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10.06.2010

Joe Meek The Joe Meek Story


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Even if 'Telstar' can't quite get the measure of its fascinating material, its pluck and ambition prove infectious enough to outweigh its flaws.

Trevor Johnston. Kevin Maher. Nick Moran's film, based on the stage-play he wrote with James Hicks, is an eccentric, sometimes Dakota Suite The Night Just Keeps Coming In but always watchable story about the earlys prehistory of pop culture. Peter Bradshaw. The Meek they present is closer to being a character in Little Britain than the mysterious, proto-avant-garde sonic scientist revered by legions of contemporary electronic musicians.

A little more weirdness would have been very welcome. Sukhdev Sandhu. O'Neill's performance is Joe Meek The Joe Meek Story, with Moran commendably allowing the actor the necessary time and space on the screen to believably cast his darkness upon those around him.

Kingsley Marshall. By the film's end we feel we have had too much of a good thing - but since that is what the hero died of, it seems an appropriate sensation to leave us with. Nigel Andrews. You know, this isn't an unenjoyable movie and, if you are desperate to see a movie, it'll do, but it's never fully satisfying because it never fully decides what sort of film it wants to be. Deborah Ross. An overlong but fascinating look at the life of a forgotten innovator of early rock'n roll.

Roger Moore. Nick Moran definitely emphasizes certain characteristics of the idiosyncratic producer over others for affect, but this is still as fascinating portraits in parts. Kim Newman. Telstar is an embarrassing farrago, an amateurish, incoherent pantomime of a piece, stuffed with interchangeable characters, a sketchy, largely unsympathetic leading role, and - betraying its stage play origins - unspeakably stilted dialogue.

Ali Catterall. Like Meek himself, Telstar Joe Meek The Joe Meek Story you in despite its its imperfections, which don't detract too much from a bold take on an undertold and fascinating story. Mayer Nissim. It's a solidly-made, enjoyable story that manages to rope in some notable cameos can anyone spot Jimmy Carr and shows Moran is a name to watch as a director.

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The cast, in credits order, are: [ citation needed ]. He expressed his anger for the press, [2] and also posted an open letter to the filmmakers on the Internet, where he demanded a public apology.

A columnist from the Daily Mail said that the film was a " shambolic but entertaining biopic". While enjoyable, it Joe Meek The Joe Meek Story "not much good and definitely not sophisticated". She opined that it begins with a humorous tone but transforms into a "harrowing film", adding that Telstar "knocks the wind out of the sails" of The Boat That Rocked in that the performances are "more substantial and engaged".

Synnot concluded that "like Meek's records, Telstar is raw, fatalistic and somewhat crudely put together, but it also boasts both-barrels, mega-watt energy.



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  1. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The Joe Meek Story Volume 1: - 'Angela Jones' - The Triumph Story on Discogs/5(6).
  2. “The Joe Meek Story” Q&A. Album Credits. Primary Artists The Cryin’ Shames, Davy Kaye, Don Charles & 12 more. Featuring The Outlaws (UK) Producers Joe Meek.
  3. Telstar: The Joe Meek Story is a British biopic about legendary record producer Joe Meek, based on James Hicks' and Nick Moran's play Telstar. The film tells of his successes producing songs such as worldwide hits "Telstar" (The Tornados) and "Have I The Right" (The Honeycombs) and British hits such as John Leyton's "Johnny Remember Me".
  4. Dec 06,  · Explore releases from Joe Meek at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Joe Meek at the Discogs Marketplace.
  5. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The Joe Meek Story on Discogs/5(4).
  6. British punk Wreckless Eric recounts Meek's life and recreates some of his studio effects in his song "Joe Meek" from the album Donovan of Trash. The Marked Men, a Texas punk band, have a song titled "Someday" with lyric: "Joe Meek wanted all the world to know about the news he found.".
  7. Jan 16,  · Set against the backdrop of hedonistic, swinging, early '60s London, Telstar shares the stranger-than-fiction true story of Joe Meek (Tony Award-winner Con O'Neill.
  8. Jun 19,  · Storyline. In the early s self-taught electronics whizz Joe Meek amazingly produces a string of home made hit singles from his studio in his flat above a leather shop in London. His biggest success is the instrumental 'Telstar' but accusations of plagiarism delay royalties. Joe's mercurial temper causes his artists to forsake him /10(K).
  9. Jul 29,  · Beside The Honeycombs CD that I bought in Japan, this compilation of Joe Meek's s recordings was my introduction to the strange sounds and therefore the odd world of Joe Meek. I remember buying the double-CD compilation out of curiosity more than anything else/5(5).
  10. Joe Meek and Telstar's tragic tale On a shabby part of the Holloway Road in north London, just a few hundred yards from Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, is the flat where record producer Joe Meek used Author: Geoffrey Macnab.

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