December 2, 2012 Leave a comment
T. and I are about 2/3 of the way through The Beatles’ 1965 film Help!, which I haven’t watched since high school. Lord knows I love me some Beatles, who serve as the foundation of my sense of music, but Help! simply isn’t as strong a film as 1964′s A Hard Day’s Night. Sure, Help! has plenty of fun, and some extraordinary songs, but the larger framework of the ring which designates a sacrificial victim just doesn’t work as well A Hard Day’s Night, when their journey to putting on a concert served as a sufficient excuse to all of the shenanigans. Oh well, I still love the boys. Enough so that I’ll probably even re-watch 1967′s Magical Mystery Tour one of these days.
Here are the Beatles on August 14, 1965, singing Help! on The Ed Sullivan Show.