Good Ol'Freda- A movie about the Beatles secretary | Page 3 | Beatles films, television and radio | Fab forum

A A A

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

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

Topic RSS
Good Ol'Freda- A movie about the Beatles secretary
4 December 2013
6.58am
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 3687
Member Since:
8 November 2012
Offline
41

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

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

4 December 2013
9.19pm
fabfouremily
Sitting in an English garden
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2941
Member Since:
3 May 2012
Offline
42

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
10.49pm
Linde
The Netherlands
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1489
Member Since:
21 November 2012
Offline
43

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
7.10pm
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 3687
Member Since:
8 November 2012
Offline

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.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

14 December 2013
12.34pm
fabfouremily
Sitting in an English garden
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2941
Member Since:
3 May 2012
Offline
45

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
12.31am
patbit
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 10
Member Since:
17 June 2012
Offline
46

Good Ol'Freda is on Netflix streaming.

14 January 2014
2.01am
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator
Forum Posts: 3381
Member Since:
20 August 2013
Offline
47

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.

Can buy Joe love! Here's the link that explains how. http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/getting-better/forum-changes/page-9/#p110183

 

18 January 2014
2.47am
SatanHimself
Hades-on-Leith
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 699
Member Since:
16 August 2012
Offline
48

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
6.16pm
LongHairedLady
coming in through the bathroom window
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1891
Member Since:
17 January 2013
Offline
49

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

"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!"

 

19 January 2014
12.41am
SatanHimself
Hades-on-Leith
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 699
Member Since:
16 August 2012
Offline

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
5.43am
LongHairedLady
coming in through the bathroom window
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1891
Member Since:
17 January 2013
Offline
51

^ 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
8.17pm
Monkey Finger
The Indra
Forum Posts: 40
Member Since:
10 February 2013
Offline
52

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.

Forum Timezone: UTC 0

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online:
46 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today Linde
Upcoming Mr Bellamy, BeatlesBibleFanGirl

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 7230

mr. Sun king coming together: 6972

mithveaen: 4678

parlance: 3687

MeanMrsMustard: 2803

Ron Nasty: 2530

skye: 2295

IveJustSeenAFaceo: 2036

LongHairedLady: 1891

Von Bontee: 1843

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 2333

Moderators: 5

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 33

Topics: 3067

Posts: 110476

Newest Members: captaindiggity, ChristianCorl, primadonna paul, Simple Press, Kattatude

Moderators: Ahhh Girl (3381), fabfouremily (2941), Zig (3299), Joe (3216), Ellie (1)

Administrators: Joe (3216)