About the book
Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete is one of the most spellbinding and gut-wrenching films of 2018. If, like us, you walked out of the film wanting to know how it came into being; how it fits into Haigh’s larger oeuvre; and how it engages the tropes of western films, this compilation is for you.
Interviews with Haigh, himself, as well as the film’s editor, cinematographer, and production designer reveal how they worked creatively as a team. Clear-minded, insightful essays illuminate Lean on Pete‘s relationship to Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucyand the role the film plays in extending Haigh’s longterm fascination with homecoming.
These are articles you will return to again and again, as both an essential complement to the film and a way of naming its cultural contribution.
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Preview the book with our podcast on Lean on Pete where we discuss the insights gleaned from writing and researching the book.