Episode 122: The Work of Mike Leigh
A discussion on the work and career of Mike Leigh.
Mike Leigh is a very understated filmmaker. His films are not flashy, action packed or even conventional but have a staying power and rewarding quality like none other. Leigh’s keen eye gives an audience insight on why people feel the way they do and really examines patterns in human behavior rather than character motivations.
BUt what makes a Mike Leigh film, a Mike Leigh film? Why is Mike Leigh more interested in human drama than delivering a conventionally structured film? And how does Mike Leigh’s theater background inform an audience of his film presentations?
Mike Leigh is the subject of episode 122 of the AuteurCast…