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Hunky Dory

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What goes on backstage at a high-school musical turns out to be more exciting than what is in front of the footlights in this comedy-drama from director Marc Evans. It's 1976, and Vivienne Minnie Driver is a music teacher at a high school in a working-class suburb of Swansea, Wales. Vivienne has been put in charge of directing the school's end-of-season musical, and she's chosen an unusual and ambitious project -- an adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest with a score assembled from contemporary rock ...
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Overview

What goes on backstage at a high-school musical turns out to be more exciting than what is in front of the footlights in this comedy-drama from director Marc Evans. It's 1976, and Vivienne Minnie Driver is a music teacher at a high school in a working-class suburb of Swansea, Wales. Vivienne has been put in charge of directing the school's end-of-season musical, and she's chosen an unusual and ambitious project -- an adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest with a score assembled from contemporary rock tunes. Swansea isn't exactly a haven for the arts, and Vivienne has a hard time keeping her cast interested in rehearsals as warm weather arrives and the end of the school year looms. However, there are exceptions -- Davey Aneurin Barnard is excited that he gets to play love scenes as Ferdinand with the play's Miranda, a girl named Stella Danielle Branch who has stolen his heart despite her reputation. However, as Davey becomes infatuated with Vivienne, things become increasingly complicated for her, especially after she persuades several members of the faculty to join the cast. Hunky Dory includes performances of period-appropriate tunes from a number of British rock acts, including David Bowie, Electric Light Orchestra, and Nick Drake.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/2013
  • UPC: 687797936998
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Millennium
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 68,695

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Minnie Driver Vivienne Mae
Aneurin Barnard Davy
Danielle Branch Stella
Robert Pugh Headmaster
Haydn Gwynne Miss Valentine
Adam Byard Lewis
Tom Rhys Harries Evan
George McKay Jake
Darren Evans Kenny
Kristian Gwilliam Hoople
Owen Teale Davy's Dad
Steven Spiers Mr. Cafferty
Kimberley Nixon Vicki
Kayleigh Bennett Dena
Dafydd Llyr-Thomas Syd
Jodie Davis Mandy
David Garner Mac
Aled Pugh Tim
Sam Pulsford Angus
Kyle Lewis Skin
James Morgan Skin
Janice Watts Davy's Nan
Rhys Rusbatch Swansea Bloke
Lauren Bennet Stella's Friend
Hollie Blundell Stella's Friend
Clive Brill Mr. Lee
Julia Perez Sylvie
Glyn Pritchard Mr. Gill
Rebecca Watkins Mean Girl
Jonny Vaughton Mr. Swinton
Di Botcher Viv's Mum
Alun Raglan Rhys
Connagh Howard Marvin
Ryan Hacker Daz
Lewis Coster Davy's Friend
Sam Shervill Davy's Friend
Roger Evans Mr. Chisolm
Becky Craven Dawn
Russel Gomer Mr. Grayson
Technical Credits
Marc Evans Director
Jacqueline Abrahams Production Designer
Reno Antoniades Executive Producer
Paul Brett Executive Producer
Pauline Burt Executive Producer
Charlotte Bruus Christensen Cinematographer
Laurence Coriat Screenwriter
Jo Evans Makeup
Mali Evans Editor
Christopher Figg Executive Producer
Jonathon Finn Producer
Liz Gallacher Musical Direction/Supervision
Sally Greene Executive Producer
Linda James Executive Producer
Dan Lupovitz Producer
Stewart Meachem Costumes/Costume Designer
Norman Merry Executive Producer
Keith Potter Executive Producer
Tim Smith Executive Producer
Joby Talbot Score Composer
Grenville Thomas Executive Producer
Tony Williams Executive Producer
Robert Whitehouse Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hunky Dory
1. Normal Rules Don't Apply [9:48]
2. Just Friends [10:08]
3. Small Delegation [7:44]
4. The Human Experience [9:18]
5. Dinner [7:25]
6. She Is Your Salvation [10:44]
7. The Biscuit [11:49]
8. For Davy [5:14]
9. Reese [12:27]
10. If It Rains, It Rains [5:37]
11. A Tempest [14:09]
12. End Credits [5:24]
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