All you need is cash also known as the rutles is a 1978 television film that traces in mockumentary style the career of a british rock group called the rutles, a spoof of the beatles. Rosenbaum was published in the summer of 1979 in this interview, idle talks about the origin of the idea, some problems involved in. The rutles, a hilarious spoof of the beatles and the brainchild of monty pythons eric idle, made their first appearance in a short film on saturday night live. All you need is cash on dvd 603497664122 from rhino. Dirk mcquickly eric idle, barry wom john halsey, stig ohara ricky fataar, and ron nasty. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. A mockumentary of a beatleslike singing group called the rutles, the rutles is a collaboration between monty python alumnus eric idle and saturday night live filmmaker gary weis. The rutles is a soundtrack album to the 1978 telemovie all you need is cash. The rutles are without question, the greatest parody band ever created. The public reaction to the rutles clip led to all you need is cash this full length documentary. The band that originally performed the music in the film and on their records consisted of innes, halsey, fataar, guitarist ollie halsall and bassist andy brown. Innes gave lennon and mccartney cowriting credit for all the rutles songs years after the movie was made. Nbc was so taken with the project, though, that they.
The members of the prefab four are nasty, barry, stig, and dirk. Cant buy me lunch 2002 starring eric idle and david bowie on dvd and bluray. Audience response was so overwhelming that snl producer lorne michaels decided to go ahead with a full production, all you need is cash, which originally aired on nbctv in the spring. In the third issue of the fan club newsletter rutles forever, an interview with eric idle conducted by mr. The band that originally performed the music in the film and on their records consisted of innes. Rutland weekend television rwt was a television sketch show on bbc2, written by eric idle. The rutles all you need is cash 30th anniversary edition 1978. I dont know if there was any saberrattling from beatles lawyers, but it seems to have been a preemptive move, even though inness songs probably would. Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time.
All you need is cash, an extrasfilled disc marred only by mentions of plans to film a sequel. Funny jokes, excellent music, and tons of fun are what the rutles are about. A collaboration between major figures of both monty python and the early saturday night live crew, the rutles serve as a clear forerunner to spinal tap. Jun 20, 2012 still, the rutles legend endures through the two innesled albums and a sequel created by idle, the rutles 2. Harrison went so far as to say that all you need is cash is one of the most accurate biographies on the beatles ever made. Ive read that paul mccartney was chilly to all you need is cash at. We found the sort of songs we wanted to learn from old 78 gramophone. Mar 27, 2012 the rutles, a hilarious spoof of the beatles and the brainchild of monty pythons eric idle, made their first appearance in a short film on saturday night live. I was turned on to them by a friend back in 1992 and loved them ever since. All you need is cash 1978 is now widely regarded as the best of the beatles parodies, and the fake band has garnered a cult following of its own, to rival that of spinal tap. The rutles are a satirical band mirroring the beatles. With all due respect to the collective genius involved in the spinal tap saga, it is safe to say no other artists have been able to repeat or recreate the delicate balance exhibited in the rutles multimedia parody. This venture included a madefortelevision mockumentary titled all you need is cash.
The original soundtrack and film were released in 197 the original soundtrack and film were released in 197. The tv film was originally intended as a latenight special, perhaps to fill in for nbcs saturday night on one of its weeks off. This originally fictional band, created by eric idle and neil innes for 1970s television programming, became an actual group whilst remaining a parody of the beatles which toured and recorded, releasing many songs and albums that included two uk chart hits. And to prove it were here sd, 854x480p rutles 1996 featurette with neil innes and john halsey sd, 854x480p. All you need is cash, the centerpiece of the rutles anthology.
Main actors starringdan aykroyd, george harrison, gilda radner, john belushi, eric idle0min, repeatdirectorgary weis genrecomedymusical. This episode is a tribute to neil, to the rutles, and to their brilliant beatles mockumentary, all you need is cash. The rutles all you need is cash special edition uk import. As tv guide described it, the groups resemblance to the beatles is purely and satirically intentional the film was coproduced by the production companies of eric idle and lorne michaels, and directed by idle.
Other special features include inside shabby road, the making of the music of the rutles and some deleted scenes, featuring mick jagger and paul simon. Yvonne and i are working our way through season 2 and season 3 is. There will be a partial rutles reunion later this month in the uk. Rutland weekend television takes a look at the prefab four.
Short of a reunion and tour by the rutles, this dvd is the deepest and widestranging experience of the group that any fan is likely to see. Do you own it on its assorted formats vhs, laserdisc, dvd, bluray. With eric idle, john halsey, ricky fataar, neil innes. Conceived by eric idle and neil innes on idles rutland weekend television show, this beatles pastiche was turned into an hour long tv special, all you need is cash, and an attendant album a. A shortlived rutles fan club, called rutlemaniacs international, was created and run by david rosenbaum in the year after all you need is cash aired. All you need is cash predated this is spinal tap by many years, and broke so much new ground in comedy and television feature production that its virtually a creation unto itself. Rock stars like dave stewart, jeff lynne and the polices andy summers are expected to be among the fans in attendance to see a special screening of the 1978 all you need is cash film, followed by a questionandanswer session with the four rutles, ron nasty, dirk mcquickly, stig ohara and barry wom aka idle, neil innes, john halsey and ricky. This seminal mockumentary satirizes the career of the beatles via a fictional pop group called the rutles.
Region 2 this dvd may not be viewable outside europe. The rutles soundtrack from 1990, composed by the rutles. Mar 23, 2018 discussion in visual arts started by mben989, mar 23, 2018. The primary creative force of the rutles music was neil innes, the sole composer and arranger of the songs. The rutles all you need is cash tv movie 1978 imdb.
Now comes the dvd of idles biggest postpython success, the rutles. As season 3 of peaky blinders gets under way, so the nations. In fact, george harrison was known to reference the rutles when explaining incidents in beatle history. One of the first mockumentaries, the rutles takes satirical aim at the beatles through the story of the rutles, whose journey through the 60s travels the same fabled arc as a. To all intents and purposes the rutles had conquered the world. The rutles is the soundtrack album to the film all you need is cash, a mockumentary about the fictional band the rutles. The rutles all you need is cash filmkritik film tv spielfilm. There really isnt any plot, just a series of vignettes, unctuously narrated by idle, which mercilessly skewer the beatles mythology. Released by rhino records in 1990 r2 75760 containing music from the rutles. Capatal dissected and dismembered the british albums, added singles, and created completely different albums. The prefab four, as they appear in the film all you need is cash, are dirk mcquickly, barry wom john halsey, stig ohara ricky fataar and ron nasty.
All you need is cash, like it or not, is at once a dig and a love letter to the beatles, their career, their critics, and their fans. Kind of a mustsee if youre a huge beatles fan, but also a fairly decent comedy if youre in the mood. Cant buy me lunch 2005, compiled using outtakes from the original. Eric idle was a huge fan of the beatles and a close friend of george harrison in fact, george harrison was known to reference the rutles when explaining incidents in beatle history. Listen free to the rutles the rutles hold my hand, number one and more. Or, at least have enough knowledge and understanding of beatle history to appreciate the humor in this clever mockumentary. The prefab four, as they appear in the film all you need is cash, are dirk mcquickly eric idle, barry wom john halsey, stig ohara ricky fataar and ron nasty neil innes. All you need is cash can be viewed as the point where the funny, creative and inventive eric idle started to be replaced by a lazier. Inspired by the holiday shopping season, we look at all things beatles merch, including the. The new version of the original lp has a great sounding remaster based on my ortofon 2m blue. The attention to period detail helps elevate the gags further, but idles real secret weapon is neil innes, standing in as ron nasty, the rutles answer to john lennon. All you need is cash year 1978 descriptiona mockumentary of a beatleslike singing group called the rutles, the rutles is a collaboration between monty python alumnus eric idle and saturday night live filmmaker gary weis. Eric idle as dirk mcquickly paul narrator john halsey as barry wom ringo ricky fataar as stig ohara george neil innes as ron nasty john michael palin as eric manchester, rutle corp.
The rutles, a living legend that will live long after other living legends have died. The rutles gained more fame after their 1978 mockumentary television film, all you need is cash in which george harrison actually appears. I dont know if there was any saberrattling from beatles lawyers, but it seems to have been a preemptive move, even though inness songs probably would have been legally protected as pastiches. Nevertheless the next day 73 million people watched them perform live on the ed sullivan show. Even to those who have never been exposed to either monty python or spinal tap, it will come across as flat and tired, squandering. All you need is cash also known as the rutles is a 1978 television film that traces in mockumentary style the career of a fictitious english rock group called the rutles.
It was forty years ago yester day that all you need is cash first aired on nbc. Staring rikki fataar, john halsey, gilda radner and george harrison. The rutles were the brainchild of writercomedian eric idle of monty python, rutland weekend television, and more, and musician neil innes of the bonzo dog doodah band. The rutles lp is the soundtrack album from that film and it contains 14 of the films 20 songs. Pop culture, comedic satire, and rock music have always made for strange bedfellows. In 1964 the rutles made the allimportant breakthrough in america. All you need is cash tv movie 1978 soundtracks on imdb. If ever a comedy film deserved a pass on the basis of its cast alone other than its a mad, mad, mad, mad world, naturally, one could make a pretty strong case for the rutles. All you need is cash is a 1978 english film stars eric idle, eric idle, gary weis, john halsey, ricky fataar, neil innes, michael palin, bianca jagger, john belushi, dan aykroyd, george harrison, gilda radner, bill murray, gwen taylor, ronnie wood, mick jagger, paul simon, gary weis, jeannette charles, eric idle, gary weis. As tv guide described it, the groups resemblance to the beatles is purely and satirically intentional. Mar 29, 2015 the rutles gained more fame after their 1978 mockumentary television film, all you need is cash in which george harrison actually appears. The album contains 14 of the tongueincheek pastiches of beatles songs that were featured in the film.972 1619 1170 1021 42 310 682 922 567 303 188 1438 770 1154 368 1227 1585 646 901 34 1536 847 1622 1018 1233 1599 611 555 445 848 1482 931 314 571 324 1078 782