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28 JUNE 2014

Mike Leigh: The Short And Curlies (1987)

"'The Short & Curlies' is a short film written and directed by Mike Leigh. It stars Alison Steadman, Wendy Nottingham, Sylvestra Le Touzel and David Thewlis. The short, 18 minute film, made after three weeks rehearsal, concerns a chatty hairdresser Betty (Alsion Steadman), her shy daughter, Charlene (Wendy Nottingham), and one of her customers, Joy (Sylvestra Le Touzel). Joy works in a chemist's shop and is chatted up by Clive (David Thewlis – in the first of his three Leigh roles). Romance ensues in a Thatcherite England, a great little watch for a sunny afternoon."

(Calum Sager, 10 April 2013, Spilt Milk)

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1987 • Alison Steadman • awkwardness • bad pun • believable charactersChannel 4 • chemist • David Thewlis • deadpan expression • domestic drama • geeky guy • hairdresser • Harlesden • joking • Jon Gregory • Mike Leighone-linerpharmacy • Portman Productions • Rachel Portman • Roger Pratt • romantic comedy • Short and Curlies (1988) • short film • Simon Channing Williams • sincerity • Sylvestra Le Touzel • UK • Victor Glynn • Wendy Nottingham • Willesden

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Simon Perkins
11 NOVEMBER 2008

Social Realism in British Film: Where Did the Kitchen Sink Drama Emerge From?

"Social Realism in British films peaked during the 1960s when what is commonly referred to as the British New Wave emerged. The new wave directors such as Karel Reisz, Lindsay Anderson and Tony Richardson had made a number of documentaries before moving on to feature films, and many of these had been screened at the (historically important) National Film Theatre event christened 'Free Cinema' in the 1950s. Like the auteurs of the French New Wave, many of the British directors were knowledgeable critics as well, affiliated with Sequence magazine. This gave them ample opportunity to promote their agenda."
(Michelle Strozykowski, Jan 4, 2008)

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1960s • British New Wave • cinemafilm • Free Cinema • French New Wave • Karel Reisz • Ken Loach • kitchen sink drama • kitchen sink realismMike Leighsocial realism • Stephen Frears • Tony Richardson • UK

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Simon Perkins
03 JANUARY 2004

Mike Leigh: Design through improvisation

The British feature film director Mike Leigh, is famous for developing screenplays in an improvised and collaborative manner. Leigh allows the plot of the film to evolve through extensive rehearsals/improvisations with his actors. He both facilitates and involves himself in the process to develop a raw script. After which he refines the script through conventional screenplay editing techniques.

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collaborativedramaeditevolve • feature • filmimprovisationMike Leighplotscreenplayscript
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