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Scum (Theatrical Version) back to product details

Who's your daddy
written by cammelltoe June 19, 2005 - 12:48 AM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
cineastes worldwide were robbed of treasure when Alan Clarke shoved off early in his career. His films are defined by an uncluttered purity of purpose, a divinely elegant shooting style and brutally intense acting. Scum is a great, gritty example of his aesthetic. A young Ray Winstone arrives at a violent and corrupt institution and survives by becoming as violent and corrupt as everything around him. while this description (and the one provided above)reek of british "kitchen sink" miserablism (much of Mike Leigh or Ken Loach's minor work) or american "anti-authoritian" liberalism ( i.e.the shawshank redemption)Scum transcends either of these potential traps by avoiding easy cariactures and not letting his characters off the hook. it might make you cry, but it will definetly piss you off. bonus: a lively commentary track with ray winstone is included with the extras. The guy interviewing him is a bit of a ponce but the man himself makes up for it. highly recommended!

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