Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Printer Friendly - Home
Page: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]


Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)

Surreysinger 15 Feb 09 - 02:43 PM
Bainbo 17 Feb 09 - 08:30 PM
romany man 18 Feb 09 - 01:11 PM
VirginiaTam 18 Feb 09 - 01:38 PM
GUEST,Edthefolkie 18 Feb 09 - 03:23 PM
Surreysinger 18 Feb 09 - 03:32 PM
Folknacious 18 Feb 09 - 03:58 PM
TheSnail 18 Feb 09 - 04:34 PM
Manitas_at_home 19 Feb 09 - 02:36 AM
GUEST,sinky 19 Feb 09 - 11:32 AM
Herga Kitty 19 Feb 09 - 02:55 PM
GUEST 19 Feb 09 - 03:42 PM
GUEST, topsie 19 Feb 09 - 03:45 PM
Manitas_at_home 20 Feb 09 - 04:26 AM
GUEST,Malcolm 20 Feb 09 - 07:50 AM
GUEST,Malcolm 20 Feb 09 - 07:54 AM
GUEST,Morris Off 20 Feb 09 - 08:46 AM
NOMADMan 20 Feb 09 - 07:53 PM
GUEST,bernieandred 20 Feb 09 - 09:14 PM
VirginiaTam 21 Feb 09 - 06:59 AM
Bloke from Poole 25 Feb 09 - 07:30 AM
Terry McDonald 25 Feb 09 - 07:33 AM
Bloke from Poole 26 Feb 09 - 07:59 AM
GUEST,Georgina Lester 27 Feb 09 - 09:02 AM
Alan Day 27 Feb 09 - 09:11 AM
GUEST,ticket searcher 10 Mar 09 - 05:59 AM
Terry McDonald 10 Mar 09 - 07:59 AM
Bloke from Poole 10 Mar 09 - 08:26 AM
Terry McDonald 10 Mar 09 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,Woody 21 Mar 09 - 07:40 AM
Bloke from Poole 21 Mar 09 - 03:33 PM
Jane of 'ull 21 Mar 09 - 07:27 PM
Jane of 'ull 21 Mar 09 - 07:28 PM
open mike 22 Mar 09 - 03:29 PM
Tradsinger 13 Apr 09 - 05:21 AM
John J 13 Apr 09 - 05:55 AM
VirginiaTam 13 Apr 09 - 10:55 AM
McGrath of Harlow 13 Apr 09 - 05:50 PM
VirginiaTam 14 Apr 09 - 02:21 AM
Bloke from Poole 14 Apr 09 - 07:18 AM
GUEST,Jim Martin 14 Apr 09 - 11:36 AM
GUEST,Jim Martin 24 Apr 09 - 04:52 AM
Bloke from Poole 25 Apr 09 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,E. Spanier, Squire, Mossyback Morris Men 04 May 09 - 11:39 PM
Desert Dancer 05 May 09 - 12:08 AM
GUEST, Squire, MBMM 05 May 09 - 12:49 AM
Bloke from Poole 05 May 09 - 07:05 AM
SINSULL 05 May 09 - 07:47 AM
VirginiaTam 05 May 09 - 08:25 AM
VirginiaTam 05 May 09 - 12:15 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:













Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: Surreysinger
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 02:43 PM

Kev ...(saluting with power fist to the fore) ... Right on!!!

Just waiting to hear from a friend who drove to Dorset to see the film this weekend (lucky blighter!!)

Sylvia ... no apology necessary [grin]. I got a degree in the subject, and I still don't know where anywhere is!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: Bainbo
Date: 17 Feb 09 - 08:30 PM

Received from the Tyneside Cinema (eventually, after a reminder):

Thanks for your enquiry about Morris: A Life With Bells On.

At the moment we have no plans to screen this film, but keep checking the Tyneside Cinema Website and future Events Guides as we may put it in on in the future.

Thanks


Chris Scott
Publicity and Press Officer


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: romany man
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 01:11 PM

Better resonse than, "piss off you wierdo" from manager at bexleyheath odeon multiplex


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 01:38 PM

Better resonse than, "piss off you wierdo" from manager at bexleyheath odeon multiplex

RM - that is outrageous. Any chance of getting a group of kitted out dancers (bells and sticks at the ready) to descend on that Odeon en force?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: GUEST,Edthefolkie
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 03:23 PM

Nothing less than baseball bats will suffice for people like that. Their idea of a really good film is probably "Sex Lives of the Potato Men" (yes folks, it got a national showing).

I've just about given up on Odeous and Vue now. What with popcorn all over the floor, mobiles constantly going off, out of focus prints, etc etc...may they go bankrupt. Harrumph harrumph, to quote Mel Brooks.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: Surreysinger
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 03:32 PM

Well, I've heard back from my friend who has now seen the film, and reports disappointment ... they said that the film was rather slow moving, found it strange that the morris side in the film had no musicians, there was no "real" morris dancing in the film, and that the trailer basically contained all the good bits. Discussing it today I was told that the Californian morris dancers were the best thing about the whole film. I wait with interest to see it, and make my own mind up.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: Folknacious
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 03:58 PM

I have a non-morris, normal member of public friend who saw it in Somerset last week. She absolutely loved it, and actually mentioned that the pace it unfolded suited the subject (slow in S.W. England, fast in California). Well, she knows more about film than morris. She described it as a very gentle, affectionate, odd little comedy, very English, obviously done with real love for the subject. Her words were "when it comes out on DVD I shall buy it for all my friends." I don't imagine she would have known the difference between "real" morris dancing and what might be in the film, and she didn't mention being surprised that they were dancing with no music though that does seem odd, I'll ask her about that as I'd read somewhere that people like Saul Rose and John Dipper did music for the film. Anyway there you are - that's what a member of the public made of it with no axes to grind. Good news by the sound of it.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: TheSnail
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 04:34 PM

I was beginning to wonder. It's been shown seven times on the Moviola circuit but reviews have been a bit thin on the ground. Anybody else seen it? Know anybody that's seen it? Read a review in a local paper? It might be a complete turkey for all we know.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 02:36 AM

There's plenty of reviews on the MDDL. Have you checked the petition site or the MySpace site (I think they have one)?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: GUEST,sinky
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 11:32 AM

old farty men prancing around like graham norton on speed,not my cup a tea mateys


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 02:55 PM

The latest episode of oz and james drink to Britain may or may not have helped! James seems to have had a great time playing with the musicians, but Oz ran away from the stick dance....

What Cornish side was that BTW?

Kitty


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 03:42 PM

just seen the trailer & signed the petition . One minor thing, what's this about morriss being English ? Has Derek Jacobi never heard of Welsh border morriss

Jude


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 03:45 PM

On Oz and James, I definitely had the feeling that wasn't the first time James had played for a morris side.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 04:26 AM

It was Trigg Morris


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: GUEST,Malcolm
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 07:50 AM

I have seen it, and enjoyed it.

If you are looking for "real" Morris, apart from a few clips at Wimborne Folk Fest, there isn't any.
If you are looking for slapstick, car chases, wild sex, fast action, gratuitous violence, well I wouldn't bother if I were you.

But, as Folknacious says above, it is a gentle, entertaining, funny, English comedy that takes a poke at humanity via the Morris. It isn't really about Morris, although dancers will get a few more chuckles out of it than perhaps the wider public, and folk from south-west England likewise.

The mostly-non Morris audience at Fordingbridge gave the film/producer/lead actor an enormous and unexpected ovation. I guess that meant they liked it.

I am thinking of going to watch it again, probably at Downton, 'cos I'm sure I missed stuff on the first viewing and I spent far too much time at the end looking for familiar sides and faces.

Malcolm


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: GUEST,Malcolm
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 07:54 AM

Jude,

"One minor thing, what's this about morriss being English ? Has Derek Jacobi never heard of Welsh border morriss"

From the English side of teh border border with Wales? :-)

Although, in context, he was talking about something resembling Cotswold Morris. And, unless they've moved them in the last few weeks, the Cotswolds have been in England for a fair old time now...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: GUEST,Morris Off
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 08:46 AM

Saw "Morris: A Life With Bells On" last week and afraid I have to report disappointment too. A very thin storyline, very slow and obviously filmed on a very low budget - they couldn't even aford the seventh actor to play the part of a musician.

Saw it in a Dorset village hall and by far the biggest laugh (and there aren't enough of these) was for "Dorcester International Airport".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On
From: NOMADMan
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 07:53 PM

There was a segment about the movie on American Public Media's radio program Marketplace this evening, Friday, February 20.

Marketplace Morris Movie Segment

Regards,
John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Morris. A Life with Bells On. Film
From: GUEST,bernieandred
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 09:14 PM

Just heard about a movie of this title which has been screened in a few places, but is having difficulty finding a distributor. Surely not? The movie-going 15 to 25 age group must surely be ready for this. Frantic music, gaudy costumes, cross dressing & the underlying hint of violence from those wooden sticks! Seriously though. has anyone seen it?
    Message moved to previous thread on this subject.
    -Joe Offer-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 21 Feb 09 - 06:59 AM

I left a comment on the Marketplace item (link left by NOMAD). My comment directs readers, here and the Facebook group and petitions.

HERE'S AN IDEA!

google - "Morris A Life with bells on". Go to every link it yields and if there is an option to leave comments do so. In your comment, leave links to this thread and other sites where comments can be collected. Such as Facebook and the petitions (there is more than one going).

Can you set up a Morris movie interest thingamie on your Myspace? If so, do so and invite comments. This will generate more hits when the film is googled. Currently the title in quotes only gets 3,690 hits.

If we build up the google hits to a respectable number, it may make distributors think again about this film.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Bloke from Poole
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 07:30 AM

Anyone going to the showing at Downton in March?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 07:33 AM

As another bloke from Poole, remind me of the date please.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Bloke from Poole
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 07:59 AM

It's being shown at Downton on Sat 21st March, kick off 7.30 (prob doors open at 7.00)

Malcolm


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,Georgina Lester
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 09:02 AM

I have written a review of "Morris: A Life with Bells On" if any of you are interested!

Feel free to register on the site and add your comments if you feel inspired to! :)

http://www.arts-wales.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=145&Itemid=651


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Alan Day
Date: 27 Feb 09 - 09:11 AM

The best chance of this film getting national screening is for the BBC to feature it.I wonder if it is worth contacting the BBC to see if they will screen it.A low budget film with exclusive showing would suit the BBC perfectly.
Al


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,ticket searcher
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 05:59 AM

How do you get tickets for the Downton showing?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 07:59 AM

It's being shown at the Barrington Theatre, in Ferndown on Tuesday 17 March at 1415. Tickets are £5 and Bourne River Morris are dancing outside before the film.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Bloke from Poole
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 08:26 AM

Re Downton - looks like they are only being sold on the door. I looked for a way to pre-book but couldn't find one.

Malcolm


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 10 Mar 09 - 08:49 AM

You can pre-book for Ferndown: 01202-894858


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 21 Mar 09 - 07:40 AM

I saw the film last night & really enjoyed it. It's not just for Morris folks - there's a lot of fun for everyone.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Bloke from Poole
Date: 21 Mar 09 - 03:33 PM

There is a second showing planned for Ferndown - Thurs 2nd April at 7.30


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 21 Mar 09 - 07:27 PM

I reckon they could have made this film more popular by having the Morris dancers incorporate some stripping into their routine. I can see it now - 'The Full Hanky'!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Jane of 'ull
Date: 21 Mar 09 - 07:28 PM

...'You Can Keep Your Bell On'!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: open mike
Date: 22 Mar 09 - 03:29 PM

is this film going to be available in the u.s.?

here is some info i posted to another thread...
about morris may day activities

http://rgoldman.org/morris/mayday
THE MORRIS MAYDAY THING IS GOING ON ALL OVER THE GLOBE

Oh, and what are baldrics?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldric


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Tradsinger
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 05:21 AM

This thread has gone quiet. Does anyone know what the latest is for getting the film on general release? Important to keep up the pressure.

Tradsinger


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: John J
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 05:55 AM

Is it going to be released on DVD? It would appear that's the only way we're going to be able to see it in NW England.

JJ


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 10:55 AM

Someone has loaded it into the IMDB. Only 6 ratings on it though. Googling it you find out there are some interest groups and different petitions, but if they are not coordinated it still only looks like a handful of interested people here and there.

I dunno what else to do.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Apr 09 - 05:50 PM

Just in case people missed Georgina Lester's mention a few weeks back of her recent review of the film, here is a link to it - "Morris: A Life with Bells On" – The funniest film I've seen in years.

Maybe what's needed is for someone to demand that it gets banned...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 02:21 AM

reverse psychology. i like it. but will it work?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Bloke from Poole
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 07:18 AM

It is coming to the end of its Moviola run. Ferndown (capacity 250) arranged a second showing and sold out.

I have heard rumours that there are negotiations with a distributor, but nothing more solid than that.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 14 Apr 09 - 11:36 AM

'Bloke from Poole' - please keep us posted if rumour becomes fact.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 04:52 AM

"Bloke from Poole" - any more news?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Bloke from Poole
Date: 25 Apr 09 - 12:47 PM

According to the Morris: A Life With Bells On Facebook page, they are presently talking to distributors.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=124629910009


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,E. Spanier, Squire, Mossyback Morris Men
Date: 04 May 09 - 11:39 PM

With the help of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)Morris: A Life With Bells On will be making its first (and hopefully not only, but we don't know yet) appearance in the U.S. on Saturday May 23 at 11:00 AM and Sunday May 24th at 7:00 PM. A strong showing here will help it get a U.S. distributor, which it needs in order to be shown in other cities.

We are asking those close or wish to travel to consider coming to Seattle for Memorial Day weekend. Bring your kit! Dance at the premiere! We are planning a mass dance-out on Saturday after the screening at 12:30 or so. WE WANT TO GET AS MANY DANCERS IN KIT AS POSSIBLE FOR THE PRESS AND TO HYPE THE FILM. The film will be screened in the same venue as the NW Folklife Festival www.nwfolklife.org which conveniently also happens Memorial Day weekend. We are hoping to make its U.S. opening a media-covered event and your participation will make that possible.

BREAKING NEWS: Chaz Oldham will be in attendance to whip up support for the film. He is the producer/writer and star of the film.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 05 May 09 - 12:08 AM

Yahoo! We'll get a chance to catch it!

~ Becky in Tucson
but heading to Seattle for Folklife with astro


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST, Squire, MBMM
Date: 05 May 09 - 12:49 AM

Yep! Spread the word to all. Any and all Morris dancers welcome. E-mail me for logistical support: squire@mossyback.com


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Bloke from Poole
Date: 05 May 09 - 07:05 AM

In the UK it was shown at a number of small venues. As time went on, people were increasingly finding that the venues sold out, sometimes weeks in advance.

Might be worth checking - or just turn up for a dance :-)

But well done to whoever organised it!

Malcolm


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: SINSULL
Date: 05 May 09 - 07:47 AM

We need an east coast showing. Keep us posted.
SINS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 05 May 09 - 08:25 AM

Hell! We need a total UK showing ...

PRETTY PLEASE


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 05 May 09 - 12:15 PM

may as well push this thread to 200 posts


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
Next Page

  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 31 March 3:41 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.