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Shane MeadowsCritical Essays$
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Martin Fradley, Sarah Godfrey, and Melanie Williams

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748676392

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676392.001.0001

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Introduction: Shane's World

Introduction: Shane's World

(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction: Shane's World
Shane Meadows

Martin Fradley

Sarah Godfrey

Melanie Williams

Edinburgh University Press

The introductory chapter opens the book by positioning Shane Meadows in the landscape of contemporary British filmmaking before moving on to provide a brief career overview which emphasises the continuity in certain practices and themes throughout Meadows' development from DIY local filmmaker to BAFTA-winning director. The importance of memory and nostalgia to Meadows' work is also examined in detail, as is his engagement with issues of class representation. The introduction concludes by outlining the content of the chapters to follow.

Keywords:   Shane Meadows, British Cinema, Short films, Regional/ Midlands, Memory, nostalgia, 1980s, Thatcherism, Class, Youth culture

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