I must add myself this IS my favourite ever film. I cried the first time i seen it, and still get a lump in my throat now ...... I've got at least 5 people to buy it in the past week and they love it too. Shane ...... Its a classic.
Tash, your post made me register for this forum as I too still shake all over watching certain parts of DMS. I watched it tonight with my housemate who has never seen a Shane Meadows film let alone this one, and I wondered if her silence during the film was because she wasnt enjoying it. But when the credits came up at the end she said the same things I said when I first saw DMS. Its like no other film Ive ever seen, some films are good, some are great, but very few `transport` you to a different place like this does. The soundtrack is amazing too, which could so easily have taken something away from the film had it not been so carefully chosen. I could talk all night about this film but will only congratulate Mr Meadows on a true masterpeice and some fine acting performances, particularly from Paddy Considine and Tony Kebbell. Tomorrow we will be watching A Room For Romeo Brass!
Hiya! I've just joined the forum as I'm a huge DMS fan. I absolutely love the film and Paddy Considine is a fantastic actor who brings reality to this film. It's a favourite of mine because, as someone stated, revenge films are very personal in that each person can empathise with he character and put themselves in the position of the central character and how they would deal with them. For me, Richard's methodology was to terrorise them as they had terrorised his brother. Thank you Paddy and Shane for creating one of my all time favourites.
Welcome aboard, paddyk. DMS is my favorite of Shane's films; I love it because it goes so far beyond your average Hollywood revenge thriller -- instead of telling you to root for one side or the other or making the violence seem attractive, it becomes a sort of anti-revenge film that allows you to feel for both sides.
"Maybe I'll always be the one and only girl for me"
~ Kirsty MacColl, "The One & Only" (1991)
I'm exatly the same too. Whenever some asks me my favourite song my mind just goes blank. But with films and books if i go back to watch or read them again thats a sign that they've really grabbed me and effected me. I've been back to Dead Mans Shoes 6 or 7 times. I can't give it higher praise than that.