Todd Babiak of The Edmonton Journal uses St. Urbain’s Horseman to illustrate an attempt to move away from the weaknesses “screenwriting guru” Robert McKee sees in Canadian storytelling:
- Lifting storytelling to new levels
“Basically, McKee said English-Canadian film and television is currently a wasteland. Literature and theatre aren’t doing so well either. Thanks to a combination of dark forces like the grant system, poetic prose, our fealty to all things French, cultural inferiority and a reflexive anti-Hollywoodism, we’re making ‘art’ instead of story.” Read more.