A Postmodern Cinema: The Voice of the Other in Canadian Film

A Postmodern Cinema: The Voice of the Other in Canadian Film

By: Mary Alemany-Galway (author)Hardback

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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 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.

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Mary Alemany-Galway teaches Media Studies at Massey University in New Zealand. Previously she taught Film Studies in Canada at Concordia University and Queen's University. She is the co-editor of Peter Greenaway's Postmodern/Poststructuralist Cinema (Scarecrow Press, 2001).


Chapter 1 1. Toward a Postmodern Film Theory Chapter 2 2. The Importance of Eisenstein's Theories to Postmodernism Chapter 3 3. Bazin: Phenomenology and Postmodernism Chapter 4 4. Metz: Structuralist Film Theory in the Light of Poststructuralism Chapter 5 5. The Turning Point to Postmodernism: The New Novel and Last Year at Marienbad Chapter 6 6. Canadian Film History and Canadian Identity: Realism, Modernism, and Postmodernism Chapter 7 7. Jesus of Montreal Chapter 8 8. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing Chapter 9 9. Family Viewing Chapter 10 10. Life Classes Chapter 11 11. Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/03/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780810840980
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780810840980
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 0810840987

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