The Beatles first film since "Help" was largely Paul McCartney's project. The story follows a bus load of eccentric characters on a magic journey through the English countryside. Rather than a unified narrative, it becomes a series of psychedelic clips promoting various songs including "The Fool on the Hill," "Blue Jay Way," "Your Mother Should Know," "I Am the Walrus" and "Magical Mystery Tour." The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band are seen in a strip club playing "Death Cab for Cutie." Written by
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Most of the film was dreamt up by Paul McCartney
flying home to the UK from the Monterey Pop Festival. See more
Some of the linking shots of the bus driving along country lanes are obviously shot at a later date when the bus is empty of passengers. This is confirmed by Neil Aspinall in The Beatles "Anthology" book, where he describes taking the bus back out on the road again after filming had finished, purely to shoot some external links which had been forgotten. See more
I am your friendly Courier. Mister Bloodvessel is my name. Buster Bloodvessel.
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I Am the Walrus
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Published by Capitol/EMI Records See more