He has been a well-respected, working movie and tv director for 30 years, so it is most likely time to cease asking Beverley Hills 90210 questions in dialog with Jason Priestley.
Luckily, the lifelong hockey buff is very happy to speak about one other 30-year-old little bit of enterprise: everybody’s favorite Toronto Hockey punching bag — Harold Ballard.
Priestley has simply launched his documentary Offside concerning the man who actually lived in Maple Leaf Gardens and tried to cheat anybody who stepped foot in his home.
In a world filled with good topics for sports activities documentaries, why spend time on such a controversial determine?
The reply, as Priestley passionately factors out, is that the unhealthy stuff is all that most individuals know concerning the man — however in non-public, Ballard had redeeming qualities. He was an extremely beneficiant philanthropist. He gave cash away prefer it was going out of favor, and he saved it below wraps as a result of he needed everybody to suppose he was a tough ass.
To his credit score, Priestley by no means places his thumb on the dimensions. He gathers all of the contradictions about Ballard and leaves us to determine what to make of the person.
In the meantime, Player’s Own Voice podcast host Anastasia Bucsis additionally places the 53-year-old former race automobile driver to work fixing an outdated TV puzzle.
Why is it so arduous to indicate pace on the display screen? Watching F1, pace skating or the Tour de France you possibly can by no means inform how shortly the themes are transferring. Priestley has a deeply detailed reply for that too.
Budding cinematographers, take notice. It’s all about low cameras, transferring near floor, and reference objects on display screen.
Other seemingly random however undoubtedly entertaining matters of debate? What The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, did for hockey tradition in Los Angeles. How the million or so Canadian expats in that city combat over slots within the beer leagues. And why actors need to be athletes, and vice versa.
There is a transcript of this podcast for our hard-of-hearing viewers. To take heed to Priestley, Mimi Rahneva, Cito Gaston, Robert Parish, Aaron Brown, Kaylyn Kyle, Kurt Browning, Bianca Farella, Summer McIntosh, Beckie Sauerbrunn or any of the company from earlier seasons, go to CBC Listen or wherever else you get your podcasts.