Trodd meetng as musical advisor on the play, a role he reprised for Potters later 'serials with songs' and the MGM film version of Pennies from Heaven.
In Humphrey Carpenter 's Potter biography, Kenith Trodd claimed that at an unspecified point in the early s Potter confessed to having regularly used prostitutes while working in London; the of women he visited allegedly matched the of David Peters' conquests in Moonlight. In the ten-year-old Potter and his sister June went to stay with their mother's relatives in HammersmithWest London. Style and themes[ edit ] The play is structured as a nonlinear narrative. Potter would later use popular music as a means to heighten the dramatic tension in his work in Adult looking nsa Hiko serials Pennies from HeavenThe Singing DetectiveLipstick on Your Collar and the play Cream in My Coffee The main character of Moonlight appears to live in Hammersmith and it is established during a montage sequence that the abuse David suffers occurred sometime around VJ Dayas Potter declared his had.
Ultimately, the meetimg craves a suicidal union of blood, semen, and engine coolant, a union with which he becomes dangerously obsessed. The main action of the drama takes place at Chilton's practice, while other scenes David's attempt to seduce Marie and the meeting of the Al Bowlly Appreciation Society are incorporated as flashbacks or flashforwards. Potter first spoke publicly about Satkrday event in his introduction to Waiting for the Boat published and later during his James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival.
These claims, however, have not been substantiated. Potter shared a bedroom with his bachelor uncle Ernie who sexually abused him. David's memories of sexual abuse and the death of his mother are represented with overlays and montage sequences, accompanied by Al Bowlly music on the soundtrack.
Production[ edit ] Kenith TroddPotter's producer and long-time friend since their days at Oxfordintroduced the author to the popular songs of the s and 40s through an article he wrote New crosby backpages escort the university magazine Meting. Edit Storyline Since a road accident left him with serious facial and bodily scarring, a former TV scientist has become obsessed by the marriage of motor-car technology with what he sees as the raw sexuality of car-crash victims.
Moonlight on the Highway contains a of semi-autobiographical elements. Potter uses Bowlly's songs to represent both David's desire to return to innocence and as a means for the character to express through Bowlly's lyrics the emotions that he can never express in his own words.
When David unsuccessfully attempts to seduce Marie he plays her "Just Let Me Look at You" in the hope that Bowlly's words will make her understand his desire, while during his meeting with Dr Chilton he recites the lyrics of several Bowlly songs to explain the horror of his ordeal at the hands of his abuser. The play text was substantially cut for time, with twenty minutes of material featuring David's Ebony sexing singles with prostitutes being excised.
Gareth Davieswho directed Sexy latinas instagram of Potter's plays in meting s, also claims that Potter ,eeting to using prostitutes around this time but this time the was much higher. Potter's witty resetting of the meaning behind the Bowlly tracks used throughout the drama finds its apotheosis in the extra-diegeticand ironic, use of "Lover, Come Back to Me" and "Easy Come, Easy Go": the former song accompanying David's memories of the assault, the latter as he attempts to recount his experiences to Chilton — suggesting the nature of his lost innocence.
The scientist, along with a crash victim he has recently befriended, sets about performing a series of sexual acts in a variety of motor vehicles, either with other crash victims or with prostitutes whom they contort into the shape of trapped corpses.