"The Boat That Rocked" & Reslo Microphones

The British comedy from 2009 "The Boat That Rocked" (also known as "Pirate Radio" in America, "Good Morning England" in France & "Radio Rock Revolution" in Germany...have you ever known of so many different titles!) is a comedy set in the 1960s about an illegal radio station on board a ship in the North Sea and their fight with the government to keep broadcasting.

Pictured here is the news reader character 'On-The-Hour' John, played by actor Will Adamsdale, with a Reslo RV Ribbon Microphone. Note the nice period detail of adding a Vortexion 4/15/M valve mixer as loved by the likes of Joe Meek. Also spotted John's tea mug with his embossed name label, essential in any British studio! 

Expressing his dedication to be a news caster John says "I've always lived for news and weather. Happy to die for them, too. Especially the weather.

"The Boat That Rocked" written & directed by Richard Curtis ( Love Actually, Bridget Jones's Diary, Notting Hill, The Vicar Of Dibley et al) and features a stellar cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Chris O'Dowd, Rhys Darby, Katherine Parkinson and Nick Frost.

Here's a great piece of artwork by "unconsciousargentine" reminiscent of the style in The Beatles Yellow Submarine film.

View more photographs of Reslo microphones used in films on our flickr page

"The Boat That Rocked" official film website

p.s. don't forget the up coming 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones first performance on the 12th July 1962 at the Marquee Club in London.

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