Death of a Legend

Death of a Legend

                                Death of a Legend
| 49 min

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This documentary film by Bill Mason is about wolves and the negative myths surrounding the animal. Exceptional footage portrays the wolf's life cycle and the social organization of the pack, as well as other film of caribou, moose, deer and buffalo. Mason later made a feature documentary on wolves (Cry of the Wild, 1973) that played theatrically throughout North America and earned $5 million at the box office.

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Death of a Legend , Bill Mason, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Bill Mason
  • photography
    Bill Mason
  • editing
    Bill Mason
  • producer
    Barrie Howells
  • commentary
    Stanley Jackson
  • animation camera
    Kjeld Nielsen
    Cameron Gaul
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • cast
    Blake James
  • narrator
    Donald Brittain

  • Tharl

    I had the honour of meeting Bill after he made this film. I have never met a more talented or a more kindhearted man. I love all his films and judging by the 77 national and international awards his films have won there are many who agree with me.

    Tharl, 1 Feb 2013
  • reginacinefile

    It's great how this film builds up to reveal that wolves, despite their terrible image, are probably more civilized than us...make you think who's the monster. Of course, I do feel for the ranchers, but do not think shooting them for sport should be allowed. If their numbers are to be controlled, let them be controlled by a conservation agency that is interested in the welfare of the natural balance rather than that of unnecessary hunter.

    reginacinefile, 7 Sep 2011

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