Canadian Cinema Since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World

Canadian Cinema Since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World

by David L. Pike
     
 

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Award-winning author David L. Pike offers a unique focus on the crucial quarter-century in Canadian filmmaking when the industry became a viable force on the international stage. Pike provides a lively, personal, and accessible history of the most influential filmmakers and movements of both Anglo-Canadian and Quebecois cinema, from popular movies to art film and

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Award-winning author David L. Pike offers a unique focus on the crucial quarter-century in Canadian filmmaking when the industry became a viable force on the international stage. Pike provides a lively, personal, and accessible history of the most influential filmmakers and movements of both Anglo-Canadian and Quebecois cinema, from popular movies to art film and everything in between.

Along with in-depth studies of key directors, including David Cronenberg, Patricia Rozema and Denys Arcand, Jean-Claude Lauzon, Robert Lepage, Léa Pool, Atom Egoyan, and Guy Maddin, Canadian Cinema since the 1980s reflects on major themes and genres and explores the regional and cultural diversity of the period. Pike positions Canadian filmmaking at the frontlines of a profound cinematic transformation in the age of global media and presents fresh perspectives on both its local and international contexts. Making a significant advance in the study of the film industry of the period, Canadian Cinema since the 1980s is also an ideal text for students, researchers, and Canadian film enthusiasts.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice Magazine, vol 50:10:2013 - M.Yacowar
‘With his witty and conversational style, Pike proves as insightful an authority on the secondary directors and issues as on the mainstream. Recommended. All readers.’
The French Review vol 83:03:2015 - Carole Kruger
‘Pike’s “sprawling academic monster” is a timely addition to a body of English-language work on cinema north of the 49th parallel.’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442612402
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
12/06/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.69(d)

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William Beard
‘Gracefully written and gratifying to read, Canadian Cinema since the 1980s will appeal to a wide range of cinephiles. David L. Pike adds a unique and important new viewpoint to film studies, introducing a fresh breeze of valuable insights to the field along the way. Pike's fluent sensitivity to many complex and subtle issues is truly admirable, and his expositions on individual filmmakers range from the interesting to the truly illuminating.’

Meet the Author

David L. Pike is a professor in the Department of Literature at American University.

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