Thursday, 17 September 2015

Heritage films and the UK Film Industry

Interesting views on the UK film industry from Michael Caton-Jones.  He criticises the 'cultural dead-hand' of 'heritage Britain' films.  Film is certainly a medium for preserving a particular type of heritage; the costume drama leaps most readily to mind.  But as Caton-Jones argues, film has the potential to capture so much more, so many alternative narratives and stories, many of which find no outlet and consequently find it harder to stake a claim to being heritage at all.