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When Everything Changed pt.4

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival to America! With their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show other various performances, the British Invasion had begun. I’m not sure how much more important a time has been to our world.

This go around, we’ll focus on the Beatles and the silver screen! Movies feauring the Beatles and movies about Beatle-ish things. Check these great trailers below. Anyone of these will make for a great day with you ass on the couch!

FIRST UP, ONE OF MY TOP 10 MOVIES OF ALL TIME. THIS MOVIE DID SOMETHING SPECIAL. BESIDES REACHING THE KIDS, THE GIRLS WHO LOVED BOYS AND THE BOYS WHO LOVED MUSIC, IT REACHED AN ADULT CROWD BECAUSE.. THEY WERE LIKEABLE AND FUNNY. IMAGINE THAT! AMERICAN COMEDIANS AND MOVIE STARS WERE BLOWN AWAY THAT THIS GROUP OF ENGLISH KIDS WHO PLAYED MUSIC COULD PULL OFF THIS MOVIE SO WELL WHEN THEY’D NEVER ACTED IN ANYTHING BEFORE. THIS WAS A ROCK n ROLL BAND THAT WAS JUST AS MUCH LIKE THE MARX BROTHERS (or the Goons if you know who were talking about). ITS LIKE THEY WEREN’T EVEN ACTING. THIS WAS THEM. SILLY AND FUN. TO ME THIS IS THE #1 MUSIC RELATED MOVIE EVER MADE.

JUST OUT LAST YEAR, THIS IS A GREAT STORY. THINK OF ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH THE BAND OVER THE YEARS. THIS WOMAN WAS ALONG FOR THE RIDE LONGER THAN ANYONE ELSE REALLY. FREDA KELLY WAS ASKED TO BE THE SECRETARY FOR THE BEATLES RIGHT BEFORE THINGS WENT HAYWIRE. SHE’D ALSO OVERSEE THEIR FAN CLUB ACTION WHICH WAS… WELL, LETS JUST SAY SHE COULDN’T COPY/PASTE OR CHAIN RESPONSE ANYONE. SHE HANDLED EVERY PIECE OF MAIL AND REQUEST UNTIL THE BAND CALLED IT QUITS. YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW HIGHLY REGARDED THAT GIG WAS?!!

THE FELLAS FOLLOW UP TO “A HARD DAYS NIGHT” WAS THE SUSPENSE FILLED, ACTION PACKED YET SUPER KOOKY, “HELP”… WHICH WAS ALSO IN WONDERFUL COLOR TOO!

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR IS PROBABLY FOR DIEHARD FANS OF THE BEATLES. US AND THOSE WHO CAN APPRECIATE IN INDIE MINDED, ART HOUSE STYLE FILM MAKING. AFTER THE DEATH OF THEIR MANAGER BRIAN EPSTEIN, THE BAND NEEDED TO GET BACK TO SOMETHING CREATIVE AND TAKE THEIR MINDS OF THE LOSS OF THEIR BIGGEST BELIEVER. AT THAT TIME, THE BAND WASN’T PLAYING LVIE ANYMORE, WHICH ALLOWS FOR A GREAT POINT BY JOHN LENNON AS STATED IN THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY… “if stage shows were to be out, we wanted something to replace them..” MAKES SENSE. AGAIN, THIS IS A WACKY ONE.

THIS TRAILER KINDA SUCKS. IT DOESN’T DO THE MOVIE JUSTICE SO TAKE MY WORD IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THIS MOVIE, YOU SHOULD. BACKBEAT IS ABOUT.. A LOT REALLY. IT’S ABOUT THE GUY WHO LEFT THE BAND BEFORE THEY BLEW UP, HOW THE BAND CUT THEIR TEETH, HOW THEY GOT THEIR LOOK AND HOW THEY BECAME ROCK n’ ROLL. THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT ROCK n ROLL STORIES OF ALL TIME; THE STORY OF STUART SUTCLIFFE’S TIME WITH THE BEATLES IN BERLIN. YOU’LL WISH YOU WERE THERE WHEN YOU WATCH THIS. THIS DEPICTS THE BIRTH AND CRAWLING STAGES OF THE FIRST ROCK n ROLL BAND!

AN ALMOST FORGOTTEN CLASSIC IS, “I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND”; A COMEDY ABOUT BEATLEMAINIA AS IT HIT THE US UPON THEIR ARRIVAL AND APPEARANCE AT THE ED SULLIVAN TV SHOW. FOUR GIRLS FROM JERSEY HEAD INTO NYC TO SEE THE BAND ON THE SHOW. ONE GIRL LOVES PAUL, ONE GIRL IS HOPING TO LAND A PHOTOGRAPHY GIG WITH THE BAND, ONE GIRL ABOUT TO GET MARRIED WANTS TO GO OUT WITH A BAND AND THE OTHER GIRL ISN’T A BIG FAN. SHE FELT THE BEATLES “Undermined Artistic Integrity“. (her tune changes you can imagine) ITS A FUN, WILD LOOK AT BEING AT NUTTY FAN BUT IN AN INNOCENT WAY. BACK WHEN SCREAMING GIRLS WE’RE CUTE. THIS SCENE IS GREAT. ONE OF THE GIRLS MAKES IT INTO THE BANDS HOTEL SUITE, ALONE. SHE PROBABLY REACTS THE WAY MOST BEATLE FANS WOULD. I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE ACTED THIS WAY. SERIOUSLY.

A MOVIE CAME OUT IN RECENT TIMES ABOUT JOHN LENNON’S YOUNGER YEARS AND THE EMOTIONAL TORMENT HE WENT THROUGH BETWEEN HIS MOTHER AND HIS AUNT, WHO RAISED HIM. YOU ALSO SEE A NICE GLIMPSE INTO HIS START IN MUSIC WHICH ALWAYS MAKES FOR A GREAT STORY.

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