"... each of the book's principal parts is exemplary of the kind of criticism film studies needs and should have a great deal more of." -- Bart Testa, , University of Toronto Quarterly
"A Body of Vison is filled with vividly detailed readings of films that map the confused and exhilarating intersections of the body and the symbolic processes that surround and issue from it. Elder's focus si tight, his resistance to the limits of realist representation powerful and convincing." -- Point of View
"Elder is undoubtedly one of the most stimulating thinkers I have ever encountered" (translated from the Italian). -- Antonio Bisaccia, author of Effetto Snow and art reviewer for Manifesto, Il Manifesto and Artleader
About the Author
Filmmaker, author and critic, R. Bruce Elder inspires and enjoys debate. His films have been exhibited internationally and his polemical piece, “The Cinema We Need”, remains one of the most discussed pieces of writing on Canadian film. Elder has also produced a forty-two-hour film cycle entitled The Book of All the Dead. In 2007 R. Bruce Elder received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.