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Devised and directed by Mike Leigh

Author: Bryan Cardinale-Powell; Marc Di Paolo
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Devised and directed by Mike Leigh.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013
(DLC) 2013005684
(OCoLC)835951170
Named Person: Mike Leigh; Mike Leigh
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Cardinale-Powell; Marc Di Paolo
ISBN: 9781623569532 1623569532
OCLC Number: 852159177
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: the politics and poetics of comic-realist cinema / by Marc DiPaolo --
Devising Leigh. Christopher Meir: The industry and/of the auteur --
Robert Marchand : Devising and directing --
Andrew Crowther: Every performance is a contrivance: art & truth in Topsy-turvy --
Brenda Wentworth, Christopher Jordan, and Sharon Cogdill: Costuming choices: stylization and Leigh's selective realism --
Bryan Cardinale-Powell: Cultural stillbirth: an examination of reactions to Vera Drake --
It's an ordinary life. Leonard Quart: The uniqueness of ordinary lives: Home sweet home and Grown-ups --
Sarah Godfrey: Masculinities and male identities from Bleak moments to Happy-go-lucky --
William Verrone: Transgression and transcendence beyond verisimilitude. Stella Hockenhull: Melodrama and tradition in Vera Drake and Another year --
Frances Pheasant-Kelly: Class, loss and space: reframing Secrets & lies --
Bryan Cardinale-Powell: All or nothing: Mike Leigh and The fickle finger --
Leigh versus the Tories. Steven Morrison: "Those days are over": Naked & Something rotten in the 1990s --
Derek Gladwin: Gendered troubles on screen: reproducing nationalism in Four days in July --
Ana Miller: Fluctuating identifications, learning disability, and class in Meantime --
Kevin M. Flanagan: The grotesque state of the nation: Mike Leigh's High hopes and The Thatcherite comedy of errors --
David Sweeney: 'I spy': Mike Leigh in the age of Britpop.
Responsibility: edited by Bryan Cardinale-Powell & Marc Di Paolo.

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Including complete documentation of each essay and citation, sketches of the editors and authors, and a seven-page index, this is the best book on Leigh since Sean O'Sullivan's "Mike Leigh "(CH, Read more...

 
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