History Trivia / TwentyFourHourPartyPeople

23rd Apr '17 6:29:01 PM thelivingtoad
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The film is a biopic that [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory stretches the truth a bit here and there]], but some of the more fanciful things included in the movie actually happened:
** Yes, Martin Hannett really did go up on a hilltop to record "silence" and forced Stephen Morris to set up his kit on the roof of the studio, recording him long after everyone else had left.
** Yes, Factory Records really did lose money on every copy of Music/NewOrder's "Blue Monday" because of the cost of its elaborate die-cast sleeve, despite it being the best-selling 12" single of all time.
** Yes, Tony Wilson really did compare Shaun Ryder of Music/HappyMondays to Creator/WilliamButlerYeats. Ryder is indeed a gifted, witty lyricist with a keen eye for observation, but his loutish personality has often obscured his talent.
** Yes, Factory Records really didn't have proper contracts with its artists, which is why London Records balked at acquiring them, and simply signed their lone remaining successful act, Music/NewOrder.
** Yes, the Hacienda really did lose a ton of money specifically because everyone was doing drugs and not buying booze. Peter Hook of Music/NewOrder once claimed that the club lost up to £18 million despite it being a packed hotspot every night. The club didn't close immediately after Factory Records went under though; Wilson and New Order kept it going until 1997. The main discrepancy with the film's depiction of the Hacienda is fairly minor: Wilson wasn't present at the final night, nor was the club's final event a rave: It was a concert by the space rock band Music/{{Spiritualized}}.
23rd Apr '17 6:27:46 PM thelivingtoad
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** Yes, Tony Wilson really did compare Shaun Ryder of Music/HappyMondays to Creator/WilliamButlerYeats. Ryder was indeed a gifted, witty lyricist with a keen eye for observation, but his loutish personality often obscured his talent.

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** Yes, Tony Wilson really did compare Shaun Ryder of Music/HappyMondays to Creator/WilliamButlerYeats. Ryder was is indeed a gifted, witty lyricist with a keen eye for observation, but his loutish personality has often obscured his talent.
23rd Apr '17 6:26:46 PM thelivingtoad
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** Yes, the Hacienda was really a great money sink specifically because everyone was doing drugs and not buying booze. Peter Hook of Music/NewOrder once claimed that the club lost up to £18 million despite it being a packed hotspot every night. The club didn't close immediately after Factory Records went under though; Wilson and New Order kept it going until 1997. The main discrepancy with the film's depiction of the Hacienda is fairly minor: Wilson wasn't present at the final night, nor was the club's final event a rave: It was a concert by the space rock band Music/{{Spiritualized}}.

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** Yes, the Hacienda was really did lose a great ton of money sink specifically because everyone was doing drugs and not buying booze. Peter Hook of Music/NewOrder once claimed that the club lost up to £18 million despite it being a packed hotspot every night. The club didn't close immediately after Factory Records went under though; Wilson and New Order kept it going until 1997. The main discrepancy with the film's depiction of the Hacienda is fairly minor: Wilson wasn't present at the final night, nor was the club's final event a rave: It was a concert by the space rock band Music/{{Spiritualized}}.
23rd Apr '17 6:26:13 PM thelivingtoad
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The film is a biopic that [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory stretches the truth a bit here and there]], but some of the more fanciful things included in the movie actually happened:
** Yes, Martin Hannett really did go up on a hilltop to record "silence" and forced Stephen Morris to set up his kit on the roof of the studio, recording him long after everyone else had left.
** Yes, Factory Records really did lose money on every copy of Music/NewOrder's "Blue Monday" because of the cost of its elaborate die-cast sleeve, despite it being the best-selling 12" single of all time.
** Yes, Tony Wilson really did compare Shaun Ryder of Music/HappyMondays to Creator/WilliamButlerYeats. Ryder was indeed a gifted, witty lyricist with a keen eye for observation, but his loutish personality often obscured his talent.
** Yes, Factory Records really didn't have proper contracts with its artists, which is why London Records balked at acquiring them, and simply signed their lone remaining successful act, Music/NewOrder.
** Yes, the Hacienda was really a great money sink specifically because everyone was doing drugs and not buying booze. Peter Hook of Music/NewOrder once claimed that the club lost up to £18 million despite it being a packed hotspot every night. The club didn't close immediately after Factory Records went under though; Wilson and New Order kept it going until 1997. The main discrepancy with the film's depiction of the Hacienda is fairly minor: Wilson wasn't present at the final night, nor was the club's final event a rave: It was a concert by the space rock band Music/{{Spiritualized}}.
28th Jan '17 5:29:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ProductionPosse: Steve Coogan would go on (as of 2015) to appear in four more Creator/MichaelWinterbottom films, ''Film/ACockAndBullStory'', ''The Trip'', ''The Look Of Love'', and ''The Trip To Italy''. Shirley Henderson (who plays Tony Wilson's wife) had appeared previously in ''Wonderland'' and would later appear in ''Shandy'', ''Everyday'', and ''The Look Of Love''.

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* ProductionPosse: Steve Coogan would go on (as of 2015) to appear in four more Creator/MichaelWinterbottom films, ''Film/ACockAndBullStory'', ''[[Literature/TristramShandy A Cock and Bull Story]]'', ''The Trip'', ''The Look Of Love'', and ''The Trip To Italy''. Shirley Henderson (who plays Tony Wilson's wife) had appeared previously in ''Wonderland'' and would later appear in ''Shandy'', ''Everyday'', and ''The Look Of Love''.
28th Jan '17 5:28:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ProductionPosse: Steve Coogan would go on (as of 2015) to appear in four more Michael Winterbottom films, ''TristramShandy'', ''The Trip'', ''The Look Of Love'', and ''The Trip To Italy''. Shirley Henderson (who plays Tony Wilson's wife) had appreared previously in ''Wonderland'' and would later appear in ''Shandy'', ''Everyday'', and ''The Look Of Love''.

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* ProductionPosse: Steve Coogan would go on (as of 2015) to appear in four more Michael Winterbottom Creator/MichaelWinterbottom films, ''TristramShandy'', ''Film/ACockAndBullStory'', ''The Trip'', ''The Look Of Love'', and ''The Trip To Italy''. Shirley Henderson (who plays Tony Wilson's wife) had appreared appeared previously in ''Wonderland'' and would later appear in ''Shandy'', ''Everyday'', and ''The Look Of Love''.
26th Sep '16 11:18:36 AM MarkLungo
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* ActorAllusion: Taken almost to RecursiveReality levels. Steve Coogan, who played Tony Wilson, based his comedy character [[Series/ImAlanPartridge Alan Partridge]] partly on Tony Wilson, and there are notable similarities between how the characters are presented.

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* ActorAllusion: Taken almost to RecursiveReality levels. Steve Coogan, Creator/SteveCoogan, who played Tony Wilson, based his comedy character [[Series/ImAlanPartridge Alan Partridge]] Series/AlanPartridge partly on Tony Wilson, and there are notable similarities between how the characters are presented.
27th Apr '16 4:09:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Nearly every big British actor and comedian of 2002 is in this movie. Just check out the cast list on Website/IMDb.
** In a similar vein, there's also a lot of cameos from real-life figures in the Madchester / Hacienda scene.
** In particular, the gutter philosopher claiming to be Boethius may have actually been there just to inspire Tony Wilson. It wouldn't be [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston the Doctor's strangest mission]].
** The actor playing Martin Hannett would go on to have an illustrious career playing SerkisFolk.
1st Oct '15 6:01:42 AM fauxtoast
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** The actor playing Martin Hannett would go on to have an illustrious career playing SerrkisFolk.

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** The actor playing Martin Hannett would go on to have an illustrious career playing SerrkisFolk.SerkisFolk.
1st Oct '15 6:01:17 AM fauxtoast
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** The actor playing Martin Hannett would go on to have an illustrious career playing SerrkisFolk.
* ProductionPosse: Steve Coogan would go on (as of 2015) to appear in four more Michael Winterbottom films, ''TristramShandy'', ''The Trip'', ''The Look Of Love'', and ''The Trip To Italy''. Shirley Henderson (who plays Tony Wilson's wife) had appreared previously in ''Wonderland'' and would later appear in ''Shandy'', ''Everyday'', and ''The Look Of Love''.
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