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Are we witnessing the final generation of Beatles fans?
18 July 2013
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Yeah, that made a lot of sense. 

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18 July 2013
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Hipsters are around in every generation (methinks) they might stumble upon the Beatles and if they outgrow their "hipster" stage they might even like them.

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
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John:"I 'm not"
18 July 2013
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Ben Ramon said
But correct me if I'm wrong – no other band commands that amount of publicity, attention and respect. Not a single one. Some people may prefer the Stones but I've yet to see a good quarter of the biggest music shop in London devoted to them.

Even during my Beatle-hiatus years, I noticed that there was always a Beatles section of books, posters and memorabilia separate from the general "1960s" sections, in just about every record store I browsed. Our big record store in LA, Amoeba, always has a prominent selection of Beatle knick-knacks on display.

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18 July 2013
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unknown said
Yeah, that made a lot of sense. 

Dunno if that's supposed to be sarcastic. If it is, I will try and explain again if you want. I'm not very good at explaining things on the internet.

 

''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.''

18 July 2013
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fabfouremily said

unknown said
Yeah, that made a lot of sense. 

Dunno if that's supposed to be sarcastic. If it is, I will try and explain again if you want. I'm not very good at explaining things on the internet.

 

No, it wasn't sarcasm. That did make a lot of sense, and I didn't think about it that way until you said it. 

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18 July 2013
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^^ Oh, okay, haha. It's hard to detect sarcasm (or non sarcasm) on here.

''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.''

18 July 2013
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meanmistermustard said
John made an appearance in Forrest Gump. Here's how they did it followed by the clip. I do like how Forrest tells how John was shot; straight and simple to the point.

 

Oh what a coincidence, I just watched Forrest Gump yesterday! (for the first time ever) Loved the bit with John. I think it's brilliant and funny how they put him in all those bits like when he met Kennedy and all.

18 July 2013
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Linde said

meanmistermustard said
John made an appearance in Forrest Gump. Here's how they did it followed by the clip. I do like how Forrest tells how John was shot; straight and simple to the point.

 

Oh what a coincidence, I just watched Forrest Gump yesterday! (for the first time ever) Loved the bit with John. I think it's brilliant and funny how they put him in all those bits like when he met Kennedy and all.

INCEPTION ALERT! I watched Forrest Gump yesterday as well (that's ever so slightly weird) But not for the first time it's one of my favourite films! I was also looking through a 3-year old thread on Forrest Gump yesterday and somebody said the book was better then the movie :O WHHAAAATTT?!? The movie is amazing- the book is very good. I believe it is the only book that I've ever read where the movie was better then the book

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18 July 2013
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The film is fantastic altho the first time I saw it was in the cinema with one of my brothers and my father. After about 1hr 40 mins my brother and myself were so bored we started misbehaving like any young teenagers would do – making silly noises, talking loudly. My father was not happy. The only time we (my brohter and me again) were worse was seeing a film called Jack The Bear with Danny De Vito where we found it so dire we starting throwing Popcorn about, my father was not about as we would have been killed. Happy times.

 

I think im a bit of topic.

 

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
19 July 2013
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Sorry to continue the off topic, but can Linde or AppleScruff or meanmistermustard answer a question I had ever since I saw Forrest Gump many years ago?

The character played by actor Gary Sinise ("Lt. Dan Taylor") -- how did the director depict him without legs???  I know there's CGI (though it was 1994 and it was less sophisticated back then) -- but still, the absence of his legs looked absolutely real.  I can't believe it was just a special effect.

(Even more amazing to me is the absence of one arm in the character played by actor John Heard in the movie Cutter's Way -- more amazing because that was done way before CGI, in 1981.)

 

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I have no idea but Yahoo Answers has. CGI, Green/Blue Screen and Blue Wrap around his legs to be removed by computer at a later date.

Would have been a lot cheaper and time saving surely to write into the contract the legs had to go as part of it all if you wanted the part. Hollywood wastes far too much money. ahdn_paul_01

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19 July 2013
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meanmistermustard said

Would have been a lot cheaper and time saving surely to write into the contract the legs had to go as part of it all if you wanted the part. Hollywood wastes far too much money. ahdn_paul_01

 

De Niro probably would have amputated his own legs just to be authentic…

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19 July 2013
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I don't think we're witnessing the final generation of Beatles fans. I'm in my 20s, and I discovered them by accident at the age of about 6. If my generation listens to them when we have kids, I think that it's very possible for our kids to become fans too. I heard them on the radio and thought that the songs were good, then found "A Hard Day's Night" in our movie cabinet. After that, I had a few ups and downs in how much I listen to them, but they're still a huge part of my life. It just depends on how the current fans introduce them to the next generations. We can't force it without making some people hate them just because they don't want to be forced, but we can make it so they are introduced to various songs and the like and let them form their own opinions.

19 July 2013
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Funny Paper said
Sorry to continue the off topic, but can Linde or AppleScruff or meanmistermustard answer a question I had ever since I saw Forrest Gump many years ago?

The character played by actor Gary Sinise ("Lt. Dan Taylor") -- how did the director depict him without legs???  I know there's CGI (though it was 1994 and it was less sophisticated back then) -- but still, the absence of his legs looked absolutely real.  I can't believe it was just a special effect.

(Even more amazing to me is the absence of one arm in the character played by actor John Heard in the movie Cutter's Way -- more amazing because that was done way before CGI, in 1981.)

 

The black knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail is even more surprising to me.

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19 July 2013
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^ Cleese held his arm behind his back, a one legged blacksmith called Richard Burton was hired and a wired puppet with no limbs was used.

Interesting fact: I know somebody who worked on The Holy Grail :)

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19 July 2013
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My 10 year old nephew and all his friends are into bands like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, U2 and they wont be the only ones so there is a sizeable under-16 following out there. Quality music will rise to the top and stay there despite at times looking like its being drowned by new artists and bands.

As for shop displays the only other musician Ive ever seen have as prominent a display as the Beatles is Elvis which is quite understandable. There is a shop in Dublin, I think Tower Records, which has a massive array of Beatle stuff. Was quite impressive seeing it all.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
1 August 2013
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I see people between the ages of 12 and 20 wearing Beatles shirts all the time.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

1 August 2013
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I'd be curious to hear from the youngest forum members here about their relationships with the Beatles' music.  Are full albums being digested, or just certain songs?  Have the critics influenced them to pay attention to just the '65-'68 output?  Do the first 4 albums even register? Do you own any CDs, or are the songs on iPods?  Or NOTHING…?  Maybe everything is being streamed and there's no need to own physical copies.  Have you seen any of the movies…?

 

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2 August 2013
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Well, I'm definitely not the youngest member (I'm 19) but I'm still answering because basically…I'm very bored.

I don't own any CDs, my parents own some Beatles albums and a few LPs and I have everything on my laptop and on my iPod which I carry around to pretty much everywhere. 

I do prefer the '65 to '68 output but not because of what critics say. I think it's just because the majority of what else I listen to fits better with the '65-'68 period than with everything before. I'm not really into rock 'n roll and I often dislike covers.

3 August 2013
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I tend to listen to the albums in full, particularly those from Rubber Soul onwards, as I absorb the music – and the experience of listening to the music – better that way. I have a few CD's, most of which are my parent's really, which are good to listen to if ever I want to listen to the Beatles when I'm out, although I don't very often because I don't think you really listen to it properly if you're in and out of the car, there's lots of traffic noise, etc. Since about a year ago, I've slowly began to collect original copies, and a few 70s re-issues, of the LP's. I have just Revolver left to add, and then my collection is complete. There's just something about listening to the music in the format that it was intended to be listened in that appeals to me, and the vinyl experience just seems so magical to me, too. There's nothing that can beat it.

The critics don't influence anything I do, and I definitely wouldn't be influenced to just listen to that particular time frame because of anything they say. Tbh, I haven't really noticed anything said, though that would only make me listen to the music from that period. Can you think of a particular example, SH?

The films played a vital part in my development as a Beatles fan. Through watching them (I watched AHDN, H and MMT within six weeks or so of me discovering the band), I discovered who they were as people and a bit about the effect they had on other people at the time. They went from being just any other band to a very important one in terms of well, everything, really.

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