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作者 John, Constance Dilley
書名 Framing Quebec's film policy---1960-1975: An archival exploration
國際標準書號 9780494517239
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說明 365 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-09, Section: A, page: 3597
Thesis (Ph.D.)--York University (Canada), 2009
This dissertation establishes the various federal, provincial, and private factors that led to the creation of Quebec's Loi sur le cinema in 1975. It was the province's first loi-cadre on film, bundling all aspects of film activity into a single bill: production (both private and government sponsored), distribution, exhibition, classification
Having been close to the film industry from 1970 onwards, I wanted to see whether my hypothesis---that private individuals and organizations were the engine behind the legislation---would be born out by the archival record. It was
The Ministry of Cultural Affairs had been created in 1961 and, in the first years, ignored filmmaking entirely. The province, however, authorized a five-volume economic study on cinema in 1963, launching the quest for a loi-cadre. It took 12 more years to pass this law, and that long period is the subject of this study
Because this inquiry tracked the first 15 years after the death of Duplessis, it also tells the story of rising nationalism, of critical attention being paid to language, and of the tension between elitist conceptions of culture and the idea of culture in everyday life. It concludes that the cultural turn inward as articulated by le peuple quebecois eventually negated the chance for Montreal to become the dominant headquarters of a bi-lingual Canadian film industry
Provincial government archives, those kept by the Cinemetheque quebecoise and at the producers' association, coupled to media reports, formed the research base. I looked at the personal fonds of deputy minister of Culture Guy Fregault, government film commissioner Sydney Newman, and chair of the Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC) Gratien Gelinas. Because of their pivotal roles, I interviewed former CFDC executive director Michael Spencer, former minister of Cultural Affairs Jean-Noel Tremblay, filmmaker Arthur Lamothe, and producer/distributor Andre Link
The theories of Pierre Bourdieu, containing his notions of habitus and field, were used to understand how the industry grew, and how individuals dealt with each other and with legislation. The dynamism of his theoretical concepts well matched the ever changing expansion of the industry during this period
School code: 0267
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 70-09A
主題 History, Canadian
Political Science, Public Administration
Alt Author York University (Canada)
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