Interview: Allan Cubitt
Spicer, A. (2009) Interview: Allan Cubitt. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 5 (2). pp. 362-375. ISSN 1743-4521 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/11265
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/E1743452108000423
Allan Cubitt is an important contemporary writer who has worked in fringe theatre, television and film. The interview was the first critical profile he has received and thus an original contribution to the history of screenwriting and British cinema. It included a lengthy and illuminating discussion of the craft of screenwriting and also the various constraints (financial, institutional, modal) in which the screenwriter has to work. It was an important historical document in that Cubitt contrasted the relatively generous opportunities afforded to a writer in the 1980s when he first began with the genre and ratings-driven climate of today.