'Yesterday' offers a world where there's no Beatles

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  • Sunday, 26 May 2019

Director Danny Boyle (left) and producer/writer Richard Curtis took a couple of years collaborating on Yesterday. — AP

Imagine there’s no Beatles. It’s easy if you try – even easier if you see Yesterday, a flight of pop culture fancy from Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle and Four Weddings And A Funeral screenwriter Richard Curtis, opening on June 27.

As the film’s trailer has telegraphed, Yesterday posits a world without the Fab Four, without Beatlemania and, most disconcertingly, without I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Let It Be, Something or The Long And Winding Road.

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