The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
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You're not going to learn anything new from this movie, but it does a great job of encapsulating the rise and fall of Beatlemania. The performances are great, and I appreciate that Howard showed most of them all the way through, instead of cutting away after 30 seconds to a talking head.
It's good, but nothing amazing. It's a movie that suffers from the already extensive amount of coverage this topic has received but at the same time its strength is that it does a great job of making you feel what it must have been like to be one of the Beatles during this time more than any of the other movies or documentaries/TV specials about this topic. It spans a pretty long period of time and it maintains focus well, if you're like me though you'll only wish they would have made this a two-parter where the second half covers the strictly studio years because when they briefly touch on that it was a lot more interesting than a lot of what was covered in the rest of the film. Worth a watch from anyone from Beatles expert to casual fan to someone who knows nothing about them...But at the same time it's not something I could see myself ever feeling the need to see again.
Not bad, but how many times can we hear the same story told? I'm a big fan, but I keep thinking of all the stuff we never hear about, which we won't as long as the Beatles are in charge.
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