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  • 1. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 n tio ta e en tiv es rra re pr Na en Re G
  • 2. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 What can we talk about? SOCIAL REALISM structure Britishness realistic style Sub-cultures addresses social concerns ambiguity Region Masculinity representation of real Britain motivation Era COMING OF AGE DRAMA? Issues G N R
  • 3. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 Revisit the TITLE SEQUENCE Take notes on THEMES & ISSUES
  • 4. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 CHARACTERS In order to cast the character of Shaun, Shane Meadows held many auditions with children in inner city workshops all over the country but particularly Grimsby. It was at The Space Project, that they found the quality they had been searching for. Why is it important to have cast the right sort of person? What importance does the character of Shaun have? Revisit Thomas Turgoose Original Interview
  • 5. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 MEADOWS AND MASCULINITY Through the character of Shaun we see a number of factors come together that form part of his identity at that particular time, such as his relationship to his father, his relationship to the various members of the gang and how this manifests itself in terms of a sense of confidence and control over his life. KEY QUESTION How much do you think the ways these issues are represented are gender specific?
  • 6. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 CHARACTERS Questions How do we feel about Shaun in the opening sequence? What motivates Shaun? How does Shaun change over the course of the narrative (there may be more than one change)? Do you think that Shaun can be described as racist? or can you see his motivation in a different way? .
  • 7. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 SKINHEADS Made in Britain (1982) 'This is England' website Make sure you know about this subculture.
  • 8. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 Woody Combo First impressions? Contrast the two characters: Dress Attitude to Shaun Key scenes?
  • 9. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 The Flag FINAL SEQUENCE How do the connotations of the flag change for Shaun?
  • 10. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 Les Qatre Cents Coups (Truffaut, 1959) The ending of the film has lots of similarities with this one. Revisit this clip on youtube and take notes for narrative.
  • 11. This Is England Revision May 10, 2010 Subculture Thatcherism Key Falklands punk/new wave Sovreignty Ska/Oi Ideas National Front St. George's Cross