  Montreal Then and Now: d'Hier et d'Aujourd'hui (Then & Now) by Alan Hustak
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Jesus of Montreal
2.  Jesus of Montreal DVD ~ Lothaire Bluteau
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Miles Davis: Live in Montreal
3.  Miles Davis: Live in Montreal DVD ~ John Scofield
The list author says:
  "The Montreal International Jazz Festival brings a lot of great musicians here. Miles was one of the best!"
$20.19   Used & New from: $12.02

Tom Jobim: Ao Vivo Em Montreal
4.  Tom Jobim: Ao Vivo Em Montreal DVD ~ Tom Jobim
The list author says:
  "Another great world musician, Brazilian Tom Jobim. It's hard to say whether he was influenced by jazz or whether he changed the course of jazz and all popular music. Either way, a great musical original, appearing onstage in Montreal."
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St Urbain's Horseman
5.  St Urbain's Horseman DVD ~ David Julian Hirsh
The list author says:
  "Still Mordecai Richler's best novel. When he was at his sarcastic, cutting best and did not try to prove what he a great writer he was (which mars 'Barney's Version' and other later novels). Captures a slice of Montreal history very well."
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Montreal Stories (Selected Stories)
6.  Montreal Stories (Selected Stories) by Clark Blaise
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Storied Streets: Montreal in the Literary Imagination
7.  Storied Streets: Montreal in the Literary Imagination by Bryan Demchinsky
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Bon Cop Bad Cop
8.  Bon Cop Bad Cop DVD ~ Colm Feore
The list author says:
  "The first truly bilingual Canadian movie. Very funny, very Canadian and very entertaining!"
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The Red Violin [Blu-ray]
9.  The Red Violin [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Red Violin
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The Score
10.  The Score DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "Film drama set in Montreal."
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The Favorite Game
11.  The Favorite Game by Leonard Cohen
The list author says:
  "A great coming of age novel. A more mature, Canadian version of what Philip Roth tried to do in 'Portnoy's Complaint.'"
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Beautiful Losers
12.  Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
The list author says:
  "Compelling and ahead of its time, Cohen's second novel is bold in its structure, language and style and subtle and beautiful in its narrative."
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Let Us Compare Mythologies
13.  Let Us Compare Mythologies by Leonard Cohen
The list author says:
  "Leonard Cohen's first book of poetry still stirs."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Montreal Main: A Queer Film Classic (Queer Film Classics)
14.  Montreal Main: A Queer Film Classic (Queer Film Classics) by Thomas Waugh
$13.46   Used & New from: $0.32

Gustav Mahler:Das Lied von Der Erde
15.  Gustav Mahler:Das Lied von Der Erde by Gustav Mahler
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We Were Born in a Flame
16.  We Were Born in a Flame by Sam Roberts
The list author says:
  "Montreal musician Sam Roberts sings, 'Montreal to Hong Kong, Where have all the good people gone?' in one of the best songs on this CD. A very underrated Montreal musician!"
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Funeral
17.  Funeral by Arcade Fire
The list author says:
  "The one good album by the Montreal former Indie band, Arcade Fire. The rest is pretentious and repetitive. On stage, they used to act like liberated lunatics, now they have become only self-important lunatics."
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The Decline of the American Empire
18.  The Decline of the American Empire DVD ~ Dominique Michel
The list author says:
  "Denys Arcand later got an Oscar for Best Foreign Film for 'Barbarian Invasions' but this is the film that made his reputation and remains his best. Quintessential francophone Montreal!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Agnes of God
19.  Agnes of God DVD ~ Jane Fonda
The list author says:
  "Starring Jane Fonda as a psychiatrist in this film version of a Broadway play directed by Canadian Norman Jewison is a worthy drama set in a Montreal convent about conflicts between private, intimate faith and public, shared illusions."
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In the Sleep Room: The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada
20.  In the Sleep Room: The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada by Anne Collins
The list author says:
  "One of Montreal's real medical dramas, set at the Allan Memorial Institute with the genius-in-a-hurry, American psychiatrist Ewen Cameron. Cameron was dedicated but had poor scientific ideas and allowed his research to be funded during the Cold War by the CIA looking for 'brainwashing' techniques."
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Mambo Italiano (Full Screen)
21.  Mambo Italiano (Full Screen) 
The list author says:
  "Sweet story about a gay Italian Montrealer and the pains of coming out to his family. It has been compared to 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding.' I think this movie based on a play is more real and less steroetyped but both play on ethnic stereotypes."
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Last updated: 4/11/11
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