Torn Sprockets: The Uncertain Projection of the Canadian Film

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University of Delaware Press, Jan 1, 1987 - Business & Economics - 330 pages
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The history of Canadian filmmaking is a fascinating topic and, in this book, the author takes the reader through the early years of the twentieth century when Hollywood monopolized the industry, Edison's Kinctoscope enthralled the public, and motion picture exhibitions swept across Canada.
  

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Torn sprockets: the uncertain projection of the Canadian film

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From its inception, the Canadian film industry has been dominated by Americans. Canadians such as Mary Pickford, John Huston, Marie Dressler, and Norma Shearer left for Hollywood. The government could ... Read full review

Contents

Cinema in Canada An Introduction
13
Cinema Pioneers
17
Early Production
23
The Beginning of Canadian Documentaries
41
The National Film Board
63
Success and Struggle 19401984
73
The War Years
75
Quebec Becomes Active
81
A Turning Point
97
Saving the Industry?
113
International Films
125
The Credits Canadian Films 19451984
159
Bibliography
267
Index to the Films of NFB Producers and Directors
271
Index
307
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