This Is EnglandShane Meadows2006A story of a young boy growing up in 1983,he comes across a group of skinheads on hisWay home after a fight at school. They take himunder their wings and act as a family to him.
Dead Man’s ShoesShane Meadows2004A malcontent soldier returns to hishome village to avenge the death of hismentally ill brother from a gang ofgangsters.
TrainspottingDanny Boyle1996A film about the drug scene inEdinburgh andthe harsh realities of drugaddiction.
ControlAnton Corbijn2007A film about the life of Ian Curtis thelead singer of Manchester bandJoy Division, the film shows theproblemsin which he faced which lead to hissuicide.
Why do I like British Film – Social Drama genre?I like this genre because it appeals to me because I am not only a member ofthe audience when I watch these films but I am an active spectator and Ican relate to the characters and scenarios in the majority of them to a certainextent. I also enjoy these films because I can see strong intertextualitythroughout the films and when I notice these it makes me proud to be British.The main reason as to why I like the genre is that the films (whether they areold or new) at times show the environment that I live in or the society in whichmy elders lived in so I can gain an idea as to how they lived and the problemsthat they may have occurred. There is also a selective comedy which runsthrough this genre and I think that the majority of Brits find them funny as I doand that other people from around the world can see how strong the BritishFilm industry is. The stars which are used attracts me to this genre because theymay not be world know stars but they are stars in Britain and come from similarbackgrounds as the viewers.
How do I find out about these films?I find out about these films by many different methods; the majority of times Ifind films by word of mouth and people suggesting films. I also find them bygoing on social networking sites and searching for British Films and watchingthem, I also try and watch ones that are made from independentcompanies because that is what I feel can make the more gritty style Britishfilm. I can find out about films from the cinema, newspapers and magazineswhich are released weekly.