Great Canadian Film Directors

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George Melnyk
University of Alberta, 2007 - History - 468 pages
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Great Canadian Film Directors is the first major study that reflects the cultural and linguistic diversity of Canada’s most dynamic film directors. The 19 essays in this collection focus on each filmmaker’s ability to create a vision that both reveals and redefines our national cultures. Together, these essays, by established and emerging scholars, highlight the diversity, imaginative power, and talent of Canadian filmmakers. This collection’s value is in its contemporary analysis of major figures as well as critical discussions of the work of women directors and young filmmakers. Filmographies and selected bibliographies for each director provide film students and the movie-going public with an unrivalled study of a cinema that now garners world attention.
  

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Contents

The Fatal Leap
29
It takes monsters to do things like that
49
DenysArcand
67
Atom Egoyan
99
Activism and Aesthetics
125
Norman Jewison
149
Double Take
175
Straight Outta Hogtown
199
A Problem with Rules
295
Coward Bully and Clown
313
Hanging in Plain Sight
329
Zach Kunuk and Inuit Filmmaking
347
Don McKellar
363
Lynne Stopkewich
385
Filmographies
405
Selected Bibliography
419

Living InBetween
227
Woman with a Movie Camera
253
MinaShum
271
Contributors
431
Index
437
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About the author (2007)

George Melnyk is a cultural historian who has published some twenty books in a distinguished career, including works of philosophy, history, politics, and poetry. He teaches in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary, where he specializes in Canadian cinema.

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