If I wanted to upgrade to Win XP, I couldn't anyway, because it costs $$$$ ... and I'm not gonna cheat because I KNOW someday Microsoft is gonna find a way to "get" everybody who's using a bootleg Windows, like my sister's partner always does. I'd rather be kosher*.
*Yeah, yeah, I know the old Oscar Levant joke
(see 5th paragraph in linked site)
about the wife who converted to Judaism for her husband...
in this case, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller. Naughty.
Oscar Levant was, by the way,
one of my all-time favorite people.
OSCAR LEVANT QUOTES♥
But, as I said before, so far, so good.
And now, a followup post to my last post:
Firstly, Help! wasn't nearly as good as A Hard Day's Night.
But what could ever be as good as AHDN???
In Help!, I loved the schtick, novelty and clever gimmickry - their combined flat/house, Wrigley's wrapper, "I can say no more," Mal the Channel Swimmer, etc. - but the main "plot" (such as it was) felt so contrived and stupid - the whole fake Eastern-influenced cult thing, feh! Even way back then, to me it seemed to verge on a trite mindless racism with no real clever satire to justify it. We may have been naïve back then, but not THAT naïve!
John himself wasn't too fond of that flick. He felt like they were extras in their own movie, hahaa.
I had a funny thought after a few watchings since the old days: Help! would have been a better, funnier movie without the plotline. Wouldn't that have been a hoot?
And Magical Mystery Tour..?... Welllllllll...
It feels unfinished or something.
I'm positive Eppy would have done something to make it better. He wouldn't have let it go out like that!
It needs..... something......
Yes, John and the kid is the best thing about it...
(All I could think was, I wonder how Julian felt/feels about that scene?)
And Spinetti provided a brilliant schpiel and brightened it up for a while... proving to me he's a better actor than he showed in the other movies.
Otherwise, I was just sitting here agape, going...
Augghhh! The film just has no cohesion!
(I was even bored during most of it)
Holy jumpin christ on a bbq spit. They needed Brian Epstein to guide this production.
To tell them, "Errmmm, boys, you may be on the right track, but it needs a lot more work."
Ah well, if there was anything Python-esque about MMT, it escaped me.
Ya know, Li'l Eppy was sitting here watching it with me.
I had to wrestle the bottle of Carbitrals away from him
and throw it out the window.
But he did finish off 2 fifths of
Courvoisier and a joint,
and now he's off on his own MMT. ;D
He's got the right idea.
To make us feel a little better, here are a few photos of Brian Epstein.
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