Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

2002

Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion is a two-part miniseries produced in 2003 by CBC Television. It presents a fictionalized version of the Halifax Explosion, a 1917 catastrophe that destroyed much of the Canadian city of Halifax. It was directed by Bruce Pittman and written by Keith Ross Leckie. The Film Stars Vincent Walsh, Tamara Hope, Clare Stone, Zachary Bennett, Shauna MacDonald and Ted Dykstra.

The series was expensive by Canadian television standards with a budget of $10.4 million. It was heavily promoted by the CBC and paired with a number of non-fiction documentaries. The broadcast drew a sizable Canadian audience of 1.5 million viewers. It drew some praise for the adept use of special effects to show the destruction of the explosion. However the miniseries was poorly received critically. One critic at the Globe and Mail described it as "execrably written and acted"[1] while another strained to find positive elements, "At times, there is a plodding workmanlike quality to Shattered City."[2] The miniseries won some technical awards at the Canadian television Gemini Awards in 2004 (photography, special effects, costume and sound) but was passed over for any direction or writing awards and won only a single supporting acting award for Ted Dykstra.[3]

Serious concerns were raised over the depiction of history in the miniseries. Descendants of explosion victims[4] and professional historians[5] objected to the historical distortions and numerous liberties with historical truth. Significant deviations include:[6]

Quelle: Wikipedia(englisch)
Kinostart:2002
weitere Titel:
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion
Разрушенный город
Град у рушевинамаsr
Genre:disaster tv genre
Herstellungsland:Kanada
Originalsprache:Englisch
IMDB: 332
Verleih:CBC/Radio-Canada
Regie:Bruce Pittman
Kamera:René Ōhashi
Musik:The Free Design
Produzent:Heather Haldane
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2004
ACTRA Awards
ACTRA Maritimes Award
Outstanding Performance - Male
Gewinner
2004
Directors Guild of Canada
DGC Craft Award
Outstanding Achievement in Production Design - Television Movie or Mini-Series
Gewinner
2004
Directors Guild of Canada
DGC Craft Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Television Movie or Mini-Series
Gewinner
2004
Gemini Awards
Gemini
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Gewinner
2004
Gemini Awards
Gemini
Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series
Gewinner
2004
Gemini Awards
Gemini
Best Costume Design
Gewinner
2004
Gemini Awards
Gemini
Best Sound in a Dramatic Program
Gewinner
2004
Gemini Awards
Gemini
Best Visual Effects
Gewinner
2004
Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards
CSC Award
Best Cinematography in TV Drama
Nominiert
2004
Directors Guild of Canada
DGC Team Award
Outstanding Team Achievement in a Television Movie or Mini-Series
Nominiert
2004
Gemini Awards
Gemini
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Nominiert
2004
Gemini Awards
Gemini
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Nominiert
2004
Gemini Awards
Gemini
Best Achievement in Make-Up
Nominiert
2004
Gemini Awards
Gemini
Best Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-Series
Nominiert
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