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Shane meadows

  1. 1. Shane Meadows By Aneeka Ishaq
  2. 2. History • Shane dropped out of school before he completed his GCSEs. He started off in Uttoxeter making short films with his friends and family, but without any film festivals in the area, no one saw them. However, after one short was given a run in the local cinema, it soon became popular. Meadows enrolled on a Performing Arts course at Burton College. Shane Meadows began to gather attention when a film scout took him on as an amateur film director. The most of his films have been set in the Midlands area.
  3. 3. Style and Genre of films • According to The Biography Channel ‘Much of the content of his films are semiautobiographical and based on his experiences in Uttoxeter.’ • The main genre’s of Shane Meadows films are: • Crime • Drama • Social – realism • Thriller
  4. 4. Stars • In This is England Meadows worked with Thomas Turgoose. Thomas is an English actor, best known for his role as Shaun Field in This Is England television. • He also worked with Ian Brown. Ian is an English musician, best known as the lead singer of the rock band The Stone Roses. • Shane Meadows also worked with Paddy Considine. Paddy is an English actor, film director, screenwriter, and musician. He is known for his portrayals of dark, troubled, and morally or mentally ambiguous characters. • Meadows also worked with an Irish actor Colin Farrell. After getting a role on BBC's Ballykissangel in 1998, he quit acting school in Ireland. • Shane also got the chance to work with Elizabeth Berrington. She is an English actress, who has featured in British television series such as Waterloo Road and The Bill
  5. 5. Dead Man’s Shoes • 'Dead Man's Shoes' is based on the unpleasant side of his childhood. It was inspired by a friend who had been bullied, had a drug problem and then committed suicide. Meadows said "I couldn't believe that, going back ten years later, he had been totally forgotten in the town - it was as if he had never existed. I was filled with anger against the people who had bullied and pushed the drugs on him". • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFi6FrAV9SE&s afe=active
  6. 6. 'Somers Town' • Somers Town in 2008, a short film, only 75 minutes in which Thomas Turgoose has run away to London from a lonely, difficult life in the Midlands. Through a chance encounter he meets Marek , a Polish immigrant living with his father in Somers Town, central London. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOTvZNSss bQ&safe=active
  7. 7. This is England • This is England is a story about a troubled boy growing up in England, in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0jkv2bRF gQ
  8. 8. 24 7: Twenty Four Seven • In a working-class town, the juveniles have nothing to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a motivated man with the same of youth experience, starts trying to get the young people off the street and into something they can believe in: Boxing. He opens a training facility which is accepted by them. Darcy manages to organize a public fight for them to prove what they have learned. With the day of the fight drawing closer, the young boxers get more and more excited. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKUtD5s-z78
  9. 9. Development and style. • As Shane was judging films, A space A.O.P Caught is eye, his girlfriend actually pointed it out and said this would make a great opening for his film .THE ANIMATION of LE DONK & SCOR-ZAY-ZEE. • After the animation Meadow's films is combine the naturalism sense of the absurd, the daft, and the brutal, unpredictable violence. There are times of stunning volatility in some films.

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