Friday, 2 September 2011

this is england

this is england
recently saw this 2006 shane meadows film and got overloaded with inspiration
its based on the filmmaker's experiences growing up in 80s england

its about a young boy, shaun

who runs into a gang on skinheads, led by woody

possibly the nicest skin you'd ever want to meet

woody's beautiful girlfriend lol (lorraine)

i love them, they're amazing

woody brings lost little shaun into the gang

and becomes like an older brother to him

kelly and trev

woody and pukey

combo and gadget

the boys

the girls


its really a great project, i was too young to live through this period of uk history
but i loved everything about the movie: the clothes, the hair, the homemade tattoos, the music

the official trailer, showing a darker side to the story

there was a 4-part follow-up series shown in the uk in 2010: "this is england 86" which takes place 3-4 years after the events of the film. there was a departure from the skinheads theme for the series, as the characters get older and move on, but its still worth a watch. there is also a new 3-part series "this is england 88" which will be shown in the uk in december 2011. i love the idea of following the characters' lives (and fashion and hair and society) and i really can't wait to see whats happening in '88 - and possibly even '90, if the rumours are to be believed..


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A BRIT GREEK said...

I remember this vaguely... but the real 80's England was actually kinda scary growing up, so much was changing politically too...
But fashion, movie, music wise, definitely rocked!


launa said...

Love this film !
Every time i watch it i wanna stick on my dr martens and cut my hair !

kot-itsa said...

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Gawgus things... said...

I keep forgetting about this film! It looks brilliant :)

Isquisofrenia said...

loooks really cool, i wanna see
yeah rowne is pretty cool
they have free shipp but it arrives in 2 weeks , you should get something


I love this movie!!! its fucking awesome <3