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Last month in Prospect, Colin MacCabe argued that the UK Film Council was a failure. Film expert Charles Gant disagrees

By Charles Gant   February 2010

My Summer of Love (2004): a great British success

Colin MacCabe has always been a highly vocal critic of the UK Film Council—established in 2000 to provide a strategic vision for the British film industry—as well as of the new Labour cultural project. So no one can accuse him of inconsistency for his attack on both in the January 2010 issue of Prospect. Beginning with the Film Council’s amply remunerated director, John Woodward, MacCabe offers a passionately argued distillation of everything he feels is wrong about government film policy. This is not the place to answer all of his points.…

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