There's lots of interest in the media about a new feature length documentary on the Beatles, to be directed by Ron Howard. Initially when I read the press release I assumed it would be one of these semi- dramatic and sometimes rather fictional films about the lads. But it seems to be in the same vein as Martin Scorsese's feature length biopic of George which was made a couple of years ago. So no cruddy scouse accents then. Here's an edited version of the news story.
Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles as a live act, tracing their days from the clubs of Liverpool, England and Hamburg, Germany, to their final appearance at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. Apple Corps Ltd., Imagine Entertainment and Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures will produce the authorized documentary, which Sinclair hopes will be released in theaters late in 2015. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison are cooperating with producers Sinclair, Howard and his partner in Imagine, Brian Grazer, and Scott Pascucci, managing director of Concord Music Group. It would be the first Beatles theatrical film since Let it Be was released in 1970.
Jeff Jones, chief executive of the Beatles’ company Apple Corps, first approached Sinclair about participating in the documentary. Sinclair was working with Howard on “Rush,” a film about the Formula 1 racers Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Howard had recently finished shooting his first documentary, about the Jay Z music festival Made in America.
Heres a run down of the movies made covering aspects of the Beatles story....in one way or another! (These are the ones i am aware of, but if you know of any others please get in touch)
see the youtube clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcfgmP_Ry8s