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The Linda McCartney Story (2000)

A dramatization of the life of Linda McCartney. In her early years snapping photos for Rolling Stone magazine and rubbing elbows with much of Hollywood's Elite. The story follows her ... See full summary »

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Danny Field
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Mick Jagger
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Jim Morrison
Jenafor Ryane
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Heather McCartney
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James McCartney
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A dramatization of the life of Linda McCartney. In her early years snapping photos for Rolling Stone magazine and rubbing elbows with much of Hollywood's Elite. The story follows her meeting and falling in love with Paul McCartney, their marriage and what follows.

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21 May 2000 (USA)  »

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L'histoire de Linda McCartney  »

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When the Beatles are arguing over who will manage them, John, George, and Ringo refer to the agent they want to hire as "Bruce Grossman". In real life, the agent's name was Allen Klein. See more »

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Paul and Linda marry in a "Registry Office" according to the sign above the door and the news reporter's voiceover. It is actually called a Register Office - there is not such thing as a "Registry Office". See more »

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Linda McCartney: Mick Jagger said he'd never have his old lady on stage.
Paul McCartney: Yeah, well screw him!
Linda McCartney: I already have.
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Features The Beatles at Shea Stadium (1966) See more »

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Back Door
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by "Peace Frog"
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Selling Linda Short
2 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I won't comment about the overall production values of this movie (other than to commend the acting jobs of all of the players), but as a documentary it really fails, and sells Linda McCartney very short. It could have been titled "The Mrs. Paul McCartney Story", or better yet, "The Mrs. Beatle Story".

Linda McCartney was a lifelong photographer of some repute, yet none of her photographs are shown or talked about. We get to see the break-up of the Beatles up-close, yet the details of Linda's life before and outside of her marriage to Paul McCartney are almost entirely omitted.

Unbelievably, Linda's work for animal issues and vegetarianism are barely mentioned. These activities are what defined Linda McCartney (or, at least, how she defined herself), yet more time is devoted to reproducing Beatles recording sessions than to dealing with them. Linda stated during her lifetime that motherhood was her most important job, but we see virtually none of her relationships with her four children.

This movie was a real disappointment. Less a tribute than an insult to the innovative and influential Linda McCartney.


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