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The films of Mike Leigh

embracing the world

by Raymond Carney

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Leigh, Mike, 1943- -- Criticism and interpretation.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRay Carney, with contributions by Leonard Quart.
    SeriesCambridge film classics
    ContributionsQuart, Leonard.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.L445 C37 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 292 p. :
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL40422M
    ISBN 100521480434, 0521485185
    LC Control Number99030993

    'Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh' (Faber & Faber, £) and 'The Mike Leigh Feature Film Collection' DVD set are both available from Thursday Five essentials in the Mike Leigh canon. "An essential work for fans of Mike Leigh’s cinema."--Rain Taxi “O'Sullivan's work mining the films for deviation from reality, as well as his discussion of Leigh's attention to style and structure, is extremely thorough; he is a capable tour guide."Journal of Film and Video "Masterful.

    Contemporary Film Directors Sean O’Sullivan University of Illinois Press ($22) by Scott Bryan Wilson. Sean O’Sullivan’s slim monograph on Mike Leigh, the latest volume in the University of Illinois Press’s series Contemporary Film Directors, is one of the better examinations of his output. A slow-burning depiction of economic degradation in Thatcher’s England, Mike Leigh’s Meantime is the culmination of the writer-director’s pioneering work in television. Unemployment is rampant in London’s working-class East End, where a middle-aged couple and their two sons languish in a claustrophobic public-housing flat. As the brothers (Phil Daniels and Tim Roth) grow increasingly.

    Mike Leigh became internationally renowned after the three consequent movies, namely, Life is Sweet, Naked, and Secrets & Lies and all of these movies were released in the early ’s. Within the limits that he gives to his characters, he manages to explore certain interconnecting themes to connect to his significant framework. Book Description: Mike Leigh may well be Britain’s greatest living film director; his worldview has permeated our national consciousness. This book gives detailed readings of the nine feature films he has made for the cinema, as well as an overview of his work for television.


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Mike Leigh was born on Febru in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. He is a director and writer, known for Secrets & Lies (), Happy-Go-Lucky () and Another Year (). He was previously married to Alison tion: Director, Writer, Actor. Arguably the least representative film in Mike Leigh’s filmography, Happy-Go-Lucky is, albeit a bit of an outlier, a pleasant and relatable comedy with an uplifting message.

Less fiercely militant than Leigh’s older films, Happy-Go-Lucky does not feature any of Leigh’s signature anti-Thatcherian political commitment, which made Secrets.

Admittedly, the class binaries presented by Leigh are a little clichéd; Philip Davis and Ruth Sheen’s improvisation-based performances, however, make up for it. All or Nothing () A tour-de-force for Mike Leigh, his film All or Nothing focuses on. Naked is a British black comedy drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh and starring David Thewlis as Johnny, a loquacious intellectual and conspiracy film won several awards, including best director and best actor at Cannes.

Naked marked a new career high for Leigh as a director and made the then-unknown Thewlis an internationally recognised star. – Mike Leigh The best way to define the distinctive qualities of Leigh’s work (and the implicit challenge it presents for viewers) is to notice its difference from mainstream American film.

Hollywood movies are basically devoted to achievement. Characters are defined in terms of their ability to do things. Ray Carney's The Films of Mike Leigh is quite simply the best book of film criticism I have ever read. Now I have to say that I have never read any of Carney's other books (he has also written books on Cassavetes, Frank Capra, and Carl Dreyer), which, for all I know, might be even better.

British filmmaker Mike Leigh began his career in the s as a playwright and theater director. Later he made a number of films of varying lengths for British television and then moved into feature film /5.

The disconnected world view of the author limits the criticism in this book to the subjective and prevents any significant insight into the films of Mike Leigh, British culture, or human behavior. However this book is an excellent example of the sad and sorry state of academia. The British filmmaker Mike Leigh puts the move into movies: he never stops changing, never stops nearly 50 years of filmmaking, he has ranged from comic portrayals of ordinary life amid the social breakdowns of Thatcher’s Britain (Life is Sweet, High Hopes) to gritty renditions of working-class constraint and bourgeois hypocrisy (Meantime, Abigail’s Party, Hard Labour) to.

Ray Carney's book is to what usually passes for film criticism what Mike Leigh's movies are to what, in Hollywood, usually passes for filmmaking: a truly radical critique, a whole different animal, and a solitary voice of sanity that has somehow miraculously managed to make itself heard over the noise and hullabaloo of this culture's present.

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