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★★★☆☆ Detailing the life of Belfast's Godfather of Punk, Terri Hooley (played with a compelling level of emotion by Richard Dormer), Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn's Good Vibrations (2012) is the story of a man with a very special dream. Hooley, amidst the chaos and confusion of the Northern Irish Troubles, decides that the answer to Belfast's woes is to open a record shop which he named 'Good Vibrations'. Despite the problems of protection rackets, daily riots and roadblocks, the shop went on to birth its own label, consequently representing John Peel favourite The Undertones - who gave us the tune to many an adolescence, Teenage Kicks.
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Music biopics so often get it drastically wrong, from over enthusiastic hagiography to a complete lack of understanding of the subject of the film, the missteps often quickly mount up. Significant blunders in these films are far more common than redeeming qualities but, thankfully, Good Vibrations is one of the better ones.
Focusing not on a band or even really a particular musical movement – the focus is too narrow for this to be considered a film in which the Irish punk scene is the subject – Good Vibrations is about one man, Terri Hooley. Not perhaps that well-known to many Hooley was an incredibly important figure for a short amount of time in a small area, but the seeds of what he sowed had far wider implications.
The son of a socialist candidate, Hooley, played here with winning bombast by Richard Dormer, is a dreamer from a young age and all »
- Craig Skinner
This is the Pure Movies review of Good Vibrations, directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn, starring Jodie Whittaker, Dylan Moran, Richard Dormer, Adrian Dunbar, Mark Ryder, Andrew Simpson and Demetri Goritsas. Reviewed by Dan Higgins for @puremovies. "New York have the haircuts, London have the trousers, Belfast has the reason" shouts Terri Hooley across a crowded Ulster Hall. The fact that his guest list for the fundraising concert is so big that he's making a loss on the door doesn't affect him. This was the Woodstock of Belfast Punk. When Hooley opened Good Vibrations records on Great Victoria Street a year or so into the troubles in Belfast, he was going against the norm. Everyone was leaving Belfast, nobody was starting up businesses. But Hooley would never have predicted what came next. »
- Dan Higgins
The Irish are out in force at this years BFI London Film Festival, now in its 56th year. The festival runs from October 10th to October 21st and us Irish are out in force. Ok, so not of all of us, but congrats to all who got selected. In the Features section… Pilgrim Hill: Dir. Gerard Barrett Silence: Dir. Pat Collins What Richard Did: Dir. Lenny Abrahamson Citadel : Dir. Ciarán Foy (Co-production with UK) Good Vibrations: Dir. Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Co-production with UK) Kelly + Victor: Dir. Kieran Evans (Co-production with UK) Legends Of Valhalla - Thor (Hetjur Valhallar - ÞÓR): Dir. Óskar Jónasson (Co-production with Iceland and Germany) Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God: Dir. Alex Gibney (Co-production with USA) The Pervert’S Guide To Ideology: Dir. Sophie Fiennes (Co-production with UK) The Road: A Story Of Life And Death: Dir. »
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Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has filmed a scene for HBO series 'Game of Thrones', he announced on the band's Facebook page. Lightbody has been dipping his guitar-playing hand into the Northern Irish film industry recently, making his acting debut last week in romantic comedy 'Made in Belfast', currently shooting in the city. He also took on the role of associate producer for the award-winning film 'Good Vibrations' last year. 'Good Vibrations' was recently named Best Irish Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh. It was directed by husband and wife Lisa Barros D'sa and Glenn Leyburn, produced by David Holmes and Chris Martin, and stars Richard Dormer. »
Northern Irish actor Richard Dormer is among 14 new cast members who have been announced to appear in season three of 'Game of Thrones'.Among the other new actors who will join the much-anticipated third season of the HBO drama are Diana Rigg; Mackenzie Crook; Clive Russell; Nathalie Emannuel; Kerry Ingram and Paul Kaye. Thomas Brodie-Sangster; Ellie Kendrick; Kristofer Hivju; Philip McGinley; Tara Fitzgerald; Tobias Menzies and Anton Lesser have also all joined the cast. Dormer (43) is currently garnering huge acclaim as Belfast record shop owner Terri Hooley in directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn's music biopic 'Good Vibrations'. »
Northern Irish feature film 'Good Vibrations' will be released in cinemas towards the end of this year after securing a distribution deal with UK distribution company The Works.The Terri Hooley biopic, which was directed by husband and wife Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn was written by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson. Andrew Eaton (The Trip), Chris Martin (Peacefire) and musician David Holmes produced. The film is a co-production between Belfast's Canderblinks Film and Music, London-based Revolution Films and Dublin's Treasure Entertainment. Richard Dormer (Five Minutes of Heaven), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) and Jodie Whittaker (One Day) star. »
Irish feature film 'Good Vibrations' is set to receive its international premiere next week when it opens the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on June 29. Directed by husband and wife team Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Cherrybomb) with a script by writers Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson, 'Good Vibrations' is one of three films set to screen during the June 29-July 7 festival in the Czech Republic. Belfast-born director Jon Wright's comedy-horror 'Grabbers' and Carol Morley's 'Dreams Of A Life' will also be shown. »
After the positive reception in Cannes for Rufus Norris' acclaimed Broken which opened Critics Week, BBC Films has unveiled their new slate, reaffirming their commitment to nurturing relationships with filmmakers and developing new talent.
BBC Films is thrilled to be welcoming back former collaborators on a number of exciting projects this year. Following An Education and most recently Dustin Hoffman's Quartet, BBC Films will be working again with Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey of Wildgaze on two projects. Based on Colm Toibin's best-selling novel, Brooklyn will star Rooney Mara and has been adapted by Academy Award nominated Nick Hornby. Hornby's novel, A Long Way Down, has been adapted by Jack Thorne and will be directed by Pascal Chaumeil (Heartbreaker). It will star Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, and Emile Hirsch.
Irish feature film 'Good Vibrations' will receive its Irish premiere on May 31 as part of the Belfast Film Festival. Directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Cherrybomb), the feature will be screened in Belfast's Ulster Hall as the festival's opening film. 'Good Vibrations' tells the story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, played by Richard Dormer (Five Minutes of Heaven, A Mighty Celt), who opened up a record shop named Good Vibrations on the most bombed half-mile in Europe during the Troubles. »
10 items from 2012
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