“What’s so intriguing to me is not only the subject, but the context we can bring to it now. Not only can we do a study of these touring years, the narrative of an odyssey, we can look at the significance of the Beatles as individuals — as musical geniuses, as societal leaders and their effect on global culture.” - Ron Howard
The Beatles have been studied, written about, and filmed a thousand times over. Now another documentary on the band is in the works. This one, however, will take a unique approach.
The Ron Howard directed film will follow The Beatles as a live act. From their first club shows in Liverpool and Hamburg, Germany, to their final performance at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966, researchers of the film are collecting original concert footage and audio to examine The Beatles as live entertainers, capturing that magical connection with their audience.
Film producer Nigel Sinclair told Billboard.com, “I think you can’t tell the story of popular music and its place in popular culture without looking at the live concert relationship between artist and audience. When the Beatles started, it was the job of artists is to tell people like me how we should live our lives. That was one of the massive changes that these four people wrought upon us.”
Producers already have live footage shot in 8mm and multi-track audio from venues where The Beatles have played.
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