Athens International Film Festival



Genius, unpredictable, egotistical, homosexual, innovator, self-destructive; these are just some of the names maverick music producer and song writer Joe Meek earned through his career ? most with good reason. Meek was behind some of the greatest hits of the 60s ? including the one the film borrows its title from- and a pioneer when it came to recording techniques. At the same time, the darker aspects of his personality ?namely, his drug-taking, paranoia and morbid obsessions- made sure he didn't live to see the 70s. Based on the play by James Hicks and featuring some of the best songs ever written on its soundtrack, ?Telstar? recounts the life and times of an extraordinary man. United Kingdom 2008 Color 35mm 114' English Director: Nick Moran Screenwriter: James Hicks Nick Moran Cinematography: Peter Wignall Music: Ilan Eshkeri Editor: Alex Marsh Principal Cast: Con O'Neil Kevin Spacey Pam Ferris JJ Field

    Publication date: 2009-09-10 12:05:29