thanks for the intro. very witty! watched this is england a few days ago. i have to say i was blown away by stephen graham especially. For the life of me i will never understand why great actors like him dont appear on our screens more often. I'm a huge champion of home grown british cinema and actors like graham along with directors like yourself make me proud of the movies made in britain today.
I only recently discovered your work -- I bought a DVD of 'Dead Man's Shoes' back in June, and I was just blown away by it. I was later inspired to seek out 'Twentyfour Seven' (nicely done) on video, and last weekend I finally got a chance to see 'This Is England' (powerful stuff) in the theater.
I wish you the best of luck with your future projects!
"Maybe I'll always be the one and only girl for me"
~ Kirsty MacColl, "The One & Only" (1991)
Thanks for the welcome Shane. I love film and I do like the grit your productions bring to the big screen. Hail hail for a bit or realism. Your new project about Bartley Gorman sounds brilliant. Bringing to the screen a life that has all sorts of meaty experiences attached to it.
However, I worry that Paddy is not the right man for the role (brilliant actor that he is). Has he had the street-fighting experience and fought many hand to hand fights that would allow him to bring to screen the credibility needed for such a role and the true feel of Gorman himself? Has he the right physical presence and will he be believable in this role? It seems silly (with the greatest of respect) to me to cast someone that has performed lead roles in your films that your audience will then automatically connect him with the other characters.
However, if he does pull it off then he will be god-like in my mind. Nevertheless, I do fear the worst. Personally I believe you need a need new face for this role that the audience can connect with. Who then to play the part? Me of course - a spit of the man himself, (ha,ha), 6' 3", 17 and 1/2 stone with the essential experience of the above. If not at least allow me to be in a fight scene with Paddy (Gorman), OK a walk on part then, or anything to be part of this project would be an honour. Good luck Shane - from a fellow Nott'm man.
Post by godwillforgivethem on Jan 16, 2008 15:11:37 GMT
I haven't joined a forum before either but when its concerned with the mighty Mr Meadows it would seem wrong not to. Also, messages here don't seem to degenerate into the verbal bashings/sexism/racism of other forums (Youtube is particularly bad). The only reason can be the clearly superior intelligence of the average meadows fan!! I think all his new projects sound amazing, especially King of the Gypsies (Shane and Paddy are now our Marty and Bobby). Keep up the good work Shane.
Like the rest of you, obviously a big Meadows fan. This is my first post on a forum, been a Meadows fan for some years, still havent seen a Room For Romeo Brass. Funnily enough went to buy it yesterday but couldn't find it on its own (only in a box set), well anyway thats my in direct route to this forum.
Seems like you all have pretty good crack, Some interesting posts on here. Been lost for the last few hours just shifting through various posts, makes for good reading and beats the shit out of dissertation research too.