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Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh

In Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh, edited by Amy Raphael, Britain’s foremost director of stage, screen and cinema speaks for the first time about his unique working methods.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571204694
Date Published
17.04.2008
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Summary

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 unquestionably 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. Leigh’s work has always reflected its times, 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.

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Born in Salford, Manchester, in 1943, Mike Leigh has developed a unique method of creating films through controlled improvisations. After his debut Bleak Moments (1971) he made a succession of admired TV plays, including Abigail’s Party and Nuts in May. He then returned to feature films: High Hopes (1988), Life is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993). Secrets and Lies won the…

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