Saw this Shane Meadows cult classic in my local indy cinema last night (Belper) It looked great on the big screen. Despite us having seen the film several times over the years, we still left the cinema with that hollowed out feeling, Shane Meadows films all tend to do this (This is England etc)
This was the film that launched Paddy Considine and all filmed in and around Matlock so very much a local interest to us. It’s approaching it’s 20th anniversary hence back in cinemas, highly recommend
It's simply an amazing film from start to finish. So many epic scenes in there and the acting is spot on and so bloody natural II thought the banter and chemistry between the three dealers was funny as hell (don't mention the elephant man... ).
The toe to toe stand off between Gary Stretch and Paddy Considine has to be a classic scene by now ("You're f***ing THERE mate").
And I've just realised I've not seen it for a long time. I need to dig out the DVD today.
They did a screening at the Showroom in Sheffield on Friday - with Q and A with the producer Mark Herbert. He has some great stories. Apparently Paddy didn't stay with the rest of the cast during filming, so the scene where he meets Gary Stretch for the time when Gary is going to scare him off .... It's the first time they ever met in person. So the awkwardness and authenticity is real !
Great film with that memorable scene of scary AF Considine facing off Stretch. Filmed around the time we were starting to develop Masson Lees Q and there is a scene of Considine walking up the lane - it wouldn't surprise me if they had to adjust their shots to exclude Gary's car being parked in the layby most of the time.
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