Playing with Memories: Essays on Guy Maddin (Google eBook)

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David Church
Univ. of Manitoba Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Performing Arts - 280 pages
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Playing with Memories is the first collection of scholarly essays on the work of internationally acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin. It offers extensive perspectives on his career to date, from the early experimentation of The Dead Father (1986) to the intensely intimate revelations of My Winnipeg (2007). Featuring new and updated essays from American, Canadian, and Australian scholars, collaborators, and critics, as well as an in-depth interview with Maddin, this collection explores the aesthetics and politics behind Maddin's work, firmly situating his films within ongoing cultural debates about postmodernism, genre, and national identity.
  

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Fraternal Relations in the Films of Guy Maddin and George Toles
26
True to Form
48
Guy Maddins Careful
58
The Films of Guy Maddin
70
Maddin and Melodrama
79
Thoroughly Modern Maddin
96
Sexuality and Self in the Guy Maddin Vision
119
Maddins Diseased Heart
171
Guy Maddins Careful
190
Gesture Deixis and the Baroque Cinema of Guy Maddin
203
Perverting the Nation in Guy Maddins The Saddest Music in The World
224
Conversations with Guy Maddin
239
Filmography
266
Selected Bibliography
268
Contributors
272

Emotional Immediacy and Distance in the Films of Guy Maddin
133
Collaborating with Guy Maddin
144
Virgins Vampires and the Theatre Film
159

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About the author (2009)

David Church is a PhD student at Indiana University. He has contributed to Film Quarterly, Offscreen, Senses of Cinema, The Encyclopedia of American Disability History, and several other publications.

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