The Beatles' second movie, Help!, has just been released as a digitally remastered, expanded DVD, and we find it apt to salute the Fab Four right here in Framed. In many ways, the Beatles' movies set the tone for what would become music video... certainly, A Hard Day's Night and Help! were the inspiration for the Monkees' TV show, which, in turn, became a template of sorts for music video when MTV hit.
Our video, "I Need You"--only the second George Harrison composition the Beatles ever recorded--is culled from the new DVD, and it features the spectacularly popular band performing out in a field somewhere, with army maneuvers going on all around them. It's all very wacky, but very Beatlesque, somehow.
As always, we invite your comments. Please enjoy this charming Beatles video as well as the still pictures we have very thoughtfully pulled for your enjoyment.
1 - The Beatles weren't actually better than other bands, but they did have way bigger equipment.
2 - Wow! There really was a fog upon L.A.!
3 - Our patented Window to the Past gives Framed great historical accuracy. Pictured here, left to right: George, Llewellyn, Ringo.
4 - It was only fitting that the British people gave great tanks to the Beatles!
5 - This crude tribute to Gummo, The Sentient Bubble, is typical of the superstitious, unsophisticated people of the '60s, possibly explains the Beatles' cultural dominance.
6- "Look out, boys! It's Helter Skelter! And she's comin' down fast!"
7 - Seriously. It was a British invasion!
8 - Damn! Did we already use that "out standing in their field" gag??
9 - Fun Framed Fact: Paul and John often napped when George sang lead! Us, too!
10 - Lennon later recanted his pretentious claim that the Beatles were "bigger than Druidism."
11 - "Then, the 'funny hat' Framed was last week??!"
12 - Photographic evidence that everywhere there are not lots of piggies!
13 - "Someday I'll write a song about that yellow orb and its manifest all-rightness."