Patriotism, Part I
Canada, 1964 (expérimental, 4 minutes, couleurs)
Autre titre :
« Patriotism 1 »
Description du film [en anglais] :|
« [Joyce] Wieland's kinetic romp [Patriotism, Part I] casts David Shackman as an overexposed sleeper dogged by a patriotic march of tube steaks that finally refigures him as our most familiar icon of freedom. »
-- Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
Citations sur Patriotism, Part I [en anglais]
« Patriotism, Part One depicts an army of phallic, bun-clad wieners marching on a vulnerable sleeping white male body, naked save for a sheet. [...] In this light-hearted, and by early twenty-first-century standards hackneyed, allegory of US neo-imperialism, the hot dog is not just a sign of US culture passively consumed by Canadians, but rather a phallic sign of a penetrating US multinational capitalism. »
-- Christopher Gittings
« [Joyce] Wieland once called this her 'hot dog film' and downplayed it as a 'technically bad' experiment in animation. But as an early product of her New York years (1963-71, during which Wieland says she became increasingly politicized as a Canadian nationalist and as a woman faced with the often overt sexism of her male colleagues in the avant-garde), the film gestures toward a view of the male body as a complex, vulnerable site, criss-crossed by power and inscribed with the marks of gendered national identity. »
-- Lee Parpart
Bibliographie sur Patriotism, Part I
Brèves parties de livres
GITTINGS, Christopher E. Canadian National Cinema: Ideology, Difference and Representation, London, Routledge, 2002.
[en anglais] (pp. 106-107)
PARPART, Lee. « Cowards, Bullies, and Cadavers: Feminist Re-Mappings of the Passive Male Body in English-Canadian and Québécois Cinema »
dans Gendering the Nation: Canadian
Women's Cinema, sous la direction de Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow et Janine Marchessault, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1999.
[en anglais] (pp. 256-259)
Chapitres de thèses
PARPART, Lee Anne. « Tube Steaks and Tiny Men, or Feminist Remappings of the Colonial Male Body in Patriotism I and II and La Vie Rêvée »
, dans Nostalgic Nationalisms and the Spectacle of the Male Body in Canadian and Québécois Cinema, 1997. Thèse de maîtrise en arts plastiques, York University, pp. 78-125.