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Shane Meadows: Critical Essays

Martin Fradley, Sarah Godfrey, and Melanie Williams


Since the attention-grabbing short film Smalltime (1996) and his debut feature Twenty Four Seven (1997), director Shane Meadows has emerged as arguably the most distinctive young film-maker in contemporary British cinema. Following the critical and commercial success of This is England (2007), Meadows has continued his project of providing the forgotten communities and anonymous spaces of provincial England with a singular cinematic voice. This collection of essays by a range of established scholars and newer critical voices is the first book-length study of Meadows' work, placing him in the c ... More

Keywords: Shane Meadows, British Cinema, Film authorship, Contemporary cinema, Realism, British working-class

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748676392
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676392.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Fradley, editor
Freelance film scholar

Sarah Godfrey, editor
University of East Anglia

Melanie Williams, editor
University of East Anglia

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Chapter 1 Introduction: Shane's World

Martin Fradley, Sarah Godfrey and Melanie Williams

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