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Shane Meadows On Shane Meadows
The director of This Is England '86 takes us through his filmography

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"A lot of people had lost faith in me after Midlands – I’d lost my kudos a little bit – and Paddy [Considine] was the one who told me to go back to shooting from the hip. He was at a peak in his career, I was at a trough in mine, and there was a moment that was equivalent of Michael Powell telling Scorsese that Boxcar Bertha was a piece of shit - although he probably didn't put it like that - and that he should make a film that meant something to him, something personal. Paddy said, “You’ve got to get off your arse and make this.” It was the most important film of my career because it made me realise that I can never, ever step away from making films how I started making them, which is with my heart."

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