Reimagining Cinema (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
312
Utgivningsdatum
2014-11-30
Förlag
McGill-Queen's University Press
Illustrationer
127 colour photos, 5 drawings, 1 diagram
Dimensioner
257 x 213 x 30 mm
Vikt
1457 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780773544505
Reimagining Cinema (inbunden)

Reimagining Cinema

Film at Expo 67

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Expo 67, in its utopian aspirations, invited artists to create the world anew. What distinguished Montreal's exhibition from previous world fairs were its dramatic displays of film and media, transformed into urban and futuristic architectures. Reimagining Cinema explores the innovations that film and media artists offered Expo audiences and presents extensive visual material to reconstruct the viewer's experience. At the pinnacle of a new global humanism, cinema was expanded beyond the frame into total environments, multi-screens, multi-image and 360-degree immersion - experiments often seen as a harbinger of the digital age. Taking this expanded cinema as a starting point, the contributors focus on eight screen experiments, and employ innovative methodologies to reveal the intricacies and processes of production, while including factual descriptions, interpretive essays, interviews, and image dossiers. The book reflects how the Expo 67 film-events were encountered as creative experimentations that resonated with broader 1960s arts and culture, and as institutional collaborations with artists. More displays of photographic, cinematic, and telematic technology were experienced at Expo 67 than in any other previous world exposition. Reimagining Cinema captures the complexity and imaginative fervour of this exciting period in film history. Contributors include Seth Feldman (York University), Monika Kin Gagnon, (Concordia University), Anthony Kinik, (Concordia University), Janine Marchessault, (York University), Gary Mediema, Chief Historian and Associate Director, Heritage Toronto (Ontario), Aimee Mitchell, Canadian Filmmaker's Distribution Centre (Ontario), Johanne Sloan, (Concordia University), Donald Theall (Trent University).
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"Reimagining Cinema is a brilliant example of historical reconstruction that remains theoretically focused throughout. It is not mere nostalgia, but an advance in our understanding of a key moment in Canadian and international cultural history." Richard Cavell, Department of English, University of British Columbia

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Monika Kin Gagnon is professor of communication studies at Concordia University. Janine Marchessault is professor of cinema and media studies at York University.