A Postmodern Cinema: The Voice of the Other in Canadian Film
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 Aracand's Jesus of Montreal, Patricia Rozema's I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, and Bill MacGillivray's Life Classes. Using Canadian culture as an example of a marginalized culture, each film illustrates a different aspect of the marginalized experience. This book proposes a new scheme for a poststructuralist film theory. The author 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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Importance of Eisensteins Theories to Postmodernism
Phenomenology and Postmodernism
Structuralist Film Theory in the Light
8 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Alain Robbe-Grillet ambiguous Arcand argues artist Atom Egoyan Atwood Bazin Bordwell camera Canada Canadian film cinema communitas concept construction contemporary contradictions contradictory critical culture David Bordwell deconstruction Derrida discourse documentary Eisenstein Essays Family Viewing father feminism feminist Fiction Film filmmakers formalist formalist film theory Hal Foster Husserl idea interaction irony Ivan Jacques Derrida Jesus of Montreal Keefer Lacan language lesbian Linda Hutcheon London Lyotard MacGillivray Marienbad Mary meaning Metz Metz's mind mise en abyme modern modernist montage mother narrative Nonindifferent Nature novel object object/reality Patricia Rozema phenomenological play point of view political Polly position postmod postmodern film theory poststructuralism poststructuralist problematized Quebecois realism reality Rozema Saussure scene seems seen shot signifier social story strategies struc structuralist film theories structures of society style technique television tion Toronto tradition trans truth University Press viewer visual woman women writing