19 February 2018
Recording of the week: Mike Leigh
This week's selection comes from Stephen Cleary, Lead Curator of Literary & Creative Recordings.
Film-maker Mike Leigh in conversation with novelist William Boyd, 22 March 1991, at the ICA, London, around the time of the release of Life is Sweet, Leigh's critically acclaimed comedy-drama about the trials of an ordinary North London family. Leigh talks about his filmic influences, who include Ozu, Woody Allen and Satyajit Ray, and his rehearsal-based working methods. Life is Sweet currently holds a 100% rating on the critics' tomatometer at rottentomatoes.com, as does his earlier feature High Hopes.
Photo by Potatojunkie on VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-ND
This recording comes from a substantial collection of talks and discussions held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London between 1982-1993.
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