A film named ‘The Scouting Book For Boys’ is released on March 19th. This is exciting for many reasons. Not only because it is an absolute corker of a film and stars, among many other great performances, the unstoppable Thomas Turgoose. It also features six Noah and the Whale songs on the soundtrack. The tracks are mostly from the first record and one b-side. Here is a trailer;
More information can be found on the film website www.thescoutingbookforboys.co.uk. It got me thinking that two of my favourite British actors at the moment are in their youth. Thomas Turgoose as I mentioned above but also Bill Milner. You may have seen Milner in ‘Son Of Rambow’, ‘Is Anybody There’ and most recently as Ian Dury’s son in ‘Drugs and Sex and Rock and Roll’.
Talking of 'Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll', take a look at this article on the Guardian website http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/jan/31/rock-films-british-music . An interesting thought indeed. One that leads me quite nicely into letting you know the developments of the Noah and the Whale documentary, tentatively titled ‘First Days’. It follows us through the making of the record and the film, from the first day in the studio on January 2nd right through to its release in September. It is directed by Ben Adler who collected over 70 hours of footage in his time with the band. I saw the first cut recently and I will be keeping you updated and will post the trailer as soon as there is one.
In the meantime enjoy this song.
Also watch 'A Prophet', its very very good.
I watched this last night again for about the 50th time, one of the best.