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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Unrated | | Documentary, Music | 16 September 2016 (USA)
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A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

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In the 1960s, the Beatles exploded on to the public scene, seemingly out of nowhere as the band's formative years of constant performing at home and in Hamburg, and Brian Epstein's grooming, finally paid off beyond their wildest dreams. Accompanying new interviews of the remaining Beatles, their associates and fans as well as archival interviews of the late ones, this film features footage of the heady concert years of 1963 to 66 when the band became a worldwide cultural phenomena topping them all. Furthermore, it also follows how the Fab Four began to change and grow while the excitement of Beatlemania began to sour their lives into an intolerable slog they needed to escape from to become more than what their fans wanted. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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After Brian Epstein was introduced in the film, his interview said he first saw them at the Cavern Club. They showed a picture of The Beatles at the Cavern Club with Ringo Starr. When Mr. Epstein first saw the Beatles, Pete Best was the drummer. See more »

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Ringo Starr: Y'know, like, I can talk like I'm from Liverpool,
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Ringo Starr: fuck you, I'm tellin' you, don't give me any hard time.
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Sadly … a bit "meh"
21 September 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Saw this documentary last night. Grew up a true Beatles fan, adored them/all their music. Still do, in fact. Played Sgt. Pepper most of the day today. And through the years I have seen just about every doco ever made about the band.

But when I went to see them at the age of 16 at Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia in 1964 I felt utterly cheated and so very, very disappointed by the "live" experience for 2 main reasons.

(1) I expected them to sound EXACTLY like their records (yeah, I know, very naive) – and they didn't.

(2) What I could hear I thought sounded god-awful – and the reason I couldn't hear properly (despite the obviously crap sound system, etc. available at the time) was because I was surrounded by shrieking, screaming, hysterical teenage girls. (And it was clear to me most of the girls were over-doing the hysteria big time. Annoying.)

Which brings me to this latest doco. I thought maybe I would be seeing more behind the scenes interaction between the group, I thought perhaps I would be seeing more 'not seen before' type interviews, I thought I might hear more information about their respective family lives in the early years during their meteoric rise to fame 63-67. But no, none of those things really happened at all.

What was there, and in plentiful proportion to absolutely everything else, was vision after vision of shrieking, screaming, hysterical teenage girls! As you might imagine, this was less than impressive to me. And by that I mean - BORING!

I totally agree with what another reviewer said, it was more like one long Newsreel.

I definitely would not recommend this documentary and, not for the first time, let me say I am incredulous at the high IMDb rating.


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