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09.21.2012 | | Posted at 10:11 AM

DVD Documents the Beatles’ Producer

By David Luhrssen
 Without George Martin, the Beatles might never have been heard beyond seaport clubs in northern Europe and without his hand in the studio, many of their classic recordings might have been a bit less classic. Some of the funny stories in the BBC documentary “Produced by George Martin” are already familiar to Beatles fans. The self-deprecating producer recalls being unimpressed by the ...
02.27.2010 | | Posted at 08:20 AM

Classic British Comedy

By David Luhrssen
If the Coen Brothers� 2004 remake of The Lady Killers served any purpose, it was to alert audiences unfamiliar with the 1955 original. The earlier Lady Killers was produced by Ealing Studios, which excelled during the �50s with droll English comedy. It was directed by Britain�s Alexander Mackendrick, shortly before heading for Hollywood to direct his classic, noirish expose of media megalomani...

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