Ken Loach: The Politics of Film and Television

Overview

John Hill's definitive study looks at the career and work of British director Ken Loach. From his early television work (Cathy Come Home) through to landmark social realsim films (Kes) and modern examinations of British society (Looking For Eric) this landmark study reveals Loach as one of the great European directors.

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Overview

John Hill's definitive study looks at the career and work of British director Ken Loach. From his early television work (Cathy Come Home) through to landmark social realsim films (Kes) and modern examinations of British society (Looking For Eric) this landmark study reveals Loach as one of the great European directors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844572038
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN HILL is Head of Research in the Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of numerous books including Sex, Class and Realism: British Cinema 1956-63 (1986), British Cinema in the 1980s: Issues and Themes (1999) and Cinema and Northern Ireland: Film, Culture and Politics (2006)

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1 Towards ‘a new drama for television’: Diary of a Young Man
Chapter 2 ‘Urgently contemporary and socially relevant’ : From Tap on the Shoulder to Up the Junction
Chapter 3 Blurring ‘the distinction between fact and fiction’: Cathy Come Home, In Two Minds and The Golden Vision
Chapter 4 ‘The play of political advocacy’: The Big Flame and The Rank and File
Chapter 5 From Television into Film: Poor Cow, Kes and Family Life
Chapter 6 ‘This is our history’: Days of Hope
Chapter 7 ‘The UK’s pre-eminent arthouse director’: from television censorship to ‘art cinema’
Chapter 8 ‘It’s a Free World’: Class and Social Change from Riff-Raff to Looking For Eric
Chapter 9 Making History: Land and Freedom and The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Select bibliography

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