Friday, 16 December 2011

This is England '88

Good evening, all. Finally, the Christmas holiday is here! Now I can sleep and watch films for 3 weeks, and somewhere in between all of that, I am going to Paris for a couple days, so that'll be blogged about, fo' sho'. Right now, though, I want to talk about the sensation that is This is England. Shane Meadows has truly outdone himself with the latest addition to his franchise. Usually, when there are sequels it just gets a bit worn out and disappointing, but this is the complete opposite. The film was immensely moving and captivating, then This is England '86, which was a 4 part series, just topped it off with the raw and intense story lines that developed from the characters we met in the film, and then the latest 3 part series was mind blowing. You hear and read the interviews with the cast, and they try to really express just how emotion the process of filming is, but it is only clear to you why when you watch it. The acting is ridiculously realistic; you feel as if you are literally watching the lives of these young people and how their relationships and lives develop every 2 years. It's easily the best thing of television this year, but that's not biggie because the majority of television now it pure rubbish (not including Grey's Anatomy and Glee... they have a special spot in my heart, deal with it) but I'm telling you now, this winter holiday you are going to forget the crappy Christmas specials of Eastenders or whatever contemptible drivel it is that they play on telly now, and you are going to spend you day watching the entire film, the '86 series and the '88 series. You will laugh a lot, you may cry a lot, and your life will be changed. Plus, I always get some sartorial inspiration from it, so that's my 'fashion' aspect of this post done!

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