Thursday March 16, 2017

From Hard Core Logo to Weirdos: Bruce McDonald's love affair with film and music

Bruce McDonald and Tom Power in the q studios in Toronto, Ont.

Bruce McDonald and Tom Power in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Elaine Chau/CBC)

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If you've ever seen a Bruce McDonald movie, you'd know that the Canadian director loves music. Whether it's making a mockumentary about a fictional band (Hard Core Logo) or simply incorporating a stellar soundtrack into the heart of the film (Weirdos), McDonald's love for music is clearly displayed throughout his filmography. 

On today's show, Tom Power sits down with McDonald to discuss his love of film and music, and together, they go through some standout soundtrack moments from some of his most notable films. 

McDonald's newest film, Weirdos, is out in theatres tomorrow.

Web extra: below are all the songs mentioned in today's interview segment. 

Edward Bear, 'Last Song'

Hard Core Logo, 'Sonic Reducer'

Broken Social Scene, 'Anthems For a Seventeen Year Old Girl'

Handsome Ned, 'Put the Blame on Me'

— Produced by Elaine Chau