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7 January 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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Right.

I saw it on the DVD. Watching the "Director's Commentary" allowed me to see scenes I'd never watched (since I'd been too bored to watch more than a few minutes).

Definitely worth it.

 

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22 January 2013
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The movie was mostly based on a dream that Paul had.  The movie was mostly his idea, and he directed it as well, if I remember correctly.  The scene with the Spaghetti was a dream that John had had.  

 

I enjoy the movie for what it is.  Really, they were just enjoying themselves.  Right, plus drugs.  It was the 60's after all.

"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!"

 

22 January 2013
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Also, what Paul fan doesn't love the "Fool on the Hill" part?  Just Paul in all of his beautiful and dorky glory.  *Ahhh* a-hard-days-night-paul-5

"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!"

 

22 January 2013
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Still havent bought it and no plans too. Got pissed that the original song mixes were changed and hate revisionism (Still pissed that Yoko reworked the Lennon promos for the Lennon Legend DVD). If i want to see it i have the BBC screening from last year as well as the Arena documentary on Sky+. Apple can go spin.

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22 January 2013
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^^ Like your new icon, mmm.

I wish we could see either the Arena documentary or PBS special on YouTube - I think they're the same. And what's on the DVD is reportedly only a fraction of either. :-(

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22 January 2013
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Couldnt resist. I love the Rubber Soul cover, its my fave album cover ever (followed by Beatles For Sale), and so to finally have the uncropped original was freaking awesome.

Surprised that the Arena documentary hasnt been shown in the US as they usually get most BBC documentaries sooner or later.

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22 January 2013
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I really think the PBS special *was* the Arena documentary. But I haven't had a proper TV since we switched from analog to digital television here, so I missed the airing. And it looks like any attempt to upload on YouTube gets squashed immediately.

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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

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4 March 2013
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^^ Just found that PBS is streaming the hour-long documentary at their site. And it is the same as the Arena special.

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

4 March 2013
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They showed the PBS special in January near where I live (Boston area)...I enjoyed it, as well as the remastered film. I've always loved that film, it's a precursor to a lot of the nonsensical Monty Python humor of the late 60s/early 70s (which I love). And you can't beat the music!

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29 March 2013
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I finally came up in the library queue for the DVD of MMT and watched it with the director's commentary and then watched all the extras. Loved the different versions of the promos for "The Fool On The Hill," "Blue Jay Way" and "Hello Goodbye" that aren't in the movie. I'd never seen all the extra footage of Paul walking around the market or the boys playing soccer or sitting in the editing room (Paul's hat...). I'm impressed with how extensive the extras were, and I'm definitely putting a copy of this on my wishlist.

In the meantime, has anyone come across HD screencaps or gifs of the extras? I'm surprised they aren't all over Tumblr at least. The only image I've come across is a shirtless Paul screencap from TFotH, so I wonder if Apple has been going after anyone who puts them up.

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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.

29 March 2013
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Don't forget the Easter Eggs as well.  The long (and somewhat pointless) fish & chips scene is pleasant in it's everyday banality.

Here are the best screencaps you'll probably find: 

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/.....creenshots

Click each one to enlarge.  If you create an account with them, you can get them in 1080p if you're logged in.  I have an account and I checked.  They're full-screen images, but they do have a watermark in the bottom right-hand corner.

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29 March 2013
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What about stay-on-topic (minus the "Stay on topic!" part)?

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29 March 2013
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^^ Thank you, thank you! Whoever made them doesn't think like a fangirl, but they are nice quality. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I always forget to look for Easter Eggs, and then I re-read this thread. I found directions for getting to them at the Examiner.

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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.

29 March 2013
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I edited the post re: 1080p shots.  Blu-Ray.com is a review site, so they like to include lots of different shots to show the overall video quality (as opposed to cool shots from the movie).  I like to use a lot of their jpegs for Facebook cover photos.

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29 March 2013
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Easter Eggs... Am I missing something?

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29 March 2013
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^^ I think they're that thing that films have in them. I think you click on them or something and it plays a part of the film that you don't see if you don't click on it, or something.

''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.''

29 March 2013
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Egroeg Evoli said
Easter Eggs... Am I missing something?

They're "hidden" extras on DVDs and Blu-rays. You have to dig around to highlight the portal that'll take them to you. Click on that Examiner link, it mentions the goodies in the MMT one.

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.

29 March 2013
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I watched MMT again a few weeks ago...I still love that film. Maybe it's because I first saw it on a grainy VHS copy my uncle had in the late 1980s, but I've always been a fan of that absurd/nonsensical British humor like Monty Python, and MMT in a way paves the way for that. Plus the music kicks ass!

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29 March 2013
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fabfouremily said
^^ I think they're that thing that films have in them. I think you click on them or something and it plays a part of the film that you don't see if you don't click on it, or something.

parlance said

Egroeg Evoli said
Easter Eggs... Am I missing something?

They're "hidden" extras on DVDs and Blu-rays. You have to dig around to highlight the portal that'll take them to you. Click on that Examiner link, it mentions the goodies in the MMT one.

parlance

Thanks, I'll watch them!

 

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30 March 2013
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I Googled Easter eggs and I discovered that typing

=rand(insert number here, insert number here)

in a Word document and then pressing enter generates a bunch of paragraphs that are apparently Word instructions or something.

:)

 

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