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Lonely Boy

Lonely Boy

| 26 min

This short film portrays the story of singer Paul Anka, who rose from obscurity to become the idol of millions of adolescent fans around the world. Taking a candid look at both sides of the footlights, this film examines the marketing machine behind a generation of pop singers. Interviews with Anka and his manager reveal their perspective on the industry.

  • direction
    Wolf Koenig
    Roman Kroitor
  • camera
    Wolf Koenig
  • editing
    John Spotton
    Guy L. Coté
  • sound recording
    Marcel Carrière
    Ron Alexander
  • sound editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • producer
    Roman Kroitor
  • executive producer
    Tom Daly
  • narrator
    Strowan Robertson


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Ages 14 to 17

Arts Education - Music
Media Education - Popular Culture

Brainstorm student knowledge of Paul Anka. Introduce some of his music. Compare Anka's popularity and hype to a similar recording artist of today. Discuss the ways in which advances in technology have influenced the "star-making process." Explore the reasons why and how such stars are manipulated and created.

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