The Cinema of Canada

Overview

The Cinema of Canada contains 24 essays, each on a different key film and divides itself into three distinct categories: English-Canadian cinema; Quebecois cinema; Aboriginal cinema. In so doing, it provides an historical account of the development of film and documentary traditions across the diverse national and regional communities in Canada.
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Overview

The Cinema of Canada contains 24 essays, each on a different key film and divides itself into three distinct categories: English-Canadian cinema; Quebecois cinema; Aboriginal cinema. In so doing, it provides an historical account of the development of film and documentary traditions across the diverse national and regional communities in Canada.
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Editorial Reviews

Calgary Herald
The Cinema of Canada is a thoughtful collection of essays.

— Stephen Hunt

Choice

A solid and insightful survey of Canadian film... Recommended.

Calgary Herald - Stephen Hunt

The Cinema of Canada is a thoughtful collection of essays.

Choice

A solid and insightful survey of Canadian film... Recommended.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904764601
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 7/25/2006
  • Series: 24 Frames Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1 En pays Neufs 13
2 Churchill's Island 23
3 La forteresse / Whispering city 33
4 Pour La Suite Du Monde 43
5 Nobody waved good-bye 53
6 Reason over passion 63
7 The winds of Fogo 73
8 You are on Indian land 81
9 On est au coton / Cotton mill, treadmill 91
10 Asivaqtiin / The hunters 101
11 Mourir a tue-tete / Scream from silence 111
12 Sonatine 121
13 Foster child 129
14 I've heard the mermaids singing 137
15 Le declin de l'empire Americain / The decline of the American Empire 145
16 The learning path 153
17 Thirty two short films about Glenn Gould 163
18 Kanehsatake : 270 years of resistance 173
19 Dead man 183
20 Exotica 195
21 Le confessional / The confessional 205
22 Earth 215
23 Atanarjuat : the fast runner 225
24 Bearwalker 235
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