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I'm a huge Beatles fan and Help! is one of my all-time favorite movies, so I was very excited when I was able to get my hands on a copy of the novelization! I'll just say now, it does not disappoint. Al Hine definitely captured the humor of the movie and the personalities of the fab four! There are a few scenes in the book that were deleted from the movie (partly why I wanted to read the book). The one conceivable issue I can think of (other than the fact that it's out of print) is that it's jus ...more
Jul 03, 2012 Lynn rated it really liked it
If this were just a novelization of the film, I would have rated it three stars. However, it gets bonus points for anticipating Monty Python's surrealist moments, and for including the description of a scene filmed but cut from the final movie, with the boys taking acting lessons from a famous British dramatic coach (played by Frankie Howerd, who starred in Dick Lester's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and later in that awful SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND, with George Burn ...more
So, I'd seen the movie about Feb of last year. I fell in love with it instantly. It's hilarious. It's the Beatles. But it wasn't until a few months later that I found out that there was a novelization of the movie, but that there was a whole extra chase scene in the book that was cut out of the movie. So eventually I tracked down a copy of the book (for a fair price auctually) and read it. It was fantastic! It was like the movie and yet so very different from it. There were parts that were exact ...more