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This Is England ...Friday Film Review

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Moz, 18 May 2007.

  1. Moz

    Moz

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    Director:Shane Meadows
    This is England: Mods, New Romantics, and Skinheads are the major youth sub-cultures of this very English summer of 1983 and young 12-year-old Shaun is left wandering aimlessly alone and lost during the start of his school holidays, until his chance meeting with Woody and his fun and friendly Skinhead pack. Finding a new lease of life; girls, parties, Ben Sherman shirts, Doc Martin boots and shaven hairstyles young Shaun is welcomed, life during this summer holiday has got a whole lot better.

    That is until Combo arrives on the scene bitter, dangerous, racist, militant and psychotic life for young Shaun has just approached his first major crossroads.
    This is England is a look back at the early eighties of British working-class life through the eyes of young Shaun and his new gang, and dealing with the bitterness of outside influences such as racism and xenophobia, of mass unemployment and the fall out of the Falkland's War; Thatcher's Britain: Did we ever have it so good?

    This is one of Shanes best films ...
    although I loved ...
    Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
    Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)
    A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)

    If you grew up on sink estate you will love this film :)

    special mention for the young lead actor Thomas Turgoose,
    who is very Good an NO not in the RADA acting kinda way ...just natural

    I also liked his G/f in this who is another promising star Chanel Cresswell

    another actor in this who played Woody
    (reminded me of a lad Pete from down our street in my salford yoof,lol)
    Joseph Gilgun, is another cracking good actor ..

    I am sure if you like Shanes films you will like this ...

    9/10 ......for shooting me back to my yoof an enjoying this film ;)
     
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  3. ohmygodwhathaveyoudone

    ohmygodwhathaveyoudone

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    Thomas turgoose used to come into my shop as i live in grimsby but he always had very short hair and was really cocky but was'nt rude.ta da.
     
  4. Moz

    Moz

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    lol lol @ ohmygodwhathaveyoudone

    shopkeeper
    I hope you arent the asian one in the film ..lol
     
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