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The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom
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The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom: Borders, Intimacy, Terror

Bruce Bennett

Abstract

This study of prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom explores the thematic, stylistic, and intellectual consistencies running through his eclectic and controversial body of work. It undertakes a close analysis of a TV series directed by Winterbottom and sixteen of his films ranging from television dramas to transnational co-productions featuring Hollywood stars, and from documentaries to costume films. The critique is centred on Winterbottom’s collaborative working practices, political and cultural contexts, and critical reception. Arguing that his work delineates a ‘cinema of borders ... More

Keywords: Michael Winterbottom, filmmaker, television drama, Hollywood, costume films, documentaries, narrate inequality, injustice, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167376
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167376.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Bennett, author