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Con O'Neill
Pam Ferris
J J Feild
James Corden
Tom Burke
Kevin Spacey
Ralf Little
Carl Barât
Justin Hawkins
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Nick Moran
Screenwriters
Nick Moran
James Hicks
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108 minutes

Telstar: The Joe Meek Story
The ups and many downs of the British Phil Spector.


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Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

Plot
Telstar is the true story of record producer Joe Meek, creator of a string of #1 hits in the early 60s including ‘Telstar’, the biggest selling record of its time and the first British single ever to top the US charts. Despite his musical illiteracy, Meek went on to create the weird and wonderful recordings that earned him iconic status in the world of British pop until depression, heartbreak and paranoia ultimately led to a cataclysmic downfall.


Verdict
Nick Moran definitely emphasizes certain characteristics of the idiosyncratic producer over others for affect, but this is still as fascinating portraits in parts.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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