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Description - Michael Winterbottom by Brian McFarlane

This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780719074226
ISBN-10: 0719074223
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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 Head of Film and Television Studies, Monash University, Melbourne

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