So I don't miss anyone out due to my hectic 'Kev Costner' lifestyle, I thought I should have a 'One Message fits all' welcome atop the New Members board as there are so many new members signing up daily that I would have to stop making film if I kept up!
So maybe because I am so inherently lazy, I can say Welcome to you here and now and it is then your responsibility to reply to me underneath???
So welcome to the site 'generic new person'. You have no idea how much I want top be with you this Christmas. But as you know, Families are very demanding and I have promised my sister that I will break bread with her, Wayne and the kids this yule so unfortunately can't make it. But I will think of you as I try to buy my nieces and nephews roast potatoes off them for cash.
So I raise my glass in a toast to you right now as I welcome you to my (and the only) official website and wish you all the joys that kittens exhibit as you poke your snout about in my streaky bacon.
Cheers Shane, thank-you for enriching the world with your films and providing me with much entertainment. I watched 'The Three Amigos' last night when I got in from the pub-bet you wished you'd thought of that one! Regardless, keep up the good work and cheers for the autograph at 'the Broadway'.
I have just seen This is England and was blown away. What an incredible piece of art that just shows how amazing the British film industry can be. I am an actor and I defy anyone watching that film to not want to work in the industry! I am a great admirer of Shane Meadows' work and it is part of the reason that I bit the bullet and chose to pursue my love of acting and to make it my career. I'm not sure how I would go about contacting Mr. Meadows, but if you are reading, a. have a lovely christmas and b. I would love to be involved in any of your future projects, even if it was for free, and as an extra! www.myspace.com/maytheamackie
It is wonderful to see so many people appreciating this kind of film, and I hope it is as thought-provoking for the rest of society as it has been for me. I cant remember any film that has made me cry and laugh at the same time, also getting me some very strange looks from the people next to me! It could'nt have arrived at a better time. The power of the arts in society is unrelenting. It is good to know that whilst people have become disillusioned with politics, social and political films like these have the power to change lives. On behalf of England, and the world, thank you Shane Meadows!
Dear Shane, Thank you for your open invite to reply to your welcome message, I have loved your films since ARFRB and have from then been an avid fan of your work. It was an opportunity to say to my family, I told you he'd be famous, as I was at winshill when you were and amongst many things I remember you vividly at a party doing 'name that tune in one'(with the aid of a little cassette player, I think) over the phone, at about 5am to unsuspecting people at home in bed, claiming you were a radio DJ, Hilarious stuff! You stood out then, and I was not surprised when I saw press about ARFRB by you (i just wondered at the time how I'd missed 24/7). Your films have all been amazing, Having just watched TIE in Sheffield (couldn't make 28th April due to funeral(how inconsiderate)) I feel overwhelmed with emotions, talk about rollercoaster rides of having a choked throat and tears one second to absolute laughter the next.. you did it again.I know the 18 cert wasn't appropriate, now I've seen it, but at least nowadays you aren't subject to censorship, such as that of Kubrick. Anyway I would hope you now consider yourself to be out of that "eternal crap hole of a first step" and up there with best. Good luck with funding for yours and Paddys "Raging Bull" I look forward to the massacre of St.Legers day scene already. Congratulations........You've made it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the best x
P.S Thank Paul for Scummy Man and Paddy for Leave before the Lights come on and thank you for introducing me to all things Gavin Clarke, consider this an open invite to do a tour stop in Sheffield.
Hullo - first time I have joined a fan forum thang - new to all this - Hullo! Had to join just to say how much I enjoyed This is England - I was that inspired. I saw it yesterday at the Ritzy in Brixton and bugger me! I went to school with a lot of the characters - I am a donny girl - and that really is how it was! Took me right back it did ;o) I was 13 in 1983 x I was introduced to your films by my boyfriend earllier this year when Dead Man's Shoes (brilliant, brilliant) was on Fiilm4. Am looking forward to catching up with rest now. Huge admiration and respect for telling it like it was/is.
It's great to hear that you have never got involved with any fan forum thing before MaidMarion. It must mean we all seem like quite nice people I guess. haha I'm pretty sure a few other people have mentioned that this is the first forum that they've ever wanted to get involved in too. I still think this is the 'nicest forum on the net' TM. ;D
nice 1 shane this may sound sad but i only got 2 no u through the south bank show but since my awakening i am now a hardcore fan went 2 see tie last week and have watched dead mans shoes on e4 both class films still got 2 see ur other works of art and cant wait any way keep up the good shit coz we love it