The Cinema of Canada

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Jerry White
Wallflower Press, 2006 - Performing Arts - 268 pages
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Often overlooked and overshadowed by its North American cousin, Canadian cinema has nevertheless produced some mesmerising films and directors, including Atom Egoyan, Robert Lepage and Denys Arcand. The Cinema of Canada contains 24 essays, each on a different film and divides itself into three distinct categories: English-Canadian cinema; Québec cinema; Aboriginal cinema. In so doing, it provides a fascinating historical account of the development of film and documentary traditions across the diverse national and regional communities in Canada. Among the many important films discussed are Le Déclin de l'empire américain (1988), I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1988), Exotica (1994), Le Confessionale (1995) and Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001).

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Jerry White
10
EN PAYS NEUFS Pierre Veronneau
13
CHURCHILLS ISLAND Michael Brendan Baker
23
LA FORTERESSE WHISPERING CITY Andre Loiselle
33
POUR LA SUITE DU MONDE Gwenn Scheppler
43
NOBODY WAVED GOODBYE Marsh Murphy
53
REASON OVER PASSION James Missen
63
THE WINDS OF FOGO Jerry White
73
LE DECLIN DE LEMPIRE AMERICAIN THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE Peter Harcourt
142
THE LEARNING PATH Marian Bredin
153
THIRTY TWO SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD Adam Rosadiuk
163
20 YEARS OF RESISTANCE Brian Mcllroy
173
DEAD MAN Jason Silverman
183
EXOTICA William Beard
195
LE CONFESSIONNAL THE CONFESSIONAL Monique Tschofen
205
EARTH Amy Fung
215

YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND Farbod Honarpisheh
81
ON EST AU COTON COTTON MILL TREADMILL Craig Moyes
91
ASIVAQTIIN THE HUNTERS Jerry White
101
MOURIR A TUETETE SCREAM FROM SILENCE JodiRamer
111
SONATINE Damien Detchberry
121
FOSTER CHILD Colleen Irwin
129
IVE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING Andre Lavoie
137
THE FAST RUNNER Darrell Varga
225
BEARWALKER Lysandra Woods
235
Filmography
242
Bibliography
248
Index
261
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About the author (2006)

Jerry White is assistant professor of Film Studies at the University of Alberta, where he is also President of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies. He has published widely on Canadian cinema including, as coeditor, North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980 (2002).

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