Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Eight Days A Week to premiere in London Sep 12

Ron Howard and his film crew with Paul McCartney.
Tony Bramwell, former aide to The Beatles and producer of a lot of their music videos, informs us that the "Beatles Live Project" film, "Eight Days A Week" will premiere in the UK at a cinema in Leicester Square in London on September 12th. The film, which is directed by Ron Howard will launch Hulu's new documentary channel in the USA, date unknown so far. Before Hulu, the film will also be shown in theatres in USA.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) — from the early days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to the quartet’s last concert, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. The film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together and will examine their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ unique musical gifts and their complementary personalities.

So much for the "live" angle.

13 comments:

dps said...

Yuck

"The film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together and will examine their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ unique musical gifts and their complementary personalities."

joey anthony said...

dps you shouldn't put down a movie until you've seen it first.

Foxx said...

Call me naive, but I am still hoping for a live cd to come with it, this Christmas. Hollywood Bowl.

Benjamin Levi-Marks said...

Well, I for one am doing my happy happy joy joy dance. I cannot wait to see their digital restoration of audio and visual material circa the Fab's performing career. I saw the next to the last show (Seattle '66).

The team working on this includes people who worked on Marty Scorsese's A++ Dylan and Harrison documentaries. So, the assumption is that it will be excellent until proven otherwise.

And hell tot he yes for the live cd (and DVD!!!!) for Xmas.

RHWinter said...

Live at the Hollywood Bowl. DVD. Please!

RICK GARDNER said...

Japanese concerts and Shea Stadium film along with Washington DC film, PLEASE! Then LET IT BE!

Richard Porter said...

I spoke to Apple about this - and they told me the date was incorrect!

RAJ said...

From the description, it appears that the film has changed its focus from a documentary on the Beatles' live performances to just another Anthology type of history piece...probably with a bunch of annoying voice-over interviews from people like Alec Baldwin, Johnny Depp, and others from Hollywood. I was looking forward to this but not so much anymore. Yawn.

joey anthony said...

washington dc film has already been released rick.from the video tape source too.which is better than the film transfer.

George Armstrong said...

"The Beatles: Eight Days A Week is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) — from the early days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to the quartet’s last concert, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966." Does this leave the way open for a film based on the second part of The Beatles' career (1967-1970)covering the studio years? It's beginning to sound like a rehashed Anthology.

RICK GARDNER said...

You can't buy the DVD of DC concert by itself. I bought the remastered CD's as soon as they came out. I don't want to buy the set again thru Apple, just to get the cleaned up version of the concert. I do have the non-official version on DVD. Who's in charge of releasing the film/video stuff anyway? The don't seem to be in any kind of hurry.

Harold Montgomery said...

Oh, I am so disappointed! I pictured this to be like reliving going to a Beatles concert, especially for those who never attended one!!!

I NEVER thought they'd use all of every tour's complete footage due to many concerts were repetitious in play lists!
This announcement shoots holes in the hopes we all had for it.

However there surly was enough shows to chose songs from on each play list 1964,1965,and 1966 to use to avoid repeat the last gigs/tour playlists!

This is exactly what the Capitol Records release of "The Beatles at Hollywood Bowl (1964-65)" LP could have done (or did). I can't remember.

Why couldn't this film included bits of news when stopping here,there and everywhere as fillers in between live footage when the previous concert was exactly the same, done order of the tours progression? Maybe that's what they did. Who knows.

I knew the footage that they might have would have repeated play lists of that years tour and they would have thought it to be repetitious or dangerously boring! : (

sunnylew said...

There's a trailer for the new movie here:
https://twitter.com/thebeatles/status/744888913433505792?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email