Watched the documentary tonight on the life of Joe Orton the playwright and they show a acted representation of the script written by Orton for The Beatles. It looks very much in his famous avant guard edgy style that had made him a star with Paul and John playing dodgy nare do well's. Does anyone know more about this movie project that never was.
I watched the same Doc a while back Same as you Pothos all I know is what is mentioned the Doc
I seem to remember reading somewhere in a Beatle book that The Beatles were having a few scripts thrown at them and I cant remember who but they were being lined up for Lord Of The Rings Lennon wanted the Golum part I think
The Times flagged this up as a great documentary so may watch it at work on the iplayer. I was unable to watch this on Saturday night as i was watching "game of the day " on Sky Sports where my Man United were playing "champagne football against the giants Brighton ha ha .
just finished watching this, (ah the joys of being able to watch these things at work.) excellent documentary of a fascinating writer. Not sure if there was any chance of him actually getting the ok to make a film with the Beatles. Even today these plays are quite shocking, goodness knows how many people would be offended back then , it may have been the Swinging Sixties for some but i think the vast majority would have had nothing to do with the Swinging Sixties. As was pointed out in the documentary , people still stood to attention for the National Anthem at the end of a film in cinemas back then.
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT