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Leigh, Mike 1943-

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Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( Visual )

53 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies
Vera Drake by Mike Leigh( Visual )

92 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain
Happy-go-lucky by Mike Leigh( Visual )

63 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppy is a life-loving and irrepressibly cheerful primary school teacher. She is thirty years old, single, and infinitely optimistic and accepting. She lives with her best friend and flatmate Zoe in London. She is tested by a repressed driving instructor with anger problems, and, in turn, she decides to test him. She has exciting flamenco lessons, an encounter with a homeless man, an argument with her pregnant sister, and a love-affair with the social worker guiding one of her students
Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh( Visual )

96 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tensions abound and the music swells in the story about the famous musical team of Gilbert and Sullivan. The two men who were extremely different in size and stature were even more different in temperament and style. Yet, they still managed to create memorable theater. This is the story of the making of one of their most famous collaborations, The Mikado
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( Visual )

182 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last
Another year by Mike Leigh( Visual )

87 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness
Naked by Mike Leigh( Visual )

90 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming, eloquent, and vicious drifter on the lam in London rejects those who would care for him and hurls himself into a nocturnal odyssey through the city, colliding with a succession of desperate and dispossessed people and scorching everyone in his path
Life is sweet by Mike Leigh( Visual )

65 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy
All or nothing by Mike Leigh( Visual )

60 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a crowded South London apartment building, Penny, a working mom, striggles to keep her wayward daughter, her lazy son and her disillustioned partner on the right path
High hopes by Mike Leigh( Visual )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyril and Shirley are a young, working-class couple who, in their struggle to make ends meet, have become absorbed in socialism. Cyril's sister Valerie and her husband aspire to a more privileged class. The only glue holding the siblings together is their withdrawn and wistful old mother
Meantime by Mike Leigh( Visual )

54 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slow-burning depiction of economic degradation in Thatcher's England. In this film, unemployment is rampant in London's working-class East End, where a middle-aged couple and their two sons languish in a claustrophobic public-housing flat. As the brothers (Phil Daniels and Tim Roth) grow increasingly disaffected, the grinding boredom of their daily existence is punctuated with tense encounters, including one with a priggish aunt (Marion Bailey) who has managed to become middle-class and a blithering skinhead on the verge of psychosis (a scene-stealing Gary Oldman, in his first major role)
Career girls by Mike Leigh( Visual )

56 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unlikely college roommates become close friends amidst a dizzying whirl of books, baggage, booze and boyfriends. Reunited six years after graduation, Annie and Hannah take a funny poignant look at the girls they were-- and the women they have become
Här har du ditt liv = Here is your life( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in Swedish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This mesmerizing debut by the great Swedish director Jan Troell (The Emigrants, The New Land) is an epic bildungsroman and a multilayered representation of early twentieth-century Sweden. Based on a series of semi-autobiographical novels by Nobel Prize winner Eyvind Johnson, Here Is Your Life follows a working-class boy's development, from naive teenager to intellectually curious young adult, from logger to movie projectionist to politically engaged man of the people--all set against the backdrop of a slowly industrializing rural landscape. With its mix of modernist visual ingenuity and elegantly structured storytelling, this enchanting film--presented here in its original nearly three-hour cut--is a reminder that Troell is one of European cinema's greatest and most sensitive illuminators of the human condition
Topsy-turvy : a film by Mike Leigh : music of Gilbert & Sullivan( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naked and other screenplays by Mike Leigh( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three screenplays by Mike Leigh. "Naked" presents a bleak picture of urban society, "Life is Sweet" is a gentle comedy in which the pain of everyday life is borne with a wry smile, and "High Hopes" is a comedy of class-ridden life in contemporary Britain
Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh by Mike Leigh( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five-time Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner, Mike Leigh is one of the world cinema's pre-eminent figures. Now, in this definitive career-length interview, he reflects on all that has gone into the making of his unique body of work
Ecstasy by Mike Leigh( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Mike Leigh's 1979 play published alongside its revival at the Hampstead Theatre. Ecstasy is a devastating portrait of four working-class English friends carousing in a shabby furnished room in northwest London
Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the text of the film Topsy-turvy by Mike Leigh. This is his first period piece which evokes the travails and triumphs of the famous artistic partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan in a time of crisis
Secrets and lies : a truth or dare novel by Jacqueline Green( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Secrets & Lies was awarded the Palme d'Or for Best Film at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. It tells the story of Hortense, a young black Londoner who goes in search of her birth mother. Hortense's voyage of discovery leads her to Cynthia - a depressed, unmarried, white woman who has uneasy relationships with both her second daughter and her brother. Hortense's attempt to uncover the hidden, almost forgotten, world of her parents fundamentally affects each of the characters. The film culminates in a lunch party at which the characters reveal the secrets that have blighted their lives, and with this outpouring of truth comes the possibility of renewal."--BOOK JACKET
Abigail's party by Mike Leigh( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acerbic comic drama about a neighbours' get-together in suburbia. While teenager Abigail throws her first party at home, two doors away her parents and some neighbours get together for what should be a civilised drinks party. But as more and more alcohol is imbibed, and tongues are loosened, snobberies and prejudices are aired and disaster is sure to ensue. Starring Janine Duvitski, Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, John Salthouse and Harriet Reynolds
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Leigh, Mikel

Li, Maiḳ 1943-

Maiks Lī

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh britischer Autor, Bühnenbildner, Regisseur und Schauspieler

Mike Leigh British writer and director of film and theatre

Mike Leigh Brits filmregisseur

Mike Leigh brytyjski reżyser

Mike Leigh englantilainen elokuva- ja teatteriohjaaja

Mike Leigh pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Mike Leigh réalisateur, scénariste, metteur en scène et dramaturge anglais

Mike Leigh regista britannico

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Майк Лі

Мајк Ли

לי, מיק 1943-

מייק לי

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مايك لي

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리, 마이크 1943-

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NakedMeantimeCareer girlsMike Leigh on Mike LeighEcstasyTopsy-turvySecrets and lies : a truth or dare novelAbigail's party