The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) 1080p YIFY Movie

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) 1080p

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  • Genre: Documentary | Music
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.03G
  • Resolution: 1920x1080 / 23.976 (23976/1000) fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 99
  • IMDB Rating: 8.0/10 
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The Synopsis for The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) 1080p

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.

The Director and Players for The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) 1080p

[Director]Ron Howard
[Role:]John Lennon
[Role:]Paul McCartney
[Role:]Ringo Starr

The Reviews for The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) 1080p

Lacking GravitasReviewed byTim MeadeVote: 7/10

It's questionable whether or not The Beatles will ever be matched as a pop culture phenomena. As they returned from their first ground-breaking tour of America, BBC television covered live their arrival home to Britain. The Saturday afternoon sports show Grandstand was jettisoned, its long-standing presenter David Coleman dispatched to Heathrow to interview the group fresh off the plane. It's difficult to imagine such coverage for any band ever occurring again.

Snippets of the broadcast were shown at the beginning of Ron Howard's documentary which promised a story we didn't know.

Taking a chronological stance the film proceeded to tell the tale of the pleasantly na?ve, mop-topped heart throbs transforming into more cynical businessmen touring solely for the wealth it brought them, their record contract giving them only scant royalties. Sadly, as the Fab Four tired of the constant demands of touring and its lack of artistic integrity, the film tired with it.

Most of the footage shown seemed pretty familiar and the film failed to bring many fresh insights into the band or its culture. Some celebrity interviews interspersed throughout the film proved to be a mixed bag. Those telling contemporary tales of how they remembered the tours were more relevant than later era artists putting their hearsay opinions forward.

Ron Howard is all too often an under-rated director but on this occasion, his work does come across as a little slapdash and superficial. It's difficult not to compare with Martin Scorsese's far superior, and much longer, doco, George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Scorsese's film, which was clearly a labour of love for him, was filled with interesting vignettes, treating its subject matter with respect but never falling into hagiography.

The Beatles, quite rightly, occupy a hallowed place in the history of British culture. Their importance exceeds that of Kipling and Elgar, surely on a par with Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. This inconsequential film is pleasant viewing and the music always toe- tapping but it is far from being definitive and lacks gravitas.

A very good thumbnail sketch of The Beatles, from The Quarrymen to Sgt. Pepper 90%Reviewed bydfle3Vote: 9/10

Even though I regard The Beatles as the greatest musical act of all time, I haven't really delved into the minutiae of their history. So, as someone who has watched the odd documentary about them and listened to stories about them on the radio, I have to say that Ron Howard's documentary here was very good in that it covers much of the band's history and covers some of the landmark incidents that the band is famous (or infamous) for.

That being said, the revelations in this documentary are rather anodyne, compared with the startling revelations of the ABC TV (Australia) documentary "When The Beatles drove us wild", especially with regards to what band members got up to sexually during their tour of Australia in 1964, when the promoter lucked onto signing them for a bargain-basement price (just before they became a worldwide phenomenon). There are no stories of their sexual exploits in Howard's film and you wonder how the band could have survived if their debauchery in Australia (and elsewhere, no doubt), had been covered by the media. The ABC documentary suggested – from memory – that there was a kind of "understanding" between the band and the media in Australia not to cover those kinds of sexual activities.

What you do get in Howard's documentary is lots of photos and film of the band, including their time in previous bands, like The Quarrymen (which featured John Lennon, later joined by Paul McCartney and later still, George Harrison). There are also photos and film of The Beatles' early days in Hamburg and The Cavern. All the band members feature in current interviews or old interviews with those members who have died before the making of this documentary. The significant figures involved with the band are also featured (briefly) in interviews, people like their manager Brian Epstein and record producer George Martin ("The fifth Beatle").

Throughout the film, there are quite a few songs by the band which get played. Most of the time you don't hear the entire song, but it's long enough to be enjoyable. You also get to hear demo versions of songs or rehearsals or out-takes from recording sessions.

If you're obsessive about The Beatles, there might not be too much that is novel for you in this film but for the uninitiated there are lots of topics which get raised which the studious types can further research at their leisure. Personally speaking, some of the topics raised here I was already familiar with but may have forgotten about, meaning that I enjoyed being reminded about it. For instance, I was vaguely aware of some incident involving Imelda Marcos, the First Lady of the Philippines when The Beatles toured there. Other topics were new to me, like the protests arising from the band being booked to play at the Budokan stadium in Japan. Sometimes what I thought I knew was challenged. For instance, I thought that The Beatles' concert at Shea Stadium marked the end of their touring career because the crowd noise was so excessive that the band never wanted to have to deal with that again (the bonus feature at the end has reasonable sound quality for that concert). In the documentary, however, it's mentioned that their concert at Candlestick Park in the US was their last ever proper concert.

The landmark controversies do feature in this documentary, including the band's infamous "butcher cover" artwork for their single release "Yesterday and today" as well as John Lennon's notorious "bigger than Jesus" utterance which seemed capable of derailing their success...well, at least in their biggest market, the US.

An interesting aspect to this documentary is the focus on the many firsts that the band achieved, including being the first band to play stadiums (Shea Stadium), John Lennon accidentally inventing the use of backward played tape on albums, The Beatles being the first act to have the top 5 selling songs in the US singles chart and most noteworthy of all (and a surprise to me) was that The Beatles collectively overturned America's apartheid policy in the South to have non-segregated seating for their concerts there.

Lastly (as far as the documentary proper goes), it was interesting to hear that the band weren't always confident that they would be successful...they had their doubts, and John would go through a motivational chant to lift their spirits. Also, maybe it seems obvious, but I wasn't aware how autobiographical (and literal) Lennon's song "Help!" was. No other songs are discussed in this manner. I do have vague memories of a story on FM radio about their song "If I fell" (from memory) being autobiographical too...a song secretly intended to communicate with Lennon's lover, as he contemplated leaving his wife, I believe.

The only "complaint" I have of this documentary is that it would have been good to have revisited some clips from previous documentaries. E.g. there was one which featured Lennon talking to a fan, I believe, who was convinced that The Beatles had written a song about him...Lennon had to explain to him, like Jesus to a child, that that couldn't possibly be true (if I recall). One Australian documentary I saw had footage of one of their Australian concerts (Festival Hall, Melbourne?), where I heard an undiscovered gem of a song "It won't be long". Nothing like that in Howard's documentary. I do remember one "Parkinson" interview, I think, with Paul McCartney where he asked Paul about their songwriting influences. Paul mentioned their education, which was interesting...until Parkinson unfortunately changed the subject.

It was great to be reminded of the wit of the band in their press conferences...some funny comments from them.


A soccer crowd at Anfield spontaneously singing a Beatles song during a game.


Footage of Ringo really hammering the drums enthusiastically.

The band were mostly stoned when shooting their film "Help!".

Their record deal was lousy.

Reviewed bytype40tardis (typetardis)Vote: 8/10/10

I don't usually watch documentaries, but when I heard about this one Iwas unusually excited. I personally love and idolise The Beatles andparticularly John Lennon so much, and the thought of seeing them on thebig screen just made me happy.

The documentary is very entertaining and shows us a lot of new Beatlesfootage that was of course fantastic to see. It had some greatcontributions from famous people such as Whoopi Goldberg and thesurviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, which were nice toosee but I think a little more variety of celebrities would have beennice.

The film shows a side of The Beatles that nobody usually sees. It showsthem as just kids who were out of their depth, which was great becauseit really brings them down to our level. It was very interesting to seethat in a way the fans killed The Beatles and that they thought themusic was getting lost in the hysteria.

It only touches on the controversy surrounding them a little, which isa shame because it was very interesting to learn about.

You come out with a new view of them as people and not as a brand. Itdoes a good job at humanising them, which I applaud it for doing as itwill inspire others to peruse their dreams.

There's something magical about seeing these people together even onfilm because the chemistry they have is so strong and the music isphenomenal. Hearing the music again was great. Especially when it'sremastered.

There's also a really cool bit involving Sigourney Weaver. It reallyshows how big The Beatles were.

They reused some of the footage a bit too often and it can get a bitirritating over time.

I would definitely recommend it to a fan of The Beatles, it's good tolearn about them. If you aren't a fan then you won't like it. It's wellcrafted with only a little problem here and there. Overall, it's goodand I would recommend it to a Beatles fan.

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