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Encyclopedia > A Hard Day's Night (movie)

The film A Hard Day's Night (1964) is a Mockumentary (portmanteau of mock documentary. ...mockumentary written by Alun Owen and starring The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ...The Beatles during the height of ...Beatlemania. The director was Richard Lester (born January 19, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a UK based film director famous for his work with The Beatles. ...Richard Lester, the producer Walter Shenson and the director of photography Gil Taylor (born 12 April 1914) in Bushey Heath, England, is a cinematographer. ...Gilbert Taylor. In addition to the Beatles, cast members included Wilfrid Brambell (born March 22, 1912 in Dublin, Ireland; died January 18, 1985 in London, England, UK) was an Irish film and television actor, best known for his roles in the British television series Steptoe and Son and The Beatles film A Hard Days Night. ...Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, born January 29, 1930 in Ealing, Middlesex, England is a British radio, television and film performer. ...John Junkin, Lionel Blair (born 1931 or 1934 in Montreal, Canada) (real name Lionel Ogus) is a British actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter. ...Lionel Blair and Derek Robert Nimmo (September 19, 1930 _ February 24, 1999) was a British character actor, particularly associated with upper_class silly_ass roles. ...Derek Nimmo. The soundtrack album The British release A Hard Days Night was The Beatles third album, released in 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. ...A Hard Day's Night was the Beatles' third. The film premiered on July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ...July 6, 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...1964.


The film was shot for The United Artists Corporation (aka United Artists Pictures and United Artists Films) was formed on February 5, 1919 by four Hollywood greats: Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D. W. Griffith. ...United Artists using a Cinéma vérité is a form of documentary. ...cinéma vérité style in Black and White is a computer game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Electronic Arts. ...black and white and produced over a period of 16 weeks in the spring of 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...1964. Black and white was chosen for its lower cost, and the short timescale was because the studio were convinced that Beatlemania would not last beyond the summer of '64. The film also used the innovative technique of Film editing is the placing of one or more shots together in a sequence. ...cutting the images to the beat of the music, and because of this many see the film as playing a major role in development of modern A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ...music videos, especially the "Can't Buy Me Love" segment, which featured creative camera work, and the band running and jumping around in a field.


The For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of...film chronicles in a mock documentary_style the Beatles arriving at a theatre, rehearsing, and finally performing in a television special. Owen spent several days with the group, who told him their lives were like "a room and a car and a room and a car and a room and car". He realized that by 1964 the Beatles were prisoners of their own fame, and that their schedule of performances and studio work by that time was extremely punishing, and wrote that into the script. The film was shot in black and white in the spring of 1964, and remains the definitive documentary of Beatle_mania. In various places, the Beatles comment cheekily on their own fame: for instance, at one point a fan takes John Lennon for John Lennon; he demurs, saying that his face isn't quite right. The fan eventually agrees.


The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...New York Times film critic Bosely Crowther noted that the film is also a subtle satire on the image of rock_and_roll music (and the Beatles in particular) as a source of youth rebellion and defiance of authority. In the film, the Beatles are portrayed as likeable young lads who are constantly amazed at the attention they receive and who want nothing more than run around and have a good time; however, they have to deal with screaming crowds, idiot journalists who ask nonsense questions, and authority figures who constantly look down upon them. The biggest troublemaker in the film is an elderly senior citizen, Paul McCartney's "clean" grandfather (played by Wilfrid Brambell (born March 22, 1912 in Dublin, Ireland; died January 18, 1985 in London, England, UK) was an Irish film and television actor, best known for his roles in the British television series Steptoe and Son and The Beatles film A Hard Days Night. ...Wilfrid Brambell).


The film's director, Richard Lester (born January 19, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a UK based film director famous for his work with The Beatles. ...Richard Lester, also directed the Beatles' next film, Help!. He went on to direct several popular motion pictures of the 1970s - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...1970s and Millennia: 1st millennium _ 2nd millennium _ 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology Bulletin board system popularity Popularization of personal computers, Walkmans, VHS videocassette recorders, and compact disc (CD) players Introduction of the IBM PC Home video games become enormously popular, most notably Atari until the market crashes in 1983; the rise...1980s, including The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. ...The Three Musketeers and Superman II is a 1980 movie that is a sequel to Superman from 1978. ...Superman II.


Two extras in this film would become famous in their own right. Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in London), better known as Phil Collins, is a British rock/pop musician. ...Phil Collins was an extra in the concert sequence and later became the drummer in the group Genesis is a progressive rock group that was formed in 1967 when founding members Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks were still students at Charterhouse School. ...Genesis. Patricia Anne Pattie Boyd (born 17 March 1944), hairstylist, model, and photographer, is best known as the wife of two famous rock musicians and the possible inspiration for several rock love songs. ...Pattie Boyd later married both George Harrison and Eric Clapton CBE (born Eric Patrick Clapp on March 30, 1945 in The Green, Ripley, Surrey), is a British guitarist and composer, nicknamed slowhand. ...Eric Clapton.


In 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...2004 the This article is about the magazine as a published medium. ...magazine Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best_selling film magazine, after the far longer established Empire from Emap. ...Total Film named A Hard Day's Night the 42nd greatest British film of all time.


Title inspired by Ringo_ism

The movie's strange title originated from something said by Ringo Starr Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940) is best known by his stage name, Ringo Starr, as the drummer for The Beatles from August 16, 1962 (when he replaced Pete Best) until their breakup in 1970. ...Ringo Starr, the Beatles' A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ...drummer. Starr described it this way in an interview with For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ...disc jockey Dave Hull in 1964: "We went to do a job, and we'd worked all day and we happened to work all night. I came up still thinking it was day I suppose, and I said, 'It's been a hard day...' and I looked around and saw it was dark so I said, '...night!' So we came to 'A Hard Day's Night.'"


According to Lennon in a 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...1980 interview with Playboy is an adult entertainment magazine, or pornography magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ...Playboy magazine: "I was going home in the car and Dick Lester [director of the movie] suggested the title, 'Hard Day's Night' from something Ringo had said. I had used it in 'In His Own Write' [a book Lennon was writing then], but it was an off_the_cuff remark by Ringo. You know, one of those A malapropism (from French mal à propos, ill to purpose) is an incorrect usage of a word, usually with comic effect. ...malapropisms. A Ringo_ism, where he said it not to be funny... just said it. So Dick Lester said, 'We are going to use that title.'"


In a 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...1994 interview for The Beatles Anthology is the name of a documentary, a series of three albums, and a television miniseries which focus on the history of the popular rock band The Beatles. ...The Beatles Anthology, however, McCartney disagreed with Lennon's recollections, basically stating that it was the Beatles and not Lester, who had come up with the idea of using Starr's verbal misstep: "The title was Ringo's. We'd almost finished making the film, and this fun bit arrived that we'd not known about before, which was naming the film. So we were sitting around at Twickenham studios having a little brain_storming session... and we said, 'Well, there was something Ringo said the other day.' Ringo would do these little malapropisms, he would say things slightly wrong, like people do, but his were always wonderful, very lyrical... they were sort of magic even though he was just getting it wrong. And he said after a concert, 'Phew, it's been a hard day's night.'"


In 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...1996, yet another version of events cropped up — in an Associated Press logo The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency that claims to be the worlds oldest and largest. ...Associated Press report, the producer of the movie A Hard Day's Night, Walter Shenson, stated that Lennon described to Shenson some of Starr's funnier gaffes, including "a hard day's night," whereupon Shenson immediately decided that that was going to be the title of the movie (the originally planned title was Beatlemania). Shenson then told Lennon that he needed a theme song for the film. That song, also titled A Hard Days Night sold over one million copies within just five weeks of its release as a single in the United States. ...A Hard Day's Night, became a huge hit.


Locations

  • The main entrance to Marylebone station. ...Marylebone station in London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ...London
  • Crocombe Heathfield station on the At 20 miles, the West Somerset Railway (WSR) is the longest privately owned passenger rail line in the UK. It operates using heritage steam and diesel locomotives, but provides transport to the local community as well as a leisure attraction for visitors. ...West Somerset Railway

External links

  • *A Hard Day's Night (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058182/) at the The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), owned by Amazon. ...Internet Movie Database

 
 

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