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Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

By Leigh, Mike
Edited by Raphael, Amy

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This new revised edition brings Mike Leigh's career up-to-date, with the release of Peterloo. Five-time Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner, the only British director to have won the top prize at both Cannes (for Secrets & Lies) and Venice (for Vera Drake) - Mike Leigh is unquestionab...ly one of world cinema's pre-eminent figures. Now, in this definitive career-length interview, he reflects on all that has gone into the making of his unique body of work. In their commingling of bleakness and humour, Leigh's films recreate the tragi-comic world of people whose everyday lives are far from glamorous: a world in which 'the done thing' usually prevails, contrary to our inner hopes, wants or needs. Leigh's work has always reflected its times and entered the vernacular, whether the harsh studies of Meantime and Naked or the humour of the now-legendary Abigail's Party and Nuts in May. Above all, Leigh is an accomplished storyteller, and these films deal with universal themes: births, marriages and deaths, parenthood and failed relationships, families and their secrets and lies. Within these pages Leigh speaks to Amy Raphael more openly than ever before of his life and inimitable working method, revealing himself as passionate, forthright, no sufferer of fools, but the owner of a dry and playful Mancunian wit.
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ISBN 9780571353828
Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571353828
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 7 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Leigh, Mike
Edited by Raphael, Amy
Category Individual Film Directors, Film-Makers
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 560
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 791.430233092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Motion picture producers and directors - Interviews - Great Britain
NBS Text Film, TV & Radio
ONIX Text General/trade