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Published: 01 October 2010

256 Pages | 23 photos (b/w film stills)

ISBN: 9780195432435

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Film in Canada

Second Edition

Edited by Jim Leach

  • Contemporary perspective. Draws attention to the most significant influences on Canadian filmmaking, including ethnic and linguistic diversity, national identity, Hollywood, and the global marketplace
  • Comprehensive. Offers thorough coverage of the topics and critical themes essential to discussions surrounding Canadian cinema, highlighting films from the 1960s to the present.
  • Balanced coverage of English- and French-language films. Gives students a thorough treatment of cinematic variation across the country.
  • Analysis of recent films. Discusses the most recent films from prominent Canadian filmmakers, including Denys Arcand's L'Age des tenebres, Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg, Philippe Falardeau's Congorama, and Sarah Polley's Away From Her, providing students with the latest information available on Canadian cinema.
  • Current. This is the most up-to-date authority on the subject with scores of new film commentaries throughout, offering a contemporary look at Canadian film.
  • Flexible approach. Each chapter explores both historical trends and current examples of topics and themes, allowing material to be used in sequence or independently.
  • Filmography. A concise alphabetical listing of films, with in-text page references and full production information are provided for quick reference.

New to this Edition:

  • Every chapter has been reworked to include new discussions of the most recent Canadian films
  • Brand-new pedagogical package includes bulleted chapter introductions, lists of further readings, study questions for each chapter, and two quick-reference timelines

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