In the news: Canadian storytelling examined

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.