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Mike Leigh

Tony Whitehead

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mike Leigh may well be Britain's greatest living film director; his worldview has permeated our national consciousness. This book gives detailed readings of the nine feature films he has made for the ... More


The Secrets and Lies of Film

Andrew Gleeson

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

In Mike Leigh’s 1996 film Secrets and Lies a black woman seeking her birth mother enters a white family, and shatters its walls of illusion. The family, and the audience, confront the questions of ... More


‘Welcome to the family’: Secrets and Lies

Tony Whitehead

in Mike Leigh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.003.0034
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter draws attention to Mike Leigh's feature film, Secrets and Lies that proved to be his most popular film, winning the Palme d'Or and the International Critics' Prize at Cannes and ... More


Introduction: ‘You’ve gotta laugh’

Tony Whitehead

in Mike Leigh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter opens with a general discussion on Mike Leigh, who is considered to be Britain's greatest film director and who has carved a unique niche in the film making industry. Among his recent ... More


The Films of Steven Soderbergh

Aaron Baker

in Steven Soderbergh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036057
eISBN:
9780252093012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036057.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the films of Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh's twenty feature films present a diverse range of subject matter and formal styles. They range from his 1989 breakthrough hit Sex, ... More


Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman (eds)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume of specially written essays explores the understanding of the boundaries between fact and fiction, truth and falsehood in ancient Greek and Roman culture, and the relationship between ... More


True Lies (1994)

James Clarke

in The Cinema of James Cameron: Bodies in Heroic Motion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169776
eISBN:
9780231850629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169776.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines James Cameron's True Lies (1994). True Lies depicts how digital and information technology can be abused. A significant part of the drama in the film is derived from the ease ... More


Lies, Fiction and Slander in Early Greek Poetry

E.L. Bowie

in Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter challenges the idea that the invocation of the Muses in early Greek Poetry means that poets saw themselves as reporting historical facts. Referring to Homeric epic, Hesiod, and archaic ... More


The German Introject

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s novel The Penultimate Truth and Lies, Inc. (formerly known as The Unteleported Man), which form a kind of portal for working through the ... More


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