Ken Loach: The Politics of Film and Television

Ken Loach: The Politics of Film and Television

By: John Hill (author)Paperback

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John Hill's definitive study looks at the career and work of British director Ken Loach. From his early television work (Cathy Come Home) through tolandmark social realsim films (Kes) and modern examinations of British society (Looking For Eric)this landmark study reveals Loachasone of the great European directors."

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JOHN HILL is Professor of Media at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Sex, Class and Realism: British Cinema 1956-63 (1986), British Cinema in the 1980s (1999) and Cinema and Northern Ireland: Film, Culture and Politics (2006), the co-author of Cinema and Ireland (1987) and the co-editor of various collections, including The Oxford Guide to Film Studies (1998).


Acknowledgements Introduction Towards 'a new drama for television': Diary of a Young Man and The End of Arthur's Marriage 'Urgently contemporary and socially relevant': From Tap on the Shoulder to Up the Junction Blurring 'the distinction between fact and fiction': Cathy Come Home, In Two Minds and The Golden Vision 'The play of political advocacy': The Big Flame and The Rank and File From Television into Film: Poor Cow, Kes and Family Life 'This is our history': Days of Hope 'The UK's pre-eminent arthouse director': from television censorship to 'art cinema' 'It's a Free World': Social Change and Class from Riff-Raff to Looking For Eric What Might Have Been: Land and Freedom and The Wind that Shakes the Barley Select Bibliography Filmography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781844572038
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781844572038
  • weight: 578
  • ISBN10: 184457203X

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