A Postmodern Cinema: The Voice of the Other in Canadian Film is both an informative description of postmodern and poststructuralist theory and an enlightening illustration of how Canadian filmmakers have used postmodern and poststructuralist cinematic technique in Canadian film. The book explores four films: Atom Egoyan's Family Viewing, Denys Arcand's Jesus of Montreal, Patricia Rozema's I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, and William MacGillivray's Life Classes. Using Canadian culture as an example of marginalized culture, each film illustrates a different aspect of the marginalized experience. Alemany-Galway deals with the transition from modernism to postmodernism in literature and film and focuses on the relationship of Canadian film history to the formation of a Canadian identity.
...[has] much to offer...[raises] important questions about theorizing the spectator in the context of a national cinema at a time when the spread of multiculturalism and globalization is placing enormous pressure on traditional ideas of national identity. -- Jim Leach * Canadian Journal of Film Studies *
See the films. Read the book. * Senses Of Cinema *