Not recommended under 12 due to disturbing scenes, coarse language, smoking, and drug references.
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|Children under 12||Not recommended due to disturbing scenes, coarse language, smoking, and drug references|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||The Beatles Eight Days a Week - The touring years|
|Consumer advice lines:||Coarse language|
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The film is a documentary featuring the Beatles’ touring years between 1963 and 1966. We learn how the band’s four members - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison - met and formed the band, and what their musical influences were. The film follows the band from their historic 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan show and their tour of 166 concerts across 15 countries around the world.
Through interviews of film and music superstars including Elvis Costello, Eddie Izzard, Whoopi Goldberg, John Savage, Howard Goodall and Larry Kane, we learn what the Beatles meant to the public and the impact that ‘Beatlemania’ had on the culture of the day. The film also shows the toll that touring and fame took on the band members.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Popular music; the culture of the 1960s, fame and being famous
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
The film contains some violence related to crowd hysteria and occasional racial violence and tensions. Examples include:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
The film contains scenes of mass hysteria with young woman hysterically crying and screaming. Young women collapse and are carried out of concerts by police, ambulance attendants and the general public.
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Nothing of concern
None of concern
There are some mild sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some partial nudity and mild sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
The film contains occasional coarse language; Examples include:
The Beatles Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years is a documentary that tells the story of the Beatles’ touring years from 1963-1966. The film features some never-before-seen footage of the Beatles that die-hard fans will want to see, as well as remastered sound and visuals. As an extra bonus, the version released for cinema contains thirty minutes of digitally remastered footage of the Beatles’ famous 1963 concert at Shea Stadium New York where they performed to over 55,000 people.
Some scenes of mass hysteria and racial unrest may disturb younger children, and parents may be concerned about some of the coarse language, scenes of smoking and drug references. The film is therefore not recommended for children under 12.
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