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
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What about the reports that you guys are nothing but a bunch of British Elvis Presleys?
[while shaking his body]
It's not true. It's not true!
[the Beatles and reporters laugh]
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when the Beatles are involved, you know that it's going to be awesome
Ron Howard isn't the first person I would have pictured directing a documentary about the Beatles, but "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years" is great in every way. It focuses on the period from 1963-1966, as the Fab Four traveled the globe. No surprise that they drew throngs of shrieking teenage girls everywhere that they went. We get input from Paul and Ringo, as well as notable people who attended their concerts (Sigourney Weaver and Whoopi Goldberg) and people who followed them around.
I was born long after the '60s, so I can't authentically picture what it was like to attend the Beatles' concerts, but this documentary gives one a feeling of being there. It was clear that everyone in the theater was having a great time. You're sure to love it.
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