Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Beatles on Film

Hello all -- dipping in to plug Meg's feature on the Beatles' films, which commences today at notcoming.com:

Over the course of their five movies, from 1964 to 1970, the Beatles changed along with pop culture, such that by the time Let It Be flashed its ambivalent “The End” on screen, something even greater seemed to have ended. This is true even if you weren’t there to live it, as I wasn’t. Arguably, the five movies work as a whole to tell the story of the Beatles as well as any book or documentary. That’s why, to count down the days until 9/9/09 – a day the Beatles will once again briefly reign over pop culture – I’m examining the five Beatles movies in order of release. Like the music, the movies continue to be relevant, signifiers as they are of our own relationship with the rock band that we can’t seem to ever let be.

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