As many of you may know, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America. It also marks 50 years since the release of their first movie, A Hard Day’s Night. To commemorate this, about 500 theaters across the US are re-releasing A Hard Day’s Night this July! Although I own the movie on DVD, I still sort of want to experience it in a actual theater. If only the movies would charge 1964 prices for this special event… 🙂
After reading an article about this in the newspaper today, which included an original review of the movie from 1964 (the reviewer back then apparently did not know George’s name…), I was inspired to break out my DVD and watch this movie, yet again. I’ve probably seen it about six times in its entirety by now, and I found myself reciting a lot of the lines under my breath, in attempted Scouse accents. I love how fast paced this movie is, which shows how crazy and hectic the Beatles’ actual life was back then. In fact, this movie plays more like a documentary than a traditional movie.
Just as a side note, a couple of famous teenage extras in this movie include Phil Collins and Meryl Streep. How awesome it would have been to be an extra in this film! That would surely be a story to tell the grandkids. Also, considering that this movie was made to capitalize on the Beatles’ fame at the height of Beatlemania, I don’t think the screaming girls throughout the movie were really acting… 🙂
Anyway, with this movie in mind, I’ve created a poll devoted to the Beatle movies. Personally, I would probably vote for both Help! and A Hard Day’s Night as my favorites, but I’d love to see how others vote. Enjoy!
So sorry I haven’t blogged this weekend, but I just had an idea to do another poll. Personally, I would love if all of these things happened, but if I had to choose one, I would probably choose a reunion tour with Paul and Ringo. Now that I think about it, that is probably the obvious answer, but maybe other people have different thoughts. And that’s why this is open for discussion! Answer away!
Hello! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Sorry if this post is a little morbid to start off the new year, but this idea came to me earlier and I thought it would be an interesting question to ask. If you’ve ever read this blog before, then you probably know that I would love to have George and John back more than just about anything, but I realize that perhaps some people reading this blog have other opinions. So, go ahead and respond! If you have another response that isn’t included in this poll, feel free to comment!
Since this is approximately my 1 year anniversary of blogging (wow, where did the time go???), I will be doing a retrospective post sometime this weekend. Be on the lookout for it!
So here’s another poll I came up with. I think this is a pretty interesting one, because I was curious to see what is the one Beatles song that most people can’t live without. I tried to pick a list of Beatles songs that basically everyone, even non-Beatles fans, would know.
If you would choose another song that’s not on this list, feel free to comment about it!
For me personally, out of this list of songs, I’d have a hard time choosing between Hey Jude and Here Comes The Sun. It’s pretty much a toss up between those two, although While My Guitar Gently Weeps is my #1 favorite Beatles song.
Enjoy the week!
I thought of this poll a while ago, but I only just remembered it today. Personally, although I love growing up in an era where everything the Beatles ever recorded is readily available to the general public, I’d much rather grow up at the height of Beatlemania in the 60s. What I’d give to experience the excitement of waiting for a new Beatles album to come out and being the first in line to buy it, then sitting back and listening to approximately 35 minutes of genius…
Plus, being alive at the same time as all four Beatles is something I’ve never experienced, but I sure wish I could. I can only imagine what it would be like to have lived on Long Island when John Lennon was living in NYC. How exciting that would have been! I do feel fortunate to have everything Beatles-related at my fingertips here in the 21st century, but really, I think I’m a 60s girl at heart. 🙂