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The Hours and Times (1991)

A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.

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A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.

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Trivia

The hotel scenes were filmed at the Avenida Palace hotel in Barcelona. Incidentally, the Beatles stayed there in the Master Suite, Rooms 109-110-111, while giving their only concert in Barcelona 3 July 1965 at the Plaza de Toros Monumental. See more »

Goofs

In the film, set in April 1963, John and Brian go to see the Ingmar Bergman film "The Silence" (The Silence), which was first released in Sweden in September 1963. See more »

Quotes

John Lennon: I find you an engaging and remarkable man, Brian. I've never met a man like you. I don't really want to have it off with you.
Brian Epstein: [hopefully] But you've never ruled it out?
John Lennon: Well, that would be putting you in an awful place, wouldn't it?
Brian Epstein: It has to be better than what I've been feeling lately.
John Lennon: If you don't fuck me, who will you fuck? It's a cold, cruel world out there, Brian. Everyone thinks we're off humpin' the weekend away. That really fuckin' pisses me off.
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Connections

Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

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I'm In Love Again
Performed by Little Richard
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Subtle, thoughtful... interesting
23 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

I back-ordered this movie because of the clearance price, not entirely sure if I was going to like it or not. The first time I saw the movie, I thought, "What the heck...?"

I watched it again, using earphones, and I was fascinated how subtle the emotions are suggested. The character development is very realistic (thankfully it wasn't all sappy and sweet). The ending was suitable--it ended where there was nothing else to say, and their relationship becomes more in itself.

Unfortunately, Ian Hart didn't do John Lennon a lot of justice... Hart's portrayal was too emotionless, when I always had the impression that Lennon actually knew WHEN to emote in conversation. David Angus is perfect in his role as Brian Epstein.

I recommend this to any Beatle fan who want something different.


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