A Room For Romeo Brass (Shane Meadows, 1999)
PRODUCED BY: Alliance Atlantis Communications, Arts Council of England, Big Arty Productions (click here to see the full list).
DISTRIBUTED BY: Alliance Atlantis Communications (UK), Momentum Pictures (click here to see the full list).
BOX OFFICE: $18k (USA).
RATINGS: 7.5 (IMDb).
This film was funded by The Arts Council of England and the BBC. These companies tend to fund a lot of low budget films like this one. The opening take lasts for 1:10, which tells us it is going to be a drama as there is a lack of editing. The shot is an extreme long shot, to show the rural area. 'A Shane Meadows Film' appears, which reflects the auteur theory. This emphasizes the director as the major creator of the film. In the next shot, the mise-en-scene shows a run down area. Although the setting looks dull, the non-diegetic music playing is happy and jolly which brightens the mood. There is a use of audio bridge here as well, which links the different scenes with the music. The introduction ends at 5:39.