F.R. Scott: Rhyme and Reason

F.R. Scott: Rhyme and Reason

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This feature documentary looks at the multi-faceted career of F.R. Scott (1899-1985), a Canadian poet, thinker and constitutional expert whose work and vision of social justice spanned and influenced an entire era. The film looks at Scott's role in the founding of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Party in the 1930s, his years as a teacher of constitutional law, as a modernist poet, and as a champion of civil liberties. Highlights include Scott's courtroom challenges of the Duplessis regime in the 1950s, his controversial support of the War Measures Act during the 1970 October Crisis in Québec, and readings from his poetry.

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F.R. Scott: Rhyme and Reason, Donald Winkler, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Donald Winkler
  • director
    Donald Winkler
  • film editor
    Albert Kish
  • research
    Sheila Fischman
  • photography
    Barry Perles
  • location sound
    Bev Davidson
    Jean-Guy Normandin
    Hans Oomes
  • electrician
    Guy Cousineau
    David Anderson
  • additional photography
    Andy Kitzanuk
  • sound editor
    John Knight
  • music
    Alain Clavier
  • music recording
    Louis Hone
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • graphics
    Normand Cousineau
  • studio administrator
    Bob Spence
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • executive producer
    Barrie Howells