Monday, September 22, 2008

All You Need Is 'Love' ...

Thanks to L.A. Dave for pointing out the following very important press about the boys:

New film documents creation of Beatles' 'Love'

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Music Writer

NEW YORK - The director of a new documentary that chronicles the creation of the Beatles and Cirque du Soilel's "Love" show calls his film an "emotional journey" that manages to reveal something new about music's most documented band.

"All Together Now," which will be released on DVD Oct. 21, features the surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, as they worked together to oversee the development of "Love."

"We got to talk to all these people not just about creating the show but about the Beatles," director Adrian Wills said in a recent interview. "Because they were in an emotional frame of an experience, they were really candid with us."

"Love," a Las Vegas theatrical spectacle that made its debut two years ago, features the reworked music of the Fab Four for the psychedelic show. The idea for "Love" came about through a friendship between Harrison and Cirque du Soilel founder Guy Laliberte, but Harrison died before their plans could be realized.

McCartney, Starr and the widows then banded together to realize Harrison's vision.

That helped make the creative process more poignant, said Wills.

"The film was kind of like looking at the Beatles as a family, and there were all these kind of family members who (while) they might have been estranged from each other at times, and had gone through, like any other family, hard times and good times together, but now they were coming back together because one of their loved ones had fallen," he said.

The films also captures McCartney and Starr as they reminisce with George Martin, the legendary Beatles producer who helped reimagine the Beatles' music for the show with son Giles.

"You not only get a real glimpse into the creative process of how this show was made, but you get a real glimpse into who these people are," said Wills.

Though the DVD is being sold exclusively at Best Buy and at the "Love" show, the film will be shown at select theaters nationwide Oct. 20.

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