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The Beatles Anthology 

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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.
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1996   1995  
Top Rated TV #21 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Paul McCartney ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
George Harrison ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Ringo Starr ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
George Martin ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Neil Aspinall ...  Himself / ... 6 episodes, 1995-1996
Derek Taylor Derek Taylor ...  Himself 6 episodes, 1995-1996
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Storyline

This series is a documentary on the life and times of the Beatles. It features clips from many of their songs as well as in-depth descriptions of their songs, tours, and lives. Written by Marc A. Frigon

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

UK

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English | French

Release Date:

11 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (DVD)

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4:3
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Trivia

The two new songs, "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love", were originally John Lennon demos. The three surviving Beatles added instrumentation to the demos and released the songs as singles in conjunction with the release of the special. In addition, John hadn't filled in the middle eight section of the demo for "Free As A Bird", so the surviving Beatles wrote a new section for that, which, according to Paul, was one of the reasons for choosing the song. It allowed them some input. See more »

Quotes

George Harrison: Which album is this?
George Martin: This is... Abbey Road.
Paul McCartney: George Harrison... foremost Beatles expert!
Ringo Starr: You're George, this is Paul...
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Alternate Versions

The performance of "All You Need Is Love" from the TV special Our World was originally in black and white but was colorized for the purpose of this documentary. Some other bits of black and white footage have been colorized, all of which use photos from the period as a reference for the colorization. See more »

Connections

Features The Beatles at Shea Stadium (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Hound Dog
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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A Long and Winding Road. . .
4 April 2003 | by DastariSee all my reviews

Having just finished watching this entire series I will keep this short as it is as close to speechless I think I will ever become:

It's been said to me countless times of films that are well over two hours long. It's always something to the effect that the time just flies by and before you know it. . .it's over. I've never known that to be quite as true as it was for The Beatles Anthology. Each episode is well over an hour long, and there are eight of them, but it never seemed like there was a wasted moment. It progressed as eloquently as the band did itself, with ever scene and interview being a logical step forward.

I am a huge Beatles fan, but really didn't expect to like this. I'm not sure why I thought I wouldn't, but something just didn't seem right about it. I'm glad I didn't go with that feeling. It is truly awesome and congers up every emotion I think I'm capable of. I know plenty of people who are not Beatles fans, but I would encourage them to still give this a chance since it really is so much more than just the story of a band.


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