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That was England 86.

andy162andy162 Posts: 634
edited September 2010 in The bottom bracket
This is England 86, what did you think?

Me personally, I'm a fan of Shane Meadows' work & really enjoyed it. One minute it was almost slapstick the next it was almost too much. At times it was very difficult to watch. A triumph in my opinion but plenty disagree. It completely split the critics views.

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    All I know about it is that two of my mates were in it...
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    Superb
  • mr_pollmr_poll Posts: 1,547
    I think a 4 parter was a little too long - but overall as always I thought it was superb - as the OP said the switch between comedy and hard hitting stuff / and also football and difficult to stomach made for excellent TV but is what you expect from Shane Meadows.

    This is the sort of stuff channel 4 should be doing more regularly, unfortunately for every This is England there is a Seven Days (utter sh*t* ).
  • No wonder Bradley Wiggens didnt perform well at the tour, he should have been concentrating on training rather than playing Woody.
    Even Lance only makes cameo appearances in movies.

    Just to add, great show pity there wasnt more stuff up to this standard coming oout of the uk.
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  • very good drama, but heavy watching in places, especially last weeks [email protected] scene.

    always had to watch a bit of comedy afterwards before going to bed to 'lighten the mood'
  • OlliedaOllieda Posts: 1,010
    Too be honest, i thought it was censored .......maybe it's because I wasn't born till 87
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Ollieda wrote:
    Too be honest, i thought it was censored .......maybe it's because I wasn't born till 87


    Why did you think it was censored ?
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,640
    I'm hoping it comes out on DVD or I can catch up with it as I kept forgetting it was on and really wanted to see it.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Yeah, its out now, they advertised the DVD last night after the end of the series.
  • antlaffantlaff Posts: 583
    I have never got round to watching the film but the series was excellent and very hard hitting these last two weeks - big +1 fro C4 to air it. Will definitely watch the film now.

    PS isnt Chanel Cresswell absolutely gorgeous


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  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    Fcking brilliant, saw the film last year and the series was amazing. Great great acting all the way through. Girl who played Lol was soo good, as was Woody and Compo.

    Just hope another series, or film will be made in future .....
  • Me and the wife missed the film but watched the recent series - just ordered the film from Amazon for a whole £2.99 inc delivery
  • It was ace. Just wished they'd make more!
  • Skeltron wrote:
    It was ace. Just wished they'd make more!

    You could be in luck
    "There is talk, if This Is England '86 goes well, of doing another series for Channel 4 set in 1990."
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/sep ... ne-meadows

    Personally, I enjoyed it. It was heavy in places, but then again a drama should provoke some kind of response of emotion from you.
  • Ollieda wrote:
    Too be honest, i thought it was censored .......maybe it's because I wasn't born till 87

    I was born in 1968 but I can appreciate film, music etc from before I was born, so your reason doesn't really stack up.

    As someone else has asked - why was it censored ?
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  • morstarmorstar Posts: 4,663
    Absolutely awesome. Brilliant character portrayal and totally believable. Challenging and thought provoking yet humorous too.
    The guys a genius. The build up to the attempted rape last night captured barely supressed fury in a way I can't ever recall. No glamour or grandiose gestures but normal people totally on the edge of reason.
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    Ollieda wrote:
    Too be honest, i thought it was censored .......

    I think it was because no one cycled 160 miles, 5 days a week, and then asked why they were tired.

    Or wore stripey wheelers tops.

    Or ate microwaved mars bars.....




    etc.
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    Ollieda wrote:
    Too be honest, i thought it was censored .......maybe it's because I wasn't born till 87

    I was born in 1968 but I can appreciate film, music etc from before I was born, so your reason doesn't really stack up.

    As someone else has asked - why was it censored ?


    If you need an answer to your question - try looking here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    Scrumple wrote:
    Ollieda wrote:
    Too be honest, i thought it was censored .......

    I think it was because no one cycled 160 miles, 5 days a week, and then asked why they were tired.

    Or wore stripey wheelers tops.

    Or ate microwaved mars bars.....




    etc.

    Will didn't write that post.
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    flippin bunny pics!!!!

    rabbiting on, confusing me.

    I can't even delete the post now you have quoted it

    My first ever emoticon use (cos they are poor form...) :oops:
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    Scrumple wrote:
    flippin bunny pics!!!!

    rabbiting on, confusing me.

    I can't even delete the post now you have quoted it

    My first ever emoticon use (cos they are poor form...) :oops:

    Maybe it was one of his alter-egos
  • I thought it was great all round... hard-hitting (literally!), shocking, laugh-out loud funny and under-played (in a good way). I'm 38 so 86 was really the year I started on the road from being a 'boy' to a man. The fashion, bikes, music and attitude were all spot-on.

    Only hope they film This is England '87, 88, 89, 90.
    let all your saddles be comfy and all your rides less bumpy....
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Scrumple wrote:
    flippin bunny pics!!!!

    rabbiting on, confusing me.

    I can't even delete the post now you have quoted it

    My first ever emoticon use (cos they are poor form...) :oops:

    I thought that the Shaun character actually looked a bit like Will...
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    Garry H wrote:
    I thought that the Shaun character actually looked a bit like Will...

    they're the spit of each other!


    Enjoyed it but think the film is better. Niether can top Dead mans shoes though...... quality.
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  • Pokerface wrote:
    Ollieda wrote:
    Too be honest, i thought it was censored .......maybe it's because I wasn't born till 87

    I was born in 1968 but I can appreciate film, music etc from before I was born, so your reason doesn't really stack up.

    As someone else has asked - why was it censored ?


    If you need an answer to your question - try looking here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm

    DOH! :oops:
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  • solsurfsolsurf Posts: 489
    great stuff, found some of it hard to watch, the rape scene last week, the only thing that didn't quite work in it were the time lines.
  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    Yep Dead Man's Shoes is one of my favourites. Paddy Considine and Meadows work perfectly together there, both excel themselves. Gut wrenching, haunting stuff.

    If you've not seen it, do.
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