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Film Review - Hard Day's Night, A
I've always liked the Beatles. I've studied how their music changed over the years. I've also admired how the Beatles were perfectly marketed.
In 1964 the Beatles publicity machine was in full swing. A Hard Day's Night was designed to whip up popularity amongst teenagers in the west. And it largely worked. After this film was released the Beatles were the undisputed hottest act in the world.
Be that as it may, this is really a mediocre film. The appears to document a day where the Fab Four are scheduled to appear on a live TV broadcast. The boys spend the day poking fun at anyone who might be seen as an authority figure. They are painted as little boys in men's bodies.
The only thing good about this film is the music. This is a sound track of hits. One of the amazing facts about this film is that its name-sake song was written over night by Lennon and McCartney.
But other than the music, this really isn't a very good movie. One sits through the film drumming one's fingers until the next song starts. Buy the sound track, skip the film.
Directed by Richard Lester
Released in 1964
MPAA Rating: G
Reviewed by Mongo