Canadian Journal of Film Studies

Canadian Journal of Film Studies is a magazine focusing on Canadian Film Studies

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring

A SMALL LIFE FOR THE SMALL SCREEN: On the Cultural Phenomenon of the Sitcom la Petite Vie and the Critical Failure of the Feature Ding et Dong, le Film
Résumé: L'émission ayant obtenu la plus haute cote d'écoute de l'histoire de la télévision québécoise fut un épisode de la série La petite vie (mars 1995), mettant en vedette Serge Thériault et Claude Meunier dans les rôles de « Moman » et « Popa » Paré....
Cinema's Conversion to Sound Technology and Film Style in France and the U.S
CINEMA'S CONVERSION TO SOUND TECHNOLOGY AND FILM STYLE IN FRANCE AND THE U.S. Charles O'Brien Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005, 200 pp.Cinema's Conversion to Sound fills a significant gap in film studies scholarship. Someone interested in...
CLOSET AND CONFESSIONAL: Television and Hybridity in Mambo Italiano
CLOSET AND CONFESSIONAL: Television and Hybridity in Mambo ItalianoRésumé: Mambo Italiano se trouve à la jonction de trois médias : une adaptation cinématographique d'une pièce de théâtre dont l'un des signifiants principaux est la télévision. Selon...
CONSIDERING CANADIAN TELEVISION: Intersections, Missed Directions, Prospects for Textual Expansion
In this special issue of CJFS/RCEC, we turn our attention to a consideration of the cultural and artistic location of television in Canada. At first blush, there seems to be nothing particularly revolutionary about this objective; it is not as if television...
Eaton's March Big Sale, the Pepsi Taste Patrol, and Other Television Commercials of Phillip Borsos
Résumé: Mieux connu pour son long métrage de fiction The Grey Fox et ses documentaires Cooperage et Spartree, Phillip Borsos a aussi réalisé des publicités télévisuelles. En 1978, alors qu'il venait de fonder sa propre compagnie de production à Vancouver,...
Five Books on Film and Religion
FIVE BOOKS ON FILM AND RELIGION THE HIDDEN COD: FILM AND FAITH Edited by Mary Lea Bandy and Antonio Monda New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2003, 299 pp.PERSPECTIVES ON THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST: RELIGIOUS THINKERS AND WRITERS EXPLORE THE ISSUES RAISED...
Museum Movies: The Museum of Modern Art and the Birth of Art Cinema
MUSEUM MOVIES: THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART AND THE BIRTH OF ART CINEMA Haidee Wesson Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2005, 314 pp.Museum Movies helped explain a little puzzle for me. Haidee Wasson's confidently composed book would...
RULING THE INNER CITY: Television, Citizenship and King of Kensington
Résumé: Cette relecture critique de la série King of Kensington, présentée au réseau anglais de Radio-Canada, examine l'utilisation d'espaces locaux dans la construction d'une image cohérente de la nation mise en marché pour séduire le public canadien....
Stage-Bound: Feature Film Adaptations of Canadian and Québécois Drama
STAGE-BOUND: FEATURE FILM ADAPTATIONS OF CANADIAN AND QUÉBÉCOIS DRAMA André Loiselle Montreal & Kingston, ON: McCill-Queen's University Press, 2003, 260 pp.André Loiselle's Stage-Bound: Feature Film Maptations of Canadian and Québécois Drama is an...
Stanley Kubrick Drama and Shadows: Photographs 1945-1950
STANLEY KUBRICK DRAMA AND SHADOWS: PHOTOGRAPHS 1945-1950 Edited by Rainer Crone London: Phaidon Press, 2005, 255 pp.While the critical literature on Stanley Kubrick's fiction films is fairly extensive, his documentary films and photojournalistic career...
The Seen, the Heard, and the Read
THE SEEN, THE HEARD, AND THE READ SUBTITLES: ON THE FOREIFNNESS OF FILM Edited by Atom Egoyan and Ian Balfour Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press and Alphabet City Media, 2004, 532 pp.This beautiful and clever tome, the ninth volume on the Alphabet City...