All You Need is Cash | Beatles films, television and radio | Fab forum

Please consider registering
Guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  
 

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

All You Need is Cash
11 February 2010
4.19pm
PeterWeatherby
A Park in the Dark
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 245
Member Since:
5 February 2010
Offline

I'm not sure which is more amazing: how funny this film was to me, or that it's taken 20 years of being a Beatles addict to even discover it.  What's the story on this little gem?  Looks like something Eric Idle probably dreamed up, no?  I loved that George made a surprise cameo near the end.  And the songs ... who wrote the songs?  So eerily close to actual Beatles songs!  I just thought this film was a lot of fun - the attention to detail in the hairstyles, the costumes, the shot-for-shot parodies of "Walrus" and other similar famous film clips.  I'm going to watch this several more times before the year is out, I think.

The following people thank PeterWeatherby for this post:

badbartimus
Not a bit like Cagney.
11 February 2010
5.02pm
mjb
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 536
Member Since:
14 October 2009
Offline

Neil Innes wrote the songs (of BonzoDog fame). They're very cleverly written and at the time Apple wanted to sue for plagiarism Surprised

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
11 February 2010
5.41pm
PeterWeatherby
A Park in the Dark
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 245
Member Since:
5 February 2010
Offline

I wondered if there were any potential lawsuits involved, especially with a few of those pieces (like the "Get Back" parody).

Not a bit like Cagney.
11 February 2010
6.55pm
skye
AZ
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2287
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline

My sister bought me a copy of this on vhs and the album for Christmas. What she told me was that Paul hated it, John felt that the Get Back part was too close but he liked enough that he refused to send the copy they gave him back, and Ringo didn't like the sad parts. George was clearly in favor. :D

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
12 February 2010
1.01pm
McLerristarr
A Place
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 257
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline

The Rutles first appeared on one of Eric Idle's TV shows and they decided to turn it into a film. They merged the story of the band with an idea about a hopeless reporter to create the story.

I read that although Paul didn't like it at first, he eventually changed his mind because Linda liked it. I think Apple Corps did sue in the end and Lennon-McCartney had to be added to the composer credits.

12 February 2010
2.08pm
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 3480
Member Since:
31 March 2008
Offline

From the BBC's h2g2 site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A13730834

At the time that All You Need is Cash and The Rutles were released, the rights to the Beatles' back-catalogue were owned by publishing company ATV. Missing the point by several miles, the company sued the producers of the Rutles' music for infringement of copyright. Rather than fighting the case, the decision was made to hand over half of the rights to the Rutles' songs to ATV, instantly halving Innes's income from his music. As a final insult, Innes was obliged to add the names of Lennon and McCartney or George Harrison to the writing credits on his songs.

I don't know if this is the full story, but it makes sense that it would be ATV rather than Apple who would sue. I can't see The Beatles themselves being offended enough to bother, particularly as Neil Innes and Eric Idle were friends of theirs (and Innes appeared in Magical Mystery Tour).

"I'm standing by the banks of the Mississippi..."

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

12 February 2010
8.56pm
Alissa
Find me in my field of grass
Shea Stadium
Forum Posts: 401
Member Since:
21 August 2009
Offline

I've never even heard of it Surprised
Seems quite entertaining- i'll check it out!

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
12 February 2010
10.24pm
skye
AZ
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2287
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline

You'll love it. It's funny yet scary accurate at times. It looks like there's a sequel. Has anyone seen it?

Edit: Hmm. The reviews aren't looking too good.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
12 February 2010
10.40pm
Alissa
Find me in my field of grass
Shea Stadium
Forum Posts: 401
Member Since:
21 August 2009
Offline

Regardless, I think I'll check it out!

And I got Magical Mystery Tour from the library today! So I think i'll tuck into my pajamas later, grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in for some madness, or so I've heard. Terrible reviews, yes, but I think i'll get a kick out of the little things. Hoorah for a Beatles movie night! :D

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
13 February 2010
1.46am
skye
AZ
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2287
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline
10

The Rutles 2? That's the one I was talking about with the bad reviews.  MMT and The Rutles are required viewing if you want to pass Beatles 101.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
13 February 2010
4.42am
McLerristarr
A Place
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 257
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline
11

The Rutles 2 was called Can't Buy Me Lunch. I think Eric Idle made it without the others and it mostly just recycles material from the original but with extra celebrity interviews.

13 February 2010
4.59am
Alissa
Find me in my field of grass
Shea Stadium
Forum Posts: 401
Member Since:
21 August 2009
Offline
12

Alas! The library website lied to me; it was a MMT documentary! It was quite interesting really, but I would've liked to see the actual film. Some clips were shown, and it looks great, albeit bizarre, but excellent!

I'll probably write about the documentary on another thread soon enough, it was quite good. 

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
15 February 2010
2.17pm
mjb
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 536
Member Since:
14 October 2009
Offline
13

If you are familiar with the true Beatles' story (which I know most of you are) then you will love the way Idle parodies it quite superbly.

I love "Leggie Mountbatten - a legend in his own lunchtime" and Ron Decline  "the most feared promoter in the world".

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
15 February 2010
8.54pm
iCaramba
Guest
14

The whole thing is wickedly irreverent! I was so glad that John loved it, because they compare Yoko to a nazi!!

I remember watching this as a kid when it came out... blew my mind. Soooo funny! As great a parody as Spinal Tap... but you still feel the love for the Fabs in it.

9 May 2010
11.15pm
Marcelo
Shea Stadium
Forum Posts: 487
Member Since:
27 February 2010
Offline
15

I never heard of it before, and I saw it yersterday... I love it! Eric Idle is a true genius!

 

Did John take "Chastity" well? That part would had been, taking some of John's reactions about his widow, a dangerous one, I think...

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
14 June 2010
2.59pm
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 3480
Member Since:
31 March 2008
Offline
16

http://www.rutleslunch.net/

The Rutles' take on The Beatles' Love.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

22 June 2010
2.03am
skye
AZ
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2287
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline
17

How did I miss this? This is awesome Joe! a-hard-days-night-george-9

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
22 June 2010
4.45am
c64wood
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 230
Member Since:
4 September 2009
Offline

I've had the Rutles CD for sometime now. Saw All You Ned Is Cash when it first came out as I was a Beatle and Monty Python fan back then.

http://www.amazon.com/Rutles-N?tag=thebeabib06-20.....amp;sr=8-2

Looks like Amazon has a bunch of Rutle stuff.  Sweet!

I know you know what you know, but you should know by now that you're not me ~ Ron Nasty
22 June 2010
4.58am
skye
AZ
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2287
Member Since:
13 November 2009
Offline
19

Yes, but did you follow Joe's link? It's the Rutles all done up Love style.

LUNCH is a unique collaboration between Rutle Corps and Circle of Hay
celebrating the musical legacy of The Rutles. A legacy that will last
long after other musical legacies have ended.

 

Born from a personal friendship and mutual admiration between
now-retired Stig O'Hara and Circle founder Captain Liberty, LUNCH brings
the manic energy of Circle of Hay together with the spirit and trousers
behind the semi-legendary Prefab Four to create a vivid, intimate and
powerful entertainment experience.

 

The southwestern cast of actors, riders and dancers channel a raw,
amateur energy underscored by performance, rodeo and country square
dance. With stereophonic sound and stereoscopic visuals, the audience
experience The Rutles as not-quite before...

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
22 June 2010
5.12am
c64wood
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 230
Member Since:
4 September 2009
Offline
20

Yes, I watched it.  I'm going to record it too

I know you know what you know, but you should know by now that you're not me ~ Ron Nasty
Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: joe2, Bulldog, StrawberryWalrus, georgiewood
47 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 10038

mr. Sun king coming together: 6916

parlance: 5324

Ahhh Girl: 5303

mithveaen: 4651

Annadog40: 4447

Zig: 4278

Mr. Kite: 3947

Ron Nasty: 3144

fabfouremily: 2946

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 88

Members: 2652

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 34

Topics: 3152

Posts: 137493

Newest Members: BigSparklyEyes, nina555, mshearn3198, Phil74501, Thom Mc

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 5303, meanmistermustard: 10038, Zig: 4278, Joe: 3480

Administrators: Joe: 3480, Ellie: 1

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: davedrum