The opening scene of Love, Love, Love takes place on June 25, 1967, when Kenneth, Richard Armitage’s character, is waiting to see the first internationally satellite broadcast, Our World, seen around the world, and broadcast in 25 countries simultaneously. The Beatles were closing the program with their new song, specially written for the event, All You Need is Love.
Thanks to Violet Dutchblogger – the first video is a montage of the first part.
The second video, is the beginning of the Beatles performance, with over text in Spanish.
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Cool! Thanks for putting this together–regarding the context for the beginning of Richard Armitage’s character Kenneth in the upcoming play “Love, Love, Love”! The notion of the 1967 world broadcast made me also think about The Hobbit world event on November 4th of 2013 (date?). Hmmm.
Nowadays, we take for granted the instantaneous communication that the internet and satlellites provide us. We are so accustomed to the quickness of its response times, that sometimes our attention span wanes at a nanosecond. Ha!
For example, a coworker asked me for some data. I stood up, walked 1 foot to my filing cabinet, pulled out my file related to his data request, and flipped over two sheets of paper, then I lifted up what he wanted. 4 seconds tops. As I turned to him, he said, “Well, if you don’t have it.” As I held the sheets of data out to him, I said, “It is right here.” I still shake my head at that one. Ha! When did 1 day turn around, skip over a 1 hour turn around, to become a 1 second response?
Let us hope that the “unity” that world broadcasts and events try to espouse–such as with the upcoming Olympics in Brazil–is achieved. Or at least, greater understanding.
So, I will be interested to see how historical contexts impact lives in “Love, Love, Love”–and vice versa.
Thanks Grati. And feel free to use this on any one of your useful compilations n SAL. Ha.