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SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

Directed by Michael Schultz

Screenplay by Henry Edwards

Someone sew a couple of buttons on Peter Frampton's shirt, and we can get on with this. (Yes, male décolletage is O.K. No, male décolletage in Frampton's case is not O.K.; he lacks a serious thorax.) What we have is an impudent attempt to filmify and cinemogrificate a collection of old Beatles tunes, most of them from the marvelous 1967 LP Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The record is still an amazing concoction. In one more or less coordinated outpouring,...

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