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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2009, 03:47:55 PM »

you don't need to comb through rare interviews to know paul is sensitive. just listen to his music

Oh, now you've gone and ruined it. I was with you on the "primary sources" thing. Sorry, but I don't think pop/rock songs portray any real sensitivity in their author. Paul was a (very good) professional songwriter. Heartbreak Hotel was written by a team of professional songwriters. Pulling heartstrings is what they do. Much of Paul's songs appear to be excellently clever examples of extremely good songwriting. He knocks them out in any style at the drop of a hat. "You want a love song - I'll give you a love song. You want reggae - I'll give you reggae.) That's not to criticise - the man's a genius - just not a particularly sensitive one?  :)  It's pop music, not Shakespeare.
Lennon does sensitive emotion much better, but is cursed by being an utter prat.
For the record I prefer McCartneys Beatle work overall, but my favourite Beatle songs are John's (Walrus and ADITL)
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2009, 04:02:46 PM »

you know what kevin . . . . . she's leaving home  :'( :'( :'( and you don't really seem to give a @#$% !!   ha2ha ha2ha ha2ha
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2009, 06:25:05 PM »

Just watched the trailer the guy theve picked for Paul looks like him but he is dwarfed by Lennons Actor, not that its a huge thing but wee things like that strike me as lazy if theyre gonna try and do it right then things like that should be spotted and resolved maybe give him lifts.. i also had no idea John decked Paul when they were younger.



and for some celeb gossip on the movie.

With an age gap of 23 years they said it would never last.

But today artist Sam Taylor-Wood, 42, announced she is to marry her 19-year-old toyboy Aaron Johnson.

The couple met when she cast the relatively unknown teenager  as John Lennon in her debut feature film Nowhere Boy, which premiered in London last night.

A spokesman for the couple confirmed their wedding plans this afternoon and said they were 'very happy'.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1224118/Artist-Sam-Taylor-Wood-42-marry-19-year-old-Nowhere-Boy-actor-Aaron-Johnson.html#ixzz0VReIz3EK
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« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2009, 07:14:45 PM »

Paul had just turned 15 when he met John.  And he was nearly 2 years younger, so it seems reasonable to me that he'd be shorter than John.  As for John decking Paul, I have never heard anything about it.  Not that it means it's not true... but maybe they used some dramatic license there.
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« Reply #84 on: October 31, 2009, 12:56:33 AM »

^^ haha

but i think he was like the kid who lost the babyfat one summer and came back handsome - because he never carried himself arrogant like "mr. goodlooking all his life" - and i think that's a key part of his sensitive personality

when you look at this school picture 'body language-wise', it's like he's an outcast - look how the boys in the back have their little clique and the girls seem like they don't know he's alive . . . i read that the people in this photo are trying to get him to take a new picture with all the same people . . . . i bet you it never happens !




aw, i can relate to that. there's a picture of me in my old basketball team, they had their shoulders basically linked while i was at the side, obviously looking left out. they treated me like crap except for about 2 team mates.
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #85 on: October 31, 2009, 03:47:35 AM »

a think we might be reading into it too much, its probably just the tall kids around the same height at the back and he wasnt around the same so was placed in the centre row and told to kneel down, if he had been at the back am sure he would have had his arm round his shoulder too like the other guys no ?.
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« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2009, 03:49:14 AM »

^^
probably  ;D
either way, my basketball team mates were real snobs
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #87 on: November 06, 2009, 12:07:42 AM »

seen a trailer for it and i'm a bit,..mmmmm :-\
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2009, 10:49:38 AM »

The film is out on Boxing Day
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #89 on: November 18, 2009, 04:10:28 PM »

The soundtrack list has just been released (and I guess the soundtrack itself will be released December 14th on CD and for download according to the website)

CD1 - OST

Wild One - Jerry Lee Lewis
Mr Sandman - Dickie Valentine
Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats
Shake, Rattle & Roll - Elvis Presley
Hard Headed Woman - Wanda Jackson
I Put A Spell On You - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Maggie May - The Nowhere Boys
That’ll Be The Day - The Nowhere Boys
Rockin’ Daddy - Eddie Bond & The Stompers
Twenty Flight Rock - Eddie Cochran
That’s Alright Mamma - The Nowhere Boys
Movin and Groovin - The Nowhere Boys
Raunchy - The Nowhere Boys
Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps
Hello Little Girl - Aaron Johnson
In Spite Of All The Danger - The Nowhere Boys
Mother - John Lennon

CD2 - (Tracks subject to final clearance)

Elvis Presley - Baby Let’s Play House
The Isley Brothers -Twist & Shout
Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser
Charlie Rich - She Loved Everybody But Me
Lonnie Donegan - Putting on the Style
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
Frankie Vaughan - These Dangerous Years
Dale Hawkins - Susie-Q
Barrett Strong - Money (That’s What I Want)
The Del Vikings - Come Go With Me
Bill Haley - Rock Around the Clock
Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee
Little Richard - Rip It Up
Alligator Charles - See You Later
Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
Chan Romero - The Hippy Hippy Shake
Buddy Knox - Party Doll
Shirley & Lee - Let the Good Times Roll
Fats Domino - Ain’t That A Shame
Everly Brothers - Bye, Bye Love
Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law
Jimmy Lloyd - I Got A Rocket In My Pocket

(http://www.live4ever.uk.com/2009/11/john-lennons-biopic-soundtrack-nowhere-boy-released-as-cd-and-digital-download/)
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #90 on: November 18, 2009, 04:55:49 PM »

^^ It looks like an interesting soundtrack. :)

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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #91 on: November 18, 2009, 11:23:11 PM »

Who are the Nowhere Boys? are they a tribute act? or session musicians? I'd just be interested.
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #92 on: December 01, 2009, 09:49:39 AM »

Who are the Nowhere Boys? are they a tribute act? or session musicians? I'd just be interested.


The Nowhere Boys are the actors in the film who play the Quarry Men/Beatles (depending on the scene). The performances are generally faithful to what is known to have been recorded in the 1950s/early 60s (eg That'll Be The Day and In Spite Of All The Danger, though in much better quality than the Anthology versions).

I saw the film last night, at a special screening Abbey Road's studio two. It was a wonderful, magical night. Sam Taylor-Wood introduced it to about 50 of us in the audience. Each of us were given 7" singles of the Nowhere Boys doing That'll Be The Day/ISOATD in retro sleeves (though it was nice to see the MPL publishing credit for TBTD).

Nowhere Boy itself is generally very good, though Beatles obsessives will be able to pick up on the odd (very minor) detail - eg the St Peter's Church event after which John met Paul is described as the Quarry Men's first live show, whereas they're known to have played Roseberry St before then. It won't matter for most people who see it though.

The main problem I had was that, Lennon, Mimi, Julia and Pete Shotton aside, most of the actors look nothing like the people they're portraying. So when the camera pans to a watching Paul at the St Peter's fete, nobody knows it's actually him and the sense of occasion is missed.

I'll be posting a fuller review on www.beatlesbible.com when I can, probably the next day or so. I have photos from Studio Two as well.
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« Reply #93 on: December 02, 2009, 01:02:42 PM »

OK, here we go. Sorry if anyone objects to all the links.

Blog post from Abbey Road (including photos and a scan of the promo 7"): http://www.beatlesbible.com/2009/12/01/nowhere-boy-screening-abbey-road-studios/
Film review: http://www.beatlesbible.com/film-and-video/nowhere-boy/
Soundtrack: http://www.beatlesbible.com/albums/nowhere-boy-original-soundtrack/
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #94 on: December 02, 2009, 04:53:07 PM »

Thanks for the info, Joe!
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #95 on: December 05, 2009, 11:14:17 AM »

Heres a video of a premire of it

LFF 2009 Videoblogisode Day 16: Nowhere Boy
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« Reply #96 on: December 11, 2009, 04:29:57 AM »

Nowhere Boy has striking emotional depth, a spot-on sense of period, and a central performance of remarkable texture and nuance from newcomer Aaron Johnson.
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #97 on: December 14, 2009, 03:57:18 PM »

The Website of the film

http://www.nowhereboymovie.com/
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Re: Nowhere Boy
« Reply #98 on: December 29, 2009, 08:03:49 PM »

Went to see the film today, it's really good but sad
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« Reply #99 on: December 29, 2009, 09:28:48 PM »

Some people say it is a failure. I haven`t seen it yet.
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