Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more. A musicinfused drama about joe meek, the flamboyantly gay, tone deaf, songwriterproducer. The cases telstar, heinz, madras place, howardblaikley the telstar case. The joe meek story is a 2008 film adaptation of james hicks and nick morans play telstar, about record producer joe meek, which opened at the new ambassadors theatre in londons west end in june 2005. A music producer in the very early 60s, joe meek managed to produce a no. With con oneill, kevin spacey, pam ferris, jj feild.
Whether these obstacles were the repressive, conformist record labels and studios of prebeatles britain, or not being able to sing in key, read music, or play an instrument, the producersongwriters apparent motto was never say never. The film is directed by nick moran and stars con oneill, who also played joe meek in the original play, while kevin spacey plays. Apr 16, 2020 my notes on telstar the joe meek story 2008 its a strength of nick morans biopic that, unlike practically every other film about the entertainment industry in the 1960s, it doesnt make any great social claims for the music or life of joe meek who was so wrapped up in his own rented world. Drama based on the life of joe meek, the songwriterproducer behind the 60s hits have i the right, just like eddie, johnny, remember me and the unforgettable. Jan 16, 2012 set against the backdrop of hedonistic, swinging, early 60s london, telstar shares the strangerthanfiction true story of joe meek tony awardwinner con oneill, who originated the role on. Much of the original score for this film was recorded at abbey road studios, which was the. The joe meek story 2009 where to watch it streaming. The joe meek story is a 2008 british biopic about legendary record producer joe meek, based on james hicks and nick morans play telstar. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal success with telstar the biggest selling record of its time before bad luck, depression, heartbreak and paranoia led to his downfall. Telstar is the true story of the legendary record producer and maverick musical genius joe meek, creator of a string of number one hits including telstar the biggest selling record of its time and the first british single ever to top the us charts.
Drama based on the life of joe meek, the songwriterproducer behind the 60s hits have i the right, just like eddie, johnny, remember me and the unforgettable telstar. Its a biography and drama movie with a high rotten tomatoes critics score of. 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 leytons johnny remember me. Joe s life and lifestyle were different to undertate the case. It was the first record by a british act to reach the top of the american pop charts and, rather unexpectedly, was chosen by margaret. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal success with telstar the. Set against a backdrop of early 60s london, telstar is the story of the worlds first independent record producer, joe meek. Billboard hot 100 in december 1962 the second british recording to reach number 1 on that chart in the year, after stranger on the shore in may, and was also a number one hit in the uk singles chart. This resolve to attribute early sonic experimentation to the film.
Joe meek was britains phil spector, and now his tormented life will be told on film. June 19, 2009 nick moran definitely emphasizes certain characteristics of the idiosyncratic producer over others. The joe meek story trailer imdb watch the latest telstar. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Original soundtrack to the 2009 motion picture containing 20 joe meek classics. Jun, 2009 as it was, it was at that address in north london that joe meek created his own wall of sound on hits including telstar, and there that he murdered his landlady and then took his own life on 3. In 1962 independent london based record producer joe meek. Tone deaf and musically illiterate, meek nevertheless had a lifelong obsession. Questa video e consigliato in turchia il 1 febbraio 1989 da delta entertainment verso proprio edizione wpoe, espresso verso componente portait autentico di 75. Adapted from nick moran and james hicks criticallylauded stage play, telstar tells the remarkable tale of eccentric, londonbased songwriterproducer joe meek con oneill, whose innovative. Joe s mercurial temper causes his artists to forsake him for other labels, in particular his young lover heinz burt. Most tracks here qualify as interesting at least, and attentiongetting and haunting at the other end of the scale. My notes on telstar the joe meek story 2008 its a strength of nick morans biopic that, unlike practically every other film about the.
No explanation was given as to why he felt this movie was not that good. His biggest success is the instrumental telstar but accusations of plagiarism delay royalties. The joe meek story 2008 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. A couple of months after telstar had become a smash hit, the french composer jean ledrut 19031982 supposed that meeks bestseller had four bars which were lifted from a film score he had written for the movie austerlitz, directed by abel gance 1960. Telstar is a 1962 instrumental written and produced by joe meek for the english band the tornados.
On a shabby part of the holloway road in north london, just a few hundred yards from arsenals emirates stadium, is the flat where record producer joe meek used to live and work. A musicinfused drama about joe meek, the flamboyantly gay, tone deaf, songwriterproducer behind the 60s hits have i the right, just like eddie, johnny, remember me and telstar. Jun 20, 2009 con oneill as joe meek far right celebrates chart success with his young pop stars in the film telstar. Con oneill as joe meek far right celebrates chart success with his young pop stars in the film telstar. The joe meek story, premiered in london, directed by nick moran and with the star of the play, con oneill, continuing his portrayal of meek. Joe meek s story is that of a man who triumphed over obstacles. But i have to admit to a certain fascination with much of his musical invention. Seeing as it has my fave actor, kevin spacey too, i am definitely going to check this one out thanks. The film is directed by nick moran and stars con oneill, who also played joe meek in the original play, while kevin spacey plays meek s business partner, major wilfred banks. The joe meek story is a 2008 film adaptation of james hicks and nick morans play telstar, about record producer joe meek, which opened at the new ambassadors theatre in londons west. Jun 18, 2009 telstar, by the tornadoes, is still meek s bestknown single. Nick morans film, based on the stageplay he wrote with james hicks, is an.
For a little history lesson, joe meek was a man id never heard of until i saw this film, and history seems to have little time for him either. The joe meek story trailer on imdb download movie telstar. A life in the death of joe meek by palmdoorfilms kickstarter. The joe meek story the energy, craziness and often downright shabbiness of londons early 60s, prebeatles pop biz are vividly brought to life in telstar.
Later this summer, nick morans movie telstar, about meeks short and troubled life, is released in british. In the early 1960s selftaught 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. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal success with telstar the biggest selling record of its time before bad luck, depression. Joe meek is often lazily dubbed the english phil spector.
Ive been intrigued with the meek sounds since telstar was released in 1962. Telstar is an incredible journey of success and depression, of sexual exploration and exploitation, of madness and paranoia with a hint of the paranormal. The film follows meeks life just before telstar became a worldwide success and follows his downfall into a mental breakdown that would eventually lead to murder and suicide. The life and death of influential 1960s record producer joe meek. The joe meek story is a 2008 film adaptation of james hicks and nick moran s play telstar, about record producer joe meek, which opened at the new ambassadors theatre in londons west end in june 2005. The joe meek story 2008 tom burke and con oneill in. The joe meek story 2008 kevin spacey and con oneill in. On 19 june 2009, a film adaption of morans and hicks play, telstar. The joe meek story dvd 2009 region 1 us import ntsc.49 1074 432 1112 1065 911 1033 971 1516 1445 436 972 140 1298 1122 9 1549 490 100 310 1141 1284 1392 672 552 778 1497 621 1378 1460 1295 357 329