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"The Fifth Beatle"
22 April 2015
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Georgous
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Has anyone read that book? because i'm going to get it very soon.

22 April 2015
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@Georgous, i've moved your post here and as you'll see a discussion on the book has running for a while. Hope this suits - and i have the right book.apple01

Should clarify. 

Georgous's post was the first in a new thread, the title was 'The Fifth Beatle : The Brian Epstein Story' and her question ran straight off of that.

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After hearing an interview with Vivek Tiwary on a podcast, I ordered this on Amazon. It's a graphic novel portraying Brian Epstein from 1961 through his death and it is really terrific. There are factual issues - this is intended as entertainment, not biography - there are invented characters and dialogue which will frustrate anyone looking for a strict, factual biography. But it's visually stunning, the narrative is compelling and it is very clearly a labor of love.

Brian was, more than anything else, a supremely ethical and civilized businessman. There are few men like him in the history of the music industry - men who treated artists with respect and love and never took a dime to which they were not entitled. He was a true hero, in my estimation, and his death sowed the seeds for the eventual breakup of the Beatles.

In any event, the story will make a terrific movie, and I understand the author is working on a screenplay based on this material.

Definitely recommended as long as you can tolerate artistic license in the pursuit of a story that is well worth telling.

 

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22 February 2017
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I only recently found out about this book in a local comic store and I had to buy it. Can't believe I didn't know about it sooner!

@Pablo Ramon When I was reading it I thought it would make an amazing film. I like how they touched on Brian's life in Birth of the Beatles, but a full film about Brian would be well worth the watch! I've also heard The Hours and Times is good too but I have yet to watch it.

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It was being developed as a film, but that fell through. The last news was that it is now being planned as an "event TV series".

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

 

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22 February 2017
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Ron Nasty said
It was being developed as a film, but that fell through. The last news was that it is now being planned as an "event TV series".  

I feel like I already know the answer to this because nothing is ever in the UK but, it is an American TV series?

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22 February 2017
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Is the TV series confirmed? Can't wait to binge WATCH LOL! 

22 February 2017
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It's confirmed that it's "in development." Business-wise I don't know what that means in itself, whether any outlet has expressed interest. Creatively I think it means that scripts are being written. 

http://deadline.com/2016/03/th.....201715561/

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