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The Films of Mike Leigh

Author: Ray Carney; Leonard Quart
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge film classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The Films of Mike Leigh is the first critical study of one of the most important and eccentric directors of British independent filmmaking. Although active since 1971, Leigh has only come to the attention of an international audience in the 1990s through films such as Secrets and Lies and Career Girls. Like Robert Altman and John Cassevetes, Leigh works improvisationally, beginning with a small group of actors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Mike Leigh; Mike Leigh
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Carney; Leonard Quart
ISBN: 9780511613111 0511613113
OCLC Number: 976445431
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (306 pages).
Contents: Biographical and cultural introduction; Stylistic introduction: living beyond consciousness; 1. Bleak Moments: fictitious selves; 2. Hard Labour: melting the freezing; 3. The Kiss of Death: temporal and spatial truth; 4. Nuts in May: defeating easy knowledge; 5. Abigail's Party: losing track of who you are; 6. Who's Who: we are the hollow men; 7. Grown-Ups: in praise of otherness; 8. Home Sweet Home: manufactured emotions; 9. Meantime: challenging forms of understanding; 10. High Hopes: loose relations; 11. Life is Sweet: circulation is the law of life; 12. Naked: alone in the dark; Epilogue: the feel of life.
Series Title: Cambridge film classics.
Responsibility: Ray Carney, Leonard Quart.

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The Films of Mike Leigh is the first critical study of one of the most important directors of British independent filmmaking. In this volume, Ray Carney examines Leigh's working method and films in  Read more...

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'... takes genuine pleasure in the exuberance, wit and intelligence of Leigh's cinema.' Paul Howson, The Times Higher Education Supplement "...no other study to date sheds such revealing light on Read more...

 
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