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Mike Leigh

Author: Sean O'Sullivan
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2011] ©2011
Series: Contemporary film directors.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
An examination of the work of Mike Leigh, Sean O'Sullivan illuminates the visual tropes and storytelling investigations that position Leigh as an experimental filmmaker who uses the art and artifice of cinema to frame tales of the everyday and the extraordinary alike.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mike Leigh
(DLC) 2011004552
Named Person: Mike Leigh; Mike Leigh; Mike Leigh
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean O'Sullivan
ISBN: 9780252093401 0252093402 1283244373 9781283244374 9786613244376 6613244376
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 1162409550
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The nature of contrivance. How to watch a Mike Leigh movie: The short and Curlies --
Biography and career outline --
Character and plot: Meantime and Four days in July --
Art and narrative: Naked and Secrets and Lies --
Topsy-turvy girls, career boys: Career girls and Topsy-turvy --
Vera's fingers: All or Nothing and Vera Drake --
Five lessons, Four seasons: Happy-go-lucky and Another year --
Interview with Mike Leigh.
Series Title: Contemporary film directors.
Responsibility: Sean O'Sullivan.


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"This intriguing artist is certainly worthy of this thorough study. Recommended."--Choice "For knowledgeable filmgoers this is a useful examination of Leigh's oeuvre."--Library Journal "Masterful. Read more...

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