Tuesday, 4 December 2012

SCHLOCKNEY: THE FILMS OF PAUL TANTER


It's not discussed enough how Guy Ritchie & Nick Love etc opened up a strange English sub-grenre for low budget violent BRITISH COCKNEY film, or 'Schlockney'. Perhaps because everyone wishes they would just go away.



There are a lot of these films being made, all cheaper and more violent than the last. This is the work of Paul Tanter. He's maintained the totally mythological pastiche of the Kray Brothers and football hooligans of the 1980's spilling over into the 21st century just as Nick Love does; but brings a bit of 'Kidulthood' into the frame. At least it keeps Alan Ford working.






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