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A Hard Day's Night
26 June 2015
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A handful of trivia quotes from IMDB which i didnt know, the third is particularly amusing.

Ringo Starr's answering a reporter's question "Are you a mod, or a rocker?" with "I'm a mocker" was voted as the #58 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007. Ringo originally coined the quip during an appearance on Ready, Steady, Go! (1963).

According to Norman Rossington, in the scene where John Lennon takes the scissors and cuts the tailor's tape and says "I now declare this bridge open", John improvised other versions where instead of "bridge" he would say "synagogue", "fish-and-chips stand", etc. The tailor in the scene is actually The Beatles' real tailor.

The whole of the original first day's shooting (the train sequence) was lost because the clapper-loader was mistaken by fans at the station for one of the Beatles. In running away from the screaming fans, he dropped the cans of negative.

It was reported in contemporary press cuttings that 15 minutes was later cut from the film, including scenes involving a London double-decker bus. The Beatles autographed the ceiling of this bus, which was by that time privately owned by Tim Lewis of Twickenham. Many years later, in 1987, David Thrower purchased the bus in a derelict state, from Wicksteed Park, Kettering, and it is now fully restored to the condition it was in when used in the film - though the signatures of the Beatles on the ceiling are long gone, unfortunately.

In the first ten seconds of the film, as the group of kids chase John, George and Ringo down the street, George stumbles, which causes Ringo to stumble. John looks back and hesitates for a moment before continuing to run. The lead pursuer - a tall blond in a three-piece suit and a mac who had been running close to the wall - moves to the center of the sidewalk, throws both arms straight out to block the kids behind him, and yells "stop!" The other kids stopped just long enough for George and Ringo to regain their footing and start running again.

While all four of The Beatles attended the movie's premiere, reportedly none stayed for the whole show.

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My Grandfather passed away in the winter of 1964. I had just turned 11 years old. As was the custom then all of my relatives got together afterward at my Aunt’s home for a luncheon. After eating, my teenage cousin and her two girlfriends excused themselves to go out to a movie. My Aunt suggested that they take me along and to my surprise they agreed. I don’t remember my cousin very well but I do recall that one of her friends looked exactly like Shelley Fabares (of Johnny Angel fame) and her look made me a little nervous in the car. Anyway the movie we went to was A Hard Day’s Night. Of course I had heard Beatle songs on the radio and seen a little bit of Ed Sullivan (my parents were watching something else on our only tv that night) but that was it. When we walked in the theatre the 2nd feature had already started. It was a movie called Ferry Cross the Mercy starring Jerry and the Pacemakers. I remember it being about some sort of dock strike (don’t know if that’s true or not) and being kind of boring. I didn’t know until years later about Jerry’s connection to the Beatles/Brian and that the filming took place in Liverpool! I’m sure that movie would be way more interesting to me now, but at the time I was afraid A Hard Day’s Night was going to be in the same vein. Intermission came and then the lights went down and all of a sudden I was experiencing my first blast of rock-n-roll. Girls were screaming, boys were throwing candy at the screen, the guitars were blasting, and the Beatles were running right at me. It’s safe to say that the Beatles have been a part of my life every day since then. What I really remember most about the movie is the lyrics to the songs that seemed to be speaking directly to 11 year old me; “help me understand”, “I know this love of mine”, “there is nothing else I’d rather do”, “everything seems to be right”. My cousin and her friends must of thought it was funny how into the movie I was (turned out they had seen it a bunch of times) and every once in while would bounce a piece of popcorn off my head to get me attention. I can say without hesitation that this was my first experience with teenage girls trying to get my attention. Unfortunately the movie had to end and it was time to go. It seems funny now but at the time I could not tell which Beatle was George, John or Paul. Each seems so different to me now (in look as well as manner and voice) but at the time they just looked like men with unusual haircuts. Ringo however made a huge impression to the point I even wrote him a letter which read something like “You are my favorite drummer in the whole world!!!”a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

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A Hard Day's Night was the first Beatles movie I watched so I think that's why it's my favorite.  I also love how it's probably the most realistic film they made.  a-hard-days-night-paul-8

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JPM-Fangirl said
I love the film and its humour. I do wonder why they slowed down some of the songs so much, though. Especially And I Love Her , which is a slow song to begin with, didn't get any better by being slowed down that much! At the same time, the slapstick bits are sped up to the point where I find myself skipping back over and over just to catch all the funny stuff going on in them.

But yeah, great film. 

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fourcoolbeatles said
A Hard Day's Night was the first Beatles movie I watched so I think that's why it's my favorite.  I also love how it's probably the most realistic film they made.  a-hard-days-night-paul-8

I like to think of AHDN in the same way as you. Probably most people say Let It Be was the most realistic movie. I'm always fond of the part of that movie when the Beatles arrive at Abbey Road studios. That was something I always imagined and was thrilled to actually see what it was like (plus a little concert too!)

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Colour would be awesome, if it were that good looking, not that fake colour stuff!heart

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Here's a question: would it have worked in color? I came across this picture and it got me wondering.

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There's a thread on AHDN  colourised here.

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The South Pasadena library will be screening 'A Hard Days Night' on Thursday the 20th August at 7pm, admittance free of charge (you can see it on their calendar of events).

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I'll be dropping my daughter off at USC on the 19th @meanmistermustard, so maybe I'll make it to the AHDN  screening. Any chance you'll be in attendance? Now that would be a fun Fab Forum game to see if I can spot meanmistermustard in the audience a-hard-days-night-john-3

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No chance of spotting me. I'm in the wrong country. apple01

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In case you are interested, there has been some recent questions raised as to whether it was the Beatles playing the generic rock music Ringo is listening to on the transistor radio early in the movie.  This is when they are annoying the stuffy train passenger.  (Please correct me if I am not describing scene accurately).

I believe the general consensus was no, it was not them.

If you heard of this topic and have more to add, I'd love to read it.

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@Jolly Jimmy said

In case you are interested, there has been some recent questions raised as to whether it was the Beatles playing the generic rock music Ringo is listening to on the transistor radio early in the movie.  This is when they are annoying the stuffy train passenger.  (Please correct me if I am not describing scene accurately).

I believe the general consensus was no, it was not them.

If you heard of this topic and have more to add, I'd love to read it.

There is a conversation about it on page 8 of this thread.

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Thanks for the info.  I was too lazy (dreaming my life away) to read the old posts.    I'll won't be so hasty next time.

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Jolly Jimmy said

Thanks for the info.  I was too lazy (dreaming my life away) to read the old posts.    I'll won't be so hasty next time.

No worries, @Jolly Jimmy. I like helping members locate prior conversations. Little fragments of forum conversations rattle around in my head. Thankfully, I have Google to help me locate those conversations.

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I saw this picture on Galeazzo Frudua Beatles Harmony's Facebook page.

Yes, we all have Beatles on the brain.

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meanmistermustard said
The South Pasadena library will be screening 'A Hard Days Night' on Thursday the 20th August at 7pm, admittance free of charge (you can see it on their calendar of events).

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I'll be dropping my daughter off at USC on the 19th @meanmistermustard, so maybe I'll make it to the AHDN  screening. Any chance you'll be in attendance? Now that would be a fun Fab Forum game to see if I can spot meanmistermustard in the audience a-hard-days-night-john-3

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No chance of spotting me. I'm in the wrong country. apple01

Ok @meanmistermustard, it's almost time for us to drive to Los Angeles. Unless you're able to get to the Edinburgh Airport in the next hour, I think you're gonna miss the show tomorrow. Oh well, I guess wandering through the AHDN audience searching for you might not have gone over so well!  

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I'm happily in Scotland. Enjoy the screening @sigh butterfly.

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I watched the BluRay on my TV for the first time, and the picture is really sharp. Aside from it being black and white, it's almost like you're there.

I think this was my third time to see the movie, and I finally understood most of what they were saying. (The slang and accents are hard for a Texan).

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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I have the box dvd and the back cover blurb doesn't tell you anything about the actual plot of the movie. It just says "this is old and amazing and the Beatles are here."

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Annadog40 said

I have the box dvd and the back cover blurb doesn't tell you anything about the actual plot of the movie. It just says "this is old and amazing and the Beatles are here."

lol, i love it

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