Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2009

176 Pages | 9 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719074226

Bookseller Code (06)


Michael Winterbottom

Brian Mcfarlane and Deane Williams

Published by Manchester University Press

British Film Makers MUP

  • The first book to appear on Winterbottom, who is arguably the most significant director working today in British film and a favourite at film festivals around the world Winterbottom is multi award winning having won the Golden Bear at Berlin for In this world and The road to Guantanamo Hs output is as unpredictable as it is prolific: He can move from adapting an 'unfilmable' 18th-century classic to an intensely political reenactment of a contemporary injustice within the space of one year Written in a style that will be accessible to non-specialist readers with an interest in Winterbottom and his place in British cinema The book investigates Winterbottom's extraordinary range, illustrating how he takes popular genres (musical, road movie etc) and does very unexpected things with them

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