Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke

Author: Dave Rolinson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781847796028

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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The British television director Alan Clarke is primarily associated with the visceral social realism of such works as his banned borstal play Scum, and his study of football hooliganism, The Firm. This book uncovers the full range of his work from the mythic fantasy of Penda’s Fen, to the radical short film on terrorism, Elephant. Dave Rolinson uses original research to examine the development of Clarke’s career from the theatre and the ‘studio system’ of provocative television play strands of the 1960s and 1970s, to the increasingly personal work of the 1980s, which established him as one of Britain’s greatest directors. 'Alan Clarke' examines techniques of television direction, and proposes new methodologies as it questions the critical neglect of directors in what is traditionally seen as a writer’s medium. It raises crucial issues in television studies, including aesthetics, authorship, censorship, the convergence of film and television, drama-documentary form, narrative and realism.
Alan Clarke
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Dave Rolinson
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-19 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

The British television director Alan Clarke is primarily associated with the visceral social realism of such works as his banned borstal play Scum, and his study of football hooliganism, The Firm. This book uncovers the full range of his work from the mythic fantasy of Penda’s Fen, to the radical
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