Author: Feldman, Seth
Series: Cinematheque Ontario Monographs
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Year Published: 2002
Subcategory: Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: For nearly half a century, Canadian filmmaker Allan King changed the way film and television show us the world--whether we were ready for it or not. His work has been described by critics as "shattering, illuminating, and unforgettable" (Judith Crist), "stunning and, in some ways ruthless" (Vincent Canby), and "magnificent" (Newsweek). His 1967 actuality drama, Warrendale, banned from Canadian television in one of the most infamous censorship battles of the 1960s, took its place alongside other landmarks of direct cinema by such filmmakers as D. A. Pennebaker, the Maysles brothers, and Frederick Wiseman.Two years later, King again challenged prevailing documentary aesthetics and ideas in A Married Couple, shocking audiences with its controversial depiction of the nuclear family. A probing, non-polemical documentarian, King is also renowned as one of the key pioneers of the Canadian feature film industry. With a comprehensive filmography and bibliography, Allan King: Filmmaker is the first publication to examine King's entire body of work.
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