All or Nothing: The Cinema of Mike Leigh


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This critical study of Mike Leigh's cinema is a comprehensive assessment of his thirty plus years in film, including his television features, from the first feature-length Bleak Moments to All or Nothing . Through his own species of tragicomedy and favored thematic content concentrating on relationships, Leigh enlarges the emotional boundaries of cinema for performers and audience alike. His deep and fully realized characters often subvert both decorum and irony traditionally associated with British film and television. ...

All or Nothing: The Cinema of Mike Leigh 2004, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820467450

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