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…”bit of hype” debate over Let It Be...

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These are all great salutations. I’m always trying really hard to think of good salutations when I write emails and letters (one of my personal faves is “awaiting the rapture”). I prefer “peace and love” over “love and peace,” though. “Love and peace” sounds crooked to me. 

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meanmistermustard said
If we do get Washington 1964 I want it in b&w, I have no desire for it in colour when it wasn’t.  

It was for the people who were there. In fact all the gigs were. john-lennon-salute_gif

 

PS I’m a big Laurel and Hardy fan and I don’t think they did a bad job with the colorisation. I prefer the original black and white but I think it makes their films more accessible.

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21 September 2016
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Leppo (aka fabbeatlebooks) said

It was for the people who were there. In fact all the gigs were. john-lennon-salute_gif

 

PS I’m a big Laurel and Hardy fan and I don’t think they did a bad job with the colorisation. I prefer the original black and white but I think it makes their films more accessible.  

But the colours don’t match up to how they were back then.

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I was just being silly and just to clarify I was referring to the colourisation of the Laurel and Hardy films as i haven’t seen EDAW yet. 

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23 September 2016
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Reading through posts here I see quite a bit of disgruntlement but I just got home from seeing it at the local fleapit here in Australia and I am on Cloud 9. I was (silently) singing along, laughing and crying. Cost $11.50 for the ticket and included the Shea Stadium show. Yes, it was unbalanced in favour of the US footage (I saw the boys in Christchurch, New Zealand but you wouldn’t know they were there, and NZ in general got about ten seconds’ worth at most) but it was fabulous. So happy to have seen it, and the audience conversations afterwards were great.

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MarthaMyDear said
Reading through posts here I see quite a bit of disgruntlement but I just got home from seeing it at the local fleapit here in Australia and I am on Cloud 9. I was (silently) singing along, laughing and crying. Cost $11.50 for the ticket and included the Shea Stadium show. Yes, it was unbalanced in favour of the US footage (I saw the boys in Christchurch, New Zealand but you wouldn’t know they were there, and NZ in general got about ten seconds’ worth at most) but it was fabulous. So happy to have seen it, and the audience conversations afterwards were great.  

I loved it too. I think most people will complain about anything.

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Well, had they given us what they promised i would not have complained about not getting what i paid for… it was great to watch them on big screen and that but, you know… i can complain…

About the places where you can see the footage in the film… mostly Anthology (i’m not sure right now but i think there was some Washington and Tokyo gigs’ footage) ,The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, Pop Gear (Manchester 63’s She loves you performance), youtube…

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You have to use some of the main footage that’s been released before in order to be able to tell the story. And then you have to take into account that most people are not going to sit longer than an hour and a half, especially since you are showing another 30 minute movie after the main feature.

So they did actually include some unreleased footage. But people are complaining because they already saw it on youtube or some bootlegged video.  Are they supposed to show us other, worse quality footage just because you have seen the good footage already through some unofficial method?

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Well, if they asked for footage from people all over the world (mostly people who got it from their 8mm or super8 cameras) to make a film with it…they already knew, or they should have known,  the footage would have very low quality…so why would you ask for that , make a big campaign about it and then just show 2 minutes of rare and unseen fans’ footage…

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I guess they didn’t get more good footage, or the footage was deemed irrelevant to the narrative.

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I just want to go and see it.

But it won’t premiere in my country for another 4 weeks and even then it only plays in a few cinemas… a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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The general public doesn’t seem to complain like some fans here do:

Many theater operators who had only committed to single-night screenings last week added a second night on Monday, and many also held the film over for the full week and are now committing to a second week of showings. It will expand to nearly 200 theaters starting Friday, Abramowitz said.

“The weekend was very strong,” he said, “but we’re also seeing solid audiences at the weekday screenings. I went to a 3:45 screening at a theater here [in New York] on Monday, and there were about 80 people there. The manager said ‘You should have seen it at noon.’”

Eight Days A Week ” also has generated generally positive reviews, scoring a 97% positive rating at RottenTomatoes.com and 72% at Metacritic.com.

 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-beatles-eight-days-a-week-film-20160921-snap-story.html

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23 September 2016
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^Select IMC Cinemas in Ireland showed it for the full week but it hasn’t gotten a 2nd unfortunately.

 

For fans of the radio, Irish station Today FM ‘The Paul McLoone Show’ is going having a Beatles Week starting next Monday 26th September from 9pm-12am GMT. He played ‘She’s A Woman ‘ yesterday to advertise it. You could also win tickets to the London premiere of EDAW which I entered but alas didn’t win (I would have brought one of the Biblers with me to the premiere seeing as none of my family/friends would appreciate it as much as ye do).

Anyways loads of stuff will probably be given away so if you want to listen to it and enter me into the competitions feel free to 😉 

You can listen to it online here

 

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23 September 2016
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Our local cinema is showing it on one of the smaller screens, seatingwise, but in its second week they have put on extra screenings and there’s no free list, etc. so they are clearly happy with the audience numbers. At yesterday’s late Friday afternoon screening the crowd was almost exclusively locals “of a certain age” (I live in a bit of an old hippie enclave) but they were clearly turning out in good numbers for such a rare slice of memory. One chap in front of me turned around at the end and queried where the young people were. I’m hoping plenty of them get along to see it and to understand better what an extraordinary time it was.

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I was able to get tickets and go see it not long ago! paul-mccartney-thumb_gif I really liked it, and it was nice to see some younger audience members there too. Overall it was a good day. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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I liked it. Had good focus on the touring years.

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Necko said
Well, I think the posts in this thread have cemented that I’ll wait for the DVD.   

Let’s just say, if you’ve seen the Anthology DVD’s, this is just a very shortened version, with “very little” and I mean “very little” new stuff.  It was nice to see it at theatre knowing I wasn’t expecting anything new, and that’s what I got.  

As far as the 4k Shea, sorry my blu ray boot is still better and isn’t condensed like this one was.

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You have to use some of the main footage that’s been released before in order to be able to tell the story.

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I guess they didn’t get more good footage, or the footage was deemed irrelevant to the narrative.  

The narrative was supposed to be about the footage!

The problem I had with the film was that it was simply a Reader’s Digest version of Anthology up to 1966. That story had already been told. If that is what the film was intended to be all along, then Bravo!!  Unfortunately, that is not how it was billed. That is not complaining, that is professing my immense disappointment over not getting what I paid for. 

For those of you who have not seen Anthology in it’s entirety, or any other full length feature DVD about The Beatles, I can definitely see what you liked about the film. To be fair, it was formatted nicely. When a topic was brought up, the film included video, interviews and various clips to drive the point home. I would not expect anything less from Ron Howard. However, the film was supposed to show a lot of rare footage and on this point it did not deliver. Not by a long shot. My wife loves The Beatles, though not to the same degree as I. She is vaguely familiar with all of my Beatles DVD’s and has watched at least bits and pieces of all of them with me. Even she saw nothing new. The first thing she asked me as we were walking out of the theater was where all the “rare” concert footage was. She knew I was majorly disappointed.

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Wogblog’s review is one of a number from fans that are unsatisfied with the final product. Basically it goes back once again to Apple compromising between appealing to the casual audience/fan and the more ardent fans who are looking for meatier content and a fine line has been created between an on-the-face-of-it fun watchable 90 minute documentary and something much more frustrating when put under the spotlight.

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I watched it last night and may be the only one who’s been pleasantly surprised.

Maybe because I read so many negative comments?

I was in no rush to see it.

And yes, I agree that not much was new. (Much was taken from Anthology.)

But: there were some film clips and pictures I’d never seen. (When you go to a McCartney concert, you hear many of the songs you’ve heard at prior Macca concerts, but that’s OK, they’re still enjoyable, and he always throws in a few songs you’ve never heard live before.) Secondly, the sound was terrific; it was clear; you could really hear the bass. Finally, I thought the editing was first rate. The movie zips along; the song choices are strong. I forget what song it was, but I loved seeing John and Paul singing at the same mic. (I only remember them doing that on Baby’s In Black ) (How lucky that they were roughly the same height in addition of course to being righty-lefty).

I’d read that you’d get to see the entire Hollywood Bowl concerts (a mixture of ’64 – ’65), but in fact there’s just one song I think. I probably got the movie and the CD mixed up.

I think Ron Howard did a good job of catering to both Beatle fans and Beatle nubies.

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