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Film and the City [electronic resource]: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema

Melnyk, George
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Athabasca : Athabasca University Press April 2014 North York : University of Toronto Press [Distributor]
Language
English
ISBN
9781927356593, 1927356598 (Trade Paper)
Target Audience
Scholarly & Professional
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    a| Annotation b| Most Canadians are city dwellers, a fact often unacknowledged by twentieth-century Canadian films, with their preference for themes of wilderness survival or rural life. Modernist Canadian films tend to support what film scholar Jim Leach calls "the nationalist-realist project," a documentary style that emphasizes the exoticism and mythos of the land. Over the past several decades, however, the hegemony of Anglo-centrism has been challenged by francophone and First Nations perspectives and the character of cities altered by a continued influx of immigrants and the development of cities as economic and technological centers. Examining fourteen Canadian films produced from 1989 to 2007, Film and the City is the first comprehensive study of Canadian film and "urbanity"?he totality of urban culture and life. Melnyk considers how filmmakers, films, and urban audiences experience, represent, and interpret urban spatiality, visuality, and orality. In this way, Film and the City argues that Canadian narrative film of the postmodern period has aided in articulating a new national identity.
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