Magical Mystery Tour film discussion

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by NaturalD, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    Yeah, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a pretty great read.
  2. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson Forum Resident

    Palm Springs, CA
    It was my first solo midnight movie, too, indeed, one of the first times my parents let me have the car to myself. It was nearly 4am by the time I got home.

    I do think MMT has it charms, even moreso than I did then. I don't think JTtP has any, though. :laugh: If only I'd been able to sleep through part of it! It's like, the awfulness of it was keeping me awake, which I suppose is an artistic feat of some sort.
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  3. John Porcellino

    John Porcellino Forum Resident

    Beloit, WI
    Surprised to see some people dissing the Walrus sequence... In my mind it's one of the great archetypal Beatles moments.
  4. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I do admit that even when they lip-synch, I still get a kick out of watching the Fabs.

    Not enough of a kick to make "MMT" good, however! :D
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  5. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

    Detroit Mi USA
    I first saw it in 76 at a college movie night. I was lit. The print sucked. Bad. Still.....
    Had the Media VHS. Turned off the sound and played the CD tracks.
    Upgraded to DVD then Blu.

    It's a long form music video.
    Kinda makes me wonder how it came off in back and white.
  6. leeroy jenkins

    leeroy jenkins Forum Resident

    The United States
    I think it's great! Much better than Help. A Hard Days Night is a more cohesive film, but not as enjoyable.
  7. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    The narrative and images presented within the gatefold of the album itself were far more interesting and compelling than the "film".

    I paged through the album art countless times as a kid and the movie was a letdown.
  8. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    I love the movie. I watched it many times back in the day. :cool:
  9. Hamhead

    Hamhead Sinatra promo specialist

    A movie starring the Bonzos would have been better.
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  10. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

    Wish I could like this post 100 times.
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  11. RockWizard

    RockWizard Forum Resident

    I remember my first 2 times seeing this film. Fist - midnight movie in the 70's. LOADED. Walked out scratching my head. Thought...oh well, did too much, didn't get the movie. Second - another midnight movie - stone cold sober. Still walked out scratching my head. It wasn't until the movie came out recently on BD I finally got it, at least what they were trying to do.
  12. NaturalD

    NaturalD Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Boston, Mass., USA
    That's funny because one thought I had watching the film was that at least, thanks to the updated Beatles/Capitol deal, we Americans were spared a "soundtrack" album where the 6 Beatles tracks were padded out with the oompah version of She Loves You, the orchestra All My Loving and other instrumental bits (and a Bonzo song that's not one of my favorites; The Intro and The Outro made a better Intro-duction to them when I was a little older).
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  13. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    By the way, here it is

    The most wonderful piece of work orchestrating the music of the Beatles ever. Simply sublime

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  14. Dinstun

    Dinstun Forum Resident

    Editing out the non-musical sequences results in a shorter, better film. :)
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  15. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

    FWIW, Viv Stanshall was on record as being upset their song didn't make it onto the LP...
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  16. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident

    Arcadia, Ca.
    Have stripper Jan Carson's uncensored scenes been restored, anywhere?
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  17. Dinstun

    Dinstun Forum Resident

    Yes, on the 2012 DVD/Blu-ray.
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  18. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    Even if they approached it in the same reckless manner as MMT, it would probably had been closer to what Paul was trying to achieve.
  19. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    Yep, if you just had the collection of songs and performances, it's not terrible. The rest of it... :sigh:
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  20. wingsoveramerica

    wingsoveramerica Forum Resident

    Williamsport, Md
    I remember it being in the special features on the Blu-Ray.
  21. Paulwalrus

    Paulwalrus Forum Resident

    But seriously, how bad can it be? :)

    Surely just a long music video of sorts?. Can't be worse than Broad Street haha

    I gotta watch it. Haven't yet seen this one nor Let It Be.
  22. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    I'm still only familiar with the songs, having never seen this film in its entirety, but it sounds as if I've come out ahead as the music appears to be its greatest asset. I mean "duh" its The Beatles, of course the music's likely to be the best part, but the film sounds atrocious.
  23. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    You're probably not going to like it
  24. Paulwalrus

    Paulwalrus Forum Resident

    Dunno, don't people seem to like it. That's good enough for me to give it a shot.

    Hell, who am I kidding. It's The Beatles. I'd give it a watch anyway.
  25. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    Oh, it can.
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