YESTERDAY movie

The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 33,407
edited February 12 in All Encompassing Trip
I haven't been too excited to see many new movies over the last few years but I'm blown away at the potential this one has. Holy shit what a great, and unique, idea:



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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,243
    Interesting. I can be slow, but a little confused about what the accident has to do with it. Is it all a dream? Do the Beatles not exist to anyone and he dreamed about the music? Am I way off?
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 16,007
    edited February 13
    Saw this earlier. 
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 33,407
    Interesting. I can be slow, but a little confused about what the accident has to do with it. Is it all a dream? Do the Beatles not exist to anyone and he dreamed about the music? Am I way off?
    Don't ask questions Cliff! 

    I think there was some sort of cataclysmic event that wiped the Beatles from the entire world's history.....except for this guy's memory. Or something like that.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 33,407
    Hub. said:
    The pitch already existed :


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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 9,292
    that actually looks pretty interesting.
  • mpedonempedone Posts: 341
    Interesting. I can be slow, but a little confused about what the accident has to do with it. Is it all a dream? Do the Beatles not exist to anyone and he dreamed about the music? Am I way off?
    Don't ask questions Cliff! 

    I think there was some sort of cataclysmic event that wiped the Beatles from the entire world's history.....except for this guy's memory. Or something like that.
    Yeah, I'm guessing he was knocked out, or something while everyone else had they're brains lightly scrambled.

    Or, maybe it's all a Jacob's Ladder scenario, and this film is going to be way darker than anyone anticipated.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 33,407
    edited February 13
    ^
    Would love it to go a darker route.

    My only concern is with this coming out in Summer and it being too much fluff and poppy instead of introspective and artsy like a Fall release would usually mean. Does that make sense? I think it's such a great idea for a movie that I'm just scared Hollywood will find a way to screw it the fuck up....
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,340
    This looks awesome.  At a minimum the soundtrack will be great.  
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,433
    This looks awesome.  At a minimum the soundtrack will be great.  
    Soundtrack looks like it will be the lead actor doing Beatles covers.
    Might be better versions of those songs elsewhere. ;)
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  • mpedonempedone Posts: 341
    ^
    Would love it to go a darker route.

    My only concern is with this coming out in Summer and it being too much fluff and poppy instead of introspective and artsy like a Fall release would usually mean. Does that make sense? I think it's such a great idea for a movie that I'm just scared Hollywood will find a way to screw it the fuck up....
    Well, the darker route is the entire movie taking place in the last moment before he dies, so I'd rather they not go that dark. That said, I think I get what you mean - he's basically stealing an entire catalog of music from a group, and there are moral and ethical implications to that. The trailer seems to hint at some of that (he keeps trying to say he didn't write these songs, has some conflicted moments), but is also set up to be a RomCom between him and the school teacher.

    I think this concept could also be a great way to explore the inner demons many of our favorite singers have faced - the insecurities and anxieties and impostor syndrome - he's a singer-songwriter who suddenly becomes a mega-star, but he didn't write the songs. He keeps trying to tell people this, but no one believes him. Paul and the Gang show up to reclaim their music, but only when no one else is around. Hallucinations? Maybe, but as the movie goes on, they get more and more frequent. He tries to "fix" himself with distractions (drugs, booze, parties, sex), but they get angrier and stronger, leading to a final confrontation where he (and us the audience) finally discover whether or not they're real, at which point the movie can still go a couple of directions. If they're real, he's a fake, and has to face this. If they're hallucinations, he has to face the fact that he DID write these songs, and deal with that.

    But yeah, summer movie, probably a RomCom. Could be fun, but yeah, probably not as good as it could be.
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    "He made the deal with the devil, we get to play with him.
    He goes to hell, of course. We're going to heaven."

  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,462
    I had no idea about a film's weightiness being tied to a seasonal release.  This one looks quite interesting in theory and the music (re)done very well.

    Looking forward to seeing it sometime in 2020 whenever it's picked up Netflix or Amazon!
  • JbarkerJbarker AlbertaPosts: 528
    edited February 13

    "Hey Dude, Dudeedudeedudee..."

    LOL

  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 11,340
    edited February 13
     Poncier said:
    This looks awesome.  At a minimum the soundtrack will be great.  
    Soundtrack looks like it will be the lead actor doing Beatles covers.
    Might be better versions of those songs elsewhere. ;)

    I'm just trying to follow the spirit of the movie.  Back off! ;)  
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 3,406
    mpedone said:
    Interesting. I can be slow, but a little confused about what the accident has to do with it. Is it all a dream? Do the Beatles not exist to anyone and he dreamed about the music? Am I way off?
    Don't ask questions Cliff! 

    I think there was some sort of cataclysmic event that wiped the Beatles from the entire world's history.....except for this guy's memory. Or something like that.
    Yeah, I'm guessing he was knocked out, or something while everyone else had they're brains lightly scrambled.

    Or, maybe it's all a Jacob's Ladder scenario, and this film is going to be way darker than anyone anticipated.
    My guess is it is one of those things where the plot is completely unrealistic, but that is the point. This looks like a great movie, just don't go in expecting some sort of scientific answers behind why The Beatles don't exist. Just meant to be fun.
    That is my guess.
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 5,850
    Are the fab4 alive and just never formed the band?
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  • JbarkerJbarker AlbertaPosts: 528
    Mostly a fantastical vehicle to drum up some dormant Beatles love. Like a rolling stone I dig it.
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,433
    ed243421 said:
    Are the fab4 alive and just never formed the band?
    The scene where James Corden says "I've got 2 men who claim that the songs are theirs" and you see a set of barefoot feet and a set of shod feet must be alluding to Macca and Ringo.
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 5,850
    Didn’t see that 

    interested to see where they go with that 


    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 5,850
    But the cordon show seems to be early after he is discovered

    we also see scenes where he is the biggest rock star in the world after the cordon show


    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 16,007
    Jbarker said:
    Mostly a fantastical vehicle to drum up some dormant Beatles love. Like a rolling stone I dig it.
    Dormant? I wouldn't exactly use that word
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  • Hub.Hub. Posts: 1,924
    edited February 14
    Hub. said:
    The pitch already existed :



    Sorry! I didn't find any version with subs. :-/

    The story is: What if Johnny Halliday (a famous French rocker who, btw, died last year) had never existed?
    Fabrice is a big - perhaps the biggest - fan of Jean-Philippe Smet, better known as Johnny Hallyday, the greatest rocker France has ever produced. After being hit at the head, he's waking up in a world in which Jean-Pilippe has never made it as a rockstar. He will then have to reverse the situation.


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