The movie the boat that rocked was released 1 April 2009 and

The movie the boat that rocked was released 1 April 2009 and its running time is 135 mins. The movie was directed by Richard Curtis for WorkingTitle. In his team the producer was Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Hilary Bevan Jones, with Richard Curtis, Debra Hayward and Liz Chasin as executive producers. The Principal Photography begun 3 March 2008 and continued until June. It stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Sturridge, Talulah Riley, Kenneth Branagh, Jack Davenport, EmmaThompson, January Jones, Gemma Arterton and Sinead Matthews. The film cost £30 mill to produce, but only took £6.1 mill in the U.K. in its first 12 weeks of release, with film critics complaining the film was too long. Total earnings in UK $10 mill approximately with total earnings of $28 mill” (Naamah Hill, 2014). The boat that rocked is a movie set in the 60s about a group of radio disc jockeys that were passionate about rock n roll. They worked on a radio station that was adored for playing rock n roll music and their outspoken and outrageous personalities. “The Boat That Rocked is Curtis’s first non- romantic comedy, inspired by his own childhood memories of listening secretly on his transistor radio to the broadcasts of pirate stations such as Radio Caroline, anchored just outside British territorial waters before it was shut down by the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act of 1967” (Naamah Hill, 2014). The Disc Jockeys were wild, fun, loud, charismatic, and rebellious in their own different unique styles when hosting their individual shows. These Disc jockeys met their worst nightmare when they were informed that there would be a ban on their shows, as the radio station manager were being forced to by the law because their music and commentary was uncensored when hosting their shows and the radio stations license was on the verge of being revoked. (Alexander Badenoch, 2009).The rock n roller disc jockeys were unhappy with the ban of rock n roll music on radio because it was apparently deemed too explicit according to the radio broadcasting laws which took away from their nonchalant ways of expression. The station manager was not too happy with this decision either but he knew the reality that their license would stand a high chance of being revoked should they continue with these songs and language and he wouldn’t take the risk and tried to reason with his team of Disc jockeys to be a bit more censored rather.( Thomas Caldwell, 2009). These disc jockeys were uncompromising to that request and were instead infuriated and disappointed with the station managers request. The Disc Jockeys figured it would be best to leave the radio station they worked for, and as a collective buy a boat to somehow by pass the law and pirate their own radio station from the boat ashore as it was off land and was not governed by these radio broadcasting laws. The radio disc jockeys each had fans who adored them and were guaranteed a following so they bought the boat and started their own radio station that would exempt them from these radio broadcasting laws that they felt were limiting them and their opinions. The followers of these shows were equally upset with the radio station managers decision to ban this team of Disc jockeys, because these fans were head over heels in love with the shows that they were dedicated to listening to. “All over an infantilized country, in a series of cringe-making vignettes, we see schoolgirls and schoolboys, nurses, housewives and truck drivers glued to their radios and dancing in the streets like risk-taking listeners in Warsaw Pact countries tuning in to Radio Free Europe” (Philip French, April 2009). The point that Philip French is stressing out is that young women went crazy listening to the music and the Disc jockeys talk and some would even join the Disc Jockeys on the boat on weekends without their parent’s permission. These women would call in and throw themselves at the Disc jockeys because their rebellious nature intrigued something in them. When they showed up at the boat these women would try drugs of sorts with the disc jockeys who indulged frequently and even on air on these drugs, like smoking marijuana, snorting cocaine and would over indulge in their drinking sprees, which had turned into something of a lifestyle. “Reflecting a partial, idealized Britain, his films add a dash of sex and drugs and rock’n’roll to the once popular West End comedy of the sort called “well made”. Now that he has turned his attentions to the 1960s

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