Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

Telstar is an excellent film about the story of talented fruitcake and music production pioneer Joe Meek. Characters like Screaming Lord Sutch, Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix's drummer), The Beatles, Gene Vincent and Billy Fury are all intertwined. There are a bunch of British TV regulars, plus Kevin Spacey. It's the directorial debut of Nick Moran, the star of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and it was financed by, I think, Simon Jordan, who was the chairman of Crystal Palace. Now you can't get more British than that. Well worth hunting out. G

1 comment:

Hot Shoe said...

One of my favourite films of the past few years with some great cameo appearances and the DVD can be found for £2.99 or less!!!!!!