Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Beatles go to Cannes



Clips from The Beatles' Live Project documentary will be shown to prospective buyers in Cannes, France next week. The film is currently in post-production. White Horse Pictures and Studiocanal are the companies representing the film in Cannes.

The film is still only known under its working title and there has been no announcement about when the film will be released. No wonder, they haven't got a distributor anywhere yet. Still, the film will be completed this year. Giles Martin is in charge of producing the audio side of the release, as far as concert sound is concerned. Will he be able to create an immersion surround sound from the raw material? Is he going to record office girls screaming the names of John, Paul, George and Ringo and overdub it to audience footage again?

Producer Ron Howard's idea is to give fans an "all access VIP pass" to the Beatles concerts, we are hoping that this is something he will be able to fulfill. Hitherto unseen concert footage has been promised. An earlier released promotional clip from the film just used familiar footage from Washington D.C. 1964 and Shea Stadium 1965.

Links:
The Beatles Live Project
Le Marché du Film - Cannes
Variety

6 comments:

BWSmythe said...

No distributor? Surely Universal still distribute films - and Ron Howard's previous movies have, 9 times of out 10, been distributed by them, and his HQ is on the Universal lot... Curious...

Roger Stormo said...

A spokesman said that the film does not have a U.S. distributor or a release date yet, accorfing to Beatles Examiner

David Brailsford said...

"Is he going to record office girls screaming the names of John, Paul, George and Ringo and overdub it to audience footage again?"

For the first time reading this web site I laughed out loud.

Sound like you were unhappy about that. What is the story, I don't know about that?

Caveman said...

When Giles Martin did his remix of the soundtrack for A Hard Day's Night, he added in the sound of girls screaming The Beatles names. This wasn't an audible thing on the original sound of the film.

Internotional Times said...

I'm reliably informed by Giles Martin (or someone pretending to be him) that audience sound in the new movie will include overdubs of Daily Mail readers shouting 'He dyes his hair!'

Tammy said...

Yeh, it was okay for Giles to add sounds, and make a crap edit in If I fell, but he couldn't pitch correct the songs?? ūüė≥