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Shoot Out in Swansea: The Making of 'Twin Town' (1997)

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Documentary about the making of Kevin Allen's look at the seedier side of life in Wales.

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This made-for-tv documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Twin Town, director Kevin Allen's story about two Welsh car thieves who cook up a scheme to get workman's compensation for their father after he breaks his leg on the job. Features interviews with the cast and crew of the film who share their experiences from working on the project, as well as discuss the special efforts that went into bringing it all together. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A detailed making-of documentary
6 March 2003 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

'Shoot Out in Swansea' is a very thorough documentary that details the background, making of and release of Kevin Allen's film 'Twin Town'. From what I remember, it opens with Danny Boyle and Andrew Macdonald, executive producers of the film explaining their involvement in the film and how they know Allen (he appeared in Trainspotting). We then meet Allen, who makes for engaging company as we follow him through the process of development and filming. The low budget nature of the film is on full display, especially when it comes to filming the scene with the male voice choir on the pier. As Allen is off in the helicopter filming the choir the crew on the ground come very close to mutiny. The documentary closes on an upbeat note as the film is selected to open the Sundance film festival and it ends with Allen proudly introducing the film to the audience there.


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