Mike Leigh

BBC - Imagine: The One and Only Mike Leigh (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 28, 2014
BBC - Imagine: The One and Only Mike Leigh (2014)

BBC - Imagine: The One and Only Mike Leigh (2014)
HDTV | 1024x576 | .MKV/AVC @ 1186 Kbps | 1h 39mn | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 956 MiB
Genre: Documentary

In a revealing documentary, Mike Leigh, director of Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake and Abigail's Party among many others, talks to Alan Yentob about a unique body of work and a lifelong struggle to make films on his own terms. On day one of a Mike Leigh film, there is no script, no story and the actors do not know if they will even be in the final film. It is a process that has yielded some of cinema's most celebrated performances, and Leigh's new film Mr Turner is already winning critical acclaim. Actors including Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Sally Hawkins, Lesley Manville and James Corden give fascinating insights into the director and his distinctive method of working.

Secrets And Lies - by Mike Leigh (1996)  Video

Posted by alexov85 at Feb. 8, 2014
Secrets And Lies - by Mike Leigh (1996)

Secrets & Lies - by Mike Leigh (1996)
DVD9(Cust.) | English + Russian | 720x480 | mpeg2, ~7800 kbps | AC3, 192 kbps | 7.72 GB
Subs: English, Spanish, Russian | Art-house, Drama, Comedy

Cynthia lives in London with her sullen street-sweeper daughter. Her brother has been successful with his photographer's business and now lives nearby in a more upmarket house. But Cynthia hasn't even been invited round there after a year. So, all round, she feels rather lonely and isolated. Meanwhile, in another part of town, Hortense, adopted at birth but now grown up, starts to try and trace her mother.

Life Is Sweet - by Mike Leigh (1990)  Video

Posted by alexov85 at June 9, 2013
Life Is Sweet - by Mike Leigh (1990)

Life Is Sweet - by Mike Leigh (1990)
DVDRip | English + Russian | 720х400 | XviD, ~1726 kbps | AC3, ~192 Kbps | 1.45 GB
Subs: Russian | Comedy, Drama

Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber; she has a holiday planned in America, but little else.

Mike Leigh - Topsy-Turvy (1999)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at March 20, 2008
Mike Leigh - Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Mike Leigh - Topsy-Turvy (1999)
1462 MB | 2:33:36 | English with Eng. s/t | XviD, 560 Kb/s | 608x336

Mike Leigh's brilliant re-creation of the most famous partnership in the British theatre-the collaboration of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan in the glory era of imperial rule. There are elements here of a traditional bio-pic-failure, triumph, intimations of immortality-but none of the stodginess and self-congratulation that usually plague the form. Sullivan (Allan Corduner), a libertine who nevertheless had serious pretensions as a composer, and Gilbert (Jim Broadbent), formal, irascible, and asexual, but a great theatrical pro, are so dissimilar in temperament that they can hardly bear each other's company. Leigh suggests that the combination of sentimental languor and incisiveness produced the art of "The Mikado," whose preparation and first performance take up the second half of the movie. The authentic period stage lighting produces a glow on the painted faces; the fragile beauty of Sullivan's tunes is piercing when they are played, as they are here, at slower tempos than we are used to hearing. In all, one of the greatest movies about the theatre. With Lesley Manville, Timothy Spall, Ron Cook, and Wendy Nottingham.

Mike Leigh-Nuts in May (1976)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at March 19, 2008
Mike Leigh-Nuts in May (1976)

Mike Leigh-Nuts in May (1976)
730.1 MB | 1:20:54 | English with no s/t | XviD, 1070 Kb/s | 512x384

A pair of terrifically self satisfied, middle class vegetarians who are still high on the love philosophy of the 1960s, have hilarious and appalling things happen to them on a camping trip.

Mike Leigh-All or Nothing (2002)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at Feb. 9, 2008
Mike Leigh-All or Nothing (2002)

Mike Leigh-All or Nothing (2002)
1467 MB | 2:02:52 | English with English s/t | XviD, 1140 Kb/s | 720x384

Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for elderly people, and their son Rory is unemployed and aggressive. The joy has gone out of Phil's and Penny's life, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they are brought together to rediscover their love. All or Nothing is set on a London working-class housing estate over a long weekend, and also tells the stories of a range of Phil and Penny's neighbors, some of whom become involved in the family's lives, and all of whom experience an emotional journey.

Mike Leigh-Secrets & Lies (1996)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at Oct. 7, 2007
Mike Leigh-Secrets & Lies (1996)

Mike Leigh-Secrets & Lies (1996)
1472.3 MB | 2:21:52 | English with Eng.+Tur. s/t | XviD, 1180 Kb/s | 608x336

Mike Leigh's superlative drama, at once hysterically funny and profoundly sad, examines a wounded contemporary British family. Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a young black optometrist, has just buried her beloved adoptive mother. In her sorrow, she embarks on a search for her birth mother, who turns out to be Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn), a white factory worker living a lonely life with her surly daughter Roxanne (Claire Rushbrook). No one in the family, except Cynthia's brother Maurice (Timothy Spall) and his wife Monica (Phyllis Logan), knows that the teenage Cynthia gave up a child for adoption without ever seeing the baby. Hortense contacts Cynthia, and after a heart-wrenching reconciliation, they become best friends. Maurice and Monica, childless but financially secure, are very fond of Roxanne and host a family barbeque to celebrate her twenty-first birthday. Cynthia convinces Hortense to attend the party and meet the family–as a mate from the factory–but during the cake and champagne celebration, the family's secrets and lies emerge in a cathartic, emotional sweep. Leigh's trademark for developing his films' characters and storylines from an intense series of improvisations with the actors themselves reaches its summit with Hortense and Cynthia's reunion in a coffee shop, resulting in another deeply moving portrait of a family at a personal crossroads.

Mike Leigh  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at March 1, 2017
Mike Leigh

Sean O'Sullivan, "Mike Leigh"
2011 | pages: 209 | ISBN: 0252036387 | PDF | 2,4 mb

Mike Leigh  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at Feb. 23, 2016
Mike Leigh

Tony Whitehead, "Mike Leigh"
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0719072360 | PDF | pages: 230 | 1,3 mb

Mike Leigh - Naked (1993)  Video

Posted by ulysse01 at Dec. 20, 2009
Mike Leigh - Naked (1993)

Mike Leigh - Naked [1 DVD9+1 DVD5] [2005]
Art House | 1.85:1 | Color | Stereo | English with English subtitles | 131 min.
1 Double-Layer DVD + Single-Layer DVD | 300dpi Scans = 11.5 GBs | 100MB RARs | RS

Mike Leigh’s brilliant and controversial Naked stars David Thewlis as Johnny, a charming, eloquent, and relentlessly vicious drifter on the lam in London. Rejecting all those who would care for him, the volcanic Johnny hurls himself into a nocturnal odyssey through the city, colliding with a succession of the desperate and the dispossessed, and scorching everyone in his path. With a virtuoso script and raw performances from Thewlis and costars Katrin Cartlidge and Lesley Sharpe, Leigh’s panorama of England’s crumbling underbelly is a showcase of black comedy and doomsday prophecy, and was the winner of the best director and actor prizes at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.