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The Resource David Cronenberg's A history of violence, Bart Beaty, (electronic resource)

David Cronenberg's A history of violence, Bart Beaty, (electronic resource)

Label
David Cronenberg's A history of violence
Title
David Cronenberg's A history of violence
Statement of responsibility
Bart Beaty
Title variation
History of violence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Arguably the most famous and critically acclaimed Canadian filmmaker, David Cronenberg is celebrated equally for his early genre films, like Scanners (1981) and The Fly (1986), and his dark artistic vision in films such as Dead Ringers (1988) and Crash (1996). The 2005 film A History of Violence was a mainstream success that marked Cronenberg's return to the commercial fold of Hollywood after years of independent art house filmmaking. His international reputation grew and his work was honoured with numerous awards and two Oscar nominations. David Cronenberg's 'A History of Violence' - the lead title in the new Canadian Cinema series - presents readers with a lively study of some of the filmmaker's favourite themes: violence, concealment, transformation, sex, and guilt." "Bart Beaty introduces us to Cronenberg's film, situating it in the context of its aesthetic influences, and argues for its uniquely English-Canadian qualities. The author contends that A History of Violence is a nuanced study of masquerade and disguise, a film that thwarts our expectations of film genre as much as it challenges our perception of national geography and cultural mythology. As a contribution to the Canadian Cinema series, the volume also presents readers with an overview of Cronenberg's career, the production history of the film, a discussion of its critical reception, and a filmography." "David Cronenberg's 'A History of Violence' is a book for fans, critics, and cinephiles alike."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beaty, Bart
Dewey number
791.4302/33092
LC call number
PN1997.2.H575
LC item number
B43 2008
Series statement
Canadian cinema
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cronenberg, David
  • Cronenberg, David
Label
David Cronenberg's A history of violence, Bart Beaty, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [137])
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000478187
Dimensions
20 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
138 p.
Isbn
9780802099327
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011488572
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000478187
Label
David Cronenberg's A history of violence, Bart Beaty, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [137])
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000478187
Dimensions
20 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
138 p.
Isbn
9780802099327
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011488572
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000478187

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