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Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? #2997397
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I've heard mixed reviews, but it seems pretty harmless and might be fun. Anyone seen it?

Re: Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? [Re: Anderton] #2997438
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didn't know about this. just watched the trailer. looks like a hoot. laugh


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Re: Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? [Re: Anderton] #2997443
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Itís in the range of okay to good depending on your expectations. I totally understand the mixed reviews. Personally, I found it to be a crowd-pleaser and a fun/light summer afternoon movie. One warning - the basic premise is a bit of sci-fi music fan fiction (think Bruce Almighty). Donít expect Bohemian Rhapsody or Rocketman, this is a different type of movie.

Re: Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? [Re: Anderton] #2997814
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Well, I saw it - thoroughly enjoyed it. I think musicians will enjoy it a lot more than non-musicians, because of the many "musician's life" inside jokes. I also liked the brief homage to Spinal Tap, and thought that overall, the comedy elements worked - I laughed a lot.

I can't help but wonder how this ever got green-lighted. How the heck would you pitch a movie like this?!? I think it was pretty out of the box by today's standards.

Re: Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? [Re: Anderton] #2997816
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I liked it as well. I think this was a pure fluke of licensing that this got made. It was relatively low budget with a high potential for positive return. But, as Craig mentions, it must have been a hell of an elevator pitch.


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Re: Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? [Re: zeronyne] #2997819
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Originally Posted by zeronyne
But, as Craig mentions, it must have been a hell of an elevator pitch.


I want whoever did it to do all my marketing going forward smile

I think it's cool the Beatles / Apple Corps let this happen. I mean obviously, it's good for the Beatles legacy, but still companies like that can ask for outrageous licensing fees that kill a project.

One byproduct of the movie: hearing a lot of the songs done only with acoustic guitar or piano reminded me how good the songwriting was. I think sometimes McCartney was overkill, and while the arrangements were often brilliant, they sometimes obscured the elegant simplicity of the songs.

Re: Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? [Re: Anderton] #2997979
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Been thinking about this some more. One of the ways I judge a movie is whether it leaves an impression on me - do I think about afterward, or does it just disappear out of my brain. I have to say a lot of scenes in that movie keep coming back to me. I'm starting to think that while the delivery system is a comedy, that carrier wave was being modulated by some other things. So I guess I'm upgrading my review to "worth seeing, especially if you're a musician." There were some interesting messages in there that were just below the surface.

Re: Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? [Re: Anderton] #2998009
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Originally Posted by Anderton
BI'm starting to think that while the delivery system is a comedy, that carrier wave was being modulated by some other things.


So instead of stars, we need to start rating movies in terms of synthesis method, in this case, FM. smile


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I enjoyed it! Even sang along with the songs.


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Re: Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? [Re: Anderton] #2998064
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Do the Beatles own the rights and have control? I was thinking that Michael Jackson had bought the Beatles catalog years ago.

Re: Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? [Re: RABid] #2998080
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Originally Posted by RABid
Do the Beatles own the rights and have control? I was thinking that Michael Jackson had bought the Beatles catalog years ago.


Good point. I don't know how the rights were handled on this.


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