Cinema: Teen Dreams

I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND

Directed by Robert Zemeckis Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale

If one had to pick a date when the 1960s began in earnest, it might well be Feb. 9, 1964. On that Sunday night, a goofy-looking rock group from working-class Liverpool burst into the American consciousness from the stage of TV's Ed Sullivan Show. For anyone who was young then−and many who were not−life palpably shifted gears. The Beatles quickly changed the face of popular culture: they soon helped transform fashions in everything from dress and manners to...

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