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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #180 on: December 08, 2016, 06:42:53 AM »

Well, maybe, but that's not what I had in mind!
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« Reply #181 on: December 09, 2016, 04:04:04 AM »

I didn't notice anything unusual, Kelley.
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« Reply #182 on: December 09, 2016, 04:17:57 AM »

The smoke on his cigarette is moving. They used that effect several other times, too.
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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #183 on: December 09, 2016, 04:29:59 AM »

Yes, I saw that in the film but I thought you were referring to the still photograph you posted.
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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #184 on: February 11, 2017, 10:36:58 PM »

I finally sat down to watch the movie. This is my impression after the one viewing. I might go back and rewatch though which could change my views here and there.

There was no way I wasn't going to enjoy this. It's always good to see a professional major release on the Beatles. Which is why I was confident to buy the disc as I'm sure I'll watch it every so often.

On the plus side there was some nice footage and clips I can't recall seeing before. Some of the celebrity recollections, like Elvis Costello and Whooping Goldberg were interesting and/or touching.

That said it didn't really do what the title suggested. As others have written, it's more an anthology-lite, centred on 64-66. They didn't really delve into the tours in that much detail. Or show hitherto unreleased footage. It just seemed to be a pretty basic history of the Beatles, with the pepper and after era quickly rushed through to get to the final clips from the rooftop. No doubt people less familiar with the Beatles will find it enlightening but for we Beatle geeks who treat the Anthology as a basic intro to the group, it's going to fall short.

I still enjoyed watching it though. There's some nice moments throughout.  And the disc I bought has heaps of special features longer than the actual film. It's probably as interesting as the movie. The sections with English composer Howard Goodall I thought were very good.

Any Beatle fan should enjoy this movie, but there's still space for a definitive documentary on the Beatles as a live band.
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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #185 on: January 07, 2018, 10:03:09 PM »

I finally sat down to watch the movie. This is my impression after the one viewing. I might go back and rewatch though which could change my views here and there.

There was no way I wasn't going to enjoy this. It's always good to see a professional major release on the Beatles. Which is why I was confident to buy the disc as I'm sure I'll watch it every so often.

On the plus side there was some nice footage and clips I can't recall seeing before. Some of the celebrity recollections, like Elvis Costello and Whooping Goldberg were interesting and/or touching.

That said it didn't really do what the title suggested. As others have written, it's more an anthology-lite, centred on 64-66. They didn't really delve into the tours in that much detail. Or show hitherto unreleased footage. It just seemed to be a pretty basic history of the Beatles, with the pepper and after era quickly rushed through to get to the final clips from the rooftop. No doubt people less familiar with the Beatles will find it enlightening but for we Beatle geeks who treat the Anthology as a basic intro to the group, it's going to fall short.

I still enjoyed watching it though. There's some nice moments throughout.  And the disc I bought has heaps of special features longer than the actual film. It's probably as interesting as the movie. The sections with English composer Howard Goodall I thought were very good.

Any Beatle fan should enjoy this movie, but there's still space for a definitive documentary on the Beatles as a live band.

I was going to give my assessment but I agree with everything you've said so I'll just tack on :)

I was a little disappointed since all the conversation leading up to this release seemed to be about unearthing all this unreleased content that was "hiding in peoples attics" and the like.
Maybe to the casual Beatles fan this information would be impressive but for us obsessive types, I think we were expecting a bunch of new unreleased content.

I don't think there wasn't anything in this movie that wasn't covered in Compleat  or Anthology. (Or YouTube, for that matter)

Barely a mention of Jimmy Nicol or Manila which in my opinion, cemented their decision to stop touring and that's information that the casual fan might find interesting. So this release was a bit baffling.

Having said all that, I still enjoyed it and I will most likely order the DVD for the extras.
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