The Yesterday film, yes or no?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by MGSeveral, May 5, 2019.

  1. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    I'm already turned off to the Elton movie even though I'm a pretty big fan of his 70's period. The reason is, I can't stand innacuracies in bio pics...and i just read in one review that in the film, he opens his NYC debut show (which became the album, "11-17-70") in 1970 with Crocodile Rock. Need I say more...??
     
  2. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    They stole my idea!!!
    I wanted to come back from the dead, go back in time & claim these songs as my own. :cussing:
     
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  3. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    ...but I'd be willing to bet there are a ton of once-upon-a time would be songwriters out there who often fantasized about what the movie suggests; not so much to wake up in a world in which no one had heard of The Beatles but travelling back in time to say, 1962, and beating them to all those great songs year after year.
     
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  4. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Are we thinking alike? Sort of...??
     
  5. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    I like the premise, so I will be seeing it, even though it’s apparently unnecessary and meaningless. :shrug:
     
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  6. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    ..but aren't all fantasy movies, in a way, unnecessary?
     
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  7. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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  8. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

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    How many films are life-changing? It's entertainment.
     
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  9. MPLRecords

    MPLRecords Owner of nine copies of Tug of War

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    If word comes out that Paul and/or Ringo have a cameo in Yesterday (despite Paul's assurance that he has no involvement), then I'll go see it. As it is, I'll let Macca speak for me:

     
  10. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    I’m not going to see it because it’s a “Beatles movie”. I’m going to see it because it’s a Danny Boyle joint. I love his stuff.
     
  11. SteveMac

    SteveMac Forum Resident

    This 1,000% I just don't get how people are actually bothered by this fun little film or its mere existence; it proposes to be a fun little fantasy jaunt. If you don't care to go, so be it; but slagging it off suggests a wee bit too much Beatlemania at this point. And I'm a huge Beatle fan so I feel qualified to say that. :)
     
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  12. B. Bu Po

    B. Bu Po Forum Resident

    I automatically hated it. But then I watched the trailer and it looks cute, but I sense it will become a gag-fest before the end. I will get it from the library some day.
     
  13. Zeki

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  14. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    I will probably see it.
     
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  16. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    I saw it at a film festival. The emcee mentioned that it was the only film in the entire week that the curators had not seen. They accepted the film “blind” based on the director’s reputation.
     
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  17. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    It is quite the departure for Danny Boyle, and that’s understating it.

    It’s a million miles from “Shallow Grave” or “Trainspotting” or even “Slumdog”.
     
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  18. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer

    Didn't care for it until I saw the latest trailer. Looks good.
     
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  19. Jamey K

    Jamey K Internet Sensation

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    I'll let you know after I see it.
     
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  20. PaulKTF

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  21. ZiltoidtheOmniscient

    ZiltoidtheOmniscient Forum Resident

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  22. adm62

    adm62 Forum Resident

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    Danny Boyle is a fairly good director, but Curtis is appalling. Over sentimental and his scripting of dialogue makes me think he has no clue about the characters that he writes about.
     
  23. PsychGuy

    PsychGuy Why is a vegetable something to hide?

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    I saw an extended trailer in a cinema that focused on the hero's music making. Looked pretty good but goofy -- Danny Boyle is a real-deal director so who knows.

    I've always loved that fantasy of going back in time while retaining your current musical knowledge. Imagine going back to your '60s band and saying, "Guys, I just wrote this thing called 'Little Red Corvette.' ..."
     
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  24. angelo73

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    If it was a film about an alternate reality in which the Rutles never existed, I might have tagged along for the ride
     
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  25. Vinyl_Blues

    Vinyl_Blues Slave to the Groove

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    If there’s a just God! :agree:
     
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