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‘I Spy’

Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013



... referenced the 1970s, particularly glam rock which was also a major influence on their sound, particularly the music of David Bowie, although they replaced glam’s gaudiness with a darker palette of blacks, browns and greys similar...

Outing Opera in Philadelphia

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002



... deficiency. On the phone with the much younger Michael, Mendy snaps, “I’m not surprised you don’t like opera. People like you don’t like life.” On another occasion, in an aside away from the phone, he complains “They’re playing Sweeney Todd so...


David Curtis

David Curtis is Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. From 1977 to 2000 he was responsible for artists’ film at the Arts Council of Great Britain and in 2003-4 he curated Tate Britain’s ‘A Century of Artists’ Film in Britain’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Artists’ Film and Video in Britain

British Film Institute, 2007



... anthropology of our own people’ — co-founded with Legg, Charles Madge and poet David Gascoyne. This pursuit had its purest expression in his film work in his essay on workers’ pastimes, Spare Time (1939) — but his creative energies reached...