By R. Bruce Elder
Image and Identity examines the original traits of Canadian cinema, situating it in the broader spectrum of Canadian tradition as an entire. Taking a genetic technique towards uncovering a solution to the ever-pressing Canadian query, “In truth, who're we?” Bruce Elder explores the fundamental gains of Canadian notion and the targeted Canadian philosophical traditions that constructed in keeping with our specific historic and geographical situations. Arguing that this wealthy but principally missed culture continues to be mirrored in a lot of our present creative perform, Elder examines the Canadian documentary culture, English-Canadian narrative filmmaking, and the works of our cinematic avant-garde. concentrating on the actual strengths of the avant-garde cinema, and supplying in-depth analyses of the works of Michael Snow, Jack Chambers, David Rimmer, etc, he demonstrates why those across the world celebrated Canadian artists were on the leading edge of the transition from modernist to postmodernist practices.
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