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My Winnipeg free pdf A herd of horses frozen in a river. A bargain bridge. Seances. Golden Boy pageants. A demolished hockey arena haunted by skating ghosts. St. Mary's Academy for Girls. Toby the dog. An epidemic of sleepwalking. This is the Winnipeg of Guy Maddin, the world's foremost cineaste planant, not the Winnipeg of tourist brochures. No, when the iconoclastic author of "The Saddest Music in the World and Brand upon the Brain!" decided to tackle the subject of his hometown, it could only have ended up as a 'docu-fantasia', a melange of personal history, civic tragedy, and mystical hypothesizing. He relates historical information, from the factual to the dubious, and returns to his childhood home with actors hired to replicate his family (including B-movie icon Ann Savage as his mother) and revisit traumatic scenes from his youth. Through it all we see a man on a train trying feverishly, again, continuously, to leave his hometown. Wildly delirious, deeply personal, and deliciously entertaining, "My Winnipeg" was the opening night selection at the Berlin Film Festival's Forum and was chosen best Canadian film at the Toronto International Film Festival. This book allows you to venture deeper into the mind of Maddin, with marginal digressions, stills, outtakes, childhood photos, animations, diary entries, collages, archival images, and nascent treatments. There is a hand-drawn map of Maddin's personal landmarks. There is an interview between Ann Savage and Maddin's mother. There's even an x-ray of Toby the dog featuring his enlarged heart: like Maddin, he loves too much, and perilously.

About Guy Maddin

Guy Maddin is a Winnipeg-based filmmaker and writer. His feature films include Tales from the Gimli Hospital, Archangel, Careful, Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary, Cowards Bend the Knee and The Saddest Music in the World. His films have won numerous prizes, and he is the youngest recipient of the Telluride Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Author : Guy Maddin
Publisher : Coach House Books
Data Published : 15 July 2009
ISBN : 1552452115
EAN : 9781552452110
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 191 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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