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Ron Howard takes home Grammy for Beatles doc

The Beatles may have been a cornerstone of the British Invasion of the 1960s, but their influence is still being recognized stateside. Ron Howard’s documentary about the fab four took home ...
February 13, 2017

The Beatles may have been a cornerstone of the British Invasion of the 1960s, but their influence is still being recognized stateside.

Ron Howard’s documentary about the fab four took home the Best Music Film prize at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards.

The Academy Award-winning director and former child actor earned the Grammy for the film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. Producers Brian Grazer, Scott Pascucci and Nigel Sinclair also took home hardware for the award.

The doc follows The Beatles through their early touring years, using exclusive footage and original interviews. It began rolling out theatrically last September and is the first film acquired by Hulu Documentary Films, which launched in May.

Produced by The Beatles’ Apple Corps with Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures, Howard and Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment and co-produced by One Voice One World, Eight Days A Week is the first official Beatles film since the 2003 TV doc series The Beatles Anthology and the first official feature since 1970′s Let It Be.

Eight Days A Week beat out Beyonce’s Lemonade (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records) at the Grammys. Steve Aoki’s I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Netflix), Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble’s The Music Of Strangers (Tremolo Productions) and American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry (Grand Ole Opry, LLC) were also nominated for the award.

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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