On this day, after the one known so well as Christmas, The Beatles beamed a sloppy, surreal cult standout into holiday televisions, confounding many and captivating few.
Enjoy this holiday sneak peek of The Beatles: Get Back, knowing its reprogramming is all we have left of The Beatles, as the original fades.
Fifty years after the passing of The Beatles, McCartney has again added his voice to our turbulent time.
Fifty years ago, The Beatles tragically left us, after changing the world for almost a decade. And what they left us with, like much of what they made, sequenced the genes for the recombined culture to come.
A quarter of a century ago, I turned my back on our revolution. As the reprogramming accelerated, I slowed time by pursuing love. But it was not enough.
John Lennon’s life-saving retreat into domesticity is legendary, most particularly because it was subsequently and violently stolen away from him by a fanatic passing as a Christian.
The Beatles’ ambitious classic clocks five revolutionary decade, as futuristic as ever.
Sean Lennon has inherited his mother and father’s sense of art and agitation
The re-staging of George Harrison’s iconic Beatles song for the 10th anniversary of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil.
The director of Cocoon blossoms into a Fab Four aficionado.
Still taking a sad song and making it better.
I kicked off my first month as Cartoon Brew’s associate editor with an exclusive on the late, great John Lennon.
“It was created from original drawings by John Lennon and a soundtrack that I also edited together, consisting of snatches of conversation between John and Yoko and song excerpts.”
As the dust of the 20th century the Beatles dominated depixelates into memory, Lennon is quietly hacking their legacies to create lasting multimedia of his own.
“My dad’s soundtracks were always psychedelic.”
Dhani Harrison’s dread zeppelin is led through a puzzling digital dreamscape in thenewno2‘s new video.
One man’s crap made-for-TV movie becomes another fan’s Pythonesque art trip, and the popular tastes of the ensuing decades makes up the difference. Who’s your Walrus now?
It was only a matter of time before someone dropped a sample from The Prisoner.
Even The Beatles, who were descending into bitter dissolution and didn’t even record their voices for the film, were ultimately swayed by its animated ambition. And they weren’t alone.
Beatles geeks, Occupy populists and postmodern fiction nerds should merge sweetly, and sourly, in Norwegian Wood, director Tran Anh Hung’s adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s 1987 novel.
“I’m all about trying to reduce my level of ADD.”
How’s this for postmodern circularity?
Living in the Material World explores the so-called quiet Beatle‘s storied career using previously unseen archival materials and movies, as well as revealing interviews with Paul McCartney, Terry Gilliam, Eric Clapton and more.
“I decided to treat John Lennon as a god.”