A Hard Day’s Night (film)
A Hard Day’s Night is a 1964 British musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the English rock band the Beatles. The film portrays 36 hours in the lives of the group as they prepare for a television performance. It was a financial and critical success and was nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay. Time magazine rated it as one of the 100 all-time great films.
About A Hard Day’s Night (film) in brief
A Hard Day’s Night is a 1964 British musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the English rock band the Beatles. The film portrays 36 hours in the lives of the group as they prepare for a television performance. It was a financial and critical success and was nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay. Forty years after its release, Time magazine rated it as one of the 100 all-time great films. In 1999, the British Film Institute ranked it the 88th greatest British film of the 20th century. In addition to the soundtrack album, an EP of songs from the film titled Extracts From The Film was released by Parlophone on 6 November 1964, having the following tracks: The film’s credits state that all songs are composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. However, also heard in the film is a portion of \”Don’t Bother Me\”, a George Harrison composition. The screenplay was written by Alun Owen, who was familiar with his play No Trams to Limepudlian, and had chosen the Beatles because he was shown an aptitude for dialogue. For instance, the character of Paul’s grandfather refers to this character in the script as ‘a train and a room and a car and a hotel and a bed and a shower and a bathroom and a kitchen and a bedroom and a living room’ The film is credited as being one of. the most influential of all musical films, inspiring numerous spy films, the Monkees’ television show and pop music videos.
The group’s manager Norm tasks them with answering all their fan mail, but they sneak out to party, only to be caught by Norm and taken back. They then find out that the grandfather went to a gambling club using an invitation sent to Ringo, and, after a brief dust-up, they bring him back to the hotel. Back in the studios, they are separated when a woman named Millie recognizes John but cannot recall who he is. The boys all return to rehearse a second song, and after a quick trip to makeup, smoothly go through a third and earn a break. With an hour before the final run-through, Ringo is forced to chaperone Paul’s grandfather and takes him to the canteen for tea while he reads a book. While doing so, the boys wind up in a Keystone Cops-style foot chase before arriving back at the studio with Ringo. The televised concert goes on as planned, after which the Beatles are whisked away to another performance via helicopter. They leave through a fire escape and cavort in a field until forced off by the owner. After a few days of rehearsing, the Beatles leave the studio and go back to their hotel. The next day, they arrive at a TV studio for a performance. The Beatles are bored by the mundane questioning and leave through the fire escape, where they are forced to cavort with a girl named Millies.