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Last WordsConsidering Contemporary Cinema$
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Jason Wood

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171977

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.001.0001

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Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley

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(p.151) Ben Wheatley
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Last Words
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Jason Wood

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0028

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Ben Wheatley. Wheatley is considered one of the most singular talents to emerge in recent British cinema. His debut Down Terrace (2009), which focuses on the issues faced by all families, takes the best elements of The Sopranos and gives them a very British twist. Kill List (2011) features a physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer. Wheatley's most recent work, A Field In England (2013), is perhaps his finest. Set during the English Civil War, the film features a small group of deserters fleeing from a raging battle who are captured by two men. The interview covered topics such as Wheatley's uncanny ability to make even Britain's more mundane qualities appear strange and threatening; the challenges he faced in making his first period film; and his desire to make a horror film.

Keywords:   Ben Wheatley, A Field in England, interviews, film directors, British filmmakers, filmmaking

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