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bradwest96

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MMT: Where did Paul go wrong?
« on: August 13, 2009, 05:35:46 PM »

Every song on the album/EP is great, but the movie is a god-awful piece of crap! You may or not know that it is was Paul's idea, and he basically came up with the plot of the movie. Man, I know he could've done better than that...

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Re: MMT: Where did Paul go wrong?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 05:39:29 PM »

Well, I have seen the movie, and It's is mostly just random inprov and stuff. Face it, he is a musician and half way decent actor. He's not a director. It was a hit and a miss. That's my thoughts!  ;)
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Re: MMT: Where did Paul go wrong?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 05:45:10 PM »

I don't think he did go wrong. Hardly a work of genius, but a product of it's time. Had Brian E been involved things would have been more organised, but that would have detracted from it's charm. I think time has been very kind to it.
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Re: MMT: Where did Paul go wrong?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 06:28:48 PM »

^^ I agree. I admit I didn't mind it. But not my first choice of Beatles movies to watch. My little brother's favorite album is MMT, and he wants to see the movie so badly. But I'm not sure if I'm going to let him watch it or not. He's 9. But as far as the movie goes, not my favorite.
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Re: MMT: Where did Paul go wrong?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009, 08:03:35 PM »

Hmm, maybe it's because I love Yellow Submarine so much, which made me think better or late 60's movies o_O.
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Re: MMT: Where did Paul go wrong?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009, 04:24:32 AM »

He cut the scene where he flys up his own ass...
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Re: MMT: Where did Paul go wrong?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009, 08:10:08 AM »

As BM said I think it is very much of it's time. Stoned hippies driving around in a bus waiting for things to happen wasn't a new idea - the Merry Pranksters made the concept famous as early as 64, as Paul, with his keen eye on the underground scene, must have been aware.
The lack of script, plot and characters was also very sixties. It's reeks of the era's  "we can do anything" ethos. The Magic Christian isn't too far removed from this.
Had it been put in the hands of professionals it might have turned out as nothing more inspiring than an episode of The Partridge Family.
If commercially it wasn't the greatest idea it was at least one more idea than anyone else in the band was having. I think Paul deserves plaudits for this brave little stab at arthouse.
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