Rent Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle (2005)

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"Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle" explores the mystique surrounding the Beatles' original bassist, who left the band to follow a different muse and died from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 22. Told via interviews with an impressive array of Sutcliffe's family and friends - and through uniquely descriptive quotes from his letters - this hour-long documentary reveals a lot of intimate detail about Sutcliffe's transition from promising art-school student in Liverpool (and best friend of John Lennon) to reluctant musician (pressed into service by Lennon) to determined painter within the German avant-garde scene.
A lot of Stu's story, as Beatles fans know, is set in Hamburg, during and after the days the group was a house band in the city's red-light district. Familiar tales of friction between Sutcliffe and Paul McCartney abound. But these are offset by a tremendous amount of fresh insight and detail offered by such important Beatles-saga figures as rocker Tony Sheridan, Klaus Voormann and - most crucially - Astrid Kirchherr, the photographer who influenced the Beatles' look and who became Sutcliffe's lover until his death. Interviewees include Stuart's fiancee and Beatles stylist/photographer Astrid Kirchherr, early Beatles manager Allan Williams, Stuart's sister Pauline Sutcliffe, Liverpool flatmate to Sutcliffe and Lennon, Rod Murray and esteemed American art historian and writer Donald Kuspit.
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Chris Hunt
Voiced By:
Ben Towell, Paul Morley
Narrated By:
Paul Morley
DCD Publishing
British Films, Documentary, Music & Musicals, Special Interest
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Run Time:
50 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour and B & W

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