Beatles' "significance" pushed to the breaking point in this bizarre documentary that juxtaposes their songs (sung by a number of rock stars) with World War II newsreel footage. Helen Reddy...
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Beatles' "significance" pushed to the breaking point in this bizarre documentary that juxtaposes their songs (sung by a number of rock stars) with World War II newsreel footage. Helen Reddy sings "Fool On The Hill" while Hitler relaxes at Bertchtesgaden, and Rod Stewart husks "Get Back" while Nazi troops goose step.Written by
Everyone seems to want to know why this film has never been released in any official form for domestic consumption. Here's my guess. Copyright clearance. Most of the documentary footage is probably public domain, so it's not that. But there is a LOT of feature film footage from all over the place included, and I'm sure it would be a nightmare to clear it all for commercial publishing of the film. Then there is the music. Beatles would cost a lot, and there's a lot of Beatles in it - let's face it, it's wall-to-wall Beatles, and what is this film likely to return? The significance of the Second World War is rapidly diminishing in a world besieged by a whole new set of super-villains (take your pick). As you can read here, folks either LOVE it or LOATH it. Fascinating! Don't hold your breath expecting this one to be legally available soon. It's just too hard.
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