The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom

The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom

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This comprehensive study of prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom explores the thematic, stylistic, and intellectual consistencies running through his eclectic and controversial body of work. Within an overview of his career, this volume undertakes a close analysis of fifteen of Winterbottom's films ranging from TV dramas to transnational coproductions featuring Hollywood stars, and from documentaries to costume films. This analysis is grounded in a consideration of Winterbottom's collaborative working practices, the political and cultural contexts of the work, and its critical reception. Arguing that Winterbottom's work comprises a 'cinema of borders', it examines its treatment of sexuality, class, ethnicity, national and international politics. The book argues that what is evident in Winterbottom's oeuvre is the search for an adequate means of narrating inequality, injustice, and violence. Drawing out the tensions, contradictions, and border-crossing strategies of these films, The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom highlights the complex political aesthetic that structures the work of this singular director.dynamic trailer for Code 46, for instance, suggests that the film is a futuristic, erotic Hollywood detective thriller in the manner of Blade ... accent explains: a#39;Now ... an investigator with a unique gift ... is about to forget everything he knows ... to save the woman he loves. ... (or perhaps its narrative image of undecidability), by making the problematic marketability of the film its central theme (Ellis 1990: 24).

Title:The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom
Author:Bruce Bennett
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-11-26


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