“So full of information; information that was very scarce in those early
At long last, the Fab Four’s adventures in the world of motion pictures have
thoroughly chronicled! The product of years of research, "Act Naturally"
documents and examines every film project John, Paul, George and Ringo have
personally been involved with -- from 1963 to 1999! Not merely satisfied with
covering "A Hard Day’s Night," "Help!," "Magical Mystery Tour," "Yellow Submarine,"
and "Let It Be," this fascinating volume also tracks down even the most rare
and obscure movies featuring a direct participation by one or more of the
lads from Liverpool!
While the Beatles’ catalogue of sounds has been analyzed countless times
over, it has taken until now before somebody has truly delved into the
collective and individual filmwork of Messrs. Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and
Starkey. Aside from music, the one avocation that all four shared an acute
interest in was motion pictures. And just as their four distinct
personalities breathed depth and life into the rock and roll combo known as
the Beatles, John, Paul, George and Ringo each embarked upon a different
relationship with the medium of film.
"Act Naturally" expertly probes each of these relationships; training the
spotlight on almost four decades of fab filmwork! If at least one component
of the Fab Four has willingly and purposefully appeared in, narrated,
directed, produced, written for, or contributed any kind of music
specifically to a movie, documentary, or concert film – whether it be for
cinema, home video, or television – it will be chronicled within the pages of
But this authoritative guide digs even deeper! "Act Naturally" also explores
the lives and careers of the casts and crews that greatly assisted in the
Beatles having a film legacy to leave behind. In addition, the book
scrutinizes each of the promotional films (music videos) the group produced
during their collective career; including filming dates and locations,
original broadcast dates, and directors. Want more? How about working titles,
foreign titles, filming dates and locations, budgets, premieres, soundtrack
albums, awards and nominations, quotes, inspirations, books, rumors, scrapped
movie ideas, and unreleased films! It’s all detailed in this treasure chest
Victor Spinetti, veteran of three Beatles movies, wrote the Foreword to "Act
In graciously sharing his recollections about his up close and
personal experiences with the Fab Four, Mr. Spinetti provides the reader with
a unique perspective from one who witnessed Beatlemania from inside “that
Tornado of madness.” Over 30 years after last working with the band, Mr.
Spinetti admits, “I am still one of the biggest Beatle fans around” and
encourages the reader to “Enjoy this book as I did.”
"Act Naturally" is available from Chasdon Publishing as a limited first edition
$21.95 plus shipping. Limited to 10,000 copies, each first edition is
numbered and hand-signed by the author, Shawn Huff. Act Naturally may be
online at http://www.beatlefilms.com
as well as via our toll-free order line: 888-232-9212.