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Old May 06, 2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Liam Gallagher bringing The Beatles to the big screen

Beatles to party again with Liam
By Baz Bamigboye
Last updated at 10:40 PM on 6th May 2010
Liam Gallagher is bringing his idols The Beatles back together on the big screen in a movie that will explore the ‘stoned’ years that led to the band’s demise.

The former Oasis frontman is developing a film, set between 1967 and 1970, based on an insider’s view of the circus-like atmosphere at the Savile Row headquarters of The Beatles’ record company, Apple.
Liam has the screen rights to Richard DiLello’s memoir of his years as Apple’s ‘house hippy’, where his job included working in the company’s press office.

DiLel lo’s highly personal account, The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider’s Diary Of The Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire And Its Wild Rise And Fall, published in 1972, details the comings and goings of Paul McCar tney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and their wives, girlfriends and hangers on.
It gives DiLello’s take on the personal and business problems that were to drive The Beatles apart.

His book recounts ‘stoned conversations’ and hilarious observations of the Apple office’s open bar and ‘other accommodations ’ with regards to recreational activities on offer.

The movie would feature actors portraying the Fab Four and cover the years when rock ’n’ roll was moving from its cool, ‘let it be’ vibe to the point where it was controlled by soulless multinational corporations.

And that is how the music industry has remained - though Liam and his brother Noel, in their Oasis heyday, certainly knew how to emulate the crazy, heady early era when rock really rolled.
Liam and his partners at Revolution Films will officially launch the project during the Cannes Film Festival next week.

They are still looking for a screenwriter and director. Then comes the task of casting actors to portray The Beatles, their families and associates, though that won’t begin until there’s a completed screenplay at the the task of casting actors to portray The Beatles, their families and associates, though that won’t begin until there’s a completed screenplay at the end of this year, or possibly early next year.
The Longest Cocktail Party also features tales of various other artists on the Apple roster, including Mary Hopkin, James Taylor, Doris Troy, Badfinger and Billy Preston.

Lauren Bacall, of all people, pops up in the tale after she visited the Apple HQ with her children.

Both Gallagher brothers are fans of the book. Noel has praised it, using language that is too colourful to repeat in a family newspaper.

With the two siblings at each others’ throats, I can only wonder at the behind-the-scenes wrangling over the rights. I can see Liam digging out his soul on this movie. If it all comes together, it’s going to be a scorcher.


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...arty-Liam.html
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Old May 06, 2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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Wow. That sounds awesome, yet I am always wary of other people playing such well-known people, because even if they are good, there is always something missing that just doesn't allow for the suspension of disbelief for me. And I can't imagine anyone playing them well.

But I think if anyone can make it happen, it would be Liam. He's a lot like John himself.

On a side note, I dated a guy years ago that looked JUST like Noel Gallagher. It was bizarre.
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Old May 06, 2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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I'm kinda more excited for the Rory Storm + The Hurricanes film, because this Beatles film could end up bad and controversial if it's not made right.

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this Beatles film could end up bad and controversial if it's not made right.
Yeah, I agree... but I suppose since Liam is behind it, the movie will be made lovingly.
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I don't think I want to see a movie about this period. I love the music, but when I look at the other stuff that occured, it saddens me, because it was an ugly scene, really.
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I can't really see Paul and Ringo allowing this to be made. I'm sure the corporate suits at Apple Corps already have their lawSuit jackets on.
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I find it quite interesting.

I would prefer this over things like John Paul George Ringo + .... Burb? that theatre thing. Yek.
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I hate Liam Gallagher. A lot. How disappointing this has to be made by him.
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Noel, is that you?
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I will tend to watch anything about the Beatles - I just hope it is well made.

Regarding the Rory Storm and the Hurricanes film...I doubt that would ever be shown in the USA but if it is true one is being made it certainly might be interesting to see/buy somehow.

Thank goodness for the internet shrinking the world and all that.

Is there any link or info to this movie about the Hurricanes?
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I will tend to watch anything about the Beatles - I just hope it is well made.

Regarding the Rory Storm and the Hurricanes film...I doubt that would ever be shown in the USA but if it is true one is being made it certainly might be interesting to see/buy somehow.

Thank goodness for the internet shrinking the world and all that.

Is there any link or info to this movie about the Hurricanes?
Well I got the description of the film here:

47. Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (2011)

For forty years, every band has wanted to be bigger than the Beatles. This is the true story of the one band that was...and its leader, Rory Storm.

Dir: Bronwen Hughes
Music | Biography


Source: http://www.imdb.com/search/title?gen...year=2011,2011

Here's the film's IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1344339/

I've talked to Bill Harry at DM Beatles Forums. Bill Harry was around Liverpool during the days of the Rory Storm + The Hurricanes, and he even wrote the msot detailed account online about them: http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/a-z...ricanes5.shtml

Anyways, he told me he was approached before in the past by an American film company that wanted to make the film about Rory Storm + The Hurricanes. But they said that "Hollywood wouldn't accept such a tragic ending to a film." Here's the rest of what he told me....
"I have tried for nearly 20 years to get film-makers interested in a feature film of Mersey Beat, recreating what the scene was actually like. A film company said yes, but felt the scope was so big it should be a TV series. We got the no. 1 British TV writer involved, who knew the scene then and lived below John and Stu in Gambier Terrace. The film company placed the project with the BBC, who said they were interested. They held onto it for three years and then took the name and used it for a tired, unsuccessful cop series.
This sort of practice with TV channels is quite common I'm told."

A link to our conversation: http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=10471.0

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I'm with Newhandle. I don't care for Gallagher, and I wouldn't want to see a film that shows them not at their best. Not speaking musically, of course, but their attitudes and behaviors weren't always so good during that period.
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