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The Length Of Peter Jackson's The Beatles: Get Back Is Kind Of The Point

While Peter Jackson's deep dive into the creative process of The Beatles has been getting mostly rave reviews there has been some pushback on its long runtime. "Get Back" was intended to be a long feature and then during the Covid lockdown the decision was made to release it as a limited series on Disney+.The thing is three parts, each one well over two hours each — and the eight-hour length of the full docu-series has been a sticking point for some critics, including our own Josh Spiegel.Jokes ...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, John Lennon, George Harrison, Liverpool, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Beatles, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon, John Paul George, Harrison, EMI, Josh Spiegel


George Harrison's childhood home sells for £171,000

The Beatles legend rehearsed with John Lennon and Paul McCartney at the Liverpool council house.
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The Beatles: Get Back Featurette: Peter Jackson Wanted A 'More Accurate Account' Of The End Of The Band

"The Beatles: Get Back" began streaming on Disney+ over the Thanksgiving weekend, and we have a new featurette about the making of the docuseries. Whether you think it's a brilliant look at songwriting and performing geniuses and lap up every second like I did, or you think it suffered from director Peter Jackson's tendency to go long as it were, it's certainly made an impact. The new featurette gives us a look at some of the footage from the show, and words of wisdom from Jackson himself about ...
Tags: Movies, News, John Lennon, Disney, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Lennon, John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison, Michael Lindsay Hogg


Boom Radio reveals all-time favourite Beatles track

A poll of over 2000 Boom Radio listeners has revealed In My Life as the all-time best Beatles song. The radio station counted down the Top 40 Beatles tracks across the day on Friday and listeners heard the Top 20 back-to-back from 5pm (Friday 26 Nov 2021) with Boom Radio’s Nicky Horne. Also making the top three is ‘A Day in the Life’ and ‘Hey Jude’. Boom Radio presenter Nicky Horne has interviewed The Beatles over the course of their career, including John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Horne c...
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Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius: Big Stories, Small Moments

A s decades are heaped upon our lifespans, we gradually edit down our memories into a solid narrative. Our personal history becomes like a film we’ve seen so many times, we no longer know which parts are real and which are imagined. That sums up this week’s Sagittarius Solar Eclipse (Dec. 3. 2021, 11:38 pm PST), square Neptune, rather well, I think: The big picture is captured on grainy film stock and projected onto a large screen, and it’s hard to see the details. How must it be for the peopl...
Tags: John Lennon, George Harrison, Yoko Ono, Moon, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Pluto, Ringo Starr, Mccartney, Lennon, Neptune, Sagittarius, Astrology, Eclipses, PAUL


Anish Kapoor & the Blackest Black in the Universe in Venice, Italy at the Accademia & Palazzo Manfrin + Gillo Dorfles at the Cini

Anish Kapoor & Taco Dibbets at Gallerie dell'Accademia  Background painting: Madonna of the Treasuers by Tintoretto (1567)  Photo: Cat Bauer   (Venice, Italy) "I'm going to ask Anish Kapoor why he's got exclusive rights to the blackest black in the universe and why he won't let other artists use the color," I said to some colleagues over at the Giorgio Cini Foundation.  On the morning of Friday, November 12, we were at the Cini for the inauguration of Ghiribizzi  or "Whims," an exhibitio...
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Peter Jackson’s Mammoth Beatles Documentary Is A Feast For Fans

There is already a movie about the Beatles making Let It Be. It is called Let It Be. Throughout January 1969, a crew led by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg — who had helmed the Beatles’ music videos for “Paperback Writer,” “Rain,” “Hey Jude,” and “Revolution” among other work at the center of 1960s rock — filmed the Fab Four rehearsing, recording, and ultimately giving their final public performance on the roof of their Apple Corps. headquarters in London. The Let It Be movie famously depicts a ba...
Tags: Music, London, John Lennon, George Harrison, The Beatles, Movie Review, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, George Martin, Jude, Glyn Johns, Apple Corps, Linda McCartney


The Beatles to be Played by Jonah Lees, Blake Richardson in Brian Epstein Biopic ‘Midas Man’

Despite recently losing its director just three weeks into shooting, “Midas Man,” the music biopic about The Beatles’ wunderkind manager Brian Epstein, has now cast its fab four. John Lennon will be played by Jonah Lees (“The Letter for the King”), Paul McCartney by Blake Richardson (“Eleven Days”), George Harrison by Leo Harvey Elledge (“Creation […]
Tags: News, John Lennon, Global, The Beatles, Paul Mccartney, Brian Epstein, Jonah Lees, Jonah Lees Blake Richardson, Blake Richardson Eleven Days George Harrison, Leo Harvey Elledge


The Beatles: Get Back review – eight hours of TV so aimless it threatens your sanity

In Peter Jackson’s latest epic, the moments of inspiration and interest are marooned amid acres of meandering chit-chat. What a schlepThe Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be and its depressing accompanying documentary were always bugbears among the former Fabs. John Lennon dismissed the music as “badly recorded shit”; Paul McCartney was so horrified by the album that he masterminded a new version in 2003, shorn of the additions by Phil Spector, whom Lennon employed as a producer without telling McCart...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, Culture, Television & radio, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Starr, Lennon, Phil Spector, Twickenham Studios, McCartney None of the Beatles


Anish Kapoor & the Blackest Black in the Universe in Venice, Italy at the Accademia & Palazzo Manfrin + Gillo Dorles at the Cini

Anish Kapoor & Taco Dibbets at Gallerie dell'Accademia  Background painting: Madonna of the Treasuers by Tintoretto (1567)  Photo: Cat Bauer   (Venice, Italy) "I'm going to ask Anish Kapoor why he's got exclusive rights to the blackest black in the universe and why he won't let other artists use the color," I said to some colleagues over at the Giorgio Cini Foundation.  On the morning of Friday, November 12, we were at the Cini for the inauguration of Ghiribizzi  or "Whims," an exhibitio...
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Jay Leno Has Joined The Cast Of The Brian Epstein Biopic, Midas Man

Jay Leno, the former host of NBC's "The Tonight Show," has signed on to play another late-night talk show host, Ed Sullivan, in "Midas Man," an upcoming biopic about Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Leno has numerous film credits to his name, but he usually plays himself or does voice work in animated movies. So the Sullivan role marks something of a departure for him, even if it's very much in the wheelhouse of his old job.The AV Club reports that "Midas Man" is already in production, after a hia...
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The Beatles: Get Back: 10 Things We Learned From Peter Jackson Himself

This Thanksgiving, fans will be able to immerse themselves in something they ought to be incredibly thankful for: Peter Jackson's restored retelling of the Beatles' Get Back sessions in the form of a three-part docuseries on Disney+, aptly titled "The Beatles: Get Back." We've seen the story played out before in the 1970 Michael Lindsay Hogg film "Let It Be," which painted a sober tale of a band at the end of their rope.This time, the footage sheds a completely new light on the group's last sess...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, John Lennon, Disney, Yoko Ono, New Zealand, Paul Mccartney, John, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon


Anish Kapoor & the Blackest Black in the Universe - Venice, Italy at the Accademia & Palazzo Manfrin + Gillo Dorles at the Cini

Anish Kapoor & Taco Dibbets at Gallerie dell'Accademia  Background painting: Madonna of the Treasuers by Tintoretto (1567)  Photo: Cat Bauer   (Venice, Italy) "I'm going to ask Anish Kapoor why he's got exclusive rights to the blackest black in the universe and why he won't let other artists use the color," I said to some colleagues over at the Giorgio Cini Foundation.  On the morning of Friday, November 12, we were at the Cini for the inauguration of Ghiribizzi  or "Whims," an exhibitio...
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Elvis Costello’s Musician Father (and Doppelgänger) Performing in 1963

If you were an English boy growing up in the 1960s, and your dad met the Queen mum, you’d come away with some pretty heavy duty bragging rights. What if your dad didn’t just meet her, but commanded her attention for a full three minutes… an event you witnessed on the telly, along with 21.2 million others? That’s what happened to young Declan Patrick McManus, or Elvis Costello as he’s more commonly known these days. Unfortunately, his musician father Ross’s calypso-inflected, Trini Lopez-inspired...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Australia, College, John Lennon, The Beatles, Pete Seeger, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Ross, Mersey, Margaret, Bill Brown, McManus, Declan, Lilian


‘Annoying snobs was part of the fun’: Paul McCartney and more on the Beatles’ rooftop farewell

As Peter Jackson’s TV series Get Back recasts the Fab Four’s final days in a more positive light, the ex-Beatle remembers the responses to their historic gig above the streets of LondonIt’s lunchtime on a cold Thursday in January 1969. After weeks of sometimes difficult rehearsals and recordings, the Beatles and their new songs finally – and spectacularly – collide with the outside world. The occasion is now fixed in their iconography. On 30 January on the roof of 3 Savile Row, the London HQ of ...
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Paul McCartney’s Last Conversation With John Lennon Was Super Relatable

"I was so glad that we got back to that relationship that we’d always had when we were kids," McCartney said.
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We Must Reclaim Nationalism From the BJP

This is of The Rationalist, my column for the Times of India. The man who gave us our national anthem, Rabindranath Tagore, once wrote that nationalism was “a great menace.” He went on to say, “It is the particular thing which for years has been at the bottom of India’s troubles.” Not just India’s, but the world’s: In his book The Open Society and its Enemies, published in 1945 as Adolf Hitler was defeated, Karl Popper ripped into nationalism, with all its “appeals to our tribal instincts, ...
Tags: Travel, India, John Lennon, BJP, Yoko Ono, West, Adolf Hitler, Rabindranath Tagore, Tamir, Karl Popper, Nutopia, Times of India The, Yael Tamir


Running Injury, the Grieving Process, and Finding Joy Among It All

The post Running Injury, the Grieving Process, and Finding Joy Among It All appeared first on iRunFar. [Editor’s Note: This month’s “Community Voices” column is written by Vincent Behe. He is a recent product of Lehigh University’s graduate program in Environmental Policy, and possesses an all-encompassing passion for the outdoors. In addition to his running pursuits, Behe keeps busy with his full-time work as a planner and grant writer for a local nonprofit. Behe resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylva...
Tags: John Lennon, Sport, Running, Billy Joel, Vincent, Rice, Behe, Lehigh University, Bethlehem Pennsylvania, Community Voices, Vincent Behe


The Rosemary's Baby Controversy Explained

Five years before "The Exorcist" turned heads and had audiences puking in the aisles, there was another diabolical horror causing controversy due to its occult subject matter. Roman Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby," based on Ira Levin's best-selling novel, upset the Catholic church, picked up a curse, became one of the top grossing films of 1968, and catapulted the Polish director to Hollywood stardom.The film stars Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes as Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, a handsome couple look...
Tags: UK, New York, Hollywood, Movies, John Lennon, United States, Broadway, Charles Manson, States, Roman Polanski, Bbfc, Baby, Castle, Robert Evans, Frank Sinatra, Paramount


George Harrison's childhood home up for auction

The Beatles legend rehearsed with John Lennon and Paul McCartney at the Liverpool council house.
Tags: UK, News, John Lennon, George Harrison, Liverpool, Paul Mccartney


'Eternals' adds another blockbuster to Jack Kirby's Marvel-ous legacy

Stan Lee became the face of Marvel Comics, and up to his death in 2018, an enthusiastic goodwill ambassador for the comic-book industry. But most of his signature heroes were birthed with artist Jack Kirby, who many have seen as an unsung hero in a creative explosion compared to another famous '60s writing duo, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
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The 11 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

Ever since the debut of "The Jazz Singer," the first feature-length movie with sound, filmmaking has always been closely associated with modern music. Musicals, many of which covered popular tunes of the day, were among the earliest blockbusters. Currently, the musician biopic genre is more popular than ever, thanks to the record-breaking box-office and awards success of films like "Straight Outta Compton" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." But in terms of accuracy and raw, visceral energy, the staged rec...
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The Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

Ever since the debut of "The Jazz Singer," the first feature-length movie with sound, filmmaking has always been closely associated with modern music. Musicals, many of which covered popular tunes of the day, were among the earliest blockbusters. Currently, the musician biopic genre is more popular than ever, thanks to the record-breaking box-office and awards success of films like "Straight Outta Compton" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." But in terms of accuracy and raw, visceral energy, the staged rec...
Tags: Japan, England, Hollywood, Movies, California, New York City, John Lennon, Angels, Billie, San Francisco, Diamond, Brooklyn, United States, Bob Dylan, Tennessee, Mick Jagger


'The Lyrics': Paul McCartney reveals crush on queen, how John Lennon 'gleefully' quit Beatles

It's not the memoir fans longed for, but "The Lyrics" reveals new details about Paul McCartney's life through detailed commentary on 154 of his songs.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Movies To Watch If You Loved Dune

Denis Villeneuve's reimagining of Frank Herbert's beloved sci-fi novel "Dune" is already cementing itself as a future classic within the genre. Villeneuve had already shown that he could take beloved sci-fi properties and reinvent them for a new generation with his masterful work on "Blade Runner 2049," and "Dune" boasts a similarly epic scale and intricate world building."Dune" takes place in a distant future where warring clans vie for precious resources. The young Paul (Timothee Chalamet) is ...
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John Lennon Finally Meets & Jams with His Hero, Chuck Berry (1972)

“If you had tried to give rock and roll another name, you would call it Chuck Berry,” says John Lennon by way of introduction to his hero in the clip above from The Mike Douglas Show. The two perform Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee” and “Johnny B. Goode” (with Lennon’s backing band, Elephant’s Memory, and unwelcome discordant backing vocals from Yoko). The moment was a major highlight of Lennon’s post-Beatles’ career. The year was 1972, and Lennon and Yoko Ono had taken over Douglas’ show fo...
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The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ Deluxe Edition Brightens and Expands the Group’s Swan Song: Album Review

Fifty-one years later, how do we appraise “Let It Be,” the Beatles’ swan song, the document of their breakup, the one that the bandmembers themselves initially disliked so much that Paul McCartney took legal action and John Lennon dubbed it a salvage job from “the shittiest load of badly recorded shit — and with a […]
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The Beatles: Get Back Trailer Debuts For Disney+ Docuseries

Disney+ has finally released the official trailer for Peter Jackson’s long-in-development documentary The Beatles: Get Back, teasing the most intimate and honest glimpse into the creative process and relationship between John, Paul, George, and Ringo ever filmed. The three-part documentary series is scheduled to roll out over three days starting from November 25 through November 27, just in time for Thanksgiving. The Beatles: Get Back trailer, which you can check out below along with the poster,...
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‘Get Back’ Book Review: Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ Session Transcripts Read Like a Great Off-Broadway Script

The new book “Get Back,” which is comprised of transcriptions of conversations during the making of the “Let It Be” album and film, put the lie to the idea that the Beatles were getting a bit prickly with one another during that time frame and that not all was fab with the foursome at the […]
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The 14 Greatest Biopics Of The 21st Century

The traditional biopic seems like it should be pretty easy to make. After all, the subject has already done all the hard work. You just need to pick the best bits of their lives and slap them up on the big screen, right? But that's where things start to get tricky. Do you recreate a list of chronological events that follow the subject from the cradle to grave, and hope that a classically-trained English actor can elevate the film beyond its fairly uninspired structure? Do hone in on one specific...
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