Sunday, 24 August 2008

Somers Town



Today i saw Somers Town. As most people will be aware it was written by Mother and directed by Shane Meadows. It was really simple and gave the story a very real and genuine feel. It felt untainted and very straight forward which i liked alot. Beautifully shot, i'm not a fan of black and white film but this felt like it should be, colour seemed to give the story to much distraction. One of my favourite things about it was the soundtrack. Lovely folk instrumentals interrupted the dialogue and it just felt like a very honest film of an everyday story. Anyone seen it?

3 comments:

Mike said...

Ha ha, I love Howies, although I just sold three of their t-shirts on ebay... nearly went for as much as I bought them. Result. One of our lecturers used to bang on about Howies in our first year - quite a lot.

I used to have the Megatron watch but the leather wears really quickly so i'm on the metal straps these days (Always have to buy the all black models though) ha ha.

Now wanting to check out Somers Town...

Guy and Sarah, creatives said...

I'm fucking jealous man, I've been wanting to see this for ages. You should watch more B+W films - most of Akira Kurosawa is in that format and he's great.

Hey Mike, hope you're well.

Guy.

Gorilla Blogger said...

I thought they were both white?