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1 Contemporary British Cinema and the Workplace The films of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach What do they say about the workplace? Craig Jackson Public Professorial Inaugural Lecture Wednesday 9 th December

2 “One leap forwards, two leaps back, Will politics get me the sack?" Will politics get me the sack?" Billy Bragg, 'Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards'

3 Things have changed in the workplace since Arthur Seaton

4 Health & Wellbeing as commodity Worker wellbeing morally priced out of the market Health becomes commoditized - therefore prone to market forces Efficiency model of health, rather than moral imperative Economic models don’t work as well as moral models e.g. nursery story

5 Ken Loach Born Nuneaton 1936

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7 Kes (1969)

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9 Ken Loach Filmography Poor Cow (1967) Kes (1969) The Save the Children Fund Film (1971) Family Life (1971) Black Jack (1979) The Gamekeeper (1980) Looks and Smiles (1981) Which Side Are You On? (1984) Fatherland (1986) Hidden Agenda (1990) Riff-Raff (1990) Raining Stones (1993) Ladybird, Ladybird (1994) Land and Freedom (1995)

10 Ken Loach Filmography A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership (1995) Carla's Song (1996) The Flickering Flame (1997) My Name Is Joe (1998) Bread and Roses (2000) The Navigators (2001) Sweet Sixteen (2002) 11'09"01 September 11 (segment "United Kingdom") (2002) Ae Fond Kiss... (2004) Tickets (2005) The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) It's a Free World... (2007) Looking for Eric (2009)

11 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Mike Leigh

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13 Mike Leigh Born Salford 1943

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15 Abigail’s Party (1977) © Mike Leigh

16 Mike Leigh Filmography Bleak Moments (1971) Hard Labour (1973) The Permissive Society (1975) Nuts in May (1976) Abigail's Party (1977) Kiss of Death (1977) Who's Who (1978) Grown-Ups (1980) Home Sweet Home (1982) Meantime (1983) Four Days in July (1985)

17 Mike Leigh Filmography The Short and Curlies (1987) High Hopes (1988) Life Is Sweet (1990) Naked (1993) Secrets & Lies (1996) Career Girls (1997) Topsy-Turvy (1999) All or Nothing (2002) Vera Drake (2004) Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

18 High Hopes (1988) © Mike Leigh

19 High Hopes (1988) © Mike Leigh

20 High Hopes (1988) © Mike Leigh

21 High Hopes (1988) © Mike Leigh

22 High Hopes (1988) © Mike Leigh

23 Hogarth’s Influence on Leigh Leigh laughs at the People Loach laughs at the Situation

24 Timeline Kes (1969) Riff-Raff (1990) Raining Stones (1993) Ladybird, Ladybird (1994) The Navigators (2001) Sweet Sixteen (2002) Looking for Eric (2009) Meantime (1983) High Hopes (1988) Life Is Sweet (1991) Naked (1993) All or Nothing (2002) Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) 2000

25 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity Reconstruction of night-time Remote and isolated workers

26 Naked (1993) © Mike Leigh

27 Naked (1993) Impede the ability of an individual to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Not cause safety or nuisance hazards to sidewalk users. © Mike Leigh

28 Naked (1993) Impede the ability of an individual to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Not cause safety or nuisance hazards to sidewalk users. © Mike Leigh

29 Naked (1993) Impede the ability of an individual to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Not cause safety or nuisance hazards to sidewalk users. © Mike Leigh

30 Naked (1993) Impede the ability of an individual to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Not cause safety or nuisance hazards to sidewalk users. © Mike Leigh

31 Naked (1993) Impede the ability of an individual to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Not cause safety or nuisance hazards to sidewalk users. © Mike Leigh

32 Naked (1993) Impede the ability of an individual to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Not cause safety or nuisance hazards to sidewalk users. © Mike Leigh

33 Naked (1993) Impede the ability of an individual to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Not cause safety or nuisance hazards to sidewalk users. © Mike Leigh

34 Naked (1993) Impede the ability of an individual to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Not cause safety or nuisance hazards to sidewalk users. © Mike Leigh

35 Naked (1993) Impede the ability of an individual to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Not cause safety or nuisance hazards to sidewalk users. © Mike Leigh

36 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

37 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

38 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

39 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

40 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

41 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

42 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

43 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

44 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

45 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

46 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

47 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

48 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

49 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

50 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

51 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

52 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

53 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

54 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

55 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

56 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

57 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

58 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

59 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

60 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

61 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Mike Leigh

62 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

63 The Navigators (2001) Camaraderie Joke telling SingingPoweressnesRedundancy Management bullying Traditions and Concessions

64 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

65 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

66 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

67 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

68 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

69 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

70 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

71 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

72 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

73 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

74 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

75 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

76 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

77 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

78 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

79 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

80 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

81 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

82 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

83 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

84 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

85 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

86 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

87 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

88 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

89 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

90 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

91 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

92 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

93 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

94 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

95 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

96 Naked (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

97 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

98 Hatfield Crash (2000) Paddington (1999) (Ladbroke Grove) 31 killed 31 killed Southall (1997) 7 killed

99 Hatfield Crash (2000)

100 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy © Ken Loach

101 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy

102 The Navigators (2001) Night-time economy

103 Raining Stones (1993)

104 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

105 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

106 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

107 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

108 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

109 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

110 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

111 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

112 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

113 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

114 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

115 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

116 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

117 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

118 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

119 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

120 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

121 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

122 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

123 Raining Stones (1993) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

124 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

125 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

126 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

127 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

128 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

129 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

130 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

131 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

132 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

133 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

134 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

135 Raining Stones (1993) © Ken Loach

136 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Ken Loach

137 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Ken Loach

138 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Ken Loach

139 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Ken Loach

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156 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Ken Loach

157 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Ken Loach

158 Looking for Eric (2009) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

159 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Ken Loach

160 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Ken Loach

161 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Ken Loach

162 Looking for Eric (2009) test © Ken Loach

163 Looking for Eric (2009) © Ken Loach

164 Looking for Eric (2009) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

165 Looking for Eric (2009) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

166 Looking for Eric (2009) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

167 Looking for Eric (2009) Night-time economy Outsiders Invisible workforces Unseen professions Anonymity © Ken Loach

168 Concluding One trick ponies? Can’t break out – Topsy Turvey Can break out – Vera Drake Whimsy Us and them Caricatures Heavy going © Ken Loach

169 Contemporary British Cinema and the Workplace The films of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach What do they say about the workplace? Craig Jackson Public Professorial Inaugural Lecture Wednesday 9 th December


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