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How the Beatles Changed the World (2017)

The history of The Beatles and their cultural influence.

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Credited cast:
Tony Bramwell Tony Bramwell
Robert Christgau Robert Christgau
Anthony DeCurtis Anthony DeCurtis
John Dunbar John Dunbar
Brian Epstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Jonathan Gould Jonathan Gould ... Himself
George Harrison ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Harry Bill Harry
Chris Ingham ... Himself
John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul McCartney ... Himself
Barry Miles Barry Miles
Yoko Ono ... Herself (archive footage)
Mark Paytress Mark Paytress ... Himself
Ringo Starr ... Himself
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The fascinating story of the cultural, social, spiritual and musical revolution ignited by the coming of the Beatles. Tracing the impact that these four band members had, first in their native Britain and soon after worldwide, it reappraises the band and follows their path from young subversives to countercultural heroes. Featuring fresh, revealing interviews with key collaborators as well as a wealth of rarely-seen archival footage, this documentary presents a bold new take on the most significant band in the history of music and their enduring impact on popular culture.

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23 October 2017 (UK) See more »

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Interesting to watch but occasionally I wonder if they were over-thinking things.
26 February 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This documentary about the Beatles is quite different to previous one's I've seen. Instead of a chronological discussion of the band, it's more about the influence that the band had on culture...and vice-versa. So, it follows the band from the rather innocent early days to an awakening to world events to an eventual cultural civil war. Sadly, the Beatles themselves say very little other than in a few video clips from the era...nor do the two surviving Beatles have anything to say in the film. Instead, it's their friends and associates who talk and talk about them. In many ways, this was an exciting look at the Beatles in context....though occasionally I thought the folks in the film over-thought things and over-analyze them. Overall, quite interesting and at least it is different and not just another Beatles bio-documentary.


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