Directed by Lynne Ramsay, Ratcatcher is a film about a twelve years old boy named James (William Eadie), who one day accidentally drowns his friend after the two begin to wrestle in a canal. 641 more words
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(Reflections of Tommy Flanagan in the 1999 Film Ratcatcher, written and directed by Lynne Ramsay)
One of Tommy’s relatively early roles was Da (George Gillespie) in Ratcatcher, a film set in 1970s Glasgow, against the backdrop of the bin men’s strike, a social commentary of that generation. 539 more words
Earlier today, I spoke to Tom Jackson about a few British films. Here is the transcript of our recorded conversation:
Tom Draper: Unlike our previous talk ‘Documentary Ethics and Aesthetics’ which looked at how a few contemporary documentaries experiment with the form and methods of documentary practice, today we are going to discuss British fictional cinema of the past twenty years with a focus on content and politics. 5,206 more words
Scotland wouldn’t be the first place that comes to mind when you think about good filmmakers, but Lynne Ramsay proves it to be true.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1969, Ramsay studied photography at Napier College in Edinburgh before attending UK’s National Film and Television School where she specialized in cinematography and direction. 1,041 more words