Episode 111: Mike Leigh’s “High Hopes”
A discussion of Mike Leigh’s 1988 film, “High Hopes.”
In 1988, after a long career on television, Mike Leigh made his first feature film. “High Hopes” is a wonderful slice of life, taking a look at three families from three different social classes. It’s a film that depicts how tough it is to be a socialist in London in the late 80s. It also serves a family drama and remains a great piece of British cinema.
How does Mike Leigh work with his actors to develop a story for his films? Why did Mike Leigh make the jump from TV to film? And what can we look forward after watching Mike Leigh’s first film?
Mike Leigh’s “High Hopes” is the subject of episode 111 of the AuteurCast…