Given all viewing of prison films I’ve been doing in preparation for the trapped series, the connection between these two scenes – one from Alan Clarke’s Scum and the other from Steve McQueen’s Hunger – really jumped out at me. Prison is an incredibly masculine space in most films, yet it gives a rare chance for men not given to outpouring to give you their two cents. The films and their characters brew and brood, and then you get an escape from the taciturn monotony of prison life.
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