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My favorite film: Backbeat
« on: November 18, 2011, 04:30:07 PM »

The Guardian
November 17, 2011
My favorite film: Backbeat
In our writers' favourite film series, Paul Owen explains why the Beatles bromance between John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe strikes a chord.

Backbeat tells the story of the Beatles' pre-fame Hamburg days, focusing on Stuart Sutcliffe, the band's magnetically sexy original bassist, and his relationships with John Lennon and the beautiful and exotic German photographer Astrid Kirchherr. It's a great premise, and director and co-writer Iain Softley tells the tale with all the smart dramatic pacing, period detail and musical verve you might hope for. But, perhaps more surprisingly, he also creates a complex and emotionally sophisticated portrayal of love, friendship and attraction.

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Re: My favorite film: Backbeat
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 11:07:38 PM »

not sure about the 'artistic license' used but yes its a great film, I enjoyed it a lot, in fact its time to watch it again.. ;D

(not as good as Nowhere Boy imo)


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Re: My favorite film: Backbeat
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 02:30:16 PM »

by the Way the Actress ,who played Astrid speak  german words himself.

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