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Friday, 28 November 2014
I watched this the other night; if you haven't already seen Northern Soul, I can definitely recommend it.
I read Scootering magazine's interview with the film's creator/writer/director Elaine Constantine and didn't envy the long struggle she endured and overcame to get this film made. However, this makes the production all the more admirable and is a massive achievement I think. Apparently, many actors & extras gave their time for free to keep costs down, as well as Elaine getting help from generous friends investing their time to help out.
The lead character's whole 'going on a journey' and 'coming of age' did remind me very slightly of Jimmy's experience in Quadropehenia. Although, Phil Daniels' character begins & ends the film as a mod, if somewhat disillusioned by the end. Conversely, Elliot Langridge plays a young man introduced to Northern Soul through his local youth club and a persuasive mentor and is gradually drawn deeper by an increasing love of the music and scene. Some folk have dwelled on the drug use in this film; you do see a fair amount of amphetamines being passed around but don't most music movements/scenes seem to go hand in hand with the latest drug of choice? I guess the drugs were/are there for those wanting to seek them out, anyway I don't think it detracts from the film. The story line is quite straight forward but for me not having been old enough to be there, I thought the attention to detail in creating the scene with the music, the period clothes and general malaise affecting everyday life in mid-seventies northern England, was excellent. This a welcome departure from the usual Hollywood fodder we are often fed, I'll definitely be watching it again - soon!
Check out the trailer below ..
Northern Soul the film FB page - www.facebook.com/northernsoulthefilm
Nice shot of his vespa sent in by Adi Kurniawan, taken in Klaten, Indonesia - thanks Adi!
Am always happy to display fotos of your vespas on vespamore blog, the only think I ask is that shots are well composed like this one from Adi. You can send images to me via email here - email@example.com
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Fed up getting the 'same old, same old' each year for Xmas ..? You can still order your copy of the second edition of my Retrospective Scooters book in time for 25th December, or get your requests in with your nearest and dearest...
Saturday, 22 November 2014
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Vespa Owners Garage is a new blog started by Vespa Club of Romania president, Cristi Türcin (pictured). Decent photography is featured strongly and being a fan of such, am happy to give this new blog a plug, check it out via link here - vespaownersgarage.tumblr.com