From the Atelier Tovar: selected writings

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Coach House Books, Sep 20, 2003 - Performing Arts - 235 pages
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Guy Maddin is one of Canada's most celebrated and original filmmakers, the director of such delirious films as Tales from the Gimli Hospital, Careful, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary, The Saddest Music in the World and My Winnipeg. Few know, however, that he is just as gifted a writer, and his resolutely purple prose, as eccentric and enchanting as his film work, is a true delight. From the Atelier Tovar gathers, in one volume, the best of Maddin's writing: his journalism (originally published in the Village Voice, Cinema Scope, Film Comment and points beyond), unpublished short stories and film treatments (including the riotous Child Without Qualities), and selections, both lurid and illuminating, from the filmmaker's personal journals. Here are Maddin's feverish musings on hockey, the Osmonds, divas of the Italian silent cinema, Bollywood, his own twisted biography, and much, much more. What emerges finally is both a fragrant potpourri and a treasure trove, a singular portrait of this very unique artist.

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Contents

A Note on the Text
14
Death in Winnipeg
66
On Minority Report
74
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Guy Maddin is the filmmaker behind Tales from the Gimli Hospital, Archangel, Careful, Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, The Saddest Music in the World, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin

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