Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

12 Mar 2021

This Week’s Recommendation: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years 

Title: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years 
 USA/UK 2016    
106 mins, language: English
Directed by Ron Howard

Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years was 806th film screened by RFS on 21st March 2019. It was one of the four equal top ranked films of Season 56, with an audience rating of 95%.

The Touring Years is a 2016 documentary charting the Beatles' career from their humble beginnings at the original Cavern Club in Liverpool through to their final concert at Candlestick Park, with a seating capacity 42,500, in San Francisco in 1966.  In 2017, it won the 59th Grammy Award for Best Music Film.

What could it be like to be inside the bubble of their skyrocketing fame? an experience that the four alone shared, and which only they fully understood. In Paul’s words, "By the end it became quite complicated, but at the beginning things were really simple". It’s that bubble that interested director Ron Howard. 

Whatever the Beatles did, they did first and did best, and where they led everyone else followed. 8 Days a Week acknowledges all of that but reminds us that at the centre of it all, for four tumultuous years of live performance, it was all about being four boys in a band.

Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune - http://twickenhamtribune.com
Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years can be streamed from Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.

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