One of the most popular episodes of Wind at my Back is season three’s, “The Forever Leap” in which Hub Bailey jumps from a train trestle to avoid getting hit by a train. I initially thought that jumping from a train trestle would be easier than finding one but thankfully Kevin Sullivan already had a place in mind… but it wouldn’t be easy.
“What lies before us down the tracks? A head?”
This line from “Train to Nowhere” is one of my favourites and, strangely enough, we actually had train tracks to nowhere on the backlot. Fortunately we never found a head on them but we did find some surprises now and then.
It never ceases to amaze me how completely realistic backlot sets can look on screen. Films ranging from Gone with the Wind to Back to the Future have used beautifully constructed facades as three dimensional backdrops to film scenes against. But why go the trouble and expense of building such large and elaborate sets?
We are well into autumn and with a changing of the season comes a changing of the wardrobe. Take some fall fashion inspiration from the “Wind at My Back“ characters this season. The chunky…
Joe Martin, a professor at the University of Toronto recently declared that Canada suffered more than any other country as a result of The Great Depression.
The US Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that that they expect high a unemployment rate well into 2015. Wind at my Back’s hopeful look at tough economic times is relevant today more than ever.