Nice, I didn’t click through but now I will. Its a mess of a movie, but its mostly a delightful mess!
The drumming on Revolver is the counter argument to that “Ringo was the weak link” nonsense.
A sound strategy.
I’m sure you meant “Brilliant, intermittently silly.” but either works
After its off-hand dismissal in the article and its complete absence in this comment string, I am wondering if I am the only person who liked (or even watched) A Life Less Ordinary? I wouldn’t put it above Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, or Millions, but I definitely prefer it to say Slumdog or (the last act of)…
It’s not THIS movie, but I would enjoy seeing someone take a shot at the more-or-less same concept, but with the reality of filtering the music through memory and individual talent/skill.
A world without the music of the Beatles? Okay, sure. A world in which literal Disney Princess Lily James has unrequited feelings for her straight guy best friend for a single moment? What do you take me for, Scientology’s next recruit?
I think Frank Zappa said that, FYI
I am, indeed, anti anti-snob snobbery even when the snob is anti-snobbing for what would generally be seen as a plebe cause.
I think I heard a Stern show interview with Ringo where he mentioned they did shows in Hamburg 6 days/week for like 12 hours each day(or something-a lot), everything from the pop hits of that era to Broadway tunes. Imagine being subjected to playing different styles of music and playing notable chord progressions over…
at least it gives a bunch of people the opportunity to brag that they don’t like The Beatles. I hear they give awards for that.
“Lucy in disguise with diamonds”
Does the movie show Noel and Liam Gallagher in jail? Surely they would be if the Beatles didn’t exist.
The thing with the Beatles is that they (to a fairly substantial degree) created their era. As George Harrison put it, they saved the world from boredom. (Or as Jerry Lee Lewis, put it, they saved the world from the Bobbies - Vee, Darin etc.)
Star for reminding me I need to listen to the Pixies.
It’s too bad that the movie doesn’t have any fun with the music not being received as rapturously in 2019. Maybe a short scene of “She Loves You Yeah Yeah Yeah” and some girls roll their eyes at the corniest of corny shit.
Millions is fantastic - I don’t know why people don’t discuss it more. (Meanwhile, whatever happened to Frank Boyce, the screenwriter? He was on an incredible run for a while but has kind of disappeared.)
I would say 127 Hours, but prefer Millions to Sunshine.
No problem! I appreciate the response, and the article itself.
Most of these sound great and I’ve barely seen any of them. Bookmarked, and thanks!