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Old Jul 06, 2002, 02:24 PM   #1
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This topic may have cropped up before, I'm not sure. I'd like to know your thoughts on the Magical Mystery Tour film.
I know it got a rough ride through the press for being directionless and embarassing, but it contains the music(the real star) and it more or less invented the road movie concept, so I think it deserves a better appraisal than the one it got.

If you've got any thoughts on MMT, give them to me. Gimme some thoughts.

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Old Jul 06, 2002, 03:17 PM   #2
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Very weird, no plot at all, just all whilly nilly. I personally didn't like it at all

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Old Jul 06, 2002, 10:10 PM   #3
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I have yet to see the entire movie. For some reason, I keep falling asleep whenit's on.

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Old Jul 06, 2002, 11:27 PM   #4
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The movie itself isn't all that great. But........just to see the fabs all together is good. Besides its worth owning just to have a video performance of I Am The Walrus.Did I forget to mention the spaghetti scene. What a hoot.

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Old Jul 07, 2002, 01:22 AM   #5
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I love this movie, it's my favourite by them. I'll quote a post I made about it a few time ago, those are my thoughts:

Tehe, that's the effect this movie has on everybody: what's the point? Answer: there's no point! It's just this tour those english people makes (among them Richie and his aunt, and Paul, and Johnny and George) to have some evasion from the everyday life, the life of people in the 60s England.. of persons who had to work hard in the factories to make ends meet... they had those so called Mistery Tours to escape, they were brought everywhere, without a definite track, a misterious one... now, the Tour Beatles show us is a pretty Magical (that's why the magician exists...lol... they are there to make you laugh... Where's da bus!!! love that scene)... and they go in all those places, everyone of them is the background for a Beatles song... and there's also the love story between that tiny man, and Richie's aunt, nicey they are (Pirandello, she says to Johnny-waiter...)

The story is this, that magical (the magicians let all those things happen, like you enter in a tent and you end up in a cinema, or the extraordinary view on the right of the bus) mistery tour that ends in that strip club for men... and the final is just to see them dance, lol... I love them dance, they are pretty nice (well, it really doesn't have a point, but don't tell that you didn't like them so well dressed, and so coordinated ... but Richie )...

To end, I love the MMT

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Old Jul 07, 2002, 03:17 AM   #6
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If I had to choose one of AHDN, Help!, MMT and Yellow Submarine I'd pick Magical Mystery Tour. Maybe just because it's so weird.

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Old Jul 07, 2002, 04:23 AM   #7
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MMT does show why you need amongst other things,a proper script.

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Old Jul 07, 2002, 06:38 AM   #8
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MMT is a great movie! (not the best of the Beatles movies) but, better than a lot of other films I've seen.

The music is awesome, the music videos are awesome! (John, in THAT outfit, playing THAT cello..*dies laughing*) John is SO CUTE in "I Am the Walrus"
George is beautiful in "Blue Jay Way" *dies* It's prolly my favourite scene.
Ringo is hilarious of course, and Paul is funny, especially in "Fool on the Hill"

This is one of those movies that if you like it, you love it, if you don't like it, you despise it.
The highlight for me, is the fact that, it's the Beatles, and I have them on tape.


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Old Jul 07, 2002, 08:42 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By bearkat77:
I have yet to see the entire movie. For some reason, I keep falling asleep whenit's on.

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Same with me the first few times until I purposely managed to watch it because so many here like it.
It still bored me with the exception of the videos the music is awesome.
Not enough Beatles in it otherwise.
Who wants to see all theseother freaks when the boys are there?


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Old Jul 07, 2002, 08:47 AM   #10
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I know I've said it before,but maybe you need to be in the same 'enhanced' mode theyw ere in when making it.

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Old Jul 07, 2002, 08:59 AM   #11
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Like George said in Anthology "There were always good songs" and I loved them all but that's about it. I was disappointed that with the exception to "Blue Jay Way"(my favorite from the movie) George barely spoke. I did think George looked great dressed in white and as the wizard.

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Old Jul 07, 2002, 09:47 AM   #12
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By Clark Kent:
This topic may have cropped up before, I'm not sure. I'd like to know your thoughts on the Magical Mystery Tour film.
I know it got a rough ride through the press for being directionless and embarassing, but it contains the music(the real star) and it more or less invented the road movie concept, so I think it deserves a better appraisal than the one it got.

If you've got any thoughts on MMT, give them to me. Gimme some thoughts.

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I haven't seen the movie myself, but I NEVER listen to what critics say. They tore Armageddon apart and I loved that movie! They also sometimes tear apart the novels of my all time fave author, and though some of his novels may not please me as much as others he is still my fave and I will continue to read!

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Old Jul 07, 2002, 11:14 AM   #13
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Um, I kinda liked it.

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Old Jul 08, 2002, 04:10 PM   #14
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MMT is my favorite Beatles movie. I think it all depends on where and who you see it with. It used to be the last thing they showed in the grand ballroom at Beatlefest and it's great to watch with a huge group reciting it line by line.

And ya gotta love Aunt Jessie and Buster Bloodvessel on the beach scene...

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