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THE BEATLES – GET BACK (2021): Sneak Peak Of Peter Jackson Documentary About THE BEATLES…

The Beatles - Get Back (2021), Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Walt Disney Studios
The Beatles – Get Back (2021), Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Walt Disney Studios

The Beatles – Get Back is the latest documentary film from The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.

Featuring footage of all four band members; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr; The Beatles – Get Back presents in-studio footage of the band making music in early 1969 and more.

Additional key cast includes Yoko Ono, George Martin and Mal Evans.

Thanks to this well-edited ‘non-trailer,’ I can say that for the very first time, I’m genuinely interested in The Beatles and their music.

A change I can only really attribute to how the above video has opened the door to the bands’ personalities; plus the brotherhood and fun they seem to have had together while making music. I’ve always been a sucker for beautiful bromances/friendships.

I’m guessing that once I watch this film in August 2021, the answer to the question: ‘Can you name a single Beatles song?’ will no longer result in me pausing for a long time, only to then say: ‘Imagine.’ As most people know, Imagine is a John Lennon song, not a Beatles song.

What’s your relationship with The Beatles?

The Beatles – Get Back Release Dates: August 27th, 2021 (US), Disney+…

Happy Film Loving

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THE BEATLES – EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS: New Trailer For The Beatles Documentary

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years (2016), George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (2016), George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

Ron Howard is the director of the brand new The Beatles documentary, The Beatles – Eight Days A Week,  The Touring Years. The film is comprised of  found footage featuring music, interviews and stories about their 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966…

I’ve never really listened to a Beatles record on account of their seemingly slow rock style not being one of my  favourite genres. However, they were undoubtedly a phenomenon so I’m a little bit curious. I also recently re-watched and enjoyed Nowhere Boy (2009), the story of  John Lennon’s adolescence featuring a bnotable performance by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

I’m looking forward to witnessing the madness of ‘Beatle mania’ and generally being a little more enlightened.

The Beatles – Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years Release Dates:  September 15th, 2016 (UK, GER, FR…); 2016, (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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NOWHERE BOY (2009): For The Story, Music & Performances…

Nowhere Boy (2009), Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Nowhere Boy (2009), Aaron Taylor-Johnson

By the end of Nowhere Boy I found myself wondering why it is that we don’t see Aaron Taylor-Johnson in more movies. His performance as John Lennon is really quite impressive.

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, Nowhere Boy tells the story of celebrated musician, activist and The Beatles co-founder John Lennon. We get to find out about the unconventional circumstances of his adolescent years, his relationship with key relatives and of course, the events that lead to the founding of The Beatles.

The movie appealed to me – not so much for the music of the mid 1950s era, even though that is a highlight. The big draw for me was my curiosity about the beginnings of Lennon and as a fan of great acting, I was drawn to the the key cast and their portrayals.

Nowhere Boy (2009), Ann-Marie Duff
Nowhere Boy (2009), Ann-Marie Duff

The performances by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristen Scott Thomas, Ann-Marie Duff and David Threlfall (of TV show Shameless – the original UK version ) really stood out for me. I particularly loved the powerful, well paced and perfectly choreographed confrontation scene towards the end. That moment took me back to my High School and College drama class days when you know that you’re experiencing something that just really works.

Watch it for all the reasons above; 1950’s music, fashion, the story and performances you won’t be forgetting too soon.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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DANNY COLLINS (2015): Trailer of The Week

Danny Collins (2014), Al Pacino
Danny Collins (2014), Al Pacino

Annette Bening, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale… It’s hard not to adore all of them – and unsurprisingly, they star in some of the best films ever made.

Today however, it’s all about Danny Collins (2015). As per the following trailer, the signs are really good.

Happy Danny Collins 🙂

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