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Steve Snyder (Guy Maddin) Fonds
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- Multiple media
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- Snyder, Steve
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80 cm of textual records and other material
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William Steven Snyder obtained his B.A.O. and M.A. degrees from the University of Idaho before completing a P.H.D. from the University of Florida. In 1976 he was hired by the University of Manitoba's English Department to teach Film Studies and is currently an associate professor. In 1980-1981 he enrolled in a filmmaking course at the San Francisco Art Institute and began making short films. He has maintained a long friendship with the internationally acclaimed local filmmaker Guy Maddin, helping him in most of his projects. He worked as a photographer on Mr. Maddin's first film The Dead Father and has acted in others including Archangel. For the film shot of Careful, he was the project's official diarist. In 2005 Snyder appeared as a newspaperman in Jeff Solylo’s movie, East of Euclid.
The contents of the fonds were donated to Archives & Special Collections by Steve Snyder in 2001.
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The fonds consists of a copy of the film Archangel as well as the log books and continuity books for Careful given to Mr. Snyder by director, Guy Maddin, and producer, Greg Klymkiw. The log books detail every aspect of the shoot and were integral to Mr. Snyder's work as diarist on the film. There is also a draft of a script that Mr. Maddin wrote on teen pregnancy and a draft script by Paul Donovan.
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This collection is arranged into five series: Archangel; Scripts; Careful; Oversize; and Film Reels.
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Finding aid created by Kendra Mikula (2001). Encoded by Brett Lougheed (July 2006). Revised by N. Courrier (September 2019).