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In Shane's Shoes: The Making of 'Dead Man's Shoes' (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  21 October 2004 (UK)
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In 2004, the Edinburgh Festival sees the world premier of the film Dead Man's Shoes from Midlands director Shane Meadows. In this short documentary Meadows takes us from the inspiration for the film, indeed the very event that he feels turned him into the person he is today, and the actual making of his fourth feature film. Written by bob the moo

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During the documentary, Shane Meadows talks about his life as a child, hanging round with a gang of skinheads, and the violent acts he witnessed at that age. Discussed for the first time on screen in this documentary, it is this part of his life which formed the inspiration for his next feature film, the critically acclaimed _This is England (2006)_. See more »

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Not really what it claimed to be but worth seeing for Meadows himself
4 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In 2004, the Edinburgh Festival sees the world premier of the film Dead Man's Shoes from Midlands director Shane Meadows. In this short documentary Meadows takes us from the inspiration for the film, indeed the very event that he feels turned him into the person he is today, and the actual making of his fourth feature film.

With its short running time and release before the film it refers to, I did worry that this would be more promotional material than it is interesting documentary and, to be honest, at times it does cut it very fine. The film was advertised with the offer of behind the scenes footage but this is mostly pretty thin at best; shots from the film and scenes of the cast filming a few brief scenes will not be enough for anyone – certainly not fans, but this is all we are given. Footage of the Edinburgh Festival is interesting enough, with Johnny Vegas providing the laughs we have come to expect from him.

What does make the film worth seeing though is a couple of very candid and interesting contributions from Meadow's himself. He talks about his involvement in the world of skin heads and the event that pushed him away from violence and made him 'him'; he talks about the guilt that he has and how he sees his fourth film as being a channel or a vent for that guilt. His talk is so mercifully free of the usual fawning and promotion that I was easily won over. He is honest, down-to-earth and pretty interesting throughout the film. Certainly none of the rest of the cast and crew are really involved in this, but Meadows is more than up to carrying the film.

Overall this is an interesting little film but not one that will give you much in the way of behind-the-scenes insight. However in Meadows himself it has a great focal point and becomes a lot more interesting whenever he opens his mouth. He makes it worth seeing with a couple of dialogues that are personal, engaging, insightful and very honest – refreshing in the 'making of' genre, so often loaded with self-promotional and insincere fawning over those involved.


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