How the Beatles Changed the World


Action / Documentary / History / Music

IMDb Rating 6.8/10 10 1537 1.5K


Top cast

Brian Wilson as Self
Jane Asher as Self
John Lennon as Self
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1008.68 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
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2.02 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 49 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by planktonrules 7 / 10

Interesting to watch but occasionally I wonder if they were over-thinking things.

This documentary about the Beatles is quite different to previous one's I've seen. Instead of a chronological discussion of the band, it's more about the influence that the band had on culture...and vice-versa. So, it follows the band from the rather innocent early days to an awakening to world events to an eventual cultural civil war. Sadly, the Beatles themselves say very little other than in a few video clips from the era...nor do the two surviving Beatles have anything to say in the film. Instead, it's their friends and associates who talk and talk about them. In many ways, this was an exciting look at the Beatles in context....though occasionally I thought the folks in the film over-thought things and over-analyze them. Overall, quite interesting and at least it is different and not just another Beatles bio-documentary.

Reviewed by idyll-35072 7 / 10

Solid account of the Beatles as cultural icons

This documentary deals with the Beatles as a product of, and reaction against, repressive post-war England, and goes on to show how they revolutionised perceptions of pop stars, and later became major figures in the swinging counter-culture before Lennon's new life with Yoko and political activism were the most obvious sign that the band was no longer a unit.

Nothing much you don't know probably, and far from a comprehensive account -- no single film (or book) could be -- but this film is literate and coherent with well placed talking heads offering memories and analysis.

The story is familiar, but it's a great story worth telling again.

Reviewed by grantss 8 / 10

Very interesting, and surprisingly so

The history of The Beatles and their influence on everything from music, art, and culture to fashion and politics.

Very interesting, and surprisingly so. I was expecting your average documentary on the Beatles, with hardly anything I didn't know before. For the first 20-30 minutes or so I wasn't dissuaded from this view.

However, from a point the film departs from the usual Beatles coverage and shows how they influenced everything of their age. Their musical innovations are incredibly interesting, as are some of their other influences. Just as interesting is seeing what and who influenced them, and how they absorbed these influences and synthesized these into their music.

All this gives a good view of how revolutionary and evolutionary the times were and how The Beatles had a large hand in that revolution and evolution.

On the downside, it would have been good to hear from famous people who were actually influenced by The Beatles. None of the interviewees are anybody important, so we either have minor people from The Beatles social circle or outsiders, e.g. journalists, music critics, giving their views. It all feels so B-grade, which is disappointing as it reduces the credibility of the narrator's point.

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