Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Boat that Rocked

Aka Pirate Radio

Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Photo of a big bunny rabbit!


One of the best movies I've seen in a while. The clothes are fantastic! The 60s over the top hair and bright colours are incredible. I love the truth behind the movie, 60s radio in Europe was dominated by the government and radio stations were not a major priority. The Pirate Radios were sponsored by advertisers (unlike the national radio stations) and broadcast from just outside there countries sea border.

The best part of the movie though HAS to be the MUSIC. Ohmifreakinggosh. Why do we even listen to any music other than 60s music? The other day I found a record player underneath a desk at home. I'm gonna dig it out later and see what happens, hopefully I'll be able to listen to some good music tonight (:

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great movie! I'll be sure to check it out.

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  2. i've wanted to see this for a while, and your synopsis and images looks promising!!

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  3. The Boat That Rocked' (renamed 'Pirate Radio' for the US market) very much divides opinion. Those of us who love the offshore stations were very disappointed with it, as were most of the former DJs who served on those stations.

    The film was supposed to be a fictional comedy, set on a fictional ship and not based on any one particular station. Basing the plot loosely around the offshore radio story has only served to confuse people who are unfamiliar with the facts. The real story - yet to be told - is much more interesting.

    It's also very unfortunate that the film-makers didn't stick to the music of 1966/7 for their soundtrack, seeing as that is the period when it is supposedly set. Some of the tracks are well outside of the Sixties.

    However, I've read a surprising number of reviews by people on both sides of the pond who loved the film!

    If you want to hear the real music the offshore stations were playing, visit www.oldiesproject.com

    Mary Payne, Radio London Webmaster
    www.radiolondon.co.uk

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  4. Watched this movie a while back and totally loved it - such a funny film :)

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