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Anyone Seen "Yesterday"? #2997397 07/05/19 08:44 PM
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I've heard mixed reviews, but it seems pretty harmless and might be fun. Anyone seen it?

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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 07/06/19 05:40 AM
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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.

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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.

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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 07/09/19 05:46 PM
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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.

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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.

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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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Do the Beatles own the rights and have control? I was thinking that Michael Jackson had bought the Beatles catalog years ago.

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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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Originally Posted by Anderton
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.


The producer paid 10 million to Apple Music/Sony.

Also I realized just now that the trailer for this movie has what I call a "Twister" moment. The trailer for "Twister" had a heart-stopping scene where a tractor tire is flung from a cyclone straight at the viewer...and it wasn't in the movie. In the "Yesterday" trailer, the protagonist is singing "Something" to the very lovely Ana de Armas. Except it got cut from the movie because it changed the focus of the plot.


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Originally Posted by zeronyne
Also I realized just now that the trailer for this movie has what I call a "Twister" moment. The trailer for "Twister" had a heart-stopping scene where a tractor tire is flung from a cyclone straight at the viewer...and it wasn't in the movie. In the "Yesterday" trailer, the protagonist is singing "Something" to the very lovely Ana de Armas. Except it got cut from the movie because it changed the focus of the plot.

It happens a lot. I wonder if it's a reason the trailers don't come on the home release anymore. They used to fill the thing up with every trailer they ran, now they don't have any, even though they have deleted scene, but sometimes the deleted scenes aren't the ones from the trailer.


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