Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Magical Mystery Tour

Dir: The Beatles:
Starring: The Beatles, Bonzo Dog Doodah Band, Jan Carson

In the 16th century the atlantic slave trade began. In the 19th century it was officially abolished. Yet today, people are still slaves. We keep them captive through economy and trade (see Black Gold review, below).

War keeps on going. People keep dying.

I can't stand it anymore. But I can't stop it.

At the same time, Dali creates the most imaginative art possible. Kandinsky messes with your head through colours and shapes. New musical forms spring up across the world. The human spirit triumphs.

The frustration with our leaders leads us (see what i did there?) to a kind of mental insomnia that, frankly, hurts my soul, or in real terms, makes me cry. If even one of my brothers or sisters hurts then it's too much. You hear me, too much. When millions of them are hurting, then we all feel it. We were never meant to hurt each other. What are we doing? The joy of colour of life shines through, though, and that's why we have films like Magical Mystery Tour.

A non-sequitur series of events looslely based around a Harry Shaw trip to the countryside, backed by a trippy soundtrack courtesy of the lads. Viv Stanshall makes a legendary cameo.

Frustration x Creativity = Magical Mystery Tour.


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