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Good Ol'Freda- A movie about the Beatles secretary
21 September 2013
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Expert Textpert said
Somehow I missed it when it came to my city, even though I've been checking every week to see screening times.

I guess I have to wait for the DVD.  :-(

Its on Amazon Instant Video for $6. I wouldn't normal pay that high for a rental, but it looks interesting. 

Great photos parlance!apple01apple01apple01apple01

 

21 September 2013
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sky090909 said

Great photos parlance!apple01apple01apple01apple01

 

Thank you! apple01

 

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21 September 2013
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Oh yay!  Finally coming to Edmonton :)  

Thanks Parlance

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3 October 2013
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Got an email that Freda will be taking part in Q&A's at the following screenings:

Freda will take part in live Q&As at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (http://goodolfreda.us6.list-ma.....750674ed1b) for the opening night screening on October 11,

then at the UK premiere at BFI London Film Festival (http://goodolfreda.us6.list-ma.....750674ed1b) on October 19 & 20,

and then at the EBS International Documentary Festival (http://goodolfreda.us6.list-ma.....750674ed1b) in Seoul on October 23!

 

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3 November 2013
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* The DVD and Blu-ray for Good Ol' Freda are available for pre-order in the US, Canada, and there's a link at the page for Amazon UK pre-orders. [x-posted to the news thread]

 

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20 November 2013
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There's an extensive interview with Freda in The Guardian. Haven't yet read it in full, but someone else had highlighted this bit:

Lennon had often confided in her that he thought he would die young. "The first thing that came into my mind [when he died] was that he used to say: 'I won't be here when I'm 40. I won't make 40'," she says. "I just wonder what he'd be like today."

Wow. I hadn't heard that before. I wonder why he felt like that as early as his 20s.

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4 December 2013
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My DVD arrived! Can't wait to have the chance to watch it one of these days. :-P

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4 December 2013
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Enjoy, when you do :D

Looking forward to watching this on More4 next week :) Been excited about it since it was first announced.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

4 December 2013
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Completely forgot about this movie, which I really want to see. I hope it'll appear around here soon, whether it's a download or a dvd.

8 December 2013
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I haven't had a chance to watch the movie (again), but I did get a chance to watch the Special Features. They include the Q&A from the Fest for Beatles Fans, which you can't watch without tearing up. I'm sorry to say I was underwhelmed by the deleted scenes. With 50 hours of footage, I was hoping for much more. But the story of Freda getting sloshed at the "How I Won the War" premiere afterparty lived up to the hype (the director had been promising it would be on the DVD). And I liked the interview with the director.

When I do have a chance to watch again, I'll watch with the commentary track on. So far I give the extras a 3 out of 5 though.

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14 December 2013
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My post has been lost, so I'll repeat (and slightly re-phrase):

I watched this the other day on More4 and I really enjoyed it. Even though I was expecting it because of what I'd read about her already, I was still surprised at just how humble and down-to-earth she seemed. Also, I have a lot of respect for her for not selling her story like so many others, many of which barely even had one to sell, have done. I noticed she avoided to comment when the interviewer asked her if she'd ever dated any of the Beatles, or something similar. How many others have earned loads of money by saying things like that - true or not?

I agree with what Joe said, too - she should've been given a nice pay-off after the years of good work and dedication she put into that job. Apple let her down.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

14 January 2014
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Good Ol'Freda is on Netflix streaming.

14 January 2014
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patbit said
Good Ol'Freda is on Netflix streaming.

Thanks for bring that to our attention.

It is also on Amazon instant video: $3.99 for 48 hour access and $9.99 for purchase. If you do use Amazon, remember to use one of the Amazon links on the Beatles Bible site to help Joe out.

18 January 2014
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I just finished it.  She's so quietly understated and has such a unique perspective of what was going on with The Beatles as a business.

While there are many notable absences in interviewees, I'd still consider this essential viewing for the fascinating story.

E is for 'Ergent'.
18 January 2014
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patbit said
Good Ol'Freda is on Netflix streaming.

Of course not on the Canadian Netflix!  We get so gipped, you have no idea.  paul-mccartney

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LongHairedLady said

patbit said
Good Ol'Freda is on Netflix streaming.

Of course not on the Canadian Netflix!  We get so gipped, you have no idea.  paul-mccartney

Go to Unblock-Us.com and use the one-week free trial.  Just sign up, watch the short video how to change your DNS settings, and you've got U.S. Netflix.

Or for 5 bucks a month just subscribe and get U.S. Netflix all the time.

E is for 'Ergent'.
19 January 2014
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^ Thanks, I'll try that!  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

10 February 2014
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Just watched this and I have to say it really is essential viewing for hardcore Beatles fans. I also agree that Freda Kelly's loyalty & confidentiality toward her employers is admirable and practically priceless these days. If I'd been one of the Beatles I think I'd have rewarded her with a pension she could've retired on.

I do hope she writes a book. There's plenty more she could expand on without betraying the respect she obviously still has for the band's privacy and legacy.

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This was screened in digital cinemas across Italy last night, for one night only. The voices were overdubbed in Italian by professional actors.

The screening was preceded by a special live interview with Freda in Milan. Photos on facebook.

My photo of movie poster:

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Anybody see the Beatles secretaries docu movie "Good Ol' Freda"

http://www.goodolfreda.com  a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

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