In his highly acclaimed debut novel, Colin McAdam depicts the struggle between two men involved in building a city’s future: developer Jerry McGuinty, blue collar, selfmade, a master craftsman, and Simon Struthers, a civil servant from a prominent, wealthy background who shapes land-use policy. Jerry has a blind spot for his alcoholic wife, and Simon moves between women, consumed by a frantic emptiness. When their two stories begin to intertwine, their lives and ambitions are set on a collision course. A richly observed story of family, class, love and the individual contributions we make to the bigness of the world, Some Great Thing is a powerful work from one of the most exciting voices of his generation.
What happens to us when we ‘see’ a film? For the experience of what we see on screen draws as much upon the non-visual senses as it does on sight. In the first full-length analysis of the concept of embodied film theory, Paul Elliott charts the development of a ‘cinema of sensations’ - examining how cinema audiences use their corporeal selves and…
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