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Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)

GUEST,Mike of Hessle 28 Sep 09 - 03:07 AM
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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,Mike of Hessle
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 03:07 AM

We saw the film in York yesterday and the Morris teams dancing outside before. Really excellent film (very funny) - should be made compulsory viewing for all those who like the devils dance - Line dancing (Ha! Ha!).

It was sold out and I noticed that when I originally bought our tickets the Cinema showed only one screening for yesterday but when we came out after the screening we noticed other times shown so must have been shown twice (!!) yesterday because of demand. I know it is to be shown on 2nd October in York accoring to the Programme.

We were laughing most of the way home and wondered if they will make another film - Traditional Folk Singing - A life with ones finger in the ear.

We are all going to see it when it is screened in Hull next month.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 05:22 AM

The soundtrack is available now on Amazon.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Mr Red
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 06:24 AM

Bath was sold-out too. I was always going to Wotton-under-Edge. A charming little cinema. Teas in the Town Hall, Morris opposite.

The film? Wow! I always rate a film on the continuity errors I spot. When bored it is all I have left for entertainment. Yesterday I didn't spot one. There may not have been any but I wouldn't bet on it, I just didn't look for them. Says it all really, a very professional film, especially for the 500,000 GBP it cost to make. And getting Derek Jacobi must have lifted their game. And the critics liked it (not that that ever made my mind up).

I don't really care what the subject is next time - I just know it will be a well made film. I hope money doesn't spoil their close observation lavished on "Morris". But they certainly will have more dosh at their disposal.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Mr Red
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 06:27 AM

Dorset International Airport! ho ho ho. If that had been Hollywood writing it I rather think that would have been telegraphed out of the realms of humour.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 06:41 AM

The Problem withgoing to see a film in a Riverside Tourist town on a Sunny afternoon ! Drove round til it was too late ti get to the cinema and couldnt find a legal parking space ! At least there IS Norden Park next month !


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 07:11 AM

It so happens that there IS a Dorchester Airport, but it's in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Transatlantic flights from your local airstrip? Whyever not?

I thought Moss Side was Manchester, but the accent was Liverpool: prob just another of those jokes, as was the guy in the team who was on international secondment (or something like that) from Newcastle-on-Tyne!

And a friend thought there was a definite but subtle ref to Hammersmith Morris in it too.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,Homme de Morris
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 01:05 PM

The folk musicians of England, in the form of Martin and Eliza Carthy, Ashley Hutchings, Jim Moray (and Kate Nash) talk about their debt to Derecq Twist - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZNewPqXphI


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,cardboard cutout
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 01:20 PM

You beat me to it in trying to work out how to make the link.

High praise indeed.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 02:36 PM

Okay, this is the first half of the theme tune, as it appears in that trailer. Did you ever get to hear a second part in the film?

X:1
T:Millsham Morris
M:C|
L:1/8
Q:1/2=94
K:A Minor
A2c2 e4|d2e2 B4|A2c2 e4 |gf2e d2e2|
A2c2 e4|d2e2 B4|cBA2 G2B2|A8      :|


Seems to me somebody will want to dance to it...


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Chris Partington
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 03:11 PM

Leeds Wed 30th Sept, 8.30, Hyde Park Picture House

Leeds


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 03:41 PM

Bloody hell! When is it coming to Essex?


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: romanyman
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 03:50 PM

wots essex, is that a porno site = e sex, ha ha


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 28 Sep 09 - 06:53 PM

Coverage of the premiere with Hammersmith and Phoenix dancing, and comments from Harriet Walter on youtube, here !

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,QUAD, Derby
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 04:41 AM

Hi all Morris movie fans. Just to let you know, if you haven't seen it already we are showing the film from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October here at QUAD in Derby.

See here for details and bookings

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/cinema-listings/morris-a-life-with-bells-on-12a


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 06:31 AM

MALWBO pulled a capacity crowd into Hexham's Forum Cinema on Sunday afternoon. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and so did everyone I spoke with afterwards. Before the show, dancing in the Market Square by several North-Eastern sides also attracted a large and enthusiastic audience, many of whom joined in a massed Circassian Circle after the final display dance.

The Forum is one of those civilised cinemas that not only has a bar, but also allows patrons to take their (plastic) glasses into the auditorium. This facility enhanced many people's enjoyment of the movie, and the few who over-indulged only added to the entertainment as they jingled to and from the loo during the performance.

Now that my euphoria has subsided a little, I suspect the film will not achieve the same level of success as other recent movies about plucky small-town Brits fighting for a good cause, like "Calendar Girls", "Brassed Off", or "The Full Monty". It lacks the high surface gloss those movies displayed, and the environment it's set in will be less comprehensible to a mass audience. But given the relative inexperience of its makers, and the miniscule budget they were working with, the film is a very remarkable achievement. I'm sure that it will earn itself a respectable niche in British movie history.

All in all, a good day for the Morris, and for the folk arts in general - now the challenge is to follow it up by getting more people interested, and involved, in them.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: melodeonboy
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 08:53 AM

But what about this Thursday (1st.)? Is it being shown anywhere in London?


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Willa
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 11:00 AM

Provisional details for Hull Screen (at the Reel cinema complex, St Stephens Ferensway): two showings on Friday 23rd October at 6.20pm and 8.40 pm.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Santa
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 11:31 AM

Any dates for Blackpool/Preston/Lancaster?


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 12:05 PM

Lancaster, the Dukes October 12th. I have my tickets already.
John O' Gaunt members will be going in kit (no hats!) but unlikely to dance as there isn't really a suitable dance surface nearby.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: mouldy
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 02:45 PM

Saw it in York on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. There are to be a few more dates in October, I think.

By the way, Naomi Harris was in the 2nd and 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean movies, playing Calypso.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 05:18 PM

Manchester?


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 07:49 AM

Anyone know if the UKTV "Morris: In the Making" is going to be shown again?


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 02:02 PM

Bloody hell

The nearest screening to where I live is Greenwich London or Haverhill Suffolk, both of them an hour drive away. That just sucks.

I don't understand it. The blinking Morris Ring HQ is in Essex. Surely the film should play in Essex. What is the Squire doing? Why has he not demanded it be shown at the nearest Independent Theatre to Thaxted Essex?

What do I have to do to get this film a screening in Essex. Who do I have to yell at?

This is so not fair!

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pant pant pant

sigh ok rant over.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 02:26 PM

Anyone we know?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8282498.stm


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 02:38 PM

I don't know the members of Hunter's Moon Morris, but they are one of my favorites when I go to Rochester Sweeps.

I think it is because when I first saw them it was couple of years after Andie passed away and there was a young woman on the side who (even under black face) looked so much like my Andie it startled me.

Hunter's Moon put on a very energetic and noisy show.

http://www.huntersmoonmorris.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 02:40 PM

VT- why not ask your local cinema?

Why has he not demanded...

I don't think ANYONE is in a position to demand anything. All we can do is ask- and if enough people ask, then they will think it worth their while to show it!


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 02:45 PM

Noreen

I have sent a couple of emails to my borough council who manages the local independent theatre.

No reply.


I was just having a bit of a rant. We will probably drive up to Suffolk for the screening in November.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 03:58 PM

Hmmm- council-run theatres... but hey, keep trying!

I have just had a reply from the Electric theatre in Birmingham, nearest place showing it. They have two weekend matinee performances planned, and I asked if they had plans for any further showings, in the evenings. Chap said it depends how well the current ones do- if they do well he can 'almost guarantee' more performances.

He said they are doing well with bookings for one showing, when a morris side are coming to dance- so looks very promising.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 07:16 AM

I'm annoyed I missed 'Morris:The Making Of' on UKTV's Blighty channel, it's so difficult to plan anything on the Sky schedule, there's so much stuff there (much of it crap) that I tend to just survey what's on currently or in the next hour, that's the only way I find I can manage it! It's just too time-consuming attempting to plan any further ahead than that!

Anyone heard if it's going to be screened again?


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,MD in Lincoln
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:01 AM

Does anyone know if the film is to be shown anywhere in the Lincoln area or have I missed it ??


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Willa
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 10:32 AM

Have just checked with the Hull Screen box office.(01482 223113)

They had planned two showings for Fri Oct 23 at 6.20 and 8.40; have now added three on Sat 24th at 2.20, 6.20 and 8.40.

I don't know whether any local teams will be dancing on those days.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 11:05 AM

http://www.morrismovie.com/ says it's not showing anywhere in Lincolnshire, MD- try asking local cinemas if they will?


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 06:48 PM

Saw it this evening at Norden Park Maidenhead ! Absolutely BRILL !!!!


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Folkiedave
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 12:37 PM

The Showroom Cinema has agreed to show it in Sheffield !! YES!!

But at the moment they are suggesting that they should show it between Xmas and New Year.

I have pointed out that may not be the best time because people could have difficulty raising teams to publicise it.

BUT they are willing to be guided on this one. A quick expression of opinion might help them decide. Contact me here please and I will pass on your thoughts.

Dave (also asking on Facebook)


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Mr Red
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 06:07 AM

FWIW I have a list of known screenings still in my area on my homepage


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: JennyO
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 06:38 AM

They are showing the film again at the Picture Theatre in Aberdeen this Sunday, 25th October, at 1.15pm. Banchory Morris will be dancing before and after the showing.

Lets hope they have better luck with showing it than they did last time!


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: doncatterall
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 03:05 PM

JennyO,

What was the problem when it was shown last time?
If it's definitely taking place this Sunday I will try to get to Aberdeen and turn up in morris kit.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 07:11 PM

We want it out on DVD now !!!


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Bettynh
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 07:37 PM

Netflix has it listed so it can go in my queue as soon as it's released on DVD. So there's going to be a DVD, eventually.


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 12:30 PM

Going to see it tonight with my side Lassington Oak MM. Dancing before the film and taking over the café bar afterwards. Looking forward to it :-)


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: doncatterall
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 05:27 AM

Heading off to Aberdeen this afternoon to see the film tomorrow (making full use of my newly acquired bus/ferry passes!).

Morris kit packed to cadge a dance with Banchory!


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Willa
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 08:18 AM

Hull Screen (within the Reel complex)showings

Sat 24th 13:20 18:20 20:40 | Sun 25th 13:20 18:20 20:40 | Mon 26th 18:20 20:40 | Tue 27th 18:20 20:40 | Wed 28th 18:20 20:40 | Thu 29th Oct 18:20 20:40


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: GUEST,eric the viking
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 07:52 PM

Would have loved to have gone to see it....don't think it'll get put on in the picccy centre on Orkney. Am orf island mid November for a few days to Selby possibly.

Where u going from Don?

Can't wait for the DVD.....no release date yet?


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: doncatterall
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 06:35 AM

Arrive back home last night (to Lewis, Eric)

Danced with Banchory outside the cinema on Sunday and saw the film then danced after in the bar.
Comp ticket for the film AND a free pint!! (although it was Czech lager). Top marks to the Belmont Picture House.

The film is TOTAL nonsense as far as morris is concerned but quite funny. The gay side in California were stars! Not many people in the audience so maybe the decision not to put it on general release was commercially sound.

Don


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 08:48 PM

Some people at the Edinburgh screening were taking names for people interested in doing this locally. I put my name down (as a musician; I do not do dancing that requires that much memory). They had a lot of names, but I haven't heard anything. Were they serious?


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: JennyO
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 01:24 PM

So, doncatterall, which one were you? I was there, with Rob, who danced a couple and also played melodeon. I got most of the dances on video too.

The problem last time was that they had sent a DVD rather than a proper film, and there were problems with the DVD continually stopping, and eventually refusing to work at all. This time they had the proper one, and it was fine.

You certainly had to suspend disbelief completely, but it was a lot of fun. At least the final dance in the movie was a proper Morris dance, not the threeple whatever one that was much talked about :)


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Mick Tems
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 01:58 PM

Just had the following missive from Sian Thomas, director of trac, the all-Wales folk development organisation:

"Yvonne at the Arts Council has just told me that there will be a screening of Morris: A Life with Bells On at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 27 Nov - 3 Dec:   http://www.chapter.org/17725.html

Hurrah! Been waiting to see it!"


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: sian, west wales
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 03:43 PM

Hey, we should have a Mini-Mudgather and all go together!

sian


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 07:16 PM

My Bro is most cheesed ! He's an Ex Morris man , and cant get to see the film as the nearest showng is about 90 Minutes drive and he does NOT like late night driving !


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Subject: RE: Morris: A Life With Bells On (film)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 07:16 PM

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