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'The Beatles in India' documentary slated for Autumn 2018
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Just came across this. Looks very interesting and something that seems official!

The new feature film documentary The Beatles in India, diretced by two time Emmy award winning producer-director Paul Saltzman, is set to be released worldwide in Autumn 2018.

In 1968, with the eyes of the world upon them, The Beatles travelled to Rishikesh, India, to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in a remote ashram on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. Those few short weeks became one of the most prolific and creative periods of their lives.

Also present at the ashram was a young Canadian filmmaker named Paul Saltzman, there to heal a recently broken heart while seeking his own path to understanding and enlightenment. In the informal and relaxed atmosphere, he captured some of the most famous and intimate photographic portraits of The Beatles ever taken.

The film details Saltzman’s return journey to India, The Beatles stay and the songs they composed at the ashram as well as meditation as it applies to creativity, the divine inner journey and the healing power of love and music.

Integral to the story will be the background of many of the songs written in India and how they progressed through their initial writing, intensive rehearsals back in England and the release of the White Album on November 22nd, 1968.

Rarely seen footage and images, in depth interviews from India, the UK and North America and an authoritative team behind the film heralds its release later this year.

“The idea of a Beatles in India documentary has been with me since the mid-nineties,” said producer Reynold D’Silva. “By pure coincidence, or perhaps it was fate, three separate people put me in touch with Paul early last year. It turned out he had been harbouring the idea for even longer than I had! After our first phone call, we were set on a path to produce the film together. Paul has a stellar track record in his field of producing and directing films. He has a clear vision with a profound knowledge of the subject matter borne out by the fact he was at the ashram in Rishikesh with The Beatles in February, 1968.”

For more information, visit the official website here.

https://www.flickeringmyth.com.....se-autumn/

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Very excited to see this video footage. Hopefully they get interviews from Paul, Ringo, Mike Love, Donovan, and others who were there at the time in movie. 

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Soooooooo excited to see this. Thanks for this @rachel paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Just realized the article says Autumn 2018 and not August. paul-mccartney If the mods can please fix it! Not sure how to do it on my own, hah. 

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sir walter raleigh said
Very excited to see this video footage. Hopefully they get interviews from Paul, Ringo, Mike Love, Donovan, and others who were there at the time in movie.   

Hopefully they don't get interviews from Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Willis, Van Damme, Jackie Chan or similar...

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Thread title amended, can't alter the detail in the url.

 

Would be cool if Apple linked it in with a 50th deluxe anniversary release of the 'White Album ' considering so many of the songs were written in India, they do have the May demos. I don't mean include the film but they could highlight the links. Tho knowing Apple they'd probably stick a new horrendous album cover on with a pointless photo, highlighting the film producer over the Beatles and the actual album.

I'm going for 3.1 seconds of previously unseen footage of the Beatles in India in the bonus section of any DVD release along with a 3-hour extended interview with a racoon that may be the relative of a racoon that was in India at the time.

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@Rachel: hahaha. Nice to meet another Paul fan on here. I'm currently watching Give My Regards To Broad Street  a-hard-days-night-george-10

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@Rachel: hahaha. Nice to meet another Paul fan on here. I'm currently watching Give My Regards To Broad Street  a-hard-days-night-george-10  

Same to you! I don't think Paul can have enough fans. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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@Rachel: I agree! a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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Purely subjective here, but I often wonder if the songs on the White Album would have been of a consistently better quality had they not gone to India...

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Purely subjective here, but I often wonder if the songs on the White Album would have been of a consistently better quality had they not gone to India...  

Surely would not be. John’s creative explosion on The White Album was a direct result of the lifestyle change he made while in Rishikesh. No more daily doses of Acid, considerably less drinking and smoking and loads of meditation. This was John’s best period in my opinion and spawned from his newfound relative sobriety. 

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There's plenty of footage documenting 'The Beatles in India' available (and video editing software) where virtually anyone can piece together their own project that, in many cases, would outclass anything that Apple could muster up...  Here's one of my favourites, although I don't believe it's from the Spring 1968 Rishikesh trip, where Ravi Shankar is giving George a sitar lesson down by the sea...  It looks more to be the Indian Ocean than the Ganges River:

 

 

The Black & White footage from Rishikesh is something I'm particularly fond of:

 

 

You all don't need to wait for "Autumn 2018"...:-)

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I signed up to thebeatles.com mailing list ages ago,so basically any new Beatles news gets sent to my email inbox,but yet, the first I heard about this was @rachel 's original post here.

Anyone know how regularly thebeatles.com site gets updated?

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This is NOT an official film. I repeat, this is NOT an official film.

If it was official, the site would be plastered with the Apple logo. There is not an Apple logo anywhere.

When it says in the press release:

"The idea of a Beatles in India documentary has been with me since the mid-nineties," said producer Reynold D'Silva. "By pure coincidence, or perhaps it was fate, three people put me in touch with Paul early last year. It turned out he had been harbouring the idea for even longer than I had!"

The Paul in question is Saltzman not McCartney.

Saltzman took the iconic photographs of the group at Rishikesh, as well some film footage, and this film is being built around those photographs and the footage, along with Saltzman's memories.

In that way, Yes, it is an official film. It is a telling of Paul Saltzman's brush with The Beatles, put into a wider context, that Paul Saltzman has approved and cooperated with. In that way, it's official.

But it is not Apple product. It is not official Beatles. There will be no interviews with Paul or Ringo.

This is as official as last year's It Was Fifty Years Ago! The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper and Beyond. For all that's lack of access to the music and the surviving Beatles, it wasn't a bad documentary.

I doubt this, like that, will be like the cheap cash-ins available on a billion DVDs. There are some decent documentaries being made. This could well be one.

But it is not an official Apple approved product.

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I know quite a few people were not a big fan of the Eight Day's a Week movie from the other year and I feel like others will not like this for the same reason.  That being, the fact that it is just a highlights video from the Anthology video series.  IMHO... I think having these new documentaries from different subjects give different directors a way to shine a new light on a smaller part of the their career that we can enjoy and watch in a few new setting.  For crying out loud, we haven't even seen the Anthology on Blu-ray yet and its been 22 years.

 

All that said: I would love a little library of different movies on different parts of their career!  We are part way there!  Keep them coming!

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Surely would not be. John’s creative explosion on The White Album was a direct result of the lifestyle change he made while in Rishikesh. No more daily doses of Acid, considerably less drinking and smoking and loads of meditation. This was John’s best period in my opinion and spawned from his newfound relative sobriety.   

It's a subjective thing,  but I think there's a drop in  quality for more than a few Lennon's input on the White Album . I know he spent a lot of time in India writing songs but he admits himself a lot of them were a result of his misery  and inevitable disappointment.

He had wanted Yoko there, but that was a non starter. Looked forward to the frequent mail he received from her  and moving out of  the accommodation shared  with Cynthia.

I'm So Tired , Glass Onion , Yer Blues , Juia CSoBB don't  match the quality of earlier work, or later work,  for me. Being fair I would also cull some of McCartney' s input on the album too, but I know a lot of people love the  album as it stands 

Was there  daily acid pre India? On Sgt Pepper , I thought that happened just once in the studio by accident and they had to hide it from George Martin.

 

  

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sir walter raleigh said

Surely would not be. John’s creative explosion on The White Album was a direct result of the lifestyle change he made while in Rishikesh. No more daily doses of Acid, considerably less drinking and smoking and loads of meditation. This was John’s best period in my opinion and spawned from his newfound relative sobriety.   

It's a subjective thing,  but I think there's a drop in  quality for more than a few Lennon's input on the White Album . I know he spent a lot of time in India writing songs but he admits himself a lot of them were a result of his misery  and inevitable disappointment.

He had wanted Yoko there, but that was a non starter. Looked forward to the frequent mail he received from her  and moving out of  the accommodation shared  with Cynthia.

I'm So Tired , Glass Onion , Yer Blues , Juia CSoBB don't  match the quality of earlier work, or later work,  for me. Being fair I would also cull some of McCartney' s input on the album too, but I know a lot of people love the  album as it stands 

Was there  daily acid pre India? On Sgt Pepper , I thought that happened just once in the studio by accident and they had to hide it from George Martin.

 

    

Totally is subjective. I love all of the songs you mentioned. I think I’m So Tired and Yer Blues are two of the best songs he ever wrote. 

I read about his LSD frequency first in @Joe’s article and then later in his book Riding So High. The sheer amount of acid John Lennon took was really astounding. 

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I thought this article contained a pretty good summary of the subject. ahdn_george_05

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Thanks -- It's an okay article, though they kind of glossed over the juiciest part of the whole thing -- John's moral indignation against their Indian Swami host, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The story I heard was that when he heard that he had slept with Mia Farrow, he and the other Beatles went to bang on his tent and demand an explanation. Later, John supposedly wrote "Sexy Sadie " to commemorate him.

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Penny Lane said

sir walter raleigh said

Surely would not be. John’s creative explosion on The White Album was a direct result of the lifestyle change he made while in Rishikesh. No more daily doses of Acid, considerably less drinking and smoking and loads of meditation. This was John’s best period in my opinion and spawned from his newfound relative sobriety.   

It's a subjective thing,  but I think there's a drop in  quality for more than a few Lennon's input on the White Album . I know he spent a lot of time in India writing songs but he admits himself a lot of them were a result of his misery  and inevitable disappointment.

He had wanted Yoko there, but that was a non starter. Looked forward to the frequent mail he received from her  and moving out of  the accommodation shared  with Cynthia.

I'm So Tired , Glass Onion , Yer Blues , Juia CSoBB don't  match the quality of earlier work, or later work,  for me. Being fair I would also cull some of McCartney' s input on the album too, but I know a lot of people love the  album as it stands 

Was there  daily acid pre India? On Sgt Pepper , I thought that happened just once in the studio by accident and they had to hide it from George Martin.

 

    

I don't think they did acid daily pre-India. Right, @Joe or someone?

The incidence of LSD in the studio is on Joe's article https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....s/drugs/5/

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