Canada's Best Features: Critical Essays on 15 Canadian Films

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Eugene P. Walz
Rodopi, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 383 pages
Long recognized for outstanding National Film Board documentaries and innovative animated movies, Canada has recently emerged from the considerable shadow of the Hollywood elephant with a series of feature films that have captured the attention of audiences around the world.
This is the first anthology to focus on Canada's feature films - those acknowledged as its very best.
With essays by senior academics and leading scholars from across the country as well as some fresh new voices, Canada's Best Features offers penetrating analyses of fifteen award-winning films. Internationally acclaimed directors David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Denys Arcand, and Claude Jutra are represented here. Noteworthy films include Mon oncle Antoine, often cited as Canada's number one film of all time, such Cannes Festival favourites as Le déclin de l'empire américain and Exotica, and cult films Careful by Guy Maddin and Masala by Srinivas Krishna.
The essays offer the latest word on these films and filmmakers, done from a variety of perspectives. Some of the films have never been examined in-depth before. Complete filmographies and bibliographies accompany each essay. A contextualizing introduction by Professor Gene Walz provides the necessary overview. An annotated bibliography of books on the Canadian film industry completes this impressive package.
 

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Contents

CHRISTINE RAMSAY
6
BART TESTA
8
The Apprenticeship ofDuddy Kravitz Ted Kotcheff 1974 produced by John
51
TOM McSORLEY
62
ANDRE LOISELLE
75
Les bons debarras Francis Mankiewicz 1980 produced by Claude Godbout
97
PETER MORRIS 10
99
Hie Grey Fox Phillip Borsos 1982 produced by Peter CyBrian David
115
The decline of frivolity
175
BRENDA AUSTINSMITH
209
ANGELA STUKATOR
237
THOMAS WAUGH
255
GEORGE TOLES
275
WILL STRAW
305
CATHERINE RUSSELL
321
ELUNED JONES
347

BLAINE ALLAN
117
Videodronie David Cronenberg 1983 produced by Claude Heroux
145
SUZIE SAUFONG YOUNG
147
Le declin de Iempire americain Denys Arcand 1986 produced by Rene
173
JOHN SCHOLES WITH GORDON COLLIER AND GENE WALZ
363
Contributors I
381
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