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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Unrated | | Documentary, Music | 16 September 2016 (USA)
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A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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In the 1960s, the Beatles exploded on to the public scene, seemingly out of nowhere as the band's formative years of constant performing at home and in Hamburg, and Brian Epstein's grooming, finally paid off beyond their wildest dreams. Accompanying new interviews of the remaining Beatles, their associates and fans as well as archival interviews of the late ones, this film features footage of the heady concert years of 1963 to 66 when the band became a worldwide cultural phenomena topping them all. Furthermore, it also follows how the Fab Four began to change and grow while the excitement of Beatlemania began to sour their lives into an intolerable slog they needed to escape from to become more than what their fans wanted. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The band you know. The story you don't.

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Documentary | Music

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16 September 2016 (USA)  »

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$615,632 (USA) (16 September 2016)

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$2,930,414 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Ron Howard wins best music film Grammy for 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - the Touring Years' Feburary 12, 2017. The director and former child actor earned the Grammy for Music Film for "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years," his detailed ode to the band's early years. Also earning trophies for the film are producers Brian Grazer, Scott Pascucci and Nigel Sinclair. See more »

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The movie refers to Cousin Bruce Morrow at AM radio station 1010 "WIMS" in New York. The station was actually "WINS". See more »

Quotes

Ringo Starr: Y'know, like, I can talk like I'm from Liverpool,
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Ringo Starr: fuck you, I'm tellin' you, don't give me any hard time.
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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Great tribute.
21 September 2016 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

A movie that brings a freshness to old material with new interviews, unseen footage and enhanced sound and images. A real tribute. Don't go expecting an epiphany or any gritty revelations, this is a story retold with love and one suspects, awe. It does what the title says and focuses on the touring and the music with helpful and not over-intrusive commentary along the way, and helps the viewer to understand how the band came to their decision in 1966. It is not difficult to imagine that the band finished touring last year, such is the care and attention that has gone into enhancing the images. I loved this film, unashamedly.


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