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What's your favorite Beatles movie?
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I like all of them (well saying I like Magic Mystery Tour is too much but…) but my favorite has to be Yellow Submarine.

I know it's not them … but I could see Yellow Submarine again and again and never get tired of it! And to me it has the official Eleanor Rigby and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds videos… and it's so quotable! When a student asks me in English "What time is it teacher?" I look at my watch and I say "It's time… for time".. or sometimes I say "You're nuts the pair of ya" or "It's all in the mind!".

 

A Hard Day's Night : The bathtub shaving scene.  Help. George saving Ringo. (Geez I sound like one of those screaming teens from the early years.)

 

Let it Be, all of it… the rooftop concert of course.. but I need to be in the mood of watching Let it Be while Yellow Submarine always makes me happy

 

Oh and I can't get tired of watching The Beatles Rock Band intro the cinematic traielr. I remember my reaction when I saw it… I said "I want a Beatle movie like that!!" the animation is perfect. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

 

 

 

 

 

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My favourite has always been Help! It's the first one I saw and it started my Beatlemania. I love it. Espeically the bit when their on their bikes. Beatles films were always full of short one-liners, which is why I love them. In modern American films, they make a huge joke out of one line, wheras in Beatle films, they just spout them out all over the place and hardly anything is made of them, it's far more subtle. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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Yellow Submarine will always be a favorite, but now that I get it, I'd have to say A Hard Day's Night is my favorite. I especially like the build up to the Can't Buy Me Love scene. But I'd watch AHDN, Help!, or YS anytime.

Magical Mystery Tour I've only watched once, and even then I fast forwarded through parts. It might be better now that I know more of what it took to make it. I've only seen short clips of Let It Be on youtube, so I can't really say.

Have you seen the Three Musketeers with Michael York? It has a lot of the same humor as Help!.

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skye said:

Have you seen the Three Musketeers with Michael York? It has a lot of the same humor as Help!.


 

I've never seen that version. I know it's the one directed by Richard Lester and was meant to star The Beatles but they turned it down. There were a lot of films The Beatles were going to be in – The Lord of the Rings, The Jungle Book.

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I have to go with AHDN because that was not only my first Beatles film, it was my first exposure to The Beatles period.  I was only ten or eleven years old, and one of the cable stations was playing it once or twice a week.  I finally recorded it to VHS and would watch it all the time; I just loved the dry and lightning-quick humor.  One of my favorite scenes is when Ringo finds the half-naked old man in the coat closet at the hotel, tells the other guys about it, and just leaves the old man in there!  And then George goes to check out the situation, and likewise leaves the man in the closet, remarking off-handedly to the rest, "He's right, you know."  It was so surreal the first time I saw it; there's an old man in the closet, and no one seems to be all that concerned about it.

I do love Help!, though, because that was the second film I saw, and it, too, is riddled with great one-liners (including the one in my signature, George's withering appraisal of the superintendent's attempt to impersonate Ringo's Scousian lilt: "Not a bit like Cagney.").

Magical Mystery Tour never made any sense to me until I saw it in a state of, ahem, "you can imitate everyone you know."  Then it made complete sense, and I loved it.

As for Yellow Submarine, I never really went for that one.  But I'm reading the comments here in this thread, and I guess I need to re-visit that film again, see if it does anything for me now (it's been probably 15 years since I saw it last).

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AHDN was my first Beatle's film, therefore my ultimate introduction to them alive and in motion! (It's one thing when you hear them, but when you see them, well, it's a whole other story!) I love the humour, and their expressions! They're so young and vibrant, I dunno, their faces seem so alive in the film. Great supporting cast as well.

YS is my most recent Beatle film, and I love it! I haven't yet got around to buying it- I will mind you- because the animation, creativity and pure nonesence is fantastic! I particularly like that the mayor in town plays the cello, comme moi! brian-epstein

Help! I've only seen once, so I don't have a definite opinion on it. I love the humour, as always, and the song scenes in this one are brilliant, notably "You're Gonna Lose that Girl", which is one of the sexiest things that has graced cinema! The Ringo in the trunk scene is hilarious, but I recall there being some slow parts. Ah well, I'll watch again!

I've yet to see either Magical Mystery Tour, which I attempted to get from the library but got a criticism on the film instead, and Let it Be, which I will try to track down!

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A hard days night will be my favorite.  The Comical lines in it kick butt! I quote it all day long.  My favorite seen is when George is pretending to shave the man and he says  "Put your tongue away. It looks disgusting hanging there all pink and naked." I laughed so hard.a-hard-days-night-george-3

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A Hard Day's Night is easily my favorite…it's a classic of musical comedy and actually broke new ground in the genre (kind of like what the Beatles made a habit of doing).  You can also see it as the originator of the music video. 

Yellow Submarine comes in second. I had an initial bad feeling when I heard there's a remake in the works, but I've sort of warmed up to the idea lately…animation as an art form might really take a step forward with this movie…I can even imagine it as a 3D in IMAX.

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I wish the Beatles made a movie having to do nothing with music. Would be hilarious.

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6 May 2010
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"JEWELER YOU FAILED!!" =D

"What's this? Glasses?"
"Yes, glasses."
"What's this?"
"A season ticket."
"I like a bit of seasoning in my soup."

"Stop dragging things down to your own level. It's immature, son."

"What are you doing on the floor?"
"I'm tired."

Obviously the most quotable one. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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A Hard Day's Night owns my heart <3 but i do really love Magical Mystery Tour!a-hard-days-night-george-4

 


 
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Magical Mystery Tour has it's moments. Gotta love how the story goes absolutely nowhere (Ringo and Aunt).

Was there a specific reason why the plots of three of the movies all tie around Ringo more than the others? (Help, MMT, Yellow Submarine)

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npad21 said:

Magical Mystery Tour has it's moments. Gotta love how the story goes absolutely nowhere (Ringo and Aunt).

Was there a specific reason why the plots of three of the movies all tie around Ringo more than the others? (Help, MMT, Yellow Submarine)


I think there was a general consensus that he was the best actor…
…why that would include YS as well despite the fact they didn't even act in that one is a mystery… just too lovable to pass up? a-hard-days-night-ringo-4 
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npad21 said:

"JEWELER YOU FAILED!!" =D

"What's this? Glasses?"

"Yes, glasses."

"What's this?"

"A season ticket."

"I like a bit of seasoning in my soup."

"Stop dragging things down to your own level. It's immature, son."

"What are you doing on the floor?"

"I'm tired."

Obviously the most quotable one. a-hard-days-night-john-6


 

That line is just fantastic!!!! Actually a scene I love in Help is when John wakes up and wakes everybody with the alarm clock on the phone LOL!! And John taking out his book and kissing it…  darn I can see a Beatles festival in my TV this weekend..

 

And now I think about it… AHDN has a lot of scenes I love… when the guys go out for some freedom and Ringo jumping just a little high LOL!! Paul dragging John in the train…. and his line "Everybody is entitled to two, aren't they?" makes me laugh.. and George eating in the train LOL!! And I must say John is awesome.. I love his pouting in "She looks more like him than I do.".. or "I declare this bridge open!" or grotty..

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6 May 2010
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McLerristarr said:

My favourite has always been Help! It's the first one I saw and it started my Beatlemania. I love it. Espeically the bit when their on their bikes. Beatles films were always full of short one-liners, which is why I love them. In modern American films, they make a huge joke out of one line, wheras in Beatle films, they just spout them out all over the place and hardly anything is made of them, it's far more subtle. a-hard-days-night-paul-10


 

So true. You can see a lot of the world through railings.

Although I'd have to say AHDN is my favorite. The only other one I've seen is Help, and it's great, but AHDN's quotability is through the roof, hence my signature. Also, I love the part where they're goofing around in the field.a-hard-days-night-john-6

I now declare this bridge open!
6 May 2010
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For me, it's A Hard Day's Night – because when I was in fifth grade, my English teacher played this movie for us over a few days time. I remember not being able to sleep with the anticipation of seeing the next portion the next day.
 

My 2 favorite scenes are of George wandering into the wrong office (right, Sonny Jim?) and of John in the hallway of the theatre speaking with the lady who thought she recognized him (On second thought, you don't look like him at all). All these years later it was cool to recognize Mal's brief cameo in that same scene.
 

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npad21 said:

"What are you doing on the floor?"

"I'm tired."

Obviously the most quotable one. a-hard-days-night-john-6


 

I beg to differ! a-hard-days-night-george-6

 

"She's a drag.  A well-known drag … we turn the sound down on her and say rude things … have I said something amiss?"

 

"He's sex-obsessed!"

 

"God knows what you've unleashed on the unsuspecting south!"

 

Ringo: "Which one of you lot put a man in the closet? … well, someone did."

George (after checking the closet): "He's right, you know."

John: "There you go." (goes back to reading his fan mail)

 

Q: How do you find America?

John: Turn left at Greenland.

Q: What do you call that hairstyle you're wearing?

George: Arthur.

Q: Do you often see your father?

Paul: No, actually, we're just good friends.

 

And I love Victor Spinetti's character and lines in this movie:  

"I can see it all now, it's a plot … a plot." 

"If he says that again … I'll … strike him."

"If they're not here, there will be trouble.  Do you understand me?  Trouble."

"I'm quite happy to be replaced."

 

To say nothing of the entire train sequence!

Man: "And don't take that tone with me! I fought in the war for your sort."

Ringo: "I'll bet you're sorry you won!"

 

Shake: "Who's the little old man?"

Ringo: (shrugging) "He belongs to Paul."

 

John: "Hello, Grandfather!"

Grandfather: "Hello!"

John: "He can talk, then, can he?"

Paul: "Of course he can talk, he's a human being, ain't he?"

Ringo: "Well if he's your grandfather, who knows? Hahahahahahahaha …"

 

Yeah.  I think AHDN is every bit as quotable as Help!.  (And I can already hear Ringo's line from AHDN: "That's just your opinion.")

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PeterWeatherby said:

npad21 said:

"What are you doing on the floor?"

"I'm tired."

Obviously the most quotable one. a-hard-days-night-john-6


 

I beg to differ! a-hard-days-night-george-6

 

"She's a drag.  A well-known drag … we turn the sound down on her and say rude things … have I said something amiss?"

 

"He's sex-obsessed!"

 

"God knows what you've unleashed on the unsuspecting south!"

 

Ringo: "Which one of you lot put a man in the closet? … well, someone did."

George (after checking the closet): "He's right, you know."

John: "There you go." (goes back to reading his fan mail)

 

Q: How do you find America?

John: Turn left at Greenland.

Q: What do you call that hairstyle you're wearing?

George: Arthur.

Q: Do you often see your father?

Paul: No, actually, we're just good friends.

 

And I love Victor Spinetti's character and lines in this movie:  

"I can see it all now, it's a plot … a plot." 

"If he says that again … I'll … strike him."

"If they're not here, there will be trouble.  Do you understand me?  Trouble."

"I'm quite happy to be replaced."

 

To say nothing of the entire train sequence!

Man: "And don't take that tone with me! I fought in the war for your sort."

Ringo: "I'll bet you're sorry you won!"

 

Shake: "Who's the little old man?"

Ringo: (shrugging) "He belongs to Paul."

 

John: "Hello, Grandfather!"

Grandfather: "Hello!"

John: "He can talk, then, can he?"

Paul: "Of course he can talk, he's a human being, ain't he?"

Ringo: "Well if he's your grandfather, who knows? Hahahahahahahaha …"

 

Yeah.  I think AHDN is every bit as quotable as Help!.  (And I can already hear Ringo's line from AHDN: "That's just your opinion.")


Interviewer: Has success changed your life?
 

George: Yes.

a-hard-days-night-george-1

Interviewer: How do you like your girlfriends to dress?

Ringo: …ha ha!

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Hilarious!

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PeterWeatherby said:

npad21 said:

"What are you doing on the floor?"

"I'm tired."

Obviously the most quotable one. a-hard-days-night-john-6


 

I beg to differ! a-hard-days-night-george-6

 

Yeah.  I think AHDN is every bit as quotable as Help!.  (And I can already hear Ringo's line from AHDN: "That's just your opinion.")


 

Let's not forget the classic one:

"Are you a mod, or a rocker?"

"I'm a mocker" a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

 

 

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