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A while back here on Soul Source, you may have noticed amongst all the usual online arguments, daily dramas and such the odd reference concerning a planned film that was said to have a northern soul influence. As the months passed more comments and snippets have followed becoming more frequent and that bit more interesting.

Words of a website, a dance club/school setup surfaced, a few videos on youtube mentioned, a facebook group and other such 'social' affairs showed up. Of course I can't speak for anyone else but to me all these various events started to come together and gave me a sort of sense of something going on here that could be, just this once, something that might just... get things right.

Last week saw this story break cover, firstly an article on the Screen Daily website http://www.screendaily.com showed up and then a few days later a fully fledged mainstream showing in the Guardian Music section titled Britain's got talcum: Northern Soul, the film

As the articles and websites say not just more but as always in a better style than your usual expectations from myself, I will clip them below

About the film - from the films website

This is a story of a youth culture that changed a generation and influenced songwriters, producers, DJs and designers for decades to come.

This is the story of Northern Soul.

Award-winning director Elaine Constantine will begin shooting her first feature-length film Northern Soul in January 2012 under Stubborn Heart Productions and in association with Baby Cow Films.

The film will tell the tale of two Northern boys whose worlds are changed forever when they discover black American soul music.

Rejecting their small town existence working the production line, they dream of going to America in search of the super-rare records that will help them to become the best DJ's on the British soul scene.

Website: Northern Soul The Film

http://www.northernsoulthefilm.com/

Guardian Feature - Britain's got talcum: Northern Soul, the film

On a Thursday afternoon at the Old Queens Head pub in north London, it's pretty quiet. There are just three or four customers at the bar downstairs, but coming through the ceiling is an insistent, Motown-like bassline. Climb the stairs and you're in another world. Skating across the parquet floor are some 200 kids spinning, dropping, sweating to a five-decades-old tune called Suspicion by the Originals.

Photographer Elaine Constantine has been obsessed with Northern Soul since 1976, when she went to a youth club in her home town of Bury, Lancashire.

"I saw some older kids from my school dancing in a style I'd never seen ...

...it was slightly melancholy but at the same time euphoric...

.. told me it was Northern Soul. It changed my life. I knew I wanted something different ..."

This is her first feature-length movie. Simply called Northern Soul, it recreates the atmosphere of soul clubs where rare records were spun, and dancers scattered talc to make moves easier. A huge underground scene, with strongholds in unfashionable northern towns like Stoke, Stafford, Blackpool and (most famously) Wigan, it developed its own codes, its own mythology.

Read the full article by Bob Stanley here

http://www.guardian....tine?intcmp=239

Guardian Gallery

Northern Soul: dance, camera, action - in pictures

Northern-Soul--004.jpg

view all photos here

http://www.guardian....ancing-pictures

Youtube

There's been a few videos doing the rounds based mainly around the dance aspect

here's the latest one

Look forward

In a week or two we will be featuring an interview with Elaine here on Soul Source, if anyone does have any questions they would like to ask, then just pm me them and will see what can do.

End word

Northern soul is a complex term, I'll always say that no one can or will ever come up with an explanation that captures every aspect of it in a way that satisfies each and every soul fans own view... never mind put it on film! However so far Elaine Constance and all involved seem to be making a very determined effort to come the closest yet to doing such.

Shooting for the film Northern Soul will begin in January 2012 under Stubborn Heart Productions and in association with Baby Cow Films



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Another teen trend that will disappear quickly into the mists of time, just like the mid-late 70's & again with Quadrophenia cult, no one will ever get it right on film because a lot of info is withheld due to our age, standing in the community & embarrassment, amongst other things, plus who had a bloody car then, other than nicked & did you ever dance in such lush surroundings, Victorian rooms & all. I hope they all stick it but only time will tell but I wish I could still dance like that for hours on end, infact days but the old knee & hip joints won't allow & if I did a back drop I'd look like a stranded turtle.

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Again lots of film has tried to emulate the magic of the Torch, Mecca, and Casino etc during the golden era as most on this site remember, but I’m afraid up until now I’ve not had that bug in my tummy feeling about any. We must remember that we were mostly from different towns & city’s we brought together different fashions and attitudes towards dance styles & musical fashions but we all seemed to gel for a common reason (Black Soul Music). We danced side by side with people we had never met but apologised if we stepped in some ones way. Some watched in amazement at the dance moves of others, some joined their moves with others some were there for the atmosphere some for the friendship some for the thrill of staying out all night some even for the paraphernalia but we all just mixed better than a box of liquorice allsorts & that’s what a film about Northern Soul needs to capture.

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was looking at doing that Matt

but its quite awkward as this one is tied to an article

and as all the comments in your thread are older than the article date

it wont work without a lot of deep changing dates etc

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This film is cashing in on what has and always will be an underground movement. If it's anything like Soulboy then it's really a total waste of bloody time a lot of fuss over nothing.

Elaine who has written the script and is directing this is far from cashing in - it's something she clearly has a passion for, has been on the scene for years and was one of the few who was going to nighters before the majority decided to return, so dedication isn't an issue. In my view if we're ever going to give a chance to anyone to create a feature film about the 70s scene it should be from someone on the scene - and Elaine most certainly is.

I'd expect it to be significantly different from Soulboy which quite simply was sh!te in my view - I mean just look at the detail, she's training youngsters from scratch, over months at her own expense to get it right rather than wheeling in a load of late 40s / early 50s duffers to film in soft focus to hide the wrinkles (I can say this - I'm 47 next week :rofl: ).

The scene in my view has never been portrayed in a favorable light, even though some may have had the best intentions, and I'm not expecting a 100% historically accurate portrayal with this, but if I ever had hope for a film about the 70s scene it would be this one.

I'm really looking forward to this

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Another teen trend that will disappear quickly into the mists of time, just like the mid-late 70's & again with Quadrophenia cult, no one will ever get it right on film because a lot of info is withheld due to our age, standing in the community & embarrassment, amongst other things, plus who had a bloody car then, other than nicked & did you ever dance in such lush surroundings, Victorian rooms & all. I hope they all stick it but only time will tell but I wish I could still dance like that for hours on end, infact days but the old knee & hip joints won't allow & if I did a back drop I'd look like a stranded turtle.

Thing is though the mid late 70s media helped quite a few of us discover the scene (This England for me). Few years later I think a few others became Mods inspired in part by seeing Quad and graduated to the scene as well. A few of those crazy teens stuck around for a decade or 3 :thumbsup:

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There seems to be a gap between what is really going on and what people think is going on. If you went to the Northern Soul Night at the Komedia in Brighton over the bank holiday. There was great music and lots of people standing around looking good but very little understanding of what a Northern Soul event is about. In the main there are just a few good dancers and the rest well either haven't got a clue or shall we say a little out of shape.

On the south coast there are some great clubs Southampton Portsmouth and Bournemouth have some of the best.

This film is cashing in on what has and always will be an underground movement. If it's anything like Soulboy then it's really a total waste of bloody time a lot of fuss over nothing.

While I completely agree with your statement re SoulBoy, I am fairly confident this won't be as bad. Everyone seems to think that film got flack for its NS connections but in reality it was poorly written, poorly researched and poorly put together, which was its downfall, not its trouser length etc.

Elaine has been on scene all her life and therefore, is doing this from the inside literally, so that surely gives it a head start on any others, and that surely means it can't be called just cashing in. While I know little on that side of things, I suspect very few people make a specialist film to get rich, given the time energy and personal cost in just getting something like this off the ground. From what I can see she is dedicated to making a film about something she loves, a pretty good start I would have thought.

I am not sure about your first comment either, and the connection, it is a film not an all nighter, so surely it should be judged on how well it does things like any other films, so if it stirs our emotions and memories, and makes us feel like we are back in the time, that means it is a good film. I think like all films it can only be a celluloid representation, so therefore detail attention etc do matter, and I think from what you see here Elaine is investing heavily in that on top of her own lifelong involvement.

Like I said about SoulBoy when it was at this stage, it will be great to have a film that represents that time well and shows just how exciting it was. SoulBoy didn't but am very hopefull this will.

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Elaine who has written the script and is directing this is far from cashing in - it's something she clearly has a passion for, has been on the scene for years and was one of the few who was going to nighters before the majority decided to return, so dedication isn't an issue. In my view if we're ever going to give a chance to anyone to create a feature film about the 70s scene it should be from someone on the scene - and Elaine most certainly is.

I'd expect it to be significantly different from Soulboy which quite simply was sh!te in my view - I mean just look at the detail, she's training youngsters from scratch, over months at her own expense to get it right rather than wheeling in a load of late 40s / early 50s duffers to film in soft focus to hide the wrinkles (I can say this - I'm 47 next week :rofl: ).

The scene in my view has never been portrayed in a favorable light, even though some may have had the best intentions, and I'm not expecting a 100% historically accurate portrayal with this, but if I ever had hope for a film about the 70s scene it would be this one.

I'm really looking forward to this

Well said that man - I'm looking forward to this and even moreso when it's someone with a direct connection with the scene doing it and I also think the dancers are bloody good as well!!!

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the story of the REAL scene back in the day with warts and all will/can never be told properly as time goes on it gets more sugary and more like how people would like to remember it,rather than how it was. Nowadays so much emphasis is put on the dancing,whereas we all know that whilst there were good dancers/ing it wasn,t the be all ....even back then there was really two scenes those that knew and those that never.......the scene as regards those that knew will always be portrayed as the dark under belly.....when in fact it was what it was all about.....even over and above dare l say it the music. tezza

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It's refreshing to know that someone with a real passion for the scene and it's music is behind this. Replicating youth / sub culture on film is never going to be easy as so much is lost in time.

I do find the dance instruction a bit cringworthy (I keep hearing a voice saying ' Northern soul cost's and right here is where you start paying' LOL) but it's great to see those young faces attending the 'Dance Club' and looking like they are having a ball - I hope they keep doing it for reasons other than a career in the movies.

Good luck to whoever is behind it and don't let the miserable old sods on here get you down :) .

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Yes, this is about passion and....risk! Maybe I need to contact them and mention I work for a large satellite broadcaster and see if they can get together somehow. Not that I know anybody in the movie departments, but.......I can wander around the campus selling my vinyl and 'engaging' for them, maybe accidentally bumping into a movie buff. You can always tell who they are at the coffee stand: they say 'lartey' rather than 'latte' (which is an 'a' as in apple pronunciation, plus the double tt's are pronounced slightly separated!).

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So is it a Documentary about Northern Soul or is it a feature film with Northern Soul in it?

A bit like doing a film about kids in mid 90's London and calling the film Brit Pop. it's presumptuous

Thats why This is England is so good because the fact the lead role found friends in the Skinhead movement and it's darker side. Maybe Meadows should have called it Skinheads.

Just think it's all a bit obvious Quadrophenia was about a mass appeal fashion and the backdrop of the Brighton riots. Can't remember to much like that going on around Wigan it was more about getting on and friendships.

I guess like most things you just get jumped on if you have a opinion. I look forward to seeing it but I imaging it will only appeal to those who are already converted.

From what I read Its a film about Northern Soul, I'd guess with characters in it that tied into the plot and narrative with the Northern Soul scene as the glue. Only guessing though as its not been made yet.

No one will jump on you having an opinion, but they might have one or two of their own though :thumbsup:

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Most importantly the geezer on the right of the photo's my lad Will; temporarily a Manchester barman awaiting the thespian calls.

Elaine's doing this very professionally and creditably; all the music producers song rights will be covered of course.

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Right I will stick my neck out & tell ya now, if anyone can do NS justice within the context of a movie then its Elaine......she will go the extra yard & has/does live the life, she 'gets it' & you better believe it........I cant wait for this to come out, the lengths Elaine has gone to, to ensure the credibility of this movie are incredible, the difference between this & Soulboy will be like comparing Footsee to the Mellow Souls........every time I see the footage of the dancers, the hairs on the back of my neck go up.....just looks right to me, the fact these folk are diggin' it shows.......go Elaine !!!

Best Russ

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Again lots of film has tried to emulate the magic of the Torch, Mecca, and Casino etc during the golden era as most on this site remember, but I’m afraid up until now I’ve not had that bug in my tummy feeling about any. We must remember that we were mostly from different towns & city’s we brought together different fashions and attitudes towards dance styles & musical fashions but we all seemed to gel for a common reason (Black Soul Music). We danced side by side with people we had never met but apologised if we stepped in some ones way. Some watched in amazement at the dance moves of others, some joined their moves with others some were there for the atmosphere some for the friendship some for the thrill of staying out all night some even for the paraphernalia but we all just mixed better than a box of liquorice allsorts & that’s what a film about Northern Soul needs to capture.

agree and hope it does

Another teen trend that will disappear quickly into the mists of time, just like the mid-late 70's & again with Quadrophenia cult, no one will ever get it right on film because a lot of info is withheld due to our age, standing in the community & embarrassment, amongst other things, plus who had a bloody car then, other than nicked & did you ever dance in such lush surroundings, Victorian rooms & all. I hope they all stick it but only time will tell but I wish I could still dance like that for hours on end, infact days but the old knee & hip joints won't allow & if I did a back drop I'd look like a stranded turtle.

Dont think it will become a teenie trend Spot the kids today have way more exiting things to do these days with the club scene and open all hours

I had a van.... no driving Lic though used to borrow a mates till i passed mine :lol: ( the bobbies were easy to fool in them days ...) and i got pulled a fair few times .... once with Bub in the back along with 4 others ( twas only a Marina :lol: )

Right I will stick my neck out & tell ya now, if anyone can do NS justice within the context of a movie then its Elaine......she will go the extra yard & has/does live the life, she 'gets it' & you better believe it........I cant wait for this to come out, the lengths Elaine has gone to, to ensure the credibility of this movie are incredible, the difference between this & Soulboy will be like comparing Footsee to the Mellow Souls........every time I see the footage of the dancers, the hairs on the back of my neck go up.....just looks right to me, the fact these folk are diggin' it shows.......go Elaine !!!

Best Russ

Im hoping she does a good job with it :thumbsup: ................ f##kin soul boy :rofl:

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I seen you drive Rob--did you ever pass that test ??

I went with the lads who had Cars-miners around here had tons of cash, you could also take your test at 16 in the early 70s. plus being a skinny bastard they'd squeeze me in !

This filum isn't as "in your face", Wigan Bags ,and all as SB was, low key tasters, quality sound track and the small clip that was on here recently certainly hit the spot.

musical sound track sounds good too, only one thing could it be just Too Good ¹ to be commercially viable ? It would end up like a cult film -which may please us on here !!!!!!

good luck Elaine-I'm sure you're lurking in the wings !

Rob

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Another teen trend that will disappear quickly into the mists of time, just like the mid-late 70's & again with Quadrophenia cult, no one will ever get it right on film because a lot of info is withheld due to our age, standing in the community & embarrassment, amongst other things, plus who had a bloody car then, other than nicked & did you ever dance in such lush surroundings, Victorian rooms & all. I hope they all stick it but only time will tell but I wish I could still dance like that for hours on end, infact days but the old knee & hip joints won't allow & if I did a back drop I'd look like a stranded turtle.

Dead right as regards the car thing and there are threads on Soulsource which tell it like it really was in the 70s for lots of us, but also dead right with the bit that many prefer not to have that side of things discussed honestly now!

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There seems to be a gap between what is really going on and what people think is going on. If you went to the Northern Soul Night at the Komedia in Brighton over the bank holiday. There was great music and lots of people standing around looking good but very little understanding of what a Northern Soul event is about. In the main there are just a few good dancers and the rest well either haven't got a clue or shall we say a little out of shape.

On the south coast there are some great clubs Southampton Portsmouth and Bournemouth have some of the best.

This film is cashing in on what has and always will be an underground movement. If it's anything like Soulboy then it's really a total waste of bloody time a lot of fuss over nothing.

Sadly I've been to similar 'fancy dress parties' where soft as sh*te looking skins stood on the dancefloor, quaffing larger and looking embarassed whie they gingerly tapped their feet. Its not all like that though as different stokes has shown. The crowd were most definatly up for it in there on sat and at all the others I've attended.

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Just not sure why you would make a film surely it needs to have a story and the fact that it's set in a Northern Soul scene is secondary. It just seems to be like those patches you would see during the 1970s that said Mods on them. Sort of labelling itself as the brand.

The Casino was just last man standing rather than a starting point. There were other clubs all over the North.

Just would like to know what message the film is trying to say because there has been no mention of the story just how much attention too detail and authentic. I just thought for all its faults Quadrophenia had a story.

This film will be judged by others (non Northern Soul) on the story not the attention too detail.

Not sure what you mean here, the lines below are a direct lift from the link Mike put up and would suggest a fairly obvious narrative structure, I think it makes sense of the choice of name also and explains it is not a one dimensional name. Not sure what you mean about Casino either, lots of films are about specific points in time, as was Quadrophenia, and thats a good example, I was very anti-mod at that time but loved the film, as it was about people like me!

I think most film makers make films because they have a story to tell and this one looks exactly that,the major difficutly about projects like this is we are a bunch of moaning b****rds that expect everything to be of Scorsese like perfection and it to be exactly as we remember it one specifically special night in June 1973, which is quite a challenge really.

I do agree it should be judged on how good a film it is, which covers a multitude of sins, not on its documentary relevance, they are completely different scenarios.

You do seem to have a bee in your bonnet on this one mate, bringing you out of lurking, but all I can say, same as I said when Soulboy was first mentioned, surely a good film about our time can't be a bad thing can it?

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The film will tell the tale of two Northern boys whose worlds are changed forever when they discover black American soul music.

Rejecting their small town existence working the production line, they dream of going to America in search of the super-rare records that will help them to become the best DJ's on the British soul scene.

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The film will tell the tale of two Northern boys whose worlds are changed forever when they discover black American soul music.

Rejecting their small town existence working the production line, they dream of going to America in search of the super-rare records that will help them to become the best DJ's on the British soul scene.

Are Rod Shard and Dave Withers in it? :P

Regards,

Dave

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Not sure what you mean here, the lines below are a direct lift from the link Mike put up and would suggest a fairly obvious narrative structure, I think it makes sense of the choice of name also and explains it is not a one dimensional name. Not sure what you mean about Casino either, lots of films are about specific points in time, as was Quadrophenia, and thats a good example, I was very anti-mod at that time but loved the film, as it was about people like me!

I think most film makers make films because they have a story to tell and this one looks exactly that,the major difficutly about projects like this is we are a bunch of moaning b****rds that expect everything to be of Scorsese like perfection and it to be exactly as we remember it one specifically special night in June 1973, which is quite a challenge really.

I do agree it should be judged on how good a film it is, which covers a multitude of sins, not on its documentary relevance, they are completely different scenarios.

You do seem to have a bee in your bonnet on this one mate, bringing you out of lurking, but all I can say, same as I said when Soulboy was first mentioned, surely a good film about our time can't be a bad thing can it?

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The film will tell the tale of two Northern boys whose worlds are changed forever when they discover black American soul music.

Rejecting their small town existence working the production line, they dream of going to America in search of the super-rare records that will help them to become the best DJ's on the British soul scene.

It's not about northern soul then ?

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It's not about northern soul then ?

Ken you can read as well as I can mate, and the website I think outlines the film pretty well and gives me a good flavour on what it is about, read that and you will be as well informed as I am.

My response for above was to answer the previous posters comment about it having no story, I would say based on the lines from the website I have taken, it certainly does appear to have a story in it.

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I seen you drive Rob--did you ever pass that test ??

Rob

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Cheeky Ba#t#rd :lol:

on the matter of the film , i think it will be good ... hell look at the picture , clips etc ..... its looking like a pro job by someone that is on the inside for a change.... wonder if the ending fast forwards to the current state of affairs on the scene forty years on ... with the local OFB soul nights .. maybe not :lol: but it could be a sequel :rofl:

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So is it a Documentary about Northern Soul or is it a feature film with Northern Soul in it?

A bit like doing a film about kids in mid 90's London and calling the film Brit Pop. it's presumptuous

Thats why This is England is so good because the fact the lead role found friends in the Skinhead movement and it's darker side. Maybe Meadows should have called it Skinheads.

Just think it's all a bit obvious Quadrophenia was about a mass appeal fashion and the backdrop of the Brighton riots. Can't remember to much like that going on around Wigan it was more about getting on and friendships.

I guess like most things you just get jumped on if you have a opinion. I look forward to seeing it but I imaging it will only appeal to those who are already converted.

On the evidence of what we've seen and read already, this film is streets ahead of the Soulboy crud and you can't compare it to This England. I mean the footage they had, how they edited it and what they actually put out was such a disappointing diabolical load of old wank.

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I first met Elaine in 1983 and we spent many nights dancing at various all-nighter and soul nights up and down the country.

She has a passion for soul and for her photography and film making - I'm sure she will do her best to recreate an authentic piece of the 1970's soul scene.

I'm sure she won't be able to please all the people all the time, but I for one am looking forward to seeing the film and I wish her well.

TC RAY xx

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I am really looking forward to this one but what I am more happy about is that dance club thingy ....now running for almost 2 years!!!!! The youngster are slowly being infected by the soul virus in one of it's more serious conditions which manifest itself by great dancing and becoming one with the tune being played !!!! Some of them are now seriously getting in danger of getting completely hooked as they have been seen around more then once at the odd soul club!!!! Somebody please tell them now there is no cure!!!!! :ohmy:

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Yeah well thats how I got into the Northern Scene being trained for a minor movie. Isn't that how we all started in the Northern Soul scene with the hope of being spotted for major stardom only too be passed by...hehe!!!

You can teach the moves but you can't teach the soul...

It's called positive action and the kids will either get it or not but will have some fun on the way. If it sticks with a few it will have been well worth it and is primarily done with the idea of getting authentic young dancers for the film. I'm sure the tutors will allow for individual expression within the basics, in fact from what I've seen of a few there are several who do their own thing.

In the 80s a lot of young kids in London followed Keb's moves because they liked them, this isn't very far removed from that.

The alternative way for Soul Boy was to hire professional dancers and try to get them to catch it in a few days; it didn't work

Ady

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On 9/7/2011 at 22:08, musicdonkey007 said:

Ady have they fixed that bloody floor yet at the 100 club. I know it's "nothing to do with you and we are lucky to still have it" but blooming hell it was broken twenty years ago...

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Ady have they fixed that bloody floor yet at the 100 club. I know it's "nothing to do with you and we are lucky to still have it" but blooming hell it was broken twenty years ago...

went back for the first time in 20 years for last years anni, and no they have not fixed the floor or done the bogs up, but it s strangely all the better for it, LOL. cant wait to get back down there.

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Just watched a couple of the youtube films and they put the hairs on the back of my neck up! The dance floors in London must be a bit lively these days, would be tough for a 50plusser like me :)

Well done to all involved, not just the film but getting kids to dance and hear the music. :thumbsup:

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Ady have they fixed that bloody floor yet at the 100 club. I know it's "nothing to do with you and we are lucky to still have it" but blooming hell it was broken twenty years ago...

Correction my friend..........30 years ago. shades.gif

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Ady have they fixed that bloody floor yet at the 100 club. I know it's "nothing to do with you and we are lucky to still have it" but blooming hell it was broken twenty years ago...

Correction my

Yeah well thats how I got into the Northern Scene being trained for a minor movie. Isn't that how we all started in the Northern Soul scene

Genius! That's how to save the Northern Soul scene! A new movie very 2 or 3 years. Pack the clubs full of training youngsters so the old guard can pretend it's 1976 all over again! facepalm.gif

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Ady have they fixed that bloody floor yet at the 100 club. I know it's "nothing to do with you and we are lucky to still have it" but blooming hell it was broken twenty years ago...

Don't be ridiculous, it's scheduled for a refit in 2050.

It was nice and slidey at the last one though.

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I wonder what musicdonkey's agenda is here. A handful of posts all critical of this project. Accusations of a 'cash-in' are so wide of the mark as to be ridiculous and need to be answered. Elaine has been working on this project for a very long time.

As Byrney and others have said above this is the best chance the soul scene will ever have of getting a decent representation on film. Here is a director with long-standing first-hand knowledge of the thing but crucially also one with real talent and vision.

I can understand a degree of scepticism given previous attempts to represent Northern Soul in a feature film but the crucial difference here is that the creative drive behind all of this is from someone who's been on the scene whereas projects in the past have been written and directed by people who by and large were not there.

I know we all like to grumble about aspects of the scene every day here but the simple fact is that at its heart is the genuine magic we all fell in love with: the music, the dancing, shenanigans with chemicals and the friendships (and rivalries) which have come to last a lifetime. These are stories that deserve to be told. They are part of the fabric of ordinary people's lives, experiencing something extraordinary during their weekends. British cinema has been chock-full of 'coming of age' dramas based on the lives and angst of the middle classes. Here is an opportunity to try to represent some of the particular magic of the NS phenomenon with all the style and passion that the topic merits.

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Agenda! No agenda!

Just not sure why everything good in this world has to end up as a blooming film. Why do we continually plough youth culture when it wasn't the reason I got into it.

The argument to say it's introducing it too a new youth culture it should be up too them too decide what they are going to listen too weather that means the end of Northern Soul or not.

Did you do what your Dad told you too listen watch and do...No neither did I.

They will be selling Northern Soul t-shirts in Top Shop next why do we have to commercialise everything..?

It's a leap in logic to say that any attempt to portray something in art is necessarily 'commercialising' that subject. I can't speak directly for Elaine Constantine but I would imagine that this is a story which is very personal to her and one she wants to tell through the medium of film. You seem to have a very one dimensional view of film in general. Not everything on the big screen needs to be a flashy commercial blockbuster on one hand or a 'Mutiny on the Buses' on the other. I don't think the aim of this film is to 'revive' interest in Northern Soul or if it even needs reviving.

As I said above I understand scepticism about any project like this as one of the guiding principles of Northern or rare soul as a scene or movement is that it was entirely created by its participants, maybe the first thing in Britain ever distinctly like that in character. It wasn't a case of the music industry or television channels or daily newspapers in London telling young people what clothes to wear or what records to buy or what night clubs to go to. Its very underground nature was one of the defining reasons why it was so important to the people who followed the lifestyle every weekend and maybe the biggest key to its longevity.

If someone who was on the scene wishes to make a film about what it meant to them and how it shaped their values we should respect their choice to try to tell that story.

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Agenda! No agenda!

Just not sure why everything good in this world has to end up as a blooming film. Why do we continually plough youth culture when it wasn't the reason I got into it.

The argument to say it's introducing it too a new youth culture it should be up too them too decide what they are going to listen too weather that means the end of Northern Soul or not.

Did you do what your Dad told you too listen watch and do...No neither did I.

They will be selling Northern Soul t-shirts in Top Shop next why do we have to commercialise everything..?

You have taken your eye of the ball a little I think mate, Asda's have been selling soul T-Shirts for years and every market in the North of England has had Keep The Faith t-shirts and Northern Soul coasters for a number of years, surely you have been at Prestatyn weekender at least once in last decade and seen the Northen Soul knickers etc. Last time this scene was underground Shane Meadows was not even conceiving his first short. So you cannot really blame this film for any part in the commercialisation of anything surely.

And using the analogy of Shane Meadows, what is exactly the difference here, why don't you assume this film will have the same integrity as you obviously think, and I agree, his filmaking has. If the film is telling the story correctly why does that equal commercialisation, I think our beautiful thing needs recorded properly and using it as a centerpiece for a drama, done well works for me. To be honest you are starting to contradict yourself.

I don't know why you keep going on about the dancers and the scene, they are performers training for a role, probably dreaming of being famous because of this film, is that a major crime for ambitous kids. I wonder if BalletDancerSource.Co had huge derogotary threads about Natalie Portman over last couple of years or not, debating was she good for the future of the scene or not. Personally whether they are into "it" or not is incidental in this process for me, the fact that some of them are actually going to soul nights is great from the point of improving the view for us old gits, but of little other importance to me. One thing I will say on this, is I went along to one of their dance classes because I was in London and some of them got it, particularly one lad, and really got it as much as many people I see on the scene(s) the few times I have gone out in recent days. Whether he was just a great actor or really did is surely incidental for someone being trained to add authenticity to a film!

It would be good if you did this intro Mike asked, and gave some details of your Northern perspective and exactly why you got into and where etc., might be easier for people to understand your point of view and why this is so important to you.

Trust me it is important to me too, I would love a great film to be made including this subject. As I said before, lets not forget Elaine is someone very talented at what she does, and is an active member of scene and has a personal passion for it as much as you and I , and in fact more than I do these days, so has a head start surely.

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i did the rave scene for a couple of years in the 90s before gettin bored...human traffic...brilliant film and just like the scene back then...it can be done

dean

Maybe you had to have been into the rave scene to enjoy that film then cos I thought it was utter rubbish, and I really like most things John Simm is in.

Or maybe it's because the music is so terrible?

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The clips are impressive, as is the director's pedigree. I look forward to seeing the end result.

Mac (former card carrying member of the dark underbelly cogniscenti)

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I'm putting forward a script for a film about the current scene - none of this 'heyday' nostalgia for me...

I see it as a cross between Tod Browning's Freaks and Cocoon The Return with a thumping 'Funky' Northern Soundtrack

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can i play the lead Joe ? a mad Scots alchoholic with a chip on his shoulder traveling up and down the UK to various Soul Allnighters in the UK CIRCA 2011 ?

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There is a phrase - Everybody has a book in them.

It relates to the human instinct of story telling that goes back as far as language in every human culture in the world.

Some people will be good, others great, and the masses pretty ropey.

In Elaine's case we already have an accomplished story teller through her photographic work. Anyone who has seen her work can make up their own narrative to the pictures. In this film Elaine is getting the chance to tell her experience of the Northern Soul scene. And unlike Soul Boy (which I thought was OK), Elaine is going to be telling the story from within so to speak. Rather than an outsiders cliched view.

I think as has been said by many already. If anyone is going to do a job that rises above the rest, it is going to be someone like Elaine, who is telling the story with her own passion. Rather than getting an eclectic mix of stories and attempting to cobble them together.

My reference would be Paul Sadot's play one night in Wigan. Again Paul wrote that play from his perspective and experience of decades of love for the Northern Soul scene. And the results were second to none IMO.

I was as sceptical about Soul Boy as I am excited about Elaine's work. Even if it is the best thing ever set to celluloid about Northern Soul, I cant see Elaine being able to buy the mansion next to Joan Collins' island in the West Indies. So the criticism about 'cashing in' is surely mute. But while maybe not financially rich, if Elaine does pull it off, she can 'consider herself a millionaire'.

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can i play the lead Joe ? a mad Scots alchoholic with a chip on his shoulder traveling up and down the UK to various Soul Allnighters in the UK CIRCA 2011 ?

The realism in that would have me moist :D bring it on darlings....

Lets hope the funding does come through for this blokbuster,,, i can also see this going to panto too...

"Roddy in Boots " :lol:

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The realism in that would have me moist :D bring it on darlings....

Lets hope the funding does come through for this blokbuster,,, i can also see this going to panto too...

"Roddy in Boots " :lol:

For true realism though, surely it should be

" Soulie in Boots

at ten to three on a Thursday morning" ??

ATB

Tony

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There is a phrase - Everybody has a book in them.

It relates to the human instinct of story telling that goes back as far as language in every human culture in the world.

Some people will be good, others great, and the masses pretty ropey.

In Elaine's case we already have an accomplished story teller through her photographic work. Anyone who has seen her work can make up their own narrative to the pictures. In this film Elaine is getting the chance to tell her experience of the Northern Soul scene. And unlike Soul Boy (which I thought was OK), Elaine is going to be telling the story from within so to speak. Rather than an outsiders cliched view.

I think as has been said by many already. If anyone is going to do a job that rises above the rest, it is going to be someone like Elaine, who is telling the story with her own passion. Rather than getting an eclectic mix of stories and attempting to cobble them together.

My reference would be Paul Sadot's play one night in Wigan. Again Paul wrote that play from his perspective and experience of decades of love for the Northern Soul scene. And the results were second to none IMO.

I was as sceptical about Soul Boy as I am excited about Elaine's work. Even if it is the best thing ever set to celluloid about Northern Soul, I cant see Elaine being able to buy the mansion next to Joan Collins' island in the West Indies. So the criticism about 'cashing in' is surely mute. But while maybe not financially rich, if Elaine does pull it off, she can 'consider herself a millionaire'.

mikey

your posts are coming over in small text on chrome browser

may be a "old" browser issue

have removed all formating from your one quoted above

when posting try doing them without any formatting :thumbsup:

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It's a leap in logic to say that any attempt to portray something in art is necessarily 'commercialising' that subject. I can't speak directly for Elaine Constantine but I would imagine that this is a story which is very personal to her and one she wants to tell through the medium of film. You seem to have a very one dimensional view of film in general. Not everything on the big screen needs to be a flashy commercial blockbuster on one hand or a 'Mutiny on the Buses' on the other. I don't think the aim of this film is to 'revive' interest in Northern Soul or if it even needs reviving.

As I said above I understand scepticism about any project like this as one of the guiding principles of Northern or rare soul as a scene or movement is that it was entirely created by its participants, maybe the first thing in Britain ever distinctly like that in character. It wasn't a case of the music industry or television channels or daily newspapers in London telling young people what clothes to wear or what records to buy or what night clubs to go to. Its very underground nature was one of the defining reasons why it was so important to the people who followed the lifestyle every weekend and maybe the biggest key to its longevity.

If someone who was on the scene wishes to make a film about what it meant to them and how it shaped their values we should respect their choice to try to tell that story.

ive read all the quotes on this continuing saga and decided to chime in on this one in particular, but just in brief. just like our formost iconic dj's, the scene does not revive, it simply reinvents to suit the next generation. our scene and our music is durability accentuated. one thing it could never be tagged with is an andy warhol " fifteen minutes of fame" rebuke. a "wearing our hearts on our sleeves" celluloid celebratory acknowledgment of our all-consuming love for northern soul, surely is worth the effort, especially in the hands of a true soulie who wants to tell the story without so much as a stereotypical commercial distraction....the trap that has been fallen into before. this has to be a statement, akin to a stone carved monument,...a defining moment that from a visionary's point of view, we have never come close to fulfilling without unwelcome intervention from an unknowledgeable media and its other subsidiaries.

im probably like a good many others who do not know elaine personally, but reading the dialogue here, has alone, convinced me of her positivity. i remember, like a good many of you out there, the hype and furore that encompassed the release of the award winning documentary about the funk brothers and the triumphalism of finally achieving the recognition they deserved as much as the indebtedness, owed to them by their begrudging employer's motown....without them, there would have been no story and remember,....the foundation stones of our scene were built on the sounds coming out of detroit....the initial backbone of what morphed into northern soul.

that documentary is like an eleventh commandment, set in stone, where the roots of our musical heritage came from.....

so now is the time for a twelfth and, be it not a documentary, its by the people, for the people, the most important belief anyone should possess in telling our story the right way. i truely believe we can have before us a film we will watch and relate to, over and over for the rest of our natural lives.

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can i play the lead Joe ? a mad Scots alchoholic with a chip on his shoulder traveling up and down the UK to various Soul Allnighters in the UK CIRCA 2011 ?

I was hoping to make it a heart-felt story of coming of middle age - not a documentary :wicked:

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the only people who can portray how it was , what it felt like, how it made them feel, are the people who were there , and we will,

Sorry mate, am I missing summat. You were born in 1967 as per your profile, so how does that compute?

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actually, this is my whole point, yes you are missing something, people only see what they want to see and feel what they want too feel ,, depending on how close u look and how much u let yourself feel ,, is the whole point ,, u c there are two people in the picture, what u think is the whole story isnt necessarily true, in your words it computes as, im not the the he, in the pic, im the she , and i am old enough , and not only old enough i was brought up with kenny spence, hope u get a lil more insight,, and watch this space over the next few months and u will undertand more,,

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It's refreshing to know that someone with a real passion for the scene and it's music is behind this. Replicating youth / sub culture on film is never going to be easy as so much is lost in time.

I do find the dance instruction a bit cringworthy (I keep hearing a voice saying ' Northern soul cost's and right here is where you start paying' LOL) but it's great to see those young faces attending the 'Dance Club' and looking like they are having a ball - I hope they keep doing it for reasons other than a career in the movies.

Good luck to whoever is behind it and don't let the miserable old sods on here get you down :) .

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funny really cant ever recall being called a miserable old sod ,,, usually get called gud fun , entertaining, artistic, intelligent, warm and caring, crazy, the original soul girl, the sweetest girl in the world, an angel,

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Wonder if they have a crazy French morrocan in a white suit saying baybee and I hate ze funk punting out mirwood instrumentals...there's a million crazy characters that could be In this film.

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actually, this is my whole point, yes you are missing something, people only see what they want to see and feel what they want too feel ,, depending on how close u look and how much u let yourself feel ,, is the whole point ,, u c there are two people in the picture, what u think is the whole story isnt necessarily true, in your words it computes as, im not the the he, in the pic, im the she , and i am old enough , and not only old enough i was brought up with kenny spence, hope u get a lil more insight,, and watch this space over the next few months and u will undertand more,,

Sorry but if you post under a profile that gives a birth date of 1967 logically I, and possibly most others, would assume that the poster was born in err ... 1967.

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Sorry but if you post under a profile that gives a birth date of 1967 logically I, and possibly most others, would assume that the poster was born in err ... 1967.

I DISAGREE, HAS ONE NEVER READ A BOOK, AUTHOR WITH PSEUDONYM, ASSUMPTION IS THE CAUSE OF MANY MISUNDERSTANDINGS,, YOUR NAME ,, FOR EXAMPLE, I HAVE AN UNCLE WITH THE NAME DAVID TURNER, I DO NOT , THEREFORE , ASSUME WE ARE RELATED, AS I SAID WE SEE WHAT WE WANT TO SEE,,
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the only people who can portray how it was , what it felt like, how it made them feel, are the people who were there , and we will,

OMG - middle aged baldies and fatties and OAPs trying to look like they did 40 years ago? Well you don't need to set up a film to make that - just go to any big weekender :lol:

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I DISAGREE, HAS ONE NEVER READ A BOOK, AUTHOR WITH PSEUDONYM, ASSUMPTION IS THE CAUSE OF MANY MISUNDERSTANDINGS,, YOUR NAME ,, FOR EXAMPLE, I HAVE AN UNCLE WITH THE NAME DAVID TURNER, I DO NOT , THEREFORE , ASSUME WE ARE RELATED, AS I SAID WE SEE WHAT WE WANT TO SEE,,

Can`t see how Dave is "assuming" as on the soulskin profile you state your gender as male,your age as 45 and your birth year as 1967.

You have intentionally mislead fellow posters-or have I assumed incorrectly ,also?

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Can`t see how Dave is "assuming" as on the soulskin profile you state your gender as male,your age as 45 and your birth year as 1967.

You have intentionally mislead fellow posters-or have I assumed incorrectly ,also?

IN A WORD YES!
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IN A WORD YES!

welcome to the site soulskin

ok we dont do false ids etc on here

so to avoid any further confusion and misunderstandings can you edit your profile to reflect ya real name details etc

thanks

mike

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i would like to point out to those of you that think these kids are in this just as a short cut to being famous BOLLOCKS!,ive got to know some of these kids who attend a dance session in the north of england,they're true SOULIES who attend weekenders,soul nights and allnighters up and down the country,collect records,some dj at venues-not bad for kids with "no real interest in the scene".most of these youngsters are sons and daughters of soulies,some collect and wear vintage 70s clothes during the day(how many 40 and 50 yr olds do this?)They attend these dance sessions to hone their skills and perfect their technique yes for the film as Elaine wants to recreate authentic 70s dancin(they are bein guided by old soulies not dance teachers who have been around the scene for years) and also as a social get together so they can plan their weekends rippin up a dance floor now back off and stop tryin to put them off as they're the future of a scene non of us wants to see die with us ranting_1.gif

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i would like to point out to those of you that think these kids are in this just as a short cut to being famous BOLLOCKS!,

do us a favour can you spare a moment and point out just where any one has said anything like the above on here

i can't see ought like that in this thread or recall similar in any other thread on here

so be interested in where you got it from

thanks

mike

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wear vintage 70s clothes during the day(how many 40 and 50 yr olds do this?

I was wearing a vintage Harrington today, does that count? Even my daughter commented on how nice it looked :lol:

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do us a favour can you spare a moment and point out just where any one has said anything like the above on here

i can't see ought like that in this thread or recall similar in any other thread on here

so be interested in where you got it from

thanks

mike

yeh i'll 'do you a favour' and point out why iam ranting.yes no one on this has actually posted that exact set of words(yet),but i do know there is a soul source member who has used them publicaly and ive no doubt he will or has read this.as he also goes on FB and critacises everything these kids do
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yeh i'll 'do you a favour' and point out why iam ranting.yes no one on this has actually posted that exact set of words(yet),but i do know there is a soul source member who has used them publicaly and ive no doubt he will or has read this.as he also goes on FB and critacises everything these kids do

lost me, this is soul source not some reply to your facebook friends posts service

how are other members supposed to know that you are using soul source as a way to have a dig at facebook posts

do me another favour

don't bring sh*te from elsewhere on here

if need to "rant" about stuff someone said elsewhere then do it where it was said or if you really feel a need to share it with us all, then make sure that you take the time to 'explain' just why you are posting it on here

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Me being one of these "kids" i would like to put my point accross, i am 25 years old and attended my first northern soul nighter at 15 years old with my dad, since then i have done nothing but attend all nighters, weekenders, etc. i am not in it just for the film and to be quite honest with you im probably not going to even be in the film due to work commitments, please for the love of god stop slaggin off the film, the youngsters and we are true soulies, im sure my record collection would blow the bollocks off alot of you lot (before you say it its not all comercial either) xx

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Me being one of these "kids" i would like to put my point accross, i am 25 years old and attended my first northern soul nighter at 15 years old with my dad, since then i have done nothing but attend all nighters, weekenders, etc. i am not in it just for the film and to be quite honest with you im probably not going to even be in the film due to work commitments, please for the love of god stop slaggin off the film, the youngsters and we are true soulies, im sure my record collection would blow the bollocks off alot of you lot (before you say it its not all comercial either) xx

yep, but...

no ones slagging it down on here in such a way as you say, the only person who mentioned "fame" thing was some guy "ranting" about what someone said on chumpbook

and now thanks to that post, seems we are now going down the road of people feeling a need to post to defend and so on and so on

ah well...

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the only people who can portray how it was , what it felt like, how it made them feel, are the people who were there , and we will,

This doesn't make sense, I think Steve G pointed out, how can we now, approaching 60 portray ourselves at 20, do you not think an audience would notice we were all slightly beyond our sell by date? It's a piece of drama, film makers use actors to tell their story, that's all Elaine is doing, how about we watch the film when it comes out, then give an opinion?

Still really looking forward to this film :thumbsup:

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This doesn't make sense, I think Steve G pointed out, how can we now, approaching 60 portray ourselves at 20, do you not think an audience would notice we were all slightly beyond our sell by date? It's a piece of drama, film makers use actors to tell their story, that's all Elaine is doing, how about we watch the film when it comes out, then give an opinion?

Still really looking forward to this film :thumbsup:

i think i can still get away with it , portray myself as 20 :yes: or am i just deluded :( , please dont ruin my version of reality :rofl:

i too am looking forward to any film based around a genre that i have found great pleasure in for a great number of years, it can only

bring a smile to my face and that in its self is worth a fortune .

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Me being one of these "kids" i would like to put my point accross, i am 25 years old and attended my first northern soul nighter at 15 years old with my dad, since then i have done nothing but attend all nighters, weekenders, etc. i am not in it just for the film and to be quite honest with you im probably not going to even be in the film due to work commitments, please for the love of god stop slaggin off the film, the youngsters and we are true soulies, im sure my record collection would blow the bollocks off alot of you lot (before you say it its not all comercial either) xx

hi , re your like on soulskin comment,, hi im karen and i borrowed my partnersprofile as i didnt have one ,, oops i think i created a bit of a stirr,, oh well,,, too the point i noticed that u understood wer i was coming from which leads me to blieve u r one of the special creed,,we are having a re union of the special creed at the above venue,, tickets are selling fast already and are limited, would be great if u could attend and like minded soulies from back then,, and it will be fab to see how many people we remember,,if u are up for a great re union, tickets £5 office box 01282661234 best wishes karen,KTF
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Me being one of these "kids" i would like to put my point accross, i am 25 years old and attended my first northern soul nighter at 15 years old with my dad, since then i have done nothing but attend all nighters, weekenders, etc. i am not in it just for the film and to be quite honest with you im probably not going to even be in the film due to work commitments, please for the love of god stop slaggin off the film, the youngsters and we are true soulies, im sure my record collection would blow the bollocks off alot of you lot (before you say it its not all comercial either) xx

i think u misunderstand no one is putting anyone down,, its hard to put it accross without offending ,, please believe this ,, what it is ,,people feel there individual feelings at points in their lives,, u will in your journey ,, because thats what life is a journey, a very individual one, sometimes something brings a group of people together and a karma is felt amongst them,, yes u will feel yours with whoever ,, what was felt back then belongs too the people who felt it,, u will feel yours and no one can take that away from u,, wishing u all the best and hoping this helps u understand a small bit of what has been said,, good luck and good karma too u ,,xx
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i seem to have created a bit of a stirr,, i am soulskins partner and borrowed his profile as i didnt have one then,, soulskin is by no means dishonest about anything,, and i did not intentionally mean this mix up to happen,, it said u could put annonimous comments on so whats the difference,, anyhow hope this clears gareth name,, im the guilty misunderstood one,,

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I was wearing a vintage Harrington today, does that count? Even my daughter commented on how nice it looked :lol:

not really mate unless your wearing it with spencers and royal brogues,and a 70s feather cut hairstyle as some of these young 1s :thumbsup: do
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lost me, this is soul source not some reply to your facebook friends posts service

how are other members supposed to know that you are using soul source as a way to have a dig at facebook posts

do me another favour

don't bring sh*te from elsewhere on here

if need to "rant" about stuff someone said elsewhere then do it where it was said or if you really feel a need to share it with us all, then make sure that you take the time to 'explain' just why you are posting it on here

"dont bring sh#te on here from elsewhere" suppose that extendeds to those that refer to articles in newspapers,tv,radio,book,magazines etc aswell as me? and if we didnt refer to articles from other sources you wouldnt have much of a site now would you? :g: or topics for debate or am i just being singled out for special treatment?,i did explain -the person goes on this site.so "do me a favour" and try and use less inflamertary exspletives its not very becoming of a person in your esteemed position-i was defending kids against a bully and bringin attention to the fact.now back to the subject.the film!
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actually, this is my whole point, yes you are missing something, people only see what they want to see and feel what they want too feel ,, depending on how close u look and how much u let yourself feel ,, is the whole point ,, u c there are two people in the picture, what u think is the whole story isnt necessarily true, in your words it computes as, im not the the he, in the pic, im the she , and i am old enough , and not only old enough i was brought up with kenny spence, hope u get a lil more insight,, and watch this space over the next few months and u will undertand more,,

Soulskin I take it that your an Aspuller, if thats the case why not attend a soul night this friday at Hilltops club, Blackrod, Danny Paton and Ben Hindley from Wigan Young Souls along with some of the old Aspull soul boys are the DJs
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not really mate unless your wearing it with spencers and royal brogues,and a 70s feather cut hairstyle as some of these young 1s :thumbsup: do

I think if I saw someone in the street dressed like that I'd presume they were going to a fancy dress party.

Still, every generation looks back to those before it; in the 70's there was a fad for dressing like people in the 40's and 50's, people would watch old films to see what was being worn then copy it, Glenn Miller got into the charts. Never gets mentioned now. These days when people talk about 70's fashions in the mainstream media they always roll out flares (loon pants anyone?) and afghan coats as that is what the middle class kids who went to University wore. I wouldn't have been seen dead in an Afghan coat FFS.

Difference is now there are internet forums where the older generation can laugh and poke fun at youngsters who try and dress like they did 40 years ago, whereas in the 70's it was just your dad who told you that you looked ridiculous and talked all the way through top of the pops, etc.

Funny old world.

P.S. best of luck with "moderating" the site owner - made I laugh :lol:

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"dont bring sh#te on here from elsewhere" suppose that extendeds to those that refer to articles in newspapers,tv,radio,book,magazines etc aswell as me? and if we didnt refer to articles from other sources you wouldnt have much of a site now would you? :g: or topics for debate or am i just being singled out for special treatment?,i did explain -the person goes on this site.so "do me a favour" and try and use less inflamertary exspletives its not very becoming of a person in your esteemed position-i was defending kids against a bully and bringin attention to the fact.now back to the subject.the film!

as i said

the next time you wish to start anything negative on here based on what was said elsewhere, then suggest you take the time and effort to set it up so that people are not scratching their heads

if you want to carry on this discussion then pm me or take it to feedback forum

back to the film....

on these film threads

as there's 2 or 3 current film related threads, will close this and other ones later and link them to the most recent one

cheers now

mike

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I think if I saw someone in the street dressed like that I'd presume they were going to a fancy dress party.

Still, every generation looks back to those before it; in the 70's there was a fad for dressing like people in the 40's and 50's, people would watch old films to see what was being worn then copy it, Glenn Miller got into the charts. Never gets mentioned now. These days when people talk about 70's fashions in the mainstream media they always roll out flares (loon pants anyone?) and afghan coats as that is what the middle class kids who went to University wore. I wouldn't have been seen dead in an Afghan coat FFS.

Difference is now there are internet forums where the older generation can laugh and poke fun at youngsters who try and dress like they did 40 years ago, whereas in the 70's it was just your dad who told you that you looked ridiculous and talked all the way through top of the pops, etc.

Funny old world.

Yep, remember it well, used to go round the charity shops looking for Demob suits, single breasted jackets, no vents, and a very cool look it was as well, H&S and public awareness, wasn't what it si today, so never a thought to check for p*ss stains in the crotch...... happy days :)

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if you want to carry on this discussion then pm me or take it to feedback forum

back to the film....

on these film threads

as there's 2 or 3 current film related threads, will close this and other ones later and link them to the most recent one

cheers now

mike

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as above closing this now

rather than use 2 or 3 threads for current discussion ask please use this thread for further ..

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/articles/articles/soul-news/northern-soul-the-film-latest-news-june-2012-r2502

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