Paddy Considine's revenge-bent Richard confronts the leader of the gang who tortured his brother (the scene starts at 0.50, although the outburst before is also astonishing). Considine's chilling intensity makes the scene - he's way past tough talk and macho one-liners, it's full of piercing, unpredictable hatred.
Welcome To England
A flood of period images to set the tone for Meadows' eighties tour de force. It's got all the bits you'd find in a cheap stream of nostalgia TV show (Charles and Di! Space Invaders! Rubik's Cube!) but slices them together with the darker edge of skins culture and the Falklands to give it some authentic heft.
From Meadows' first feature, the black and white boxing comedy TwentyfourSeven. The scene's subtle, and so's the film - Bob Hoskins is honest and honourable as a man who starts a boxing club for listless local lads, with Meadows showing how the group bonds with now-typical nuance and energy.
The two performances that underpin This Is England collide in the film's most troubling and moving moment. Stephen Graham's Combo is savage, passionate and repulsive as racist ranter Combo, and young star Thomas Turgoose matches him all the way as the fearless, furious Shaun, who interrupting the intimidating tirade.
"Just touch it..."
Witness the murky balance between laughs and looming menace struck by Meadow's second film, A Room For Romeo Brass. Considine's Morrell coaches himself on making the right moves with the titular Romeo's sister Nadine is straight comedy, but lurches into more dangerous ground with every one of his insistent barks - "Touch it, just touch it."
This collection of various Meadows' commercials is ace for two reasons. 1) It shows he brings the same deft touch to families fighting over Quorn pieces as he does families torn apart by loss and war. And 2) Because every ad is refreshingly filled with Northerners. He's consistent, at least...
Looking through you
The soothing beachside closer to Meadow's turbulent masterpiece, This Is England. It's heavy on symbolism - still-Sherman clad Shaun takes a St George's cross and throws it into the sea - but the clincher is the final look Turgoose gives to camera, the precocious and proud stare piercing the screen.
A short, sharp bruiser made for a Nokia film competition. It comes in at under a minute, but packs in plenty of energy and swagger, with cross-cuts building momentum for a nasty blind-sided payoff. Whoever made that final sound effect deserves an Oscar.
A choice moment from the not-quite-right Once Upon A Time In The Midlands. Robert Carlisle's romantic re-offender Jimmy leads a heist on a van full of clowns (including a cameo-ing Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer) in the smallest of small time operations.
Big at the Baftas
Why? Because it's good when nice guys win, and Meadows and producer Mark Herbert are definitely nice guys. The pair are endearingly starstruck ("Shane, Sylvester Stallone, eh?") and Meadows' dieting anecdote rings true, but best of all mate Paddy Considine cheers himself hoarse even though they beat The Bourne Ultimatum, which he appeared in.
Going for a ride
A beautiful flight of fancy from Somers Town. Turgoose plays one half of a youthful odd couple opposite the Polish Piotr Jagiello - both boys fall for a waitress in a local cafe, and, in this scene, give her a ride home through parks and underpasses, past the construction site of the film's sponsors, the Euro Tunnel Link.
Prepare for Le Donk
Meadows' latest film is a semi-improvised comedy doc shot in five breakneck days and featuring real UK hip-hopster Scor-Zay-Zee alongside Considine's awesomely idiotic Le Donk. This clip - shot with Considine in character before the film's premiere at the Edinburgh Festival - gives a glimpse of his brilliantly pitched prickliness.
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