In popular culture::Paul is dead


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In popular culture As well as being the subject of several books, films, and analyses, there have been many references to the legend in popular culture.<ref name=schaffner></ref> Examples include:

  • A parody published in a 1970 Batman comic book.<ref>"Batman #222" Dead Till Proven Alive Posted on James Paul McCartney Tribute Page, Retrieved: 19 July 2011</ref>
  • The 1978 mockumentary film The Rutles parodies the rumour with reference to backmasked lyrics of "Stig has been dead for ages, honestly".
  • The story was discussed in a 2006 episode of the Catalan soap opera El Cor de la Ciutat.<ref>"El Cor de la Ciutat", TV3</ref>
  • A 2009 Wired Italia magazine article compared selected photographs of McCartney taken before and after his alleged demise.<ref>Carlesi, Gabriella et al. (2009) "Chiedi chi era quel Ā«BeatleĀ»", Wired Italia</ref>
  • A mockumentary entitled Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison?, featuring fabricated audio tapes of a voice claiming to be Harrison explaining that the rumour was true, was released on video in 2010.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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