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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


Criminal Justice and the Pursuit of Truth

Tim Hillier and Gavin Dingwall

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529203189
eISBN:
9781529203226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203189.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Criminal Justice is popularly conceptualised as a pursuit of the truth. This book considers the extent to which this view reflects reality by exploring a number of key themes. The ‘pursuit of truth’ ... More


The Case of Sherlock Holmes: Secrets and Lies in Conan Doyle's Detective Fiction

Andrew Glazzard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474431293
eISBN:
9781474453769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Case of Sherlock Holmes uncovers what is untold, partly told, wrongly told or deliberately concealed in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes saga. This engaging study uses a scholarly approach, ... 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


‘You lie, in Faith’: Making Marriage in The Taming of the Shrew

Gillian Knoll

in Conceiving Desire in Lyly and Shakespeare: Metaphor, Cognition and Eros

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474428521
eISBN:
9781474481175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428521.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The “Desiring is Creating” metaphor in The Taming of the Shrew depends upon the generative power of words as erotic instruments. Petruchio’s blatant lies loosen the connection between words and the ... More


The Reasons for Animating Reality: Animated Documentary and Re-enactment in the Work of Jonas Odell

Lawrence Thomas Martinelli

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses three animated documentaries by filmmaker Jonas Odell: Never Like the First Time! (2006), Lies (2008), and Tussilago (2010). Comparative analysis establishes many of the ... More


The Criminal Process and the Pursuit of Truth

Tim Hillier and Gavin Dingwall

in Criminal Justice and the Pursuit of Truth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529203189
eISBN:
9781529203226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203189.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Criminal investigations and the criminal justice system are popularly characterised as a pursuit of the truth. Underlying this is the notion that there is a single, objectively verifiable truth. ... 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


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


I Spy: Body of Lies

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Body of Lies Ridley Scott explores the relentless clash of ideologies and religion in the Middle East. This realistic spy movie doesn’t take the usual dashing and romantic approach; it is gritty ... 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 Leake County Revelers on Record

Harry Bolick, Tony Russell, T. DeWayne Moore, Joyce A. Cauthen, and David Evans

in Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi: Commercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835796
eISBN:
9781496835833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835796.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

For their first session with Columbia, in New Orleans in April 1927, the Revelers, or their producer Frank Walker, picked a safe foursome: two breakdowns and two waltzes, with nothing particularly ... 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


Witnessing Torture, and Mediated Witnessing in War-on-Terror Films

Berenike Jung

in The Invisibilities of Political Torture: The Presence of Absence in US and Chilean Cinema and Television

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474436991
eISBN:
9781474484558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436991.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins by problematising the notion of cinematic identification with either perpetrator or victim and of witnessing, especially in technologically mediated form. The theme of the witness ... 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


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


Images of Justice

Nicholas D. Smith

in Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198842835
eISBN:
9780191878756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842835.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Gives a close analysis of two of Plato’s most controversial images: the analogy of the soul and state and the suggestion that the rulers will have to lie to the citizenry, including especially the ... More


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