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Michael Winterbottom by Brian McFarlane
Book DescriptionThis is the first book-length study of the most prolific and most critically acclaimed director working in British cinema today. Michael Winterbottom has also established himself, and his company, Revolution Films, as a dynamic force in world cinema. No other British director can claim such an impressive body of work in such a variety of genres, from road movie to literary adaptation, from musical to sex film, to stories of contemporary political significance. The authors of this book use a range of critical approaches to analyse the filmmaker's eclectic interests in cinema and the world at large. With this in mind, the realist elements of such films as Welcome to Sarajevo are examined in the light of a long history of cinema's dealings with realism, as far back as post-war Italian neo-realist filmmaking; whereas Jude and The claim are approached as both literary adaptations (a continuing strand in British cinema history) and examples of other reworked genres (the road movie, the western). This lively study of his work, written in a wholly accessible style, will engage all those who have followed his career as well as those with a wide-ranging interest in British cinema.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719074226
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Double Act, Paperback (May 2015)
Not many can boast of careers that lasted successfully for nearly seventy years, but that is what both Googie Withers and John McCallum achieved. She acted everything from brazen murderesses to Lady Bracknell, taking in blonde nitwits, wartime Resistance workers, lady farmers and Shakespeare along the way. John not only performed memorably in all t
David Lean, Hardback (August 2014)View all books by Brian McFarlane
Comprehensive overview of the director's body of work which yields new insights on the established classics of Lean's career as well as its lesser-known treasures
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Author Biography - Brian McFarlane
Brian McFarlane is Honorary Associate Professor, School of English, Communication and Performance Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, and Visiting Professor, Film Studies, University of Hull. Deane Williams is Senior Lecturer, Film and Television Studies, Monash University, Melbourne
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