The Yesterday film, yes or no?

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

  1. Hightops

    Hightops Forum Resident

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    I thought the scene where Jack gets on his bike (before the electrical event) was nicely supported by some evocative Beatle-esque mellotron. Gave off a mysterious "something's up here" vibe and got the hair standing up on the back of my neck. I saw this a second time via streaming and I'm still not sure the seaside scene worked. I wish the moment at the door was longer, showing us more of how Jack gets his foot in the door of a perfect stranger's home. Wouldn't that moment be a profoundly moving experience for Jack (or anyone in his shoes)? That would have been a good challenge for the screenwriter.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019
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  2. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I wouldn't think John would feel intimidated. Jack knew quite a bit about him anyway, enough to get invited in for a cuppa just to find what this was all about. I'm sure a lot more was filmed, and the editor cut all that out because it was unnecessary.
     
  3. Adkchaz

    Adkchaz Forum Resident

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    Just got the dvd from the library, lots of extras. Alternate ending, deleted scenes, more singing in abbey road studios.
     
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  4. Adkchaz

    Adkchaz Forum Resident

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    What about without Coke?? Which i thought was funny when he ordered it.
     
  5. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    Maybe it's not so Dystopian after all. ;)

    Sorry, not a fan of Coke.
     
  6. Adkchaz

    Adkchaz Forum Resident

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    Pepsi guy, myself. And i can tell the difference in a blindfold test.
     
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  7. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    I don't drink Pepsi either, but if forced to choose I would take Pepsi over Coke.
     
  8. FVDnz

    FVDnz Forum Resident

    Enjoyed this film when it came out while on holiday in the US several months back. Loved the surprise cameo and Lily James was such a darling in this! :)
     
  9. Mike Visco

    Mike Visco Forum Resident

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    don't forget the drifter scene in Imagine (the documentary). John let a complete stranger in to eat, and in this case he (John) was extremely famous.
     
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  10. It was an OK romcom with a twist, although certainly not one of Danny Boyle's major works.
     
  11. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    It was far too 'Richard Curtis' for me I'm afraid :(
     
  12. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

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    Big no from me. Other than saying “oh dont the Beatles have some nice songs and they can survive even these renditions” the rest was as boring and dumb as any network sitcom. The get everything for nothing off the shoulders of giants was quite unappealing.
     
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  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    this disappeared fast...how did this do at the box office overall?
     
  14. Upsiditus

    Upsiditus Forum Resident

    At the most basic level, what about all the artists that covered Beatles songs on their LPs? What would their LPs be like in this world? That's not even getting into all the Beatles inspired music....
     
  15. Upsiditus

    Upsiditus Forum Resident

    If you don't want to "listen (sic)" to complaints from others posters perhaps you should be the one to stay away from this thread.
     
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  16. fab432

    fab432 “To the toppermost of the poppermost, Johnny!”

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    Ha Ha very insightful.
     
  17. Upsiditus

    Upsiditus Forum Resident

    Well, it worked for Peter & Gordon and Billy J. Kramer back in the 1960s, so maybe.
     
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  18. Upsiditus

    Upsiditus Forum Resident

    What time did the lesson start?
     
  19. Upsiditus

    Upsiditus Forum Resident

    The idea of "skipping over the part about "how the world would be different if the Beatles hadn't existed" is very difficult, too difficult really.
     
  20. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    No idea. I was cutting and pasting from somebody else's post.
     
  21. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Made $151 million US on a budget of $26 million. Using @Vidiot math, that works out for a profitable film (especially given that those lovable moptops got nearly half the budget for their tunes.)
     
  22. thesilverbeatles

    thesilverbeatles Forum Resident

    I hated the premise at first, but when I watched it, I enjoyed it! It just took time for me to stop being a Beatles purist about the whole concept.
     
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  23. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    That sounds like a profit to me.
     
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  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    that's cool...
     
  25. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I liked the premise from the beginning when it was first announced...
     

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