Telstar

Telstar

Director: Nick Moran

Cast: Con O'Neill, Pam Ferris, JJ Feild

     
 

Adapted from Nick Moran and James Hicks' critically-lauded stage play, Telstar tells the remarkable tale of eccentric, London-based songwriter/producer Joe Meek (Con O'Neill), whose innovative recording techniques ushered in a bold new era of rock 'n' roll in the late 1950s. Tone deaf and musically illiterate, Meek nevertheless had a lifelong obsession withSee more details below

Overview

Adapted from Nick Moran and James Hicks' critically-lauded stage play, Telstar tells the remarkable tale of eccentric, London-based songwriter/producer Joe Meek (Con O'Neill), whose innovative recording techniques ushered in a bold new era of rock 'n' roll in the late 1950s. Tone deaf and musically illiterate, Meek nevertheless had a lifelong obsession with music and a knack for producing. Though Meek's tireless work ethic ensured a tumultuous relationship with his band, his ramshackle, apartment recording studio provided just enough space to record, and experiment with such cutting-edge techniques as sampling and distortion. Meanwhile, his landlady Mrs. Shenton does her best to put up with the racket, and his main backer Major Wilfred Banks (Kevin Spacey) provides the cash to produce such hits as "Be-Bop-A-Lula," " Johnny Remember Me," and, of course, "Telstar."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2012
UPC:
0815300010525
Original Release:
2008
Source:
Inception
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
43,397

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Con O'Neill Joe Meek
Pam Ferris Actor
JJ Feild Actor
James Corden Actor
Tom Burke Actor
Kevin Spacey Major Banks
Ralf Little Actor
Sid Mitchell Actor
Mathew Baynton Actor
Shaun Evans Actor
Callum Dixon Actor
Tom Harper Actor
Jon Lee Actor
Nigel Harman Actor
Carl Barat Actor
Justin Hawkins Actor
Jess Conrad Actor
Clem Cattini Actor
Chas Hodges Actor
John Leyton Actor
David Hayler Actor
Craig Vye Actor
Rita Tushingham Actor

Technical Credits
Nick Moran Director,Screenwriter
Adam Bohling Producer
Stephanie Collie Costumes/Costume Designer
Russell de Rozario Production Designer
Mike Dowson Sound/Sound Designer
Ilan Eshkeri Score Composer
Jamie Gambell Sound/Sound Designer
David Groves Executive Producer
James Hicks Screenwriter
Joe Howard Art Director
Simon Jordan Producer
Alex Marsh Editor
Kate Plantin Casting
David Reid Producer
Ann Marie Shields Musical Direction/Supervision
Jon Stewart Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Wignall Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Telstar
1. Opening Titles [3:44]
2. Meet Joe Meek [9:10]
3. Making a Hit [6:03]
4. Joe Meets Boy [5:06]
5. A Great Idea [11:55]
6. Telstar Launched [9:33]
7. Artist Development [7:41]
8. On Tour [11:13]
9. Troubles Galore [8:23]
10. Bad Business [8:45]
11. Beginning of the End [11:37]
12. Losing It All [11:03]
13. Darkest Hours [10:52]
14. End Credits [3:33]

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