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A Postmodern Cinema : The Voice of the Other in Canadian Film - Mary Alemany-Galway

A Postmodern Cinema

The Voice of the Other in Canadian Film

Hardcover Published: 28th March 2002
ISBN: 9780810840980
Number Of Pages: 261

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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.

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...[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 *

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Toward a Postmodern Film Theoryp. 1
The Importance of Eisenstein's Theories to Postmodernismp. 25
Bazin: Phenomenology and Postmodernismp. 47
Metz: Structuralist Film Theory in the Light of Poststructuralismp. 61
The Turning Point to Postmodernism: The New Novel and Last Year at Marienbadp. 81
Canadian Film History and Canadian Identity: Realism, Modernism, and Postmodernismp. 101
Jesus of Montrealp. 119
I've Heard the Mermaids Singingp. 141
Family Viewingp. 165
Life Classesp. 191
Conclusionp. 219
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 251
About the Authorp. 261
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ISBN: 9780810840980
ISBN-10: 0810840987
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 261
Published: 28th March 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 15.24  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.5