Does this logo look familiar? You’ve probably seen it in front of countless films by British auteurs like Ken Loach, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Danny Boyle, Mike Leigh, Lynne Ramsay and many others. You may not know this, but the British government finances Independent films. Wait… what? That’s right. The UK Film Council finances challenging, socially aware art. They green lit these films this year: Shame, Weekend, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Attack the Block, Tyrannosaur, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Kill List, and others. Pretty amazing right? Oh, sorry. I forgot to mention the government recently disbanded the UK Film Council.
January 11, 2012
The Hollywood-ization of the British Film Industry