My Mother is an Alien: Ten Takes on Life and Film by George MelnykMy Mother is an Alien: Ten Takes on Life and Film by George Melnyk

My Mother is an Alien: Ten Takes on Life and Film

byGeorge Melnyk

Paperback | May 25, 2004

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How do we connect to film on a personal level? Written by critically acclaimed Alberta author George Melnyk, My Mother is an Alien brings autobiographical responses to film, daringly exposing the author's personal insights, beliefs and sensitivities. Ten essays explore Canadian and international film. Essays delve into such films as Leolo, Last Night, Clearcut and, as the title implies, Alien.
George Melnyk is an Alberta author and professor of Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary. He has published numerous books on Western Canada, including a trilogy of essay collections, of which the latest is New Moon at Batoche (Banff Centre Press, 2000). His pioneering two-volume Literary History of Alberta (University of Alber...
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Title:My Mother is an Alien: Ten Takes on Life and FilmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:May 25, 2004Publisher:Banff Centre PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Invading One's Own Privacy

F A I T H

Jesus of The Prairie: The Lost and Found of Faith
About Gandhi: Naming a Tree
Clearcut is a Dirty Word

W R I T I N G

Why Das Boot or When is Believing Seeing?
When Cuba Speaks English We Have Strawberry and Chocolate
Léolo, Do Cowards Bend the Knee?

F A M I L Y

My Mother is an Alien or the Strong Woman Syndrome
Mon Oncle Max: Of Art and Alcohol
Fathers and Sons on Highway 61 to Florida and Beyond
Afterword: My Last Night in a Cube