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The Beatles: The First US Visit Review

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Cinema's account of the Fab Four's 1964 conquest of America.

★★★★

Originally released as What's Happening! The Beatles In The USA, the Maysles brothers' Direct Cinema account of the Fabs' Stateside conquest in February 1964 is more than an intimate record of a pivotal moment in pop history. The freewheeling "day in the life" style also had a profound influence on A Hard Day's Night and helped change the nature of film reportage.

This extended version includes extra footage of the famous Ed Sullivan shows and the concert at the Washington Coliseum. An aficionado's must-have.

An aficionado's must-have.