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Encyclopedia > Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (film)
Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band

Cover art for the DVD
Directed by Michael Schultz
Produced by Robert Stigwood
Written by Henry Edwards
Starring Peter Frampton
The Bee Gees
Frankie Howerd
George Burns
Steve Martin
Music by The Beatles
Cinematography Owen Roizman
Distributed by Universal Pictures (USA)
Paramount Pictures (non-USA)
Release date(s) July 21, 1978 (USA)
Running time 113 min.
Language English
Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)[1]
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is an American musical film released in 1978. Its soundtrack, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, features new versions of songs originally written and performed by The Beatles. The film draws primarily from two of their albums, the 1967 album of the same name and 1969's Abbey Road. Image File history File links Sgtpepperdvd. ... Michael Schultz (born November 10, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an African American director and film producer. ... Robert Stigwood (born April 16, 1934 in Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian-born entertainment entrepreneur. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... George Burns[1], born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ... For the football player of the same name see Steve Martin (football player). ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Owen Roizman, born 22 September 1936, is a celebrated cinematographer and a Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... This article is about the 1978 film soundtrack. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For other uses, see Sgt. ... Back cover The back cover of the original 1969 UK LP. Note that Her Majesty is not listed, unlike later reissues and the compact disc version—originally making it a hidden track. ...


The production is somewhat adapted from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road, a 1974 off-Broadway production[2] directed by Tom O'Horgan.[3] It tells the loosely-constructed story of a band as they wrangle with the music industry and battle evil forces bent on stealing their instruments and corrupting their home town of Heartland. The film is presented in a form similar to that of a rock opera with the Beatles' the songs providing "dialogue" to carry the story, with only George Burns having spoken lines that act to clarify the plot and provide further narration. </ref> Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Tom OHorgan (born May 3, 1926) is an American theatre and film director and composer. ... The Whos Tommy, the first album explicitly billed as a rock opera A rock opera is a rock music album or stage production that resembles the form of an opera. ... George Burns[1], born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ...


The film's tagline is "A splendid time is guaranteed for all."

Contents

Overview

The film was produced by Robert Stigwood, founder of RSO Records, who had earlier produced Saturday Night Fever. RSO Records also released the soundtrack to the film Grease in 1978, which had Barry Gibb producing and Peter Frampton playing lead guitar on the title track. In 1976, the Bee Gees had recorded three Beatles cover songs "Golden Slumbers/Carry that Weight", "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" and "Sun King" for the musical documentary All This and World War II. Robert Stigwood (born April 16, 1934 in Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian-born entertainment entrepreneur. ... RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ... For the original stage musical of the same name, see Grease (musical). ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... She Came In Through The Bathroom Window is a song written by Paul McCartney (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and performed by The Beatles on their album Abbey Road. ... Sun King is a song by The Beatles that appeared on the Abbey Road album. ... All This and World War II (1976) is a musical documentary. ...


Beatles producer George Martin served as musical director, conductor, arranger and producer of the Sgt. Pepper film soundtrack album. The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ...


The film featured several performers at the height of their popularity:

  • the Bee Gees, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, whose music had been integral to Saturday Night Fever (released by this film's international distributor, Paramount Pictures), play Mark, David and Bob Henderson, members of the re-formed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • Peter Frampton, whose album Frampton Comes Alive! was the biggest-selling album ever at the time, plays Billy Shears, leader of the re-formed band and grandson of the original Sgt. Pepper character.
  • Steve Martin, whose A Wild and Crazy Guy was released that same year, reaching number two on the music-dominated Billboard 200 album charts.[4] His performance as Dr. Maxwell Edison, singing Maxwell's Silver Hammer foreshadows his zany dentist role in Little Shop of Horrors.

The cast also featured British comedian Frankie Howerd as Mean Mr. Mustard (his only major U.S. film appearance), Paul Nicholas as Dougie Shears, George Burns as Mr. Kite, Donald Pleasence as B.D., referred to in Burns' narrative voice-over as B.D. Hoffler, but officially known in the film's credits and publicity materials as B.D. Brockhurst (for various unknown reasons), Sandy Farina as Strawberry Fields, Dianne Steinberg as Lucy, Aerosmith as Future Villain Band (FVB), Earth Wind and Fire, who appear as themselves, Billy Preston as the magical Sgt. Pepper golden weather vane come to life, Alice Cooper as Father Sun, and Stargard as the Diamonds. The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ... Frampton Comes Alive! is a live album by Peter Frampton. ... Billy Shears was Ringo Starrs alias on the Beatles 1967 album Sgt. ... For the football player of the same name see Steve Martin (football player). ... A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978) was Steve Martins second album and greatest success on record. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Maxwells Silver Hammer is a song by The Beatles, from the Abbey Road album, with Paul McCartney singing lead. ... Little Shop of Horrors is the 1986 film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a nerdy florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mean Mr. ... Official Biography Paul Nicholas became a household favourite with his role as Vince in the BAFTA Award-winning BBC television series Just Good Friends and for LWT’s major drama series Bust for which he was nominated Best Actor. ... George Burns[1], born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor. ... Donald Pleasence, OBE (October 5, 1919 – February 2, 1995) was an English stage and film actor. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Earth, Wind & Fire was a legendary American funk band, formed in Chicago in 1969. ... William Everett Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American soul musician from Houston, Texas, raised mostly in Los Angeles, California. ... Alice Cooper (born February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Stargard was a three-piece female funk music band consisting of original members Rochelle Runnells, Debra Anderson, and Janice Williams. ...


Additionally, the movie becomes a time capsule of late 1970's pop culture with the last scene in which the cast is joined by "Our Guests at Heartland" to sing the reprise of the title track while standing in a formation imitating the classic Beatle's Sgt. Pepper album cover. The scene was filmed at MGM Studios on December 16th, 1977; indeed, according to co-star Carel Struycken, Sgt. Pepper was the last film to be made at MGM under that studio's then existing management.


The "Guests", many of whom have connections with the Beatles, their music or RSO records or films:

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Critical reaction

Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote that the film's "musical numbers are strung together so mindlessly that the movie has the feel of an interminable variety show"; while it may have been "conceived in a spirit of merriment, ... watching it feels like playing shuffleboard at the absolute insistence of a bossy shipboard social director. When whimsy gets to be this overbearing, it simply isn't whimsy any more." She complimented Martin on his "completely unhinged rendition of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," but pointed out that his scene is a "reminder that the film is otherwise humorless."[5] Janet Maslin is a book critic for the daily New York Times. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... Maxwells Silver Hammer is a song by The Beatles, from the Abbey Road album, with Paul McCartney singing lead. ...


Perry Seibert of All Movie Guide called the film "quite possibly the silliest movie ever conceived," with a "handful of high camp moments" featuring Martin, Burns, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Aerosmith, and Billy Preston who "somehow transcend the jaw-dropping inanity that poisons the rest of the cast."[6] All Movie Guide is a commercial database of information about movie stars, movies and television shows. ... Camp is an aesthetic in which something has appeal because of its bad taste or ironic value. ...


However, the passage of time has proven to be a significant factor in the public's approval of the film. It was recently remastered and released on DVD (albeit in a slightly altered form), and garnered generally positive reviews.


See also

  • All This and World War II, a 1976 musical documentary film using Beatles songs covered by contemporary artists to loosely narrate documentary footage of World War II.
  • Across the Universe, a 2007 musical film with a similar concept, using Beatles songs to tell a story.

All This and World War II (1976) is a musical documentary. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Across the Universe is a 2007 musical film directed by Julie Taymor and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...

References and footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078239/business
  2. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,945312,00.html
  3. ^ According to IMDb, one of the credits for the film is "Stage production conceived and adapted by Tom O'Horgan."
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/bio/index.jsp?pid=1163
  5. ^ Janet Maslin's review of the film from The New York Times
  6. ^ http://allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=1:66209~T1

 
 

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