Giles Walker

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Giles Walker is a Scottish-born Canadian film director.

Brief biography[edit]

Giles Walker, born in 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, received a B.A. from the University of New Brunswick and a M.A. from Stanford University Film School in 1972. He joined the Canadian National Film Board soon after, directing documentaries, then switching to dramas in 1977. Bravery in the Field was nominated for a live-action short Oscar in 1979. The Masculine Mystique (directed with John N. Smith), the first of a trio of NFB movies dealing with issues of gender relations, showed Walker’s experimental side, working with non-professional actors and the technique of improvisation.[1] The two other films in the series, however, moved closer to an easy, palatable Hollywood style – successfully in 90 Days but less so in The Last Straw. Perhaps Walker’s most successful fictional work is Princes in Exile, a film about a summer camp for children with cancer, notable for a delicate treatment of the subject and a moving lack of sentimentality.

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  1. ^ Stukator, Angela (30 May 2013). "Pictures of age and ageing in Cynthia Scott's The Company of Strangers". In Eugene P. Walz. Canada's Best Features: Critical Essays on 15 Canadian Films. Rodopi. p. 239. ISBN 978-9042015982. 

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