July 9, 2014 A Hard Day's Night (1964) Music/Comedy 50th Anniversary Special Event
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During the first worldwide flush of Beatlemania in 1964, and working within a tight budget, director Richard Lester turned out A Hard Day's Night in a fast 6 1/2 weeks; the picture was in the theatres three months after shooting commenced. Using a variety of techniques cribbed from Hollywood slapstick comedies, the French "New Wave" movement, and his own experiences as a TV-commercial director, Lester, fashioned an exhilarating study of a "typical" 36 hours in the lives of the Fab Four. Songs include "I Should Have Known Better," "And I Love Her," "Tell Me Why," "If I Fell," "Can't Buy Me Love," and the title song. Rated G. 90 minutes.
Director: Richard Lester. Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr.
Nominated for Best Writing and Best Music at the 1965 Academy Awards
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