(Extended Essay) M.A.
“Paracinema, Orientalism and the “Fannish Enthusiasm” of the Academy” is an analysis of how J-Horror has been celebrated by North American audiences, and how it has been constructed and critically assessed in the West. This construction reflects an Orientalist appeal of the East in the West, not only to prospective viewers, but also by scholars. Using the concepts of Orientalism, Techno-Orientalism and Paracinema, I look at how the ongoing fascination with the perceived “extreme-ness” of Japanese cinema has continued to promote Japan’s foreignness. “Censorship, Classification and Economic Control: Systems of Regulating Film in Canada” is a historical analysis of how systems of regulation have been put into place in Canada in an attempt to control film content. My research encompasses not only systems of censorship and classification (ratings), but also how economic incentives put forth by the Canadian government to stimulate film production have the possibility of restricting artistic expression.
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Thesis advisor: Druick, Zoe
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