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Thread: Nick Mason "Life Could Be a Dream" - is this lost?

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    Default Nick Mason "Life Could Be a Dream" - is this lost?

    Just read about this on one pf's site:

    "Mason then reaches over and turns on a film projector. As the song Arnold Layne plays, home movies of the Pink Floyd in 1968 are projected onto a screen. Roger Waters gets out of a van as David Gilmour happily mimes playing a guitar. In a bit of jest, Waters is shown miraculously putting the neck of his bass guitar through Masonís chest as Mason laughs. Gilmour looks on in amazement as Mason turns and laughs at the camera. Richard Wright also laughs at the humor. All in good fun! This is followed by a film of giant inflatable octopus with itís tentacles all laid out on a lawn next to a lake. Steve OíRourke wanders up a hill as scenes of Pink Floyd performing on stage at the Crystal Palace Bowl on May 15, 1971, are shown. Home movies of this concert include scenes of the band performing live on stage, various scenes of the audience relaxing and taking in the concert on the bank of the lake, and band members backstage. It was a memorable performance. After the Crystal Palace Bowl film comes home movies of the filming of the movie, Live at Pompeii. Nick Mason is seen enjoying himself behind one of the huge movie cameras as it is raised up in the air on a crane. At this point the film grinds to a halt, the screen fades to black, and the song One of These Days begins. A montage of pictures of Pink Floyd at Pompeii flash across the screen. With a butterfly on his chest, Nick Mason plays his drums with mallets, then sticks, driving the song on. As the song, One of These Days, ends, the scene switches back to the Mosport Racetrack with Nick Mason behind the wheel of his Porsche."

    Is this film not exist in traders hands?

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    That's more information on it than I've ever seen before anyway! It's a reasonable guess that Mason's got a copy somewhere, and probably Rothmans/British American Tobacco too. I'd like t see it too, but I fear it'll remain out of sight forever....

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    WOW!!!
    Thanks for a ****ing great description that just took me away for a few moments!!!!
    I'd like to see this film too, but it almost sounds too good to be true :tear:
    One can only hope that it will surface somehow one day
    THANKS AGAIN !!!

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    Found this information: "Life Could be a Dream" (Nick Mason and Rick Fenn) 30 minute documentary on the life of Nick Mason, directed by Mike Shackleton. Includes footage of Mason participating in various automotive events, and also showing off his collection of Pink Floyd home movies and archive material. The soundtrack consisted of several songs that were later rerecorded for the Mason and Fenn album _Profiles_, as well as a cover of the Crew Cuts' "Sh-Boom," with Eric Stewart (Fenn's bandmate from 10cc) on vocals. Neither video nor "Sh-Boom" have been released.

    So this video is hoarded by Nick himself?

    By the way, the complete review can be found on this page, so at least one person has actually seen this video.
    Last edited by Floydiandolf; 2010-10-31 at 09:30 PM.
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    I remember a bootleg call Life could be a Dream in the mid 90's

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    We know the film was shown both times on Skynet and Screensport TV channels in 1985. The right are owned by NVC Media Company.
    Andy Mabett get a private screening of this movie in 1987.

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    Just resurrecting an old thread. A small update on Life Could Be A Dream. As of recently, Nick Mason has been searching for the masters for this documentary - as he only currently has access to a production time-coded copy, which he didn't want. His reason for searching for this footage was because it was to be used in an up-coming BBC segment on Nick Mason and his racing career.

    That's all that can be said at this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azerty View Post
    We know the film was shown both times on Skynet and Screensport TV channels in 1985. The right are owned by NVC Media Company.
    Andy Mabett get a private screening of this movie in 1987.
    Who is/was Andy Mabett?

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    Glenn Povey had a copy of that on VHS back in the 80's but regrettably lost it.

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