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It’s lunchtime, and I’m taking a break and watching the 1978 flop movie “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” — a film that was a spectacular failure when it was released.

It’s lunchtime, and I’m taking a break and watching the 1978 flop movie “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” — a film that was a spectacular failure when it was released. Still, I bought the soundtrack album back when I was 12 or 13 and loved it. It was a gateway to real Beatles albums.
Anyway, I’m watching this movie and I’m struck by how bad it isn’t. I’m enjoying it for its kitsch value and its halfway decent music — especially the gorgeous rendition of “Strawberry Fields Forever.” 
It is what it is: a 1970s rock opera, with no spoken dialogue save the narration by George Burns where necessary. And it was an ingenious attempt to create a plotline using only Beatles songs.
What’s more, it is possibly the most comprehensive display anywhere of early analog computer graphics generated by the Scanimate, graphics that still stand up under scrutiny today, even in high definition, for their psychedelic gorgeousness.

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