Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

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ISBN-13: 9781623565992
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/04/2013
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Bryan Cardinale-Powell is Visiting Professor of Moving Image Arts at Oklahoma City University, US.

Marc DiPaolo is Assistant Professor of English and Film at Oklahoma City University, US.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Politics and Poetics of Comic-Realist Cinema, Marc DiPaolo
I. Devising Leigh
Christopher Meir - The Industry and/of the Auteur
Robert Marchand - Devising and Directing
Andrew Crowther - Every Performance is a Contrivance: Art & Truth in Topsy-Turvy
Brenda Wentworth, Christopher Jordan, and Sharon Cogdill - Costuming Choices: Stylization and
Leigh's Selective Realism
Bryan Cardinale-Powell - Cultural Stillbirth: An examination of reactions to Vera Drake
II. It's an Ordinary Life
Leonard Quart - The Uniqueness of Ordinary Lives: Home Sweet Home and Grown-Ups
Sarah Godfrey - Masculinities and Male Identities from Bleak Moments to Happy-Go-Lucky
William Verrone - Transgression and Transcendence
III. Beyond Verisimilitude
Stella Hockenhull - Melodrama and Tradition in Vera Drake and Another Year
Frances Pheasant-Kelly - Class, Loss and Space: Reframing Secrets & Lies
Bryan Cardinale-Powell - All or Nothing: Mike Leigh and the Fickle Finger
IV. Leigh versus the Tories
Steven Morrison - 'Those Days Are Over': Naked & Something Rotten in the 1990s
Derek Gladwin - Gendered Troubles on Screen: Reproducing Nationalism in Four Days in July
Ana Miller - Fluctuating Identifications, Learning Disability, and Class in Meantime
Kevin M. Flanagan - The Grotesque State of the Nation: Mike Leigh's High Hopes and the Thatcherite Comedy of Errors
David Sweeney - 'I Spy': Mike Leigh in the Age of Britpop
About the Contributors
Index

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