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Thirty years after A Hard Day's Night, its producer, director, writer and others describe its making. United Artists Records came to Walter Shenson, asking him to produce a movie so UA could issue a soundtrack album. Shenson signed Lester to direct, and they got the Beatles to agree to star. Shenson sent Owen to Dublin to spend time with the Fab Four; from this came a script built around their being prisoners of their own success. Phil Collins, himself an extra on A Hard Day's Night, hosts this examination of a seminal film: what was ad-libbed, why was it a hit, what was its influence on other movies, and how did it define the way the public viewed each Beatle for years to come? Written by
Thirty years after "A Hard Day's Night", its producer, director, writer and others describe its making.
Phil Collins acts as host and narrator (he appears for half a second in a background shot), with Roger Ebert calling the film one of the two best musicals ever made (the other being "Singin' in the Rain").
What is so great about this film is that it was more or less created to push a soundtrack album, with United Artists expecting the actual film to fail. Boy, were they wrong! According to Lester, MTV declared him the "father of MTV". This is quite appropriate. He also says that the Beatles were not actors, and this is a big part of why they each get only one or two lines at a time. He claims the only one who showed acting potential was John Lennon. (They all succeeded in making a conscious script seem improvised, though!) Most amazingly, the hysteria of the (female) fans was natural, not acting. Can you imagine any band today getting this kind of response?
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