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Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2052-6695
  • E-ISSN: 2052-6709



The article compares and discusses Ken Loach and Mike Leigh’s very different and distinct strategies for realist film-making. Loach’s use of the script is compared to the use of photography in painting with reference to ‘The Painting of Modern Life’ exhibition at the Hayward Gallery (2007), and Mike Leigh’s experimental, improvised and unscripted approach is compared to Carel Weight’s painting The Friends (1968) that uses observation and experience.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): everyday; improvisation; painting; photography; realism; script
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