Film and the City: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema (Athabasca University Press) by George Melnyk
English | Apr. 1, 2014 | ISBN: 1927356598 | 319 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
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.