Telstar 2012 NR CC

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et 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, who originated the role on London stage).

Starring:
Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey
Runtime:
1 hour 55 minutes

Telstar

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Music
Director Nick Moran
Starring Con O'Neill, Kevin Spacey
Supporting actors Pam Ferris, JJ Feild, James Corden, Tom Burke, Ralf Little, Sid Mitchell, Mathew Baynton, Shaun Evans, Callum Dixon, Tom Harper, Jon Lee, Nigel Harman, Carl Barât, Justin Hawkins, Jess Conrad, Clem Cattini, Chas Hodges, John Leyton
Studio CreateSpace
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wolf Forrest on August 28, 2012
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A pretty good look at the Life of Joe Meek, the Phil Spector of England. Although he was tone deaf, he had a knack for creating melodies. His apartment studio was crammed with audio gadgetry which allowed him to experiment with sound. When Telstar I was launched on July 10, 1962, he was inspired to lay down the catchy few bars that would become the first number one pop rock hit by a British band in the US. "Telstar" by the Tornados has been covered at least 273 times by other bands, making it one of the most recorded instrumentals of all time. I won't spoil the ending, but Meek's bipolar personality, and probable OCD make for a harrowing and insightful look at the music scene in the early 1960s.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By COMP WLD on January 16, 2014
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An amazing look back in time to the birth of Rock N Roll in England. This authentic story brings to life the individuals who started out playing music just to have fun but instead became the founders and shapers for the future of music and the culture itself.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Cognito on August 1, 2013
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If one doesn't have a general idea of the subject matter, they may not see the value here. They'll wonder what's going on and why someone would bother to make this movie. If, however, they have a clue, this will prove to be a very interesting film. I'm amazed at how true the picture is to the real life story. Good job. The wrap up at the end (what became of the various individuals) is excellent. The only thing overlooked (I know, one can't do it all) is to acknowledge Joe Meek's contribution to recording equipment some of which is sought after and in use today. One example is the Joe Meek preamp.
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A U.S. technology quantum leap, an English sound engineer / record producer / songwriter who was totally twisted and is now a cult figure. Written in British street English. Acted out, way out.
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Great bio-pic of Joe Meek & his toils & troubles getting Telstar off the ground . . . . insightful and historical with great music, a very entertaining film !
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