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Old Jun 01, 2010, 12:57 PM   #181
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I, too am glad that the Beatles and Brian were too smart to have the boys continue cranking out grade-Z movies with tired plots like Elvis did. Elvis movies had minimal soft plots at best and they continued long after it was time to stop. The Beatles' movies ended the fresh new sexpots in town in AHDN and their subsequent movies presented them in fresher formats. I admit that I think "Help!" was a very ludicrous movie and I thought the plot a stinker, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying it.

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It's the plot that ruins "Help!" for me, and I think most of the script is very feeble (although there are lots of brilliant sight gags). The Beatles themselves felt that they were just extras in their own film. Yes, they look gorgeous and the musical numbers are great but my fingers stray to the fast forward button when I watch the non-Beatley bits. The naturalness that made AHDN such a joy to watch had worn off - I'm glad that they didn't follow Elvis down the route of making one awful film after another!


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"Help!" really is a silly movie with a feeble plot. The Beatles and their music is the only reason to watch the movie and yeah, it is all too easy to hit the FF button on the parts that don't include the boys.

Oh, but to look at George Harrison in those tight trousers on the rocks and to feast your eyes on George and his beautiful wavy hair when he was sitting on the couch with Ahme and to look at George when he took the tire off that man's car and George when he looked at the whirly thing coming through some painted man's stomach....now those were scenes to savor!
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 02:25 PM   #182
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i dont know. all the films were so different from each other its impossible to compare them!

i think after all is said and done, though, i would say a hard days night. purely because i could spend days watching that one over and over and over again. its just so full of life! and yes, i do prefer color over black and white, but a hard days night was just...genius. GENIUS. it can totally make you feel better when youre in the worst of moods.

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Old Jun 01, 2010, 04:47 PM   #183
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Well, I am really inclined to say A Hard Day's Night. I was 16 when it came out.

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Old Jun 01, 2010, 09:15 PM   #184
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"Help!" is a very silly movie and I agree with Val. Fans like it for the same reasons that I, a fan like it - the Beatles are in it; it's filmed in color and the songs are nonpareil. Objectively speaking, it's a tepid spoof of the espionage genre and the plot is kind of feeble.
That's just the point, the Bond movies were silly plots to me. Help was just a silly take on what people were raving about, the Bond films (the new Bond films are just as lame, to me, as the original films). I do love the sight gags in Help, the Fabs humor was let out of the bag so to speak with Help imo, the Beatles acting in AHDN is lame to me, although after not seeing Help for years, it too seems so lame now, but when I reflect back to the time I can appreciate it for that period of time... Look how lame I Dream Of Jeannie was, but it was a great hit for a few years on tv.... Beatles in color, made them even easier on the eyes
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 04:08 PM   #185
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I'd have to go with Hard Days Night. First off, I love the music and secondly I like how they filmed it in the way that you can see what it's like in the day of the life of the Beatles.
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Old Jul 01, 2010, 07:06 PM   #186
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Hi Betley the topic is favorite/best Beatles movie, do you have one?
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Old Jul 02, 2010, 04:00 AM   #187
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Well, I am really inclined to say A Hard Day's Night. I was 16 when it came out.

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It's a visual I'll never lose. :)

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Old Jul 02, 2010, 03:00 PM   #188
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It definitely wasn't Magical Mystery Tour that's for sure
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I think MMT has stood the test of time better than "Help!" Yes, it's a shambles but it's shambolic in a Pythonesque/Lewis Carroll way that was lost on its first audiences.
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The most commercially successed Beatles Movie must have been "Help!" because of its Bond-esque theme which was the "it" thing of the time. Then again, MMT (as valerieinthegallery put it) was very Python-like but a few years ahead of its time and maybe that was one of the reasons why it wasnīt considered as a good film. IMHO, A Hard Dayīs Night is the best Beatles Movie of all times, subjectively speaking, since I personally can sense that the boys really enjoyed making the film and had a lot of fun. The whole success was still new to them and at that point they didnīt find the publicity a burden to them. In addition, the "fun" was, at this point, still non-marijuana-fuelled and, this said, that made it so genuine. And it shows. Also, the script was "okay" and so were the support actors/actresses.

(BTW, Iīm new here and also a non-native English-speaker, so please, forgive me my unsufficient vocabulary. Still, itīs so good to meet other Beatles fans since I donīt know that many of them in person. :) )
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Its ok Lady ... you did fine ... but as for MMT I'm afraid I watched the TV premier ..... 1968 I think, and was horrified at what I thought at the time was The Beatles lacking direction after Brian Epsteins death.
It was Paul's baby as I was lead to believe, and despite some more great songs I thought it was a disaster, even though I was given the CD as a present.

I will go with A Hard Days Night as its the raw energy of The Beatles at the time was captured perfectly, whereas Help is more polished, but still enjoyable.
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Its ok Lady ... you did fine ... but as for MMT I'm afraid I watched the TV premier ..... 1968 I think, and was horrified at what I thought at the time was The Beatles lacking direction after Brian Epsteins death.
It was Paul's baby as I was lead to believe, and despite some more great songs I thought it was a disaster, even though I was given the CD as a present.

I will go with A Hard Days Night as its the raw energy of The Beatles at the time was captured perfectly, whereas Help is more polished, but still enjoyable.
Yeah, well, I was about 15 or so (about 12 years ago ) when I first watched MMT on video and I didnīt really think that it was anything special. Like you, Iīm also under the impression that it was mostly Paulīs idea and inspiration and that the film didnīt really have a director as such, it just... happened. Then again, one might consider it to be a reflection of its time: surrealistic, psychedelic, a bit mad - pretty much everything that the late 60īs represented. Add in some peace signs and huge crowds of people chanting for peace and you have the quintessential of the time. ( AND before anyone else points it out for me: I DO know that the late 60īs and the whole peace movement was a lot more than that, but I speak from a perspective of the modern youth, who donīt always necesseraly see beyond that which is obvious to the eye... unfortunately.)
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I think MMT has stood the test of time better than "Help!" Yes, it's a shambles but it's shambolic in a Pythonesque/Lewis Carroll way that was lost on its first audiences.
Very well put... agree with you completely!

MMT does a better job of preserving the true spirit of the '60s, while Help! preserves the commercial aspects of those times. (Like I said before, it was more like a '60s sit-com...)
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I've seen parts of Yellow Submarine and Let it Be. My favorite movie is Help! It's one of my favorite albums as well. AHDN is a CLOOOOSE second. I made my 9 year old sister watch it with me :)
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Sister: No! They have accents!
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Oh! And Magical Mystery tour makes me CRAVE spaghetti!
No, really. I almost puked watching that. But it was a good movie. Ties with A Hard Day's Night.
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I am closing this topic, it was started in 2000, we have a newer similar topic including a poll in it to take this one's place....
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