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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 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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$615,632 (USA) (16 September 2016)

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$2,930,414 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono attended the premiere in London, along with Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher. See more »

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In the closing credits, the song "Things We Said Today" is mistakenly written as "Thing We Said Today." See more »

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Features The Beatles at Shea Stadium (1966) See more »

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Tomorrow never knows
16 September 2016 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

Having read and seen just about everything there is about The Beatles I wasn't expecting to learn anything new, but I believe Ron Howard missed an opportunity to tell all that see this film what life was really like for these four guys during those years. If you want to show the world the craziness that Beatlemania was, then tell it all. Try to let us inside their world whilst on tour. You don't have to go into sordid details ,but let us know what life on the road was like. Who knows how long we have Paul and Ringo, so let's get all the truth out there before they're gone and people can say what they like. As a fan, I would have liked to have seen a film that is a true record of those years.


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