I’ve loved the beatles for years, and this is the first proper insight as to what the recording sessions were like in later years, with all the conflict with in the band going on
It’s really beautiful to see the contrasts in the bands attitudes towards the recording of the album ‘let it be’ and doing the live rooftop concert once billy preston enters the scene, just shows how one positive person can change everyone else’s attitudes.
It’s also interesting to see how people behind the scenes such as mal evans and george martin really did contribute towards the bands extraordinary works, and how some of our favourite songs, and favourite lyrics were just thought of off the top of john and paul’s heads there and then while recording.
George has always been my favourite beatle and it’s was nice to see them trying to involve him much more in the song choices and band choices, rather then just excluding him, unlike in earlier years when it was well known the majority of work was organised and written by john and paul
It also really gives an insite as to why the band had to split up, each of them were growing apart musically and had different ideas of what a good song consisted of.
read this after reading the tattooist ph auschwitz, in the tattooist, Cilka was mentioned multiple times but Morris never went in depth with her back story. This book is just heartbreaking and really gives u a true insight as to what the women forced into concentration camps had to put up with. Would recommend both this and the Tattooistof Auschwitz
this brilliant anti-war film from Kubrick shows some of the sides of the world wars we don’t usually see. As brits we like to see all the soldiers of our allies as brave men however, we don’t often think about the injustices that took place.
This story is about humanity and justice, and how it is often over shone by pride and patriotism and satisfying self ambitions, especially in a time like when it’s set.
The setting and the story go along together perfectly, and the strong dialogue just enhanced this film as a whole. Throughout the whole second half of this movie i was just begging for a change of circumstance, or someone to step out and speak up, and was honestly surprised when it didn’t happen. And i think this is what makes this film so effective and makes it stick in your mind, Kubrick often does a great job at doing this. He goes against what the audience is begging for, leaving you in a state of shock, and really does stir up the emotion in you. I wouldn’t say i’m anti-war or anti-military however this movie really makes you think. It really did stick out from any other war time movie i have seen, showing the true ugly sides of affairs, parts that we shouldn’t be proud of.
The ending with the german singing and the humming of the troops was such a memorable closing sequence, and despite the fact that i was begging for more, it was a perfect place for this film to end.
This is just another Kubrick classic and would recommend if you enjoy his other films, and really would recommend this to any movie fan.
incredible film with a plot like nothing i have ever seen before
it starts out quite comedic and light hearted and slowly develops over the whole of the film into this nightmarish horror, ultimately leading to the ending
each character was so well written, and they all had their key roles to this story line, not one of them was pointless or unneeded like you see in a lot of films
this films plays games with your mind in the sense that you don’t know who to side with. Do you side with the poor family who are trying to make a living and survive, even if that does mean having to manipulate and ultimately, not be very morally straight people ? Or do you side with the rich family, who while doing nothing wrong to anyone, also don’t do anything right - and that over the course of their successful lives, become naive to the world around them.
This wasn’t like anything i expected when i first started watching it, but could now be up there with some of my favourite films
To anyone who holds a slight prejudice to this film, and simply doesn’t want to watch due to the fact it’s in a different language, i would just say give it a watch because it would definitely blow your mind, as it did mine. The plot is so intricate and interesting yet is very easy to understand, despite having to use subtitles.
10/10 would very much recommend.
can definitely see this being a cult classic - will be one of the big films from this era