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5 stars The second Beatles film, "Help!", first in color, is perhaps the best of their production, from a technical point of view. The band this time is involved in a story with a real plot (a group of people wants to steal the ring of... Ringo, which is connected to Indian deity Kali), where the secondary characters are very well characterized.

The Beatles, who were in the phase of the discovery of marijuana, as Paul and Ringo said in a lot of interviews, often arrived on the set "facts", and the eyes, very red, testify. Because of this problem, it was difficult to be serious on the film set: the fab4 kept laughing and forgetting the text, and they took the film as an opportunity to have fun and have a holiday by the sea and in the mountains. So, they asked to go to the Bahamas and the Alps to ski, a sport they had never done before.

The film is funny, sometimes it seems an action movie, sometimes a yellow genre.

The seven songs of the film are the songs of the first side of the record "Help!" Most are Lennon's songs: Help! The dylanian "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" and the masterpiece "Ticket To Ride". Paul's contribution is of modest quality: "The Night Before", "Another Girl" (Paul will however place two great songs, "Yesterday" and "I've Just Seen a Face" on the B side of the album), that of Harrison, ahimé, of poor quality: "I Need You". Harrison will refer to Rubber Soul.

On the set of this film, thanks to the various Indians present, Harrison will come into contact with the sitar and coup de foudre!

Vote 9. Five Stars.

jamesbaldwin | 5/5 |


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