Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.
The four Bea.. sorry, the four Rutles themselves give a priceless performance, by playing their parts absolutely straight.
Still, the movie is not without its part of injustice, just as it is not without its part of ingratitude. From a musical point of view, the movie pretty much accuses the Fab Four a) of writing bland crap and b) of surfing along on an undeserved wave of public adulation. One may like or dislike the Beatles, individually or collectively, but there is no doubt that these were fine musicians with a genuine love for their craft. Consider the genesis, for instance, of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" : here you've got four young people meticulously, nay obsessively trying for a better, a newer sound. People who spend hours, days, weeks listening to recondite Indian instruments or random fairground noises are not clueless amateurs : such people are devoted perfectionists.
Nobody ever left a severed horse's head in the bed of Eric Idle. This fact alone testifies to the high moral character of the Beatles and of their nearest and dearest.
- May 21, 2018