That Was Pucker.
Watching Between The Canals the other day brought this one to mind. Well, it didn’t spring to my mind, but the person I was watching it with. Something about the camera work maybe. Or the way it moves almost aimlessly in and out of a “heck, despite it all – we survive” pastoral working class existence. Not that any of these films, Between the Canals and The Tina Trilogy included, avoid moments of grimace and violent bang, but there is an undoubted cheek and joy in all of them that almost over shadows the culmination of violence beneath the surface.
The lead actress in The Tina Trilogy went on to become famous in Shameless, a programme which gained all of its bite from carbon copying the success of Wookcocks work here. Filmed and made in collaboration with the residents of a local housing estate, the process behind how it was made interests me as much as the outcomes itself. Odd then that I can find so few interviews or background articles on it. The internets black hole opens.
Interview with Woolcock on another film 1Day over here.
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