Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal

Freeside Europe Online Academic Journal

Modern cultural, literary and linguistic perspectives

Krisztina Kodó: Challenging New Perspectives on Joyce Wieland's Film The Far Shore

Book review

There are countless works and representations of Tom Thomson's life, art, and the mysteries surrounding his early death, but Joyce Wieland's 1976 film The Far Shore is certainly noteworthy. Johanne Sloan, offers a challenging new approach in her comprehensive work on Joyce Wieland's film The Far Shore. This is a feature film that encourages us to pose questions. In her work Sloan argues that Wieland's film is a significant addition to the ongoing discussion of landscape and art in Canada and at the same time manages to link the singular genres and media means of landscape and melodrama thereby creating a "melodramatic landscape film" (Sloan 15).

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