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Canadian Cinema: Bibliography

Cinema Studies

A Winter Tan (Jackie Burroughs, Louise Clark, John Frizzell, John Walker, Aerlyn Weissman, 1987)


Abbott, Jennifer. Making Video 'In': The Contested Ground of Alternative Video on the West Coast. Vancouver: Video In Studios, 2000.

Aitken, Ian. Film and Reform: John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement. London: Routledge, 1990.

Alemany-Galway, Mary. A Postmodern Cinema: The Voice of the Other in Candian Film. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2002.

Alia, Valerie. Un/Covering the North: News, Media, and Aboriginal People. Vancouver: U British Columbia P, 1999.

Arcand, Denys. Le déclin de l'empire américain. Montreal: Boréal, 1986.  

Armatage, Kay. The Girl from God’s Country: Nell Shipman and the Silent Cinema. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2003.

Armatage, Kay, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow, and Janine Marchessault, editors. Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women’s Cinema. Toronto: U Toronto P, 1999.

Backhouse, Charles. Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau 1917-1941.Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute, 1974.

Baillargeon, Jean-Paul. Les pratiques culturelles des Québécois. Montreal: Institut québécois de recherche sur la culture, 1986.

Baldassarre, Angela. Reel Canadians: Interviews from the Canadian Film World. Toronto/Buffalo: Guernica Editions, 2003.

Baldur Hafsteinsson, Sigurjón and Marian Bredin, editors. Indigenous Screen Cultures in Canada. Winnipeg: U Manitoba P, 2010.

Ball, Jonathan. John Paizs’s Crime Wave. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2017.

Beard, William. The Artist as Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2006.

---. Into the Past: The Cinema of Guy Maddin. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2010.

Beard, William and Jerry White, editors. North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980. Edmonton: U Alberta P, 2002.

Beattie, Eleanor Gale. A Handbook of Canadian Film. Toronto: Take One, 1973.

Beaty, Bart. David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2008.

Berton, Pierre. Hollywood's Canada: The Americanization of Our National Image. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1975.

Bonneville, Léo. Le cinéma québécois par ceux qui le font. Montreal:Editions Paulines and ADE, 1979.

Bouchard, Vincent. Pour un cinema léger et synchrone! Invention d'un dispositive à l'Office national du film à Montréal. Villeneuve d'Ascq: Presses Universitaires de Septentrion, 2012.

Broomer, Stephen. Hamilton Babylon: A History of the McMaster Film Board. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2016.

Browning, Mark. David Cronenberg: Author or Film-maker? Bristol: Intellect, 2007.

Cammaer, Gerda. Placing spaces, spacing places: Canadian experimental films & videos since 1990. Halifax: MSVU Art Gallery, 2003.

---. Lipsett's Legacy: Recollecting Collage Films from the NFB and CFMDC.Halifax: Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, 2007.

Canada, Film Industry Task Force. Canadian Cinema, A Solid Base: Report of the Film Industry Task Force. Ottawa: Government of Canada, 1985.

Canadian Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters, and Sciences. Report of the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters, and Sciences. Ottawa: King's Printer, 1951.

Carrière, Louise. Aujourd'hui le cinema québécois. Paris: Cerf/OFQU, 1986.

---. Les femmes et cinema québécois.Montreal: Boréal, 1983.

Chang, Elaine, editor. Reel Asian: Asian Canada On Screen. Toronto: Coach House, 2007.

Church, David, editor. Playing with Memories: Essays on Guy Maddin. Winnipeg: U Manitoba P, 2009.

Les 50 ans de l'ONF. Montreal: Éditions Saint Martin, 1989.

Clanfield, David. Canadian Film. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1987.

Cole, Janis and Holly Dale. Calling the Shots: Profiles of Women Filmmakers. Kingston, ON: Quarry, 1993.

Coulombe, Michel. Denys Arcand: La Vrai Nature du Cinéaste. Montreal: Boréal, 1993.

---. Entretiens avec Gilles Carle: Le chemin secret du cinéma. Montreal: Liber, 1995. 

Cronenberg, David. Cronenberg on Cronenberg. London: Faber, 1992.

---. David Cronenberg: Interview with Serge Grünberg. London: Plexus, 2006.

Donohoe, Joseph, editor. Essays on Quebec Cinema. East Lansing, MI: MI State UP, 1991.

Dorland, Michael. So Close to the State/s: The emergence of Canadian Feature Film Policy. Toronto: U Toronto P, 1998.

Druick, Zoë. Allan King’s A Married Couple. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2010.

---. Projecting Canada: Government Policy and Documentary Film at the National Film Board of Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2007.

Druick, Zoë and Gerda Cammer, editors. Cinephemera: Archives, Ephemeral Cinema, and New Screen Histories in Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2014.

Duffy, Dennis. Camera West: British Columbia On Film, 1941-1965.Victoria: Provincial Archives of British Columbia, 1986.

Dundjerovic, Aleksandar. The Cinema of Robert LePage: The Poetics of Memory. London: Wallflower, 2003.

Edsforth, Janet. Paul Almond: The Flame Within. Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute, 1972. 

Egoyan, Atom and Ian Balfour, editors. Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film. Cambridge, MA: MIT P, 2004.

Elder, Bruce. Image and Identity: Reflections on Canadian Film and Culture. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 1989.

Elder, Kathryn. The Films of Joyce Wieland. Toronto: Toronto International Film Festival, 1999.

Evans, Gary. In the National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949-1989. Toronto: U Toronto P, 1991.

---. John Grierson and the National Film Board: The Politics of Wartime Propaganda. Toronto: U Toronto P, 1984.

Evans, Michael. Isuma: Inuit Video Art. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2008.

Feldman, Seth. Allan King: Filmmaker. Toronto: Toronto International Film Festival, 2002.

Feldman, Seth, editor. Take Two: A Tribute to Film in Canada. Toronto: Irwin, 1984.

Feldman, Seth and Joyce Nelson, editors. Canadian Film Reader. Toronto: Peter Martin, 1977.

Fetherling, Douglas. Documents in Canadian Film. Peterborough, ON: Broadview, 1988.

Flaherty, David H. The Beaver Bites Back?: American Popular Culture in Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 1993. 

Foster, Charles. Once Upon A Time in Paradise: Canadians in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Toronto: Dundurn, 2003.

---. Stardust and Shadows: Canadians in Early Hollywood. Toronto: Dundurn, 2000.

Freitag, Gina and André Loiselle, editors. The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2015.

Froger, Marion. Le cinema à l'épreuve de la communauté: Le cinema francophone de l'Office national du film 1960-1985. Montreal: Les Presses de L'Université de Montréal, 2009.

Fulford, Robert. Marshall Delaney at the Movies: The Contemporary World as Seen on Film. Toronto: Peter Martin, 1974.

Fung, Richard. Like Mangoes in July: The Work of Richard Fung. Toronto: Insomniac, 2002.

Garel, Sylvain and André Pâquet, editors. Les cinémas du Canada. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1992.

Gasher, Mike. Hollywood North: The Feature Film Industry in British Columbia. Vancouver, U British Columbia P, 2002.

Gittings, Christopher. Canadian National Cinema: Ideology Difference, and Representation. London: Routledge, 2002.

Graham, Gerald. Canadian Film Technology. 1896-1986.Newark, DE: U DE P, 1989.

Greyson, John. Fig Trees: A Video Opera. Toronto: Oakvillegalleries, 2003.

---. Urinal and Other Stories. Toronto: ArtMetropole/Power Plant, 1993.

Gwyn, Sandra. Cinema as Catalyst. St. John's, NL: Memorial U NL, 1972.

Haggard, Elizabeth. Nobody Waved Good-bye. New York: Bantam, 1971.

Handling, Piers. The Shape of Rage: The Films of David Cronenberg. Toronto: General Publishing, 1983.

Hébert, Gilles, Monica Kin Gagnon, and Victor Barac. Dislocations: Winnipeg Film Group. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Film Group, 1995.

Hofess, John. Inner Views: Ten Canadian Film-Makers. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1975.

Holms, D.K., editor. Guy Maddin: Interviews. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2010.

Hoolboom, Mike. Inside the Pleasure Dome: Fringe Film In Canada. Toronto: Coach House, 2001.

---. Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists. Toronto: Coach House, 2008.

Hoolboom, Mike and Tom McSorley. Life Without Death: The Cinema of Frank Cole. Toronto: Coach House, 2009.

Hoolboom, Mike and Alex MacKenzie. loop, print, fade + flicker: the moving images of david rimmer. Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2009.

Hoolboom, Mike and Philip Monk. Projecting Questions: Mike Hoolboom’s Invisible Man between the Art Gallery and the Movie Theatre. Toronto: Art Gallery of York University, 2009.

Hoolboom, Mike and Steve Reinke. Plague Years: A Life in Underground Movies. Toronto: YYZ Books, 1998.

Howells, Coral Ann, editor. Where Are the Voices Coming From? Canadian Culture and the Legacies of History. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004.

James, C. Rodney. Film as a National Art: NFB of Canada and the Film Board Idea. New York: Arno, 1977. 

Jean, Marcel. Le Cinéma Québecois. Montreal: Boréal, 2005.

Johnson, Brian D. Brave Films, Wild Nights: 25 Years of Festival Fever. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2000.

Jones, D.B. The Best Butler in the Business: Tom Daly and the National Film Board of Canada. Toronto: U Toronto P, 1996.

King, Allan, Bruce Martin, Alison Reid. Allan King: An Interview with Bruce Martin and a Filmography. Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute, 1971.

Knelman, Martin. Home Movies: Tales from the Canadian Film World. Toronto: Key Porter, 1987.

---.  This is Where We Came In: The Career and Character of Canadian Film. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1977.

Knopf, Kerstin. Decolonizing the Lens of Power: Indigenous Films in North America. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008.

Kraus, Matthias. Bild – Erinnerung – Identität: Die Filme des Kanadiers Atom Egoyan. Marburg: Schüren, 2000. 

LaBruce, Bruce. The Reluctant Pornographer. Toronto: Gutter, 1999.

---. Ride, Queer, Ride! Toronto: Plug In, Inc., 1997.

La Rochelle, Réal. Denys Arcand: A Life in Film. Translated by Alison Strayer. Toronto: McArthur, 2005.

Larouche, Michel. Cinéma et littérature au Québec: rencontres médiatiques. Montreal: XYZ, 2003.

Leach, James. Claude Jutra: Filmmaker. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, 1999.

---. Film in Canada. Don Mills, ON: Oxford UP, 2006.

Leach, Jim and Jeannette Sloniowski, editors. Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2003. 

Lever, Yves. Le cinéma de la Révolution tranquille: De Panoramique à Valérie. Montreal: Institut Québécois du cinéma, 1991.

---. Histoire générale du cinéma au Québec. 2ndEdition. Montreal: Boréal, 1995.

Lind, Jane. Joyce Wieland: Artist on Fire. Toronto: James Lorimer, 2001.

Loiselle, André. Denys Arcand's Le déclin de l'empire américain and Les invasions barbaresToronto: U Toronto, 2008.

Loiselle, André and Tom McSorley, editors. Self Portraits: The Cinemas of Canada since Telefilm. Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute, 2006.

Longfellow, Brenda, Scott MacKenzie, and Thomas Waugh. The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2013.

MacGregor, Justin. editor. Cineworks 2000: Twenty Years of Independent Filmmaking in British Columbia. Vancouver: Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society, 2001.

MacKenzie, Scott. Screening Quebec: Québécois Moving Images, National Identity, and the Public Sphere. Manchester” Manchester UP, 2004.

Maddin, Guy. From the Atelier Tovar: Selected Writings. Toronto: Coach House, 2003.

---. My Winnipeg. Toronto: Coach House, 2005.

Madger, Ted. Canada's Hollywood: The Canadian State and Feature Film. Toronto: U Toronto P, 1993.

Major, Ginette. Le cinema québécois à la recherche d'un public: Bilan d'une décennie, 1970-1980.Montreal: Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 1982.

Marshall, Bill. Quebec National Cinema. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2001.

Marsolais, Gilles. Le cinéma canadien. Montreal: Éditions du jour, 1968.

Mathijs, Ernest. John Fawcett’s Ginger Snaps. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2013.

McEwen, Paul. Bruce McDonald’s Hard Core Logo. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2011.

McSorley, Tom. Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2009.

Melnyk, George. One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2004.

---, editor. Great Canadian Film Directors. Edmonton: U Alberta P, 2007.

---. The Young, the Restless, and the Dead: Interviews with Canadian Filmmakers. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2008.

Mendenhall, Julia. I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing: A Queer Film Classic. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2014.

Morris, Peter. David Cronenberg: A Delicate Balance. Toronto: ECW, 1994.

---. Embattled Shadows: A History of Canadian Cinema 1895-1939. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 1978.

---. The National Film Board of Canada: The War Years. Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute, 1971.

Morton, Lisa and Kent Adamson. Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.

Nolan, Brian. Donald Brittain – Man of Film. Toronto: DigiWire, 2004.

Pallister, Janis L. The Cinema of Quebec: Masters in Their Own House. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP/London: Associated UP, 1995.

Pearson, Wendy. Zero Patience: A Queer Film Classic. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2011.

Pendakur, Manjunath. Canadian Dreams and American Control: The Political Economy of the Canadian Film Industry. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1990

Peterson, Betty. The Toronto Movie Club: Its First Fifty Years, 1934-1984.  Toronto. n.d. [1984].

Pevere, Geoff. Don Shebib’s Goin’ Down the Road. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2012.

Pevere, Geoff and Greig Dymond. Mondo Canuck: A Canadian Pop Culture Odyssey.Scarborough: Prentice-Hall, 1996.

Pike, David L.  Canadian Cinema since the 1980s: At the Heart of the World. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2014.

Poirier, Christian. Le cinéma Québécois: À la récherche d'une identité – Tome 1, L'imaginaire filmique. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'université de Québec. 2004.

---. Le cinéma Québécois: À la récherche d'une identité – Tome 2, Les politiques cinématographiques. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'université de Québec. 2004.

Posner, Michael. Canadian Dreams: The Making and Marketing of Independent Films. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.

Reinke, Steve and Mike Hoolboom. Everybody Loves Nothing: Video 1996-2004. Toronto: Coach House, 2004.

Rist, Peter Harry. Guide to the Cinema(s) of Canada. London: Greenwood, 2001.

Romney, Jonathan. Atom Egoyan. Berkeley: U CA P, 2003.

Russell, Delbert W. Anne Hébert. Boston: Twayne, 1983.

Saywell, John. Quebec 70: A Documentary Narrative. Toronto: U Toronto P, 1971.

Schwartzwald, Robert. C.R.A.Z.Y. A Queer Film Classic. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015.

Shipman, Nell. The Silent Screen & My Talking Heart. Boise: Boise State UP, 1987.

Sloan, Johanne. Joyce Wieland’s The Far Shore. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2010.

Spander, David. Dreaming in the Rain: How Vancouver Became Hollywood North by Northwest. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 2003.

Sullivan, Rebecca. Bonnie Sherr Klein’s Not A Love Story. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2014.

Turner, D.J. Canada's Recovery and Restoration of Back to God's CountryBoise: Boise State U, 1987.

Varga, Darrell. John Walker’s Passage. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2012.

---. Shooting from the East: Filmmking on the Canadian Atlantic. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2015.

Varga, Darrell, editor. Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada. Calgary: U Calgary P, 2009.

Vatnsdal, Caelum. Kino Delirium: The Films of Guy Maddin. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring, 2000.

Véronneau, Pierre, editor. Self portrait: Essays on the Canadian and Quebec Cinemas. English edition edited by Piers Handling. Translated by Marie-Claude Hecquet, Antoinette Vidal, Pierre Veronneau, and Piers Handling. Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute, 1980.  

Véronneau, Pierre, Michael Dorland, and Seth Feldman, editors. Dialogue: Cinéma canadienne et québécois/Canadian and Quebec Cinema. Montreal: Mediatexte, 1987.

Vey Duke, Emily and Cooper Battersby with Mike Hooboom (editor.) The Beauty is Relentless: The Short Movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby. Toronto: Coach House, 2012.

Walcott, Rinaldo, editor. Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism. Toronto: Insomniac, 2000.

Walz, Gene, editor. Canada's Best Features: Critical Essays on 15 Canadian Films. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2002.

---. Flashback: People and Institutions in Canadian Film History. Montreal: Mediatexte, 1986.

Waugh, Thomas. The Fruit Machine: Twenty Years of Writing on Queer Cinema. Durham: Duke UP, 2000.

---. Montreal Main: A Queer Film Classic. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010.

---. Romance of Transgression in Canada: Queering Sexualities, Nations, Cinemas. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2006.

Waugh, Thomas, Michael Brendan Baker, and Ezra Winton, editors. Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2010

Weinmann, Heinz. Cinéma de l'imaginaire québécois: De La petite Aurore à Jésus de Montréal. Montreal: L'Hexagone, 1990.

Wershler, Darren. Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2010.

White, Jerry, editor. The Cinema of Canada. London: Wallflower, 2006.

Wilson, Emma. Atom Egoyan. Urbana: U IL P, 2009.

Wise, Wyndham, editor. Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. Toronto: U Toronto P. 2001.


Winter Kept Us Warm (David Secter, 1965)