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I TO WAS INSPIRED BY THE FILM FOR MANY YEARS AND OF COURSE PARTICULARLY BY TRACEY. AT 12 I HAD AN ALMIGHTY CRUSH ON HER. I HAD ALMOST FORGOTTEN AS THE YEARS WENT BY BUT YOU SITE WAS A WONDERFUL REMINDER.
"Melody" inspired my love with London (and Jack Wild) and had spurred me to move from the USA to England , where I spend some nice times sightseeing in the areas London where footage for the movie was shot. Melody has forged a place in my heart.
"Melody" inspired my love with London ... where I spend some nice times sightseeing in the areas London where footage for the movie was shot. Melody has forged a place in my heart.
Bloody hell. I thought it was just me who did that. I was just wandering down Hercules Road yesterday, on my way back from Weymouth (where I had been for another reason...honest).
HULLO. I AN AN ARGENTINE WRITER AND JOURNALIST. OH, IT HAPPENED THE SAME YO ME. I HAD WATCHED `MELODY` IN 1972 IN ITUZAINGO CITY (GRATER BUENOS AIRES, PROVINCE0. I WAS JUST 1O YEARS OLD. AND OF COURSE I GOT IN LOVE WITH TRACY HYDE. WHO COULDN´T? YEARS PASSED, BUT HER IMAGE REMAINED STUCK IN MY MIND. I LEARNED ENGLISH A LOT. I WATCHED THE FILM AGAIN IN 1978 AND 1983, WHEN VIDEO CLUBS SPREAD ALL OVER ARGENTINE CITIES. NOW, INTERNET GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW SOMETHING NEW ABOUT HER. DID SHE MARRY? HAS SHE ANY CHILDREN? I THINK SHE STILL IS A VERY NICE GIRL. I REMEMBER HER AND ALL MELODY´S CHILDREN> MARK LESTER AND JACK WILD. I SUPPOSE FOR EX. girls like SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR (although she acts in different movie themes and style), are the new Tracy Hydes in the Cinema. But Tracy is just...unique!!!
WELL, IF YOU MET HER, PLEASE TELL HER. AND IF YOU WANT TO EXCHANGE NOTES,FEEL FREE TO WRITE TO ME. LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU, BEST WISHES, CARLOS.
ADDRESS> CARLOS GARAY del MORAL -AVELLANEDA 1261 (1712) CASTELAR - BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA.
I have seen When I was kid .Up to now I love melody.. bkk.Thailad k,pinyo
"Melody" change my life . I moved from Argentina to the United States where I still live and work to these days . I travelled to London several times , I love London , to me London and "Melody" are the same thing. I can relate to the story in "Melody", for in my younger years I too fell in love with this girl in my school . I'm almost 42 years old today , but in my heart I'll always be in love with "Melody"
PS. Tracy Hyde is an angel on earth.
When in my teen years ,I remember going to the movie theater to see "Melody" for the first time . Little I knew at the time , that the film I was about to see would change the course of events in my life. But it did. I was living in Argentina, in the city of Rosario, 300 kilometers north of Buenos Aires , the capital city, .
I saw Melody when i was ten or eleven and i can say that i've never seen another film like this. With my friens we are spected te see it again or buy the video. If you know something about, please contact us at the email above. We'd really thank you.
Although she made only one really noteworthy film nearly 30 years ago, Tracy Hyde has certainly had a lasting impact. I've run across several sites already, of which this one is probably the best. I had the feeling when I first saw "Melody" back in 1971 that she would grow into a very beautiful woman, which she has. One line from a preview said, "...you will never forget Tracy Hyde as Melody". How true. At a time when producers were avoiding the "G" rating like the plague and child actresses were beginning to push the envelope towards kiddie-porn, Tracy Hyde and "Melody" proved to be a refreshing change of pace. Glad to hear that she's alive, well and happy. About the only thing that would make this site complete would be some sort of message from Tracy herself, hopefully she realizes that she still has a lot of fans who wish her the best.
Si estás leyendo esta página, ¡escribime que yo también soy un fan argentino!. Me gustaría conseguir una muy buena copia del film. Yo tengo uno pero deseo mejorar la imagen. Gracias.
Francisco Javier Casals
Excellent site. Does anyone know if it is possible to obtain a copy of "Home for the holidays"?
What a wonderful website - such memories it brings back....
Who as a young boy didn't fall in love when they first saw this film ? A time gone, but thankfully not forgotten - thank you for rekindling the happy innocence of that time when I first saw (and yes, fell for...) Melody.
For those of you who have been unable to locate an original tape of melody (I know how hard it is - it's pretty much impossible) Drop me a line at swalk@TracyHyde.net and I can get you a high quality copy for only US$25 ( half the price of vsom.) And unlike vsom, if you are not happy with the tape you may return it for a refund.
Never thought I'd ever find anything more about Tracy Hyde sitting here in India...Saw the movie 6 times in 1978 and have never forgotten those memories. The first time I fell in love!
Many thanks for a great resource on the NET
All from Melody is beautiful. I love this film very much. Never I think that can exist this site. I am very happy. I have the japanese CD soundtrack and once copy of film (but I want to have with subtitles on spanish). For a long time I was searching this film. Only I have it at 1996. (Sorry, but my english is no good)
I can't believe I found a Melody website. When I saw it in 1983 (I was 16) the wave of nostalgia for the early 70's was amazing. For many years I had a fascination with the film and last year had the chance to meet Mark Lester and Jack Wild through a friend of mine, Peter Vaughan Clarke, who played Stephen in The Tomorrow People. I declined as I imagine it would be a little embarrassing. Congratulations on your hard work and don't worry about the hitches! )
I love this web page! It answered most of my questions about this great movie, which i was obviously named after! Thanks:)
Hello everyone! I am now the proud owner of a Melody video tape. Im probably the only person in Sydney, Australia who has a copy of this wonderful movie. Boy! It was so hard to find! I ordered it through the Internet . It cost me US$45 (including parcel delivery and membership fee) using credit card and it took only seven days to arrive. After 28 years I was able to see this movie again! Goodness! George Lucas makes you wait only 16 years to see his next Star Wars sequel (or rather prequel). But to wait 28 years to see the same wonderful movie again I think is quite dreadful!
Frankly, I was quite afraid that I might be disappinted with this Melody movie if I see it again now that Im 42 years old. That it might not bring the same joy and happiness to me as it did back in 1971. But I assure you my fears were groundless. It is as joyful and heartwarming as ever and Tracy Hyde is more beautiful than ever. After 28 years there were many scenes in the movie that have been erased from my memory. I could only remember the more vivid ones like the cemetery scene, seaside gallivanting, the music room scene and the cafeteria scene. I think now I have a better appreciation of the storyline. The music, of course, is a big part of the movie.
I was 14 years old when I first saw this movie in the Philippines in 1971. I saw it several times and I always hoped and prayed that there would be a sequel to this movie . . . sadly it never came. I must confess that I always felt a twinge of sadnes towards the end of the movie (when Teach Your Children was being played) and when Daniel and Melody were rolling away in their track trolley (or whatever you call it) and the camera was rising in the air. I was sad because the movie was ending and I didnt want it to end. I wanted Ornshaw, Daniel, Melody and the rest of the bunch to be together again. I wanted it to go on and on and on . . . . 28 years ago.
Now is the 16th of May 1999 (in Australia) and we celebrate the 40th birthday of Tracy Constance Marguerite Hyde (married name: unknown) and who in 1971 gave such joy to our hearts. Unfortunately I do not know her current address otherwise Ill send her a birthday card. But if there is anyone out there who personally know her or have direct contact with her can you please extend my greetings to her. And can you also please tell her that she is the dearest and the most beloved one of our generation throughout the world. But then she probably already knows this.
Thank you for your web site and for this opportunity to pay tribute to Tracy Hyde.
This is a wonderful site! I have been looking for information on the film "Melody" for quite a long time, since I saw it on PBS several years ago. I have tried all avenues to find a home video version, but still have had no luck. Your web site is very well done! The design is extremely tasteful, the layout is simple and user friendly, and the amount of information you have here is truly extraordinary! I am so glad you included some video clips as well. I love them, especially the cemetary scene which is one of my favorites. Kudos on the fantastic job you've done here. Web sites like this are hard to find!
Well done, thanks for letting us see your beautiful site. Been looking for this movie for quite a while. Have seen the movie 12 times and still loving it. Keep up the good work and surely enjoyed and will come back often to your site.
Great web site!
Hi Edwin, thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit here. As for the search engines, I've been trying and trying to get listed but so far only Alta Vista has done so. Edwin, Please drop me an email at swalk@TracyHyde.net
I found this Web site purely by chance when I was looking at a Mark Lester web site. Somehow I ended up in your Melody/Tracy Hyde Fan Club homepage and what a delight it is! For the last 27 years I have been looking for any bit of information about Tracy Hyde; what further movies she made, what has become of her, what studies she undertook, wether she's still alive!!!(Did she become a drug addict like Drew Barrymore!)Anything!!!. I have searched far and wide, high and low but ended up with nothing. I have written to TV magazines, search all the libraries, read all kind of books and have surfed the Internet and got nowhere (until now!).
To tell you the truth, Tracy Hyde has been the greatest enigma to me these last 27 years. She was the most beautiful face that ever graced the silver screen (probably more beautiful than Elizabeth Taylor!!!). Then after seeing her in "Melody" (several times) in 1971 nothing more was heard of her. Absolute zero!!! Thanks to your web site my search is over. I know now that she has gotten married and living happily in France with three sons.
I first saw "Melody" in the Philippines in 1971 and it was the most memorable movie I ever saw. The actors, performances and the music are all unforgettable. It was a minor hit in the Philippines (probably because it was not promoted well and was shown in only a few movie theaters - and the political climate at that time was not conducive star idolatry). But everyone I know who saw the movie simply loved it!
Ever since the advent of VCR's (and Betamaxs') in the late 70's, I have been looking for a video copy of "Melody" in the Philippines. I believe it was never released on video in the Philippines. Now I am living in Australia and I'm still looking for a copy of the video. It seems it was also never released on video here in Australia. Can anyone tell me where I can order a video copy (the system in Australia is PAL)?
A final comment on your web site. I have used all search engines (Yahoo!, AltaVista, Lycos,etc.)to look for Info about Tracy Hyde but didn't come up with anything. Does it cost anything to register your site with these search engines? Perhaps it is worth the cost.
Thank you for your effort in this wonderful web site. It has been such a delight!
The movie Melody was broadcast today in Japan. It was the wide-screen version,not video version.
I`m a `Melody´addict and a Jack Wild fan since 1971 when I saw the film for the first time. I fell in love with the movie and with Jack in a second. And now, 27 years later Melody is still my favourite movie and I´m still a Jack Wild fan. The website is wonderful. By the way, Melody was VERY SUCCESSFUL in my country, Argentina. Marìa Elena
I saw the film on CBC MANY years ago and never forgot about it. Comes the video/DVD explosion and now I'm attempting to search out a copy on VHS or DVD or even PAL (can be converted to north american/canadian protocols). It's up in my top 5 or 6 best movies of all time, that nobody ever heard of actually saw. I totally identified with Mark's character and now at age 46 I find I still do.
Excelent page, please give a kiss to Tracy, thank you for you job.
Today is my lucky day, I didn't even know that this website existed, I just decided to click Mark Lester first, then after a while Tracy Hyde,and voila wonder of wonders, I never realized that there so many of us who fell in love with Tracy in Melody. Ever since then, each time I heard the Bee Gees song Melody Fair, I see Tracy in my mind.She's like an old friend to me. I wish you guys could have a way of getting in touch with her ,either by her home address of e-mail address.Please update evey now and then about her well being and whereabouts. Thank you so much for putting up this
does anyone know when a Melody dvd is coming? thanks
I must say that I completely agree with your page and feelings when I saw the movie. I would like very much to get a copy of the movie. Please let me know how to. I being searching long way..
I really like your web site. I too saw the movie Melody when I was 12 and loved it. I thought I was the only one who felt this way. The web site brought me alot of smiles and some great memories.
i saw this move about 15 times in a row i love it now i'll pay anyting to get a copy of this movie ,this is my last hope id been looking for this movie for a long long time , help me to get a copy, please reply i beg u my friend sincerely Gustavo
Hi Melody fans!
First I'd like to apologize for not updating this site in quite some time. I've just been too busy to devote much time to it. I hope to add more content in the near future. It remains quite a popular site and I receive several emails every week from fans of the movie. I hear the same sentiments time and time again - "This movie really touched me" and "I thought I was the only one" Read the rest of the comments in this guestbook and you'll see you're *not* the only one.
The other question I hear all the time is "How can I buy a copy of the tape?"
I haven't promoted it much before, but I do sell a high quality copy of the movie made from my original. I can supply VHS NTSC only. Those of you who need VHS PAL will need to have it converted.
For more information just drop me a line at:
Take care and enjoy the site :-)
I saw Melody in Singapore (then called S.W.A.L.K.) when I went to high school there. That was about 25 years ago. I'm now 39. I remember seeing it many times with my best friend, who managed to take a few photos inside the theatre! I used to have these photos but had since lost them. I used to go to the movies all the time, especially when I was in college. Once I managed to see 4 films in one day! There sure have been some great films which touched me in big ways, but for some reason this small film and an actress called Tracy Hyde just went straight into my heart and stayed there like no other movies did. Like so many of you I tried to find a video copy without any success. For 25 years I lived with the memories of this movie and an audio tape copy of the soundtrack which my friend made for me 25 years ago. I'm now married with 2 kids. About a month ago I accidentally got on a few BeeGees sites which really brought back memories of their great music in this film. I started looking again and finally found a place which carries the video (actually copies of it). I immediately bought it and, about half an hour ago, had just finished watching it. I was just as overwhelmed as I was 25 years ago! I felt that I just had to get more! I got on my PC and I simply could not believe my eyes when I found this website. Thank you so much! I've never left messages in guest books before but I really want to share my feelings with so many of you who're out there feeling the same way that I do. Thank you Tracy for giving me something that I cannot describe. I wish you and your family the best. From New Jersey
I don't watch this film in my youth. I am 22 yeras old, and likeme the classics romantic films. Searching in libraryies i find this beautiful movie "Melody". Snice findit is my favorite. I love Tracy Hide, i love this history.
I think; the people like this movie is goog old people. (Sorry mi bad engilsh)
I might be wrong,but danica mackellar from the wonder years t.v. show looks a lot like tracy when she was young.
Wow! What can I say, my search is over I have been so curious to find out about this fil for so many years. I remember it as SWALK and never knew it had been changed to Melody and I always thought her name was Melanie so my chances of finding something was slim until I just decided to put Mark Lester's name on the net. I am now bowled over! I was 10 years old when I first saw this film and my parents lived only 100 yards from the cinema. Certain films has a deep and profound effect on me and this was the first one because I sincerely fell madly in love with Melody and subsequently kept going back to the cinema to sse it again and again. I cannot explain fully to you how I felt when the film went because I was devastated. I would love to see the film again to rekindle a treasured memory of my childhood. if anyone has a copy or knows how to get one please let me know. Many thanks for setting up this website I now feel all sentimental and nostalgic. Cheers Anthony Morgan now 38
Unbelievable that there should be a site dedicated to this strangely evocative film which obviously touched many in the same way it did me. I have seen it just the once - (seem to recall it was called SWALK and it was on a Sunday night on ITV in about 1977 I guess.) I remember vividly that on the other side (BBC1) The Italian Job was showing and my family was watching this so I had to watch the film on a little black and white portable with a dodgy picture upstairs. The film moved me incredibly. I can just remember snatches of it, but I remember as a 10 or 11 year old thinking that it captured the elsuive feeling of schooldays love perfectly. The next day at school everyone was talking about The Italian Job because it was probably the first time most of the lads had seen that and I really clearly remember saying - "no there was an even better film on the other side - SWALK - it was really fantastic." I'd love to see it again, I really would. Can anyone help me get a copy? Take care everyone. Matt
I saw this movie in 1972 on the movie when I was only 12. I couldn't believe when I found this web site with full of information. Thank you for bring us back a lots of memories. I will keep in track of this site.I'm so happy to have found this site! Thanks so much for all the work you did creating an EXCELLENT Tracy Hyde site!All from Melody is beautiful. I love this film very much. Never I think that can exist this site. I am very happy. I would like have CD soundtrack and once copy of film (but I want to have with subtitles on spanish). For a long time I was searching this film. Only I have it at 1996. (Sorry, but my english is no good)
It was great to visit you page and remember how nice this movie was for me when I was 10.
Do you know if it is available on video or dvd?
I FIRST SAW THIS FILM SWALK MELODY FAIR DURING MY MY YEAR OF SECONDARY SCHOOL. I STILL FEEL THAT IT IS THE BEST MOVIE I HAD EVER SEEN AND I DEARLY HOPE I COULD WATCH IT AGAIN AND ALSO OWN A CD OF THIS MOVIE FOR KEEP.I SEARCH THIS MOVIE IN VAIN CAN ANY ONE HELP ME.
I saw this movie in 1977 on Japanese TV when I was only 8. I couldn't believe when I found this web site with full of information. Thank you for bring us back a lots of memories. I will keep in track of this site.
I watched melody for the first time when I was 13 or 14. My mother made watch it because the film meant a lot for her. Now, I'm 29 and in the search for a copy.I'd like my child to watch it too. Any news where to find it?
i saw this film in 1971. there were 4 nuns in front of us and after the movie i saw my girlfriend in the same movie theatre. i look like jack wild back then.
i will pay anything to get a video or a dvd.
Cual es el limite al que puede llegar una persona para conseguir algo que ha marcado su vida? - que es lo que vé solo una vez y queda grabado en la memoria para siempre?- de pocas películas que recuerdo, solo MELODY me mostró el verdadero sentido del amor, ese amor puro y verdadero que soñé tener algún día, realmente esta obra marcó mi vida. Lamento mucho no tenerla y creo haber agotado todos los medios por una copia, y ahora me pregunto ¿Conseguiré algún día verla nuevamente antes de morir?
I'm so happy to have found this site! I saw about 3/4 of Melody when I was 15 or so. I'm now 34, and have made many attempts to track down a copy of the film over the years. I checked dozens of video shops and several public libraries, but found nothing. Then I bought a computer and went online last month. Within 48 hours of being a computer owner, I began what I thought would be another fruitless search for Melody. Not so! Thanks so much for this site. I now have my very own copy of Melody, and have seen the whole film! Watching it brought me the same wonderful sense of peace I remember feeling so many years ago. The tape is now one of my prized possessions!
Anyone know where I can download the 99 reunion clip? Thanx!
Greetings. I first saw "Melody" on commercial TV while living in the Los Angeles area in the mid seventies. I was in high school then. I spent the next TWENTY YEARS hunting down the video, acquiring along the way an original Beta version which I had transferred to VHS and finally a VHS copy (sadly, not an original.) Early on I managed to obtain a Japanese LP record of the soundtrack. This film seems essentially forgotten and unknown except to a few. I still cannot explain the wave of euphoria that seems to accompany the finale (and which lasts quite a while, despite having seen the film so many times.) I don't believe I've ever felt this intense after viewing a motion picture or that I've ever seen a story this heart-warming. I welcome discussion of the story, it's meaning or moral if you will, anything at all. Para parlantes espanoles, me pueden escribir en su idioma y con gusto le contestare.
Recuerdo, que la primera vez que la vi era aun un chico. (10), creo que de ese instante lo unico que pensaba era en ir a Inglaterra y ver y abrazar a sus protagonistas, la pelicula solo la he visto 2 vec,pero hasta el dia de hoy cuando paso los 30 siempre la estoy recordando, incluso el 98 fui de vacaciones a Inglaterra y saber donde se habia filmado, pero no averigue nada, hoy me encuentro con esta pagina y al ver las fotos y partes de la pelicula, me he puesto llorar, quizas por alegria de saber que yo no era el unico loco que pensaba asi, he visto toda las peliculas de Mark Lester, de jack wild, solo algunas,pero creo que han marcado mi vida desde que las vi, y aun no puedo creer que tenga todo esto y pueda disfrutar, lo que lamento es no haber tenido esta informacion antes y haber podido llegar a los lujares donde se filmo
desde Chile, gracias Melody, por hacerme hecho feliz
great movie , its been so long but i still remember. the music, the story .
En 1971 cuando se estrenó Melody aquí en Argentina sencillamente me encantó, quede fascinado con la película. Por esos años la debo haber visto facilmente mas de 30 veces. También a aprtir de ahí comence a seguir a los Bee Gees. Accidentalmente me encontre con la pelicula en un videoclub. Después de tantos años volver a verla fue espectacular, y ahora encontrar esta pagina. Quiero felicitar y agradecer a quines la han hecho, y así saber algo de Tracy, Jack y Mark. Me encantaría poder contactarme con Tracy, por lo tanto si alguien puede darme los medios se los agredecería.-
Wow, I never thought that such a website would exist. I could not believe there are so much information available about Tracy Hyde. Being a Tracy Hyde fan, it is like winning the Lotto. More importantly, I can share information and exchange my feelings about the movie with other die-hard Melody or Tracy Hyde fans. I could not believe that there are overhelming global supporting fans of Melody and Tracy Hyde. Psychologically, the movie played a significant role in shaping us into grown-ups.
I think we should form a Melody support group and petition David Puttnam and Alan Parker or Waris Hussein into re-making of Melody . I think the movie will be a hit. Well, we watched then, and we will watch it again.
About this site, all I can say is that this is a top- notch performance. Keep up the good work.
Thank you It's wonderfull to finaly find what I've been looking for
I echo the sentiments of those before me, what an excellent site. I too could not believe so many people would remember Melody so fondly. I was an 11 year old primery schoolboy in the Midlands when I first saw Melody on ITV, although they called it s.w.a.l.k. From then on, everytime I visited London I had nostalgic feelings about dirty London brick walls, railway archways and rubble sites. I never imagined that years later I would be living and working in the London Borough of Lambeth where much of the film is located (I get a similar feeling watching the Double Deckers, although Melody beat Tiger every time.) Can anyone give me the exact address of the site the school was located. Cheers. D
Finally, and after searching everywhere for something, anything about Melody, I found this page. It is incredible !!! I saw the movie as a teenager, and I think many of us did. I last saw it on TV about 1o years ago. I´ll write to Johnny down there to see if I can get a copy with spanish subtitles. Can anyone else get me one??? You´ll make me happy !! Saludos desde México y felicidades por la página.
I'm glad I'm not the only one to remember this film. I loved it! Even went to Hammersmith to visit some of the original locations!
Hasn't been on TV for years - it should be - absolutely wonderful!!!
Melody la dieron en el canal católico de Chile a fines de la década del 70 y comienzos del 80, en un espacio de la tarde, no sé si era 'cine en su casa' o 'tardes de cine'.
Definitivamente marcó mi canon de belleza, pero esto lo vine a saber muchos años después, cuando la volví a ver teniendo 29 años. Quizás sea una ilusión óptica, pero creo que todas las mujeres de las que me he enamorado se le parecen. No sólo físicamente, sino, sobre todo, en ese carácter dulce y seguro. Tengo una copia en ingles, relativamente buena. No es imprescindible pero si alguien la tiene en español me ayudaría mucho en mi 'felicidad'. Si tienen una copia de ALICE también sería un aporte.
Ornshaw, es un héroe, un modelo. Sin desmerecer al simpático de Daniel, que en definitiva se queda con Melody, ¡gran mérito! He visto fotos de Tracy caminando con Jack de la mano: se ven mucho mejor. Pero no desvirtuaré la película, que así como está es inmejorable.
Adiós, 'gracias' por el trabajo en la página.
Hello, Im Mary, and Im from Texas,USA. The first time I saw this movie I was also about the same age. And in love. I remmber it was one evening and I saw it on TV. Got into it and have loved it ever since.I had a super big crush on Mark Lester at the time and I thought Tracy Hide was perfict Melody, she seemed to fit the part pefectly. It was as if the part was made for her especialy. I realy ejoyed it very much. As I got older, I tried to find the movie on tape and found it at a book store for a heavty price. But I now own it and Im glad. Im now 34 years old and married , have to boys ages 8 and 2 and still think its one of the best movies I have ever seen. I had even planed on naming our first little girl Melody Danelle, but I have not been that lucky. This is a grate website and thanks for making it for evryone to enjoy who has loved the movie. Its really grate . Thanks Mary
HELLO!! A IM FROM ARGENTINE, I´M A FANS OF THE MOVIE MELODY AND TRACY HYDE. YOUR PAGE IT´S VERY INTRESTING AND VERY BEAUTIFUL. I SEE THE WHEN I´M 12 YEARS OLD AND I LOVE THE MOVIE. BY!! Gaston Flores
Anyone know where I can download the reunion 99 clip? The link posted by Nazuna on 29th december 99 doesn't work anymore. I lost my copy after a computer crash. I would appreciate advice on this . Thanks!
Hi there, What a coincidence, i was out in the car the other night and my girlfriend had on a Bee Gees CD and i said that First of May was one of my favourite songs by the Bee Gees and it was from a film that i enjoyed as a child. So we looked it up on the IMDB and got to you somehow. I downloaded some of the Video clips and they brought back some memories. Am i right in thinking that Melody was Tracy's only film? Nice page .
First of all, thank you for this site let me knew the recent living of Tracy. I used to see Melody many times when I was teenager in the cinema in front of my high school where it was play very often. Now I'm 35 year old and I got a VCD from my friend and I saw it the first time after 20 years. It is such a wonderful feeling that I don't know how to describe. But then I was so eager to know the recent news of these actors especailly Tracy. Thank God I found this site and knew she is living very well and still beautiful. I havn't seen the clip show of the 're- union' part because my real-player is a bit old, now I'm downloading the newer version while sending this comments. Is about time to go back to the vedio clip, thanks again for the great effort you've done on this site. Jacky fr. Hong Kong
Hello. I saw a movie "melody" recently and became a fan. (It is the movie before I am born.) I wanted to know about the movie and found this home page. ...It is a very wonderful home page! Especially, it didn't think that it was seen in the TV program in Japan. (I am Japanese but missed the TV program.) ...Thank you for making this home page!
Hi Tracy, I used to live on Churchill Rd in North Cheam , Did you live on St. Margarets Ave ? (in 1970) What are you doing now. Very interested. Your Fan Stephen. Bye.
Your site is very good.What ever become of Tracey? Where is she from?
Hopelessly late, but happy birthday Tracy!
Birthday Greetings to Tracy Hyde! May you have many more to come!
Happy Birthday Tracey.
Happy Birthday Melody.(5/16)
Although it will be early for one day.
My Web site is http: //www2.plala.or.jp/nnorio/ All of contents are all Tracy. Had you watched it yet, Tracy?
Do you go to a disco in Spain even now?:):)
Love Melody!! S.W.A.L.K.
tengo que decirles que despues de 29 anos de haber
Hi, I'm Korean and 18years old. Before see this, consider I'm poor at English.^-^; My favorite movie is Melody..and so pleased find this site. Surprise to see 'adult Tracy'.. Think still pretty, don't you? Woo...To hard writing English.. I'm becoming ofen visiter. Have a nice day. Bye Bye
Mark Lester fans will be happy to hear that Nazuna has done us a wonderful favour by uploading Mark Lester's single "Gakuen Seikatsu/The Queen of Summer" at http: //www2.freeweb.ne.jp/~melody71/Mark/ It's listed as track01. It's a beautiful Japanese song that Mark recorded in the 1970s. Also, Mark fans can check out the Mark Yahoo club at http: //clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/marklester where we have also posted Melody pictures/scans (Photo Album #3).
unica pelicula que vi 3 veces, quien puede decirme donde adquirirla yo le he platicado mucho a mis hijas sobre ella.
i love this movie so much,but how i can found/buy it if any body have extra please let me now via e-mail i prepared to buy it and brand new. thanks
Oh, how I love this movie!
I first saw it when I was 16, on television: "The Eight O'Clock Movie" on WPIX-TV in NYC. This was 1976. Actually, I started watching it right about the time Daniel spies Melody in ballet class. I loved it, and Tracy Hyde, at first site!
A few months later, I tracked down a used record store that had the soundtrack album. I paid $10 for it, and still have it. It's one of my prized possessions.
I wrote to the station that ran the movie asking for a repeat, but it didn't happen for over two years. Finally, WPIX put it on again - at 1 am! I set up my Super 8 movie camera and filmed a few scenes off the TV, including the cemetery scene. I also audio taped the movie. I couldn't understand why I didn't hear "Melody Fair" sung in the film. I didn't realize until years later that WPIX cut the goldfish scene entirely.
In 1983, AVCO/Embassy Video released "Melody" on VHS in America, and I bought it for $59.95. I made a "viewing copy," which was a good thing because my original was later stolen! I still have the viewing copy, which really isn't much different from the original. In fact, I watched it last night. The film still touches me - I love to watch it when I'm feeling a little melancholy and need to remember just how wonderful romance can be.
I'm SO VERY GLAD that Tracy did not end up in tragedy like many child actors, but appears to lead a happy and fulfilling life. I got a big kick out of the 1994 "reunion" with her and Mark. So she has three sons, and he has three daughters? Wouldn't it be interesting if some day....?
While waiting for WPIX to air "Melody" again, I collected a number of reviews from area newspapers and magazines on microfilm. This site has most of them, but I'll send the ones you don't have in a separate email.
Thanks again for this wonderful site for the most wonderful movie I've ever seen. Nothing has surpassed it even 24 years after my first viewing.
Thanks so much for all the work you did creating an EXCELLENT Tracy Hyde site!
i was able to watch the movie some years ago and until now i still miss every scene and music of such "romantic" movie. i wish i could get a copy of it. can you help me where i could buy one. thanks.
IF ONLY I COULD GET THE VIDEO!!!!
i have a crash on Melody! i can remeber i have ever seen this movie when i was a very little girl! Now,i am 15. i buy this VCD and watch again oh!it is so ....GREAT lovely music! lovely people! lovely TRACY HYDE! i like her! but she is now a big woman! anyway, Melody is a great film!
I can't believe it!! I am really glad to find this site!!!!!!!! I really love a film"melody" I just knew it a half a year ago. (I wasn't born at that time.oh dear!!) I watched it on tv by accident, I really stuck on it. I watch it twice a week!!! I seem to remember all words!! Actually I can't get that video now. oh-no!! anyway I will often visit here.
thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Esto es para mi algo increible, melody ha sido la mejor pelicula que he visto en mi vida, la vi hace unos 20 años aqui en Colombia, la pasaron por television una sola vez y nunca la habia vuelto a very, de verdad marco mi infancia y mi vida en general, siempre le preguntaba a mis conocidos si algun dia la habian visto y nadie tenia la menor idea de esa pelicula, ahora me encuentro con personas que les impacto tanto la pelicula como a mi una pelicula que solo existia en mis recuerdos y que hoy 20 años despues vuelvo a ver a melody y al niño que estaba enamorado de ella, a ustedes muchas gracias y que Dios los bendiga. Thanks a lot Enver Balcázar Bogotá, Colombia, S.A.
What a wonderful tribute to a charming film. I saw Melody one afternoon on television in the late 70's. I'm 32 now and was drawn to this site while trying to find the movie again. The Bee Gees title song would get stuck in my head from time to time and I was happy to see a lyric sheet. (I had mutiliated the lyrics in my head)I loved the photos, videos and slide show. The Japanese reunion video was great too. I don't know why this movie struck me then or why I gravitate to it now and again. Thanks for satisfying a long standing niche craving for info.
Where can I get an original copy of the video. Si alguien puede ayudarme a obtener una copia se los agradecere muchisimo. Gracias
excelente pagina , de una pelicula que recuerdo con mucho cariño . Felicitaciones y Gracias...
I can't tell you how pleased I was to find your site! I saw the film when I was 10 and it has haunted me ever since. I'm now 38! "Sock it to me Ornshaw" from the disco scene has been a family catchphrase ever since. I'm told you can get vhs copies from the US but of course they're not compatible with european systems - I'll follow up the swalk@TracyHyde.net link anyway. Why is the film never shown given the Alan Parker/Roy Kinnear/Bee Gees link let alone Wild and Lester? There's money to be made here!
I love the Melody web site, but for some reason I can't access the Tracy and Mark reunion picture. What's wrong? I'd love to see what these former child stars look like today.
Hi! Mark Lester fans might want to join the Mark Lester club (message board/chatroom/links) at yahoo: http: //clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/marklester There's room to post photos -- a lot of pictures there already.
AMUL are you out there???
You have written to me about five or six times and I have replied to each message. It seems you are not receiving my emails. Are sure you have been giving me the correct email address?? i.e. email@example.com
In TV show,I heard, Tracy is still living in France.
Cracking research brought back all the memories of that time! Thanks for your hard work
I saw this wonderfull movie when I was 15. The songs combined with great love story of innocent children remains in my mind until now. Of course it is very difficult to get a hold of a video in NTSC format in USA.I lived in Malaysia then and the film was even shown on Television there.The first time it came out I remember me and my friends competing to see how many times we would see it. My friend beat me.....17 times! Such wonderful times..innocent times..nostalgic...a wonderful touching film..great music by the Bee Gees too. Boy could they write great songs. I remember them as the closest anyone got to the Music Gods..The BEATLES! Then of course they went disco!!! Could you PLEASE get a copy for me at the reasonable price you mentioned? I want my kids to see and feel what I felt...Romance never dies you know.Of course we were all in love with little Tracy! Ray Williams
This page gives chance for people to memorize this famous film. However, pls add more photos of the movie and the other characters such as Mark Lester.
Thanks as always to Nazuna for information. I gather from your message of 30th january that Tracy has re-married but is still living in France. Is this right? I also wondered if she has had more children with her new husband, as her children with her first husband must be older than those in the reunion 99 clip. Glad to see she is as beautiful as ever! Regards and thanks for your translation skills. Andrew
Tracy had retired from the actress 10 years before. And now, she lives in France with three children and husband who remarried with and she is a full-time housewife.
http: //www2.plala.or.jp/nnorio/mark/ under this directory,I'd put two pictures.
This is a great site, but it took so long to find. It only seems to come up on AltaVista searches! I guess I should have checked Altavista ages ago. I have been a fan of Mark Lester's since 1969 and first saw Melody in 1971 at the cinema. I watched the reunion clips from 1994 as well as the 1999 one. They're great!!! Looks like Tracey has a new husband named Cyril so maybe she's living back in England. I have the video, Japanese CD, and a Mexican 45 EP which has 4 songs and a colour cover.
Keep up the good work and thanks to the fans from Japan who are contributing great things,
Thanks from a Mark fan in Canada!
I first saw Melody in 1986 by chance when I had the day off work. The film, quite simply, opened my eyes to adolescent love and sentiment, and has inspired me ever since with great joy and hapiness. Tracy was wonderful, Jack and Mark were great and the music was fantastic. No other film affected me so much...
The last time the film was broadcast in the UK was, I believe, in 1988 or 89, having been broadcast before around November 1986.
If anyone knows where I can obtain any Japanese Screen or Roadshow magazines featuring Tracy, or any other Melody related items, then I'd be grateful if would e-mail me. Additionally, if anyone can make a copy of the film for me...
I have the Original Soundtrack LP with a 'Post-It' note type sticker on the fornt with 'S.W.A.L.K.' (sadly my only item from the film).
I suspect that once the weather warms up in the UK, I will undertake a site/locations visit!
Now, all I need are the autographs of Tracy, Mark and Jack. That could be tricky. Jack Wild will still have an agent of course, so I shall write to him - any ideas / suggestions for Tracy Hyde and Mark Lester.
Anyway, great Web site - keep up the good work!
I received the movie Melody Last Summer, and I really really love it. I think Jack Wild is an incredible actor, not to mention adorable. I think he is very cute, and have had a crush on him for about a year. I wish he could match my 16 years, but oh well...I have seen him in Oliver, and that is my favorite musical. I also think tracy Hyde is a good actress and was good as the role of Melody, but Jack was my favorite...
I'm very close to my kid memories; I like to sit back, close my eyes and try to relive different moments that have touched me over the years. That is how I went back to the very first movie I saw in a theatre, Melody. That must've been in 1972. I was 9 and in love. I took Anne to see the most romantic movie ever made. One can imagine the deep impact that movie made on me on that special day. Time passed. I forgot about the movie. I recently saw Oliver, that reminded me that Mark Lester was probably the young actor playing in Melody. I retraced everything through the film database. Searching some more, I found this wonderful site. Believe me or not, tears filled up my eyes as I saw the picture of Mark and Tracy under the rain, an image that I had completely forgot about but that the print was still hidden in some drawer in my head. Thank you for all of this. Now I desperately want to see it again. I'll start my quest for an NTSC copy of Melody. If someone can help, please contact me!
A message to james michael of middlesex: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! Let me have a copy of your film, I have been searching for it for nearly sixteen years and i always seem to find the auctions just as they have been sold! I only live about sixty miles from you and would be more than happy to come down to you to have a copy made. I would of course pay for any costs involved. Please could you contact me ASAP and help me end this search at last. you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe your forties are the decade when nostalgia begins, but I remember seeing this film at least 10 times when it was released in Ireland in 1971 and I came upon your site because I was looking for a copy of the film. Did anyone ever have any success in tracking down copies of the film, if you did I would be grateful for the address.
Excellent site by the way
Excellent site... LOVEd the video and slide portions. Congrats, you've obviously put in much good work into bringing back great memories.
This site is incredible. I didn't think such a large number of people all over the world still remember and love "Melody" and Tracy Hyde. I thought "Melody" was succeed only in Japan so only Japanese still remember it. Of course I believe this film has universal appeal and I wondered why "Melody" was bomb in US and UK. It's one of the Seven Wonders of movie history. Now I'm very glad to share my special memory about Tracy and "Melody" with people all around the world.
I'm Japanese currently living in New Zealand. When I was 13 or something, I first saw this film and was instantly attracted by Tracy. Unfortunately, I could't see this film for a long time. But last year I have opportunity to see it for the first time about 15 years. I was impressed very much again. So when I went to London last December on holiday, I visited some locations "Melody" was filmed such as fountain, pub, and school. They still remained! And when I went to Tracy's parents' home in a suburb of London, I happened to meet Tracy who came back from France with her children and husband on holiday! I could talk to her over a cup of tea!! It was one of the most wonderful experiences in my life. She was still beautiful. I contributed some photos of Melody locations I took to the following Tracy fan site in Japan. If you are interested, please look at it.
Everybody has said it all, this movie is a "keeper", a "master piece", I am Tracy's age, and at the time I also had my puppy love, you have no idea how much I cried, laugh and enjoyed this beautiful movie. I live in Los Angeles, Ca. and I have been trying to get this movie for 13 years, a lot of Americans do not know about, (I saw it in Mexico City back in 1972), which I think is a shame. Anyone, if someone can help me find a place where I can buy or at least rent this movie, please help me.
Thank you for bringing all my beautiful memories back, I'm crying already, AGAIN,.
Thankyou for this great site. With the help of this site I have been able to get a copy of SWALK as I know it from Amazon Hong Kong www.DVDshelf.com You have made my year. I am just a year younger than Mark Lester, and must of felt some sought of connection to this film as the last time I saw it was Christmas 1973 when our school hired the film for a christmas treat.Yet I still can remember it after all this time. Thankyou for bringing a piece of my past back.
You have made my day upon finding your website. I've seen the movie many times & I still enjoy watching it. Thanks a lot for bringing back very, very good memories.
Since we love it so much why shouldn't we do some sort email campaign to bring this movie back either on video or cinema? Industry will surly see as a good money making exercise!!! But joy for us.
I have also been trying to get information on Melody, Tracy, Mark and Jack. I saw the movie 5 times when I was 13 years old. It was a real hit and eversince I got kids, I have telling them about this fantastic movie. I travek extensively and several occasions ask about the availability if this movie and most of the time, it was not available. I came into this wonderful site by chnace and asked my firend in Hong Kong if he could locate this VCD for me. This was like 3 months ago and I left for the US and just returned. Guess what, my firend had got me the VCD and I cannot wait to get home to show this movie to my kids. I have asked him for details of where he bought it and how much it cost. Once this is available, I will post this info again.
You have done a magnificient job at re-kindling some very fond memories of the film and obviously of Tracy Hyde. I watch the movie when it first came out and I am now in my late 30's which says a lot about its magical attraction as a clean, romantic and lighthearted movie. Like a number of other diehards, I am also looking for a copy of the movie in Australia so that one day I can sit down with my wife and kids and tell them that, the one and only movie that made me a romantic was this one.
Thank you for you devotion in creating and maintaining this WEB Site and obviously to Tracy and her supporting cast in Melody / SWALK.
Hello to all who read this message: I am from London and have just spent a year in New York - want to get Melody(UK-1971)aka S.W.A.L.K. for a friend there on NTSC format...any ideas? Thanks Henry Ratcliffe
GREAT SITE you made me remember.
Great page! My teenhood has been revisited. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was 11 year old when I saw this movie in my country. I was madly in love with her. I went to see it 15 times more in the cinema. A soft and warm feeling I got When I saw your page.Well done and keep it up. Dr. n Beg England
Please help me find this movie. I'd love to have it and I'm trying for 3 year to find it and so far nothing... Thank you..
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I appreciate your effort that make most guy happy and remind their valuable teen life&feeling. I like the word that reflect mos4t of adult thought that we are be now. "They think we are too young to fall in love" Hope you are fine,Tracy ..you are a sportlight for my teen life. yours, from Bangkok,Thailand
Hi, just today i dont know why i tryng to find something about this unforgetable movie, Melody, what a saw in Guayaquil Ecuador, about 25 years ago, now i'm 36 and i never forget it from the first time i saw it. Finally i found this incredible site and i just want to say THAN YOU, GRACIAS, for made this and THANK YOU, Tracy, Mark and Jack for make us believe in pure love. Gracias Tracy, Mark y Jack, donde quieran que esten... With al my love Luis PD: Like others a would like to know how can a i get Melody in DVD, than you again
Great site!! From my 14 'til my current 44 years, I still remember that movie. It was (still is) one of my favorites.But I wish to have a copy VHS or DVD. Could you please help me in order to get one? Carlos.
I have seen this movie when I am 15 year old in Hong Kong and it does give me a good memoried thing. I am a Chinese so I am very weak at express my feeling by English! Anyway, I love this movie and Tracy. It gave me a great impression when they get married in School! So Touching!!! Thanks From your Hong Kong Fan's
Its so rare to find such a beautiful site in this world gone mad..... Truly dedicated to a wonderful film that most will never ever get a chance to see and a very beautiful little girl TRACY HYDE... I guess we all have fallen in love with this MELODY and perhaps when we were their age we also fell in love with a girl like her.... I DID. AS with the movie all we are left with are our dreams... If only the move would be re-released for NEW generations to see.... We Love You Melody & Always Will JOHN
I am now in Australia (originally from Cambodia). The movie was screened several times in Phnom-Penh during early 70's. Life was interrupted by war then. In late 90's I was able to obtain a copy of the movie in NTSC format from a very helpful person in US. Watching it again. It has brought me back a lot of memory surrounding the time that life once was. I am thankful that this is one of memory I could still hang on to and that the Khmer rouge could not destroy then. The film might not be then screen in Australia. I spoke to many people here but they had not heard of it. I was wondering where I could get a clearer copy in VCD or DVD.
I saw this movie when I was 10 year old in Mexico was an English version with sub-tittles in Spanish. This was a great movie and bring so many memories from this time of my life. Please could somebody help me with information in how to obtain this movie, I been looking for so many years with no success. I really appreaciate the information. Also if you can tell me what type of version VHS, DVD, etc.
If you love Tracy and gMelodyh, please visit the following site made by Nazuna, a die-hard Tracy fan in Japan. You can see a lot of Tracyfs pictures in the gPhotosh section. http://isweb15.infoseek.co.jp/cinema/swalk/index.html Also, please look atgLocations" in the following site (made by the same person as the above site, but still under construction). You can see the latest pictures of locations gMelodyh was filmed. Thatfs amazing. http://swalk1971.hp.infoseek.co.jp/
Melody is a great movie, and i record with lot of nostalgic moments
I am your fan number one
what can I say... I saw the movie ocne on public channel in my country a long time ago...when i was about 14...now i'm 25...hmm....nvr saw or even heard about the movie after that..I didn't even know the name of the movie...but strangly the scene in the movie stuck in my mind for all this years...and "melody fair" is the other thing about the movie stuck in my mind...to cut story short, I tried all ways to find this "english movie" but failed...and so it happen that I heard the song by a chinese groups and trace it to the movie...at last I found the movie....hahahahah feels very happy and then I found your site ... a very good site indeed , i'll visit this site frequently... stephen chai(malaysian)
Tracy is as pretty as she was in the good old days!
the most incredible film i ever saw.......
RavenStorm - I tried to email you re a copy of the movie but the address you provided is bouncing. Contact me at swalk@TracyHyde.NET
5 veces la fui a ver al cine, entonces tenia yo 8 años, estaba muy enamorado de Melody. fue una gran sorpresa encontrar esta pagina web la cual esta fabulosa y casi me suelto a llorar de ver los trailers y revivir esa epoca de mi vida la cual guardo con mucho cariño. Te amo Tracy y quisiera ver la pelicula por sexta ocasion pero no la consigo aqui en Mexico.
I´m not talking about magic or else. It´s about poetry and sensible hearts. Now I´m 40. Then I was 13 or 14.Melody is part of my life memories. Did I love Tracy Hyde? Yes and no. Yes, she looks beautiful as a teenager. No, what touched me was a new feeling, the feeling of passion for a girl and it´s over all. Great film! Great site! Brasília - Brazil
I´m not talking about magic or else. It´s about poetry and sensible hearts. Now I´m 40. Then I was 13 or 14.Melody is part of my life memories. Did I love Tracy Hyde? Yes and no. Yes, she looks beautiful as a teenager. No, what touched me was a new feeling, the feeling of passion for a girl and it´s over all. Great film! Great site! Brasília - Brazil
My mother always said I had an amazing memory... My parents were American diplomats on assignment in Argentina, where I first saw Melody in 1971, at the age of 7. We would go to the cinema every Saturday, and for three Saturdays I absolutely insisted that we go see Melody again. I'm 38 years old now, and like most men seeing this website, I literally cheered seeing the current (1999) pictures of Tracy Hyde " Melody". The modern recreation of the "sharing an apple" scene was thrilling. I don't recall who won the Oscars in 1971, but Tracy, Mark, Jack, and the cast and crew of this movie were ROBBED of their golden Oscar statues, thats for certain. Here's a concept for a sharp producer: Melody 2 - The Sequel. Thanks very much for the website, I haven't seen Melody since 1971 and the site brought back wonderful memories. I'd be very interested in obtaining the film "Melody" in either VHS or DVD.
I love this site and have an amusing (I think) series of tales to tell regarding Tracy. I fell in love with Tracy/Melody during the school summer holiday of 1970 and went to the Ewell Rembrandt cinema three times in a week to pay homage. I cycled from my home in Worcester Park (see site map) little realising that I was passing the end of Tracy's street en route! I found this site in around 1999 and all my memories were stirred. Then I realised that around 1977 I may have been travelling on the same commuter train as Tracy on the Chessington branch line. Finally I came across the pictures on the web of Tracy as a blonde with a bright yellow Morris Minor and realised that I had probably spoken to her without realising! During the late 70s my friend had a similar car, in this case painted bright blue and yellow. One Sunday lunchtime we drew into the car park of the "North Star" public house in Hook (Surrey) and parked alongside a bright yellow Morris, and exchanged a few words with the owner of said vehicle. Sorry, Tracy, I would never have recognised you as a blonde!
al igual que muchos de ustedes, esta pelicula me impacto mucho y de alguna manera marco mi forma de ver el amor, afortunadamente encontre esa forma de amar en mi esposa, por tal motivo me gustaria mucho poder conseguir una copia de esta pelicula, para compartila con ella,posdata: no se cuenatas peliculas hallan realizado los protagonistas de la misma, pero les aseguro a cada uno de ellos, que esta es una obra maestra y para mi es un clasico de la cinematrografia mundial.Si alguien sabe como conseguir una copia subtitulada en español le agradecere me lo haga saber, de igual manera y o llego a saber como adquirirla se los hare saber a todos por este medio.
Hiya Mate, I loved seeing and browsing your site, Tracy captured my heart when I was 10 or 11 in 1971,so I quite understand your interest. I only saw your site today 17 september 2002, while I was trying to find Melody the movie-no luck as yet.Anyway, I thought I'd tell you a tiny coincidence. I lived in Mitcham, not far from North cheam from 1961-1995,(my auntie lives there) and used to go to nonsuch park with my mum and dad when I was a kid(40 now), and you say Tracy now lives in France. Well this year I took my family to France Isigny(Normandy) and visited the Caen War museum. If only I'd known that I was only a few KM's from Tracy's new home then. There I told you it was a tiny coincidence. I loved the film when I saw it many moons ago, and I would love a copy of it, so I've sent you an E-mail requesting it if that's okay. Oh by the way my wifes a keen Jack Wild fan and would love to see the film again,aah. Once again, thanks for the wonderfull site and the information therein( I just ordered a vinyl copy of the soundtrack 10 minutes ago) on the strength of this site. I just wish I could've contributed to it. Many many thanks Stuart and Liz
I saw this film three times at the cinema as soon as it came out. We went in for the morning screening and didn't surface until early evening! (Those were the days!) It is one of the most charming films ever made and still holds a special place in my heart. I still get goosepimples when I hear any of the music from it. The powers that be need to get this film out on video/DVD as soon as possible - there are huge numbers of us waiting to buy a brand new copy!!
I know everybody says it but i' m going to say it too. S.W.A.L.K left a lasting imppression on me. I only saw the Film once by chance while off school sick when I was 12 or 13. I have been checking the Radio Times film lists every week since(I am now 39) hoping to see it again. I would'nt have guessed how many people felt the same. I am so happy knowing I will be seeing it again soon. I did hear Trisha(U.K daytime TV) say that S.W.A.L.K. was a favourite of hers. I would love to see the film re-released at the cinema or on TV so many others could enjoy it. I'm so looking forward to sharing the film with my own 3 children. I know I'll need a box of tissues and they will poke fun at me but it will be worth it. Thank you again. Debby. GLOS UK
I lived through those years, watched every single movie for teens, and to tell you the truth, Melody was one of my favorites, everyone wanted to be MELODY!! I am so glad I found this website, because I am not crazy about writing actors or actresses, but when something was part of your life - why not? why not letting those people know how much influence they had in our lives!!!! (Sorry for my bad grammar, I am from Mexico)
Anyone can tell me who plays the songs:"In the morning" and "Give your best" in the movie? I m trying to find MP3s in internet... Thanks.
Es una gran sorpresa encontrar este sitio. He buscado durante mucho tiempo una copia de esta pelìcula, les agradeceré su contacto a fin de poderla obtener. Me gustarìa tanto que mi esposa la viera, le platicado mucho de esta película.
Es para mi una sorpresa enterarme que exista tanta gente que recuerde esta película en la misma forma que yo la recuerdo. Actualmente tengo 39 años de edad y quisiera que algún día mis hijos la puedan ver. Saludos para todos los Fans de todas partes que comparten estos recuerdos, y por favor ayudenme a adquirir esta gran película "Melody" traducida o subtitulada al español. Esta página web es un gran trabajo, muchas felicitaciones.
Silvio (and anyone else looking for the movie) send me an email at swalk@TracyHyde.NET and I can help you.
I was 13 years old when i first saw the movie. And I m telling you...I never forget the history and the music! Please help me to find the VHS or DVD.! Silvio Fairfield-Connecticut
Please forgive my english but I don´t speak english very well, I´m from Mexico City. I really! really! want to thank you, because You give me the opportinity to remaind my childness. You have done an excellent job with this site. I saw this film when a was 10 years old, and Ihave seen 5 times, now I´m 39 years old, and yesterday Aug 29 02, bought the Bee Gees Record "ODESSA", who has 3 songs from " Melody" and a start to remember about the film and about lovely Tracy Hyde that I think every man who has seen this film, fall in love whit her. Thank you again !!!
It seems that Melody is one of those films destined to be remembered even if you saw it just once in your life(and many years ago).I'm 37 now and I saw it when I was 13 or 14.Same thing happen to my friends.Why is that?Magic!...I just wish I had end! Sergio.Santiago,Chile.
A piece of me is complete. I saw this movie when I was about 8 or 9 years old. Instantly had a crush on Melody. Ever since that time, I've been trying to figure out who she was and the title of the movie. All I could remember was that Mark Lester was in the film and the Bee Gees sang 'Melody Fair'. Thank you for creating this site.
The VCDs I received from Dean three days ago have revived my golden and unforgettable memories and fulfilled my longtime dream. Wonderful experience. Before, I had watched 13 times in cinema when I was young. Now I can watch at my DVD player whenever I feel like to. I also wish to get the widescreen version released in Japan. I've seen some of these video clips at a Japanese fan site the other day. Anyway, long live Melody, Tracy Hyde and Mark Lester.
Unforgettable golden memories of my young days. My all time favourite. I'd like to thank you for helping me to fulfil my overdue wish to get this Melody VCD. Wish I could get the widescreen version released in Japan also.
Wonderful memories. Wonderful film. Got my copy of the Melody VCDs. Many thanks for making my overdue wish come true.
Hello, Tracy Hyde and "Melody" fans! Greetings! Does anybody of you know if the film "Melody" has been released in any format, digital or analogue, but with close captioning in English? Otherwise, has "Melody" ever been broadcasted with close captioning in English? I would be very interested in getting this film with close captioning in English, so if you know how to get a hold of such, please E-mail me for a possible trade or purchase. Best regards, Carlos Alberto Lacaye email@example.com
I was taken to see Meloday for my 10th birthday. I have never ever forgotten it and the music always takes me back to my 10th birthday. I am now 43. I would love it if my daughter could see this movie as well.
I was taken to see Meloday for my 10th birthday. I have never ever forgotten it and the music always takes me back to my 10th birthday. I am now 43. I would love it if my daughter could see this movie as well.
Congratulations for your page I'm 35 years old and Melody is one of may chilhood favorite films. When I see your page I've remembered a lot of thing. Thank you very much. Excuse me because my english isn't as good as I would like Do you know If is possible to get the film in Spanish?
I really really thought that i was the only person in the whole world who was deeply moved by this simple but amazing film..!!!! Your web site is great and i only found it by accident....It brought back many fond memories of when i first saw the film in my younger days.... Well done and keep up the good work
Thank you very much for such quality info on one of my all-time favorites. I'd watched 13 times in cinema. :) Is there any chance I can get VCD or DVD version of this wonderful film?
I saw this movie on TV in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when I was almost 10 or 11 years old, about 1979/80. Then I could see it again twice I guess. For me it was a really nice experience, I liked very much the film, the actors, the possibility of dreams become true. What a lovely film! Now I' m living in London, and I would like to watch it again... I' ve read that there are many comments of other Argentinian people in this site, please write me if you want!!! Thanks a lot for this site. Silvia Demetilla
i found this by surfing and i have passed it on to my mates i to recall this film with fond thoughts some of it was filmed where i lived and went to school i recall seeing jack and mark playing football while they were shooting the scenes i only live about 30 mins away from most of the sets the school the church the pub in fact i am planning to have a party at the pub with some fans though i fancied jack the film brings that sensitive thing called love from a younger age .a great site and many thanks for taking the time to do it sue
A friend of mine sent a copy of this as a get well to my girlfriend as she battled cancer. http://www.thesummersite.com It's all too beautiful. The film couldn't mean more to me. When I saw that San Diego singer Jose Sinatra was showing an actual film copy that he owned at a local coffeehouse, I went. To see it on the big screen tore my heart out. I wish my girl could've been there to see it. Jose & I became fast friends as a result. He's showing it again, Tuesday July 30 at Java Joe's in Ocean Beach, CA. Your site is wonderful.
Graet site. Brought back a lot of memories. Thank you!! Tony
how positively ace, i have tried to purchase this film via blackstar but to no avail. i felt just the same,and was about 13 when isaw it for the one and only time, for some reason it never got repeated. my girlfriend also remembers this film fondly, and we would be dead chuffed if you could get us a copy for to purchase, hey thanks nice site, a reminder of better times before big brother and crap rave music
Hi my name Gary powell, ever since i watched this movie when i was a young child i never forgot this great movie, perhaps the innocence of young love and how maybe i would feel later in love. Over the years i have tried to find a copy and when i found your site, i was very pleased. I am so happy that there are other people who feel the same way.Please contact me regarding the sale Thankyou Gary Powell
I got very excited when I recently learnt that Melody (Although I remember it as S.W.A.L.K.)was going to be shown at the NFT as part of the Alan Parker season. However it is unlikely that I will be able to make it down to London. Instead I became very nostalgic and tried surfing the net for any information and "WOW" I came along this site. It was really wonderful and has made me want to go down to London and see the film even more.
hello, my name is Walter from Hong Kong. I like the Film - Melody and i first saw it in 1977 with my classmates. i have seen this movies for more than 20 times! Excellent jobs! Well done. It wouuld be most grateful if there are more news about Tracy and lester in 2000's
thanks,bring back our sweet memory
Hi, I saw this movie 20 years ago, and I really enjoyed it very much. I have been trying to find it but I haven't had luck finding it anywhere. Will someone please help me and tell where I can buy it, I will appreciate it very much. By the way, this website made me recall some of the magic momentsof the movie
Wonderful Web site. for some strange reason I started thinking about this movie today. I did a search on the Web and came across your web site. I had the biggest crush on Tracy ("Melody")when this movie came out in Mexico. I think I was about 9 at the time, so this was like 30 years ago. Thanks for letting us go back in time and forget for a moment that we have outgrown our innocence. It is also good to know that I'm not the only crazy person thinking about a silly movie that came out some 33 years back. Gabe
es maravilloso encontrar un sitio de esta no menos maravillosa cinta, que ha sido fundamental, para el concepto que muchos tenemos del amor, saludos a todos los fans.
It's amazing to find this film finally, beyond my imagination. Quite touching!! Thanks a lot for the rare photos of Tracy Hyde. Like to be friends of all fans of S.W.A.L.K. Cheers! I am living at Birmingham UK at the moment. Try to find more friends to share the memories. Cheers!
Hi, I noticed this website address on my copy of the Melody video.......which I've wanted to own for many years and finally found on the internet.I watched it right away with someone who had never seen it but also instantly loved it. I fell in love with this movie when it came out- I was 10, living in Montreal, and I saw it 8 times in a couple of months (staying for a second showing each of the 4 times I went....I believe I even skipped school one of the times). I still love it, nice to know that you don't have to be a child to champion them.The soundtrack still moves me, the BeeGees' finest hour, and I always think of Melody whenever I hear Teach Your Children. I can't tell you how many hundreds of times I checked out the movie listings in the weekly tv guide wondering if I'd ever get to see this wonderful movie again. I'm sending a copy to my 10 year old niece.....she needs to see how great the guys' hair was back in the 70's.