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Ken Loach

The Politics of Film and Television

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  • Original – a new take on Loach based on extensive research of primary sources
  • Authoritative – a theoretically sophisticated, empirically precise and carefullywritten study by an author with an international reputation for his work on British and Irish cinema
  • Wideranging – combining discussion of social changes, production contexts and formal features the book brings together a range of different approaches and material that sheds new light on the various aspects of Loach's work
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About this book

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 to landmark films (Kes) and examinations of British society (Looking For Eric) this landmark study reveals Loach as one of the great European directors.
 

About the authors

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).

Reviews

'Not only offers a detailed critical study of virtually Loach's entire output from the now-lost BBC play Catherine (1964) to his most recent feature Route Irish (2010), but also explores the internal and external politics governing their production and reception, in often fascinating detail... [This is] clearly the most important addition to Loach scholarship since Graham Fuller's book-length 1998 interview Loach on Loach.' - Michael Brooke, Sight & Sound

 

'Hill's definitive study of Loach's television and film production from the mid-1960s to the present combines first-rate primary research with insightful thematic analysis to situate the director and his work within the political, institutional, and artistic contexts that gave the work form.' - CHOICE

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-92473-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-202-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $39.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-203-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ken Loach
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Film and Television
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-92473-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-92473-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84457-202-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-203-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
256
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