Great Canadian Film Directors

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Great Canadian Film Directors

Great Canadian Film Directors is the first major study that reflects the cultural and linguistic diversity of Canada’s most dynamic film directors. The 19 essays in this collection focus on each filmmaker’s ability to create a vision that both reveals and redefines our national cultures. Together, these essays, by established and emerging scholars, highlight the diversity, imaginative power, and talent of Canadian filmmakers. This collection’s value is in its contemporary analysis of major figures as well as critical discussions of the work of women directors and young filmmakers. Filmographies and selected bibliographies for each director provide film students and the movie-going public with an unrivalled study of a cinema that now garners world attention.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Title Page 4
Copyright 5
Contents 6
Introduction | Melnyk 10
Late Greats 20
1 Wieland’s Far Shore and Shipman’s God’s Country | Armatage 22
2 The Fatal Leap | Clandfield 48
3 “It takes monsters to do things like that” | Leach 68
Contemporary Greats 84
4 Denys Arcand | Véronneau 86
5 David Cronenberg | Melnyk 98
6 Atom Egoyan | Beard 118
7 Activism and Aesthetics | Gittings 144
8 Norman Jewison | Testa 168
9 Double Take | Dickinson 194
10 Straight Outta’ Hogtown | Taylor 218
11 Living In/Between | Gauthier 246
12 Woman with a Movie Camera | Austin-Smith 272
13 Mina Shum | Levitin 290
Future Greats 312
14 A Problem with Rules | Gruben 314
15 Coward, Bully, and Clown | Beaty 332
16 Hanging in Plain Sight | Chivers & Markotic 348
17 Zach Kunuk and Inuit Filmmaking | White 366
18 Don McKellar | Salmon 382
19 Lynne Stopkewich | Paakspuu 404
Filmographies 424
Selected Bibliography 438
Contributors 450
Photo Credits 454
Index 456