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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby humboldt » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:08 pm

Yes well I shan't bother with this! Dusty's life has been fully chronicled and laid bare. There is nothing left to tell and I don't really want to watch anyone else singing Dusty's hits and I am unanimous in this! Still it will keep up her public profile and engage new fans so that's not a bad thing.
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby pat.dunham » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:34 pm

humboldt wrote:Yes well I shan't bother with this! Dusty's life has been fully chronicled and laid bare. There is nothing left to tell and I don't really want to watch anyone else singing Dusty's hits and I am unanimous in this! Still it will keep up her public profile and engage new fans so that's not a bad thing.



Totally agree, but would love latest show to come to West end as a last hooray.. Look forward to Paul Howes updated "bible". Dusty, to me, is an adorable enigma and long may she remain so. :love: :note: :rose:
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby daydreamer » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:01 pm

Sweetbaby wrote:ImageWell it's not an either/or situation with the stage musical and this biopic - perhaps the latter's buzz will boost the fortunes of the former.

I'm pretty sure Gemma will be doing her own singing, or else Number 9 would have gone with more of a "name". And the company seems to have no trouble attracting star power, beginning with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith in the inaugural Number 9 production Ladies in Lavender: of course Cate Blanchett portrayed Phyllis Nagy's Carol and no less than Keira Knightley is Colette in Number 9's current biopic about the French novelist.

That said - as an indie film company Number 9 probably has to be frugal: obtaining the rights for Dusty's recordings would likely be more expensive than cutting new tracks. As I recall the handful of Dusty biopic projects which have been "floated" since 2001 all planned to star an actress who'd do her own singing. Perhaps the owners of the original tracks just aren't forthcoming at any price.



This quote is from one of the news articles....but it doesn't say anything about who is singing on that soundtrack.

The “Dusty in Memphis” album was released in 1969. It featured tracks including “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Just a Little Lovin’,” both of which will feature in the film. Number 9 is working with Universal Music on the soundtrack.
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby Sweetbaby » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:53 pm

ImageUniversal Music seems to have for some time routinely handled the soundtracks for Number 9 productions, including those for Carol and the original movie of Made in Dagenham. We'll have to wait and see if the plan is to make new recordings of the DIM songs or if Universal intends to license the original tracks from the owner (Atlantic Records? Tom?).

As I've said I suspect Number 9 would have gone with a bigger name than Gemma Arterton if they were simply casting an actress rather than a singer. But I could - gasp! -be wrong: it is true Gemma has previously starred in two Number 9 films. However those were films with multiple leads - it just makes sense to me that for Gemma to be assigned what's logically a sole lead role the film-makers must feel she's especially suited, and with a Dusty biopic that would mean they feel she can sing the role as well as act it.
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby IWannaBeABluesSinger » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:34 am

Here's some idea of the new movie's content:

"An official synopsis reads: 'It will follow her as she navigates her way through the politics of the recording studio and the city, and will also explore her encounter with the music of Motown, her stand against apartheid policies during her aborted South African tour and her thorny brushes with men in the music industry."

That's a lot to cram into one week, if you ask me.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6143465/Gemma-Arterton-portray-Dusty-Springfield-biopic-Love.html

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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby edjames » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:30 pm

I hope everyone should keep in mind that this script will be a fictionalized version of the real event.

We all know Dusty showed up in Memphis and became quite intimidated and nervous about recording at Muscle Shoals Studios, given it's history with people like Otis Redding and Aretha (although, quite surprisingly, Aretha also bolted from Muscle Shoals without recording her vocals and also completed them in NYC (probably Groove Sound Studios on West 55th St(?)! Apparently, Aretha's then-husband got into a fight with one, or more, of the band members and they left Memphis the next day.). Dusty famously went on during her stay to throw the motel room TV into the pool, and finished her vocals in NYC a few months later. Most importantly, the album went on to be a classic and has won many awards.

I'll keep a note of cautious optimism that perhaps they'll do Dusty justice in this film, but I don't hold out much hope. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby Sweetbaby » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:08 pm

ImageI'm eagerly awaiting casting updates on this project - my interest being more in what characters besides Dusty will be featured rather who'll play them!

With Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy writing and directing I'd be surprised if Dusty's personal life isn't touched on, which I understand may set off alarm bells for fans. Still no one who saw the recent musical seemed discomfited with its take on Dusty's personal life - while Ms Nagy's take may differ I see no cause for fear it might be one Dusty's fans would find distasteful.
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby Douggie » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:54 pm

Hi All

I did make a few comments last time this film was spoken about.
I still do have my concerns that it will probably concentrate on
Dusty's bad times. I must say though looking at Gemma Arterton
I do see certain things about her face that are or could be very Dusty.
They can do some wonderful things with makeup so she could do Dusty
acting & looking wise. I have never heard her sing which is probably the
thing that she won't be able to do, and we all know the reason why.
Her height you can live with camera shots.
The time frame could be a problem as it seems they want to cover a very
broad time spectrum. South Africa was December 1964, Motown show 1965,
and the the Memphis album 1968. I read somewhere that they wanted it to
be when she was at her greatest height in (They say) 1968.
If the movie finished here we would not have to deal with the bad days.
It was only after this she went to live in America where things went wrong.
She did such a lot during her life it will be hard choosing what not to put in.
I also come back to how much do they really know about her that is not in
any books!
I know for a fact that there will be many things left out, through only looking
at one part of her life and not knowing other parts.
Many things have been brought to my attention from other people,
which I have thought about and have agreed with whole heartedly.
Which in my opinion is a must that should be included in any Dusty story as I
believe may answer many questions that have never asked before, but should have!!
This angle has never been approached before but an integral part of her life.
This information was given to me, but is not mine to elaborate on or talk about.
Thank you again for your trust! I am sure you know who you are.
We have all read various books covering the same (Dusty) subject, but with different conclusions.
If you base your story on questions to the same people, you will get the same answers, maybe!!
Research has always been the answer, but only if the right questions are asked!!
To the right people that is!!
No point in asking a deaf person if they liked the melody or if a blind person liked the sunset.
It would be great to get things right and something real would be good also. We'll wait and see..

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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby Sweetbaby » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:32 pm

ImageIf it's not surprising enough that this movie is on the verge of active production two and a half years after it was first announced - Number 9 Films actually had a Dusty biopic in the planning stage nine years ago!

Remember the buzz about Nicole Kidman playing Dusty? That project - announced in January 2009 - was to be produced by Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen. the husband-and-wife team who founded Number 9 Films in 2002 and who still head the company. I don't know if Number 9 has actually had to fight a nine year battle to get a Dusty biopic project off the ground but it's nice to have evidence of strong commitment.

BTW: one of Stephen Woolley's pre-Number 9 productions was Scandal, the 1989 parent film of Dusty's hit Nothing Has Been Proved: I'm not sure if Woolley actually rubbed shoulders with Dusty but, according to Paul Howes, Woolley did endorse their recommendation that Dusty cut the movie's theme. I also happened to see another of Woolley's 80's films: Shag, and as I recall - like Scandal - Shag evoked its mid-60s time frame most effectively, and also its locale, which in Shag was the American South.
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby donellac » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:25 am

Hi Douggie,

Great to get your angle on this production.

I always wonder, though, what you mean when you say
Many things have been brought to my attention from other people,
which I have thought about and have agreed with whole heartedly.
.

Why do you tantalise with such words as:
This information was given to me, but is not mine to elaborate on or talk about. Thank you again for your trust! I am sure you know who you are.
and
Research has always been the answer, but only if the right questions are asked!!
To the right people that is!!


Douggie, who are the right people? What are the right questions?
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby Douggie » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:05 pm

donellac wrote:Hi Douggie,

Great to get your angle on this production.

I always wonder, though, what you mean when you say
Many things have been brought to my attention from other people,
which I have thought about and have agreed with whole heartedly.
.

Why do you tantalise with such words as:
This information was given to me, but is not mine to elaborate on or talk about. Thank you again for your trust! I am sure you know who you are.[/quot] and
Research has always been the answer, but only if the right questions are asked!!
To the right people that is!!


Douggie, who are the right people? What are the right questions?


Hi Donellac

When people trust you with certain information that they have, you must respect what should be done with this information. I felt that I didn't want to share it at the time or now. However if these people wish to tell others it is their choice and not mine to discuss it with others. I will trust whatever decision they choose make. If it becomes common knowledge then I will voice my opinion.

I am sure that these people (as above) will read what I have posted. So I Thanked them for their trust in me.

Part of my past jobs have been research, be it music, ancestry (A Hobby of mine) or general
information. Research is to find out more about things you may not know! Like to know more about Dusty you need to look outside the box. What I mean by that is every book, show, musical and whatever always seem to come from the same sources from a small collection of the same more or less people. Without new information you will almost certainly come up with what has gone before with maybe some variations. I know there are many who could add to what is already know about Dusty. Nobody has ever asks them, sadly some have died waiting. I really mean this they died waiting to be asked.
It is the job of the researcher to think outside the box and find the people who can give the answers that they (the researcher) seeks.

This is another thing the researcher has to find the who and which questions? I know that there are people connected to this web site who would be a must to interview, but they probably haven't been or won't be interviewed. As regards to what questions! There are a million things that people don't know of Dusty's life.
You have to think outside of the box!
Because the researcher only thinks that what has been written is all there is, and doesn't look beyond what they have been told or read. Not very good research if this is the case. They must think of other angles.
Question that have not been asked before.
I hope that I have answered your quires.
Sorry if I seem guarded but when you are told something that is in confidence you are trusted to keep it so, I hope you understand..

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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby daydreamer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:04 pm

The problem is Douggie, and I don't meant to be flippant but we're all going to die waiting for all these people to tell us the truth! I don't want to know any more about Dusty's personal life, especially the American years, but I certainly would love to hear whatever you refer to when you say to think out of the box if it concerns the Dusty I 'knew' back in the 60's.
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby Sweetbaby » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:10 am

ImageGemma's told the press (at least implicitly) she won't be before the cameras as Dusty til 2019 so it'll probably be quiet on the info front for awhile (altho I'll be on the look-out for casting updates). Gemma's also stated: "If I wake up in the morning and I've smoked the night before and I am a bit hungover then I sound more like Dusty". I don't think anyone would consider Dusty's speaking voice husky, so is this confirmation of Gemma doing her own singing?

Any road: here's the blurb: click to enlarge if you wish.
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(The orginal web address is https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-new ... mes-cordon)
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby trek007 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:43 pm

I don't think having a hangover and lots of ciggies is going to help Gemma sing like Dusty....is she having a laugh!
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby trek007 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:54 pm



Pleasant, but thats all.
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby mas » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:49 pm

Well said, Carole. Dusty's beautiful voice could never be replicated by anyone no matter how hard they may try.
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Re: Yet another script being written.

Postby Sweetbaby » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:13 am

mas wrote:Well said, Carole. Dusty's beautiful voice could never be replicated by anyone no matter how hard they may try.
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[;)] well - we've never heard Gemma when she's hungover!

In fairness to Gemma I think she is being light-hearted: certainly I hope her mom - or anyone else - didn't seriously think not being blonde precluded playing Dusty. Mater likely did say that as a knee-jerk reaction, or she may have felt being blonde was a state of mind - I think Dusty was a "true blonde" even if it wasn't her natural hair color.

Any road - there's media interest in the project and Gemma's not shy about promoting it. As she indicated it won't be 'til next year that she'll start filming as Dusty: Gemma's scheduled to start filming her lead role in the movie Summerland this month and is also voicing two animated films plus the BBC-Nextflix mini-series of Watership Down.
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