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A Hard Day's Night
29 June 2022
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Von Bontee
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What do you all think about this?

 

Sorry, I’m opposed to colourization of b&w feature films on principle, and have said so many times before. Doing it to straight documentary footage I don’t mind *so* much, like if someone wanted to do the various ’64-65 performance clips, or the Maysles doc, and they have colour reference photos (cf. “All You Need Is Love ” broadcast) to compare so they can get it accurate, that’s one thing. But feature films are works of art; Richard Lester and Gilbert Taylor + crew worked hard to achieve the look they wanted, and they couldn’t expect that their efforts would be wiped out by technology. Black-and-white photography has its own kind of unreal beauty that can’t be compared to mere representative reality, and I’d hate to see that erased. 

Colourizing “A Hard Day’s Night ” is, in my opinion, as terrible an idea as making monochrome editions of “Help !” or “Yellow Submarine “. (I’m totally fine with colouring behind-the-scenes documentary footage of the *making of* AHDN , but I dunno how much of that stuff exists, if any.)

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29 June 2022
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I agree. Black and white photography is an art per se, so colourizing it is a kind of disrespect to those who spent their time and energy in composing the light and shadow to that effect.

Same as we do not need a colourized version of Yojimbo, or Citizen Kane.

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29 June 2022
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I don’t disagree, but I still find technology fascinating. 

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As promised here are some pics from the new movie Collection I just recevied this week. You can see it was packed and delivered with the utmost care!

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I really love this collection. It comes with the movie on 4K disc as well as HD Bluray plus 2 Bonus DvD Discs. I’ll of course keep it sealed and mint john-lennon-salute_gifahdn_john_08_gifpaul-mccartney-thumb_gifahdn_george_08a-hard-days-night-ringo-15a-hard-days-night-ringo-8heart

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It’s a fabulous looking set. 

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ARGH one thing about the movie that always annoys me anew everytime I re-re-re- etc. -watch: How the film eliminates the ringing guitar outro abruptly and entirely from the title track/opening sequence! Dunno why Lester couldn’t have just let it play and fade naturally while the natural sounds of the train drown it out – there are still several seconds before the first dialogue is heard. 

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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Beatley moment: Found myself at a loose end on this Saturday afternoon, put on live TV for the first time in aaaages, spotted that A Hard Day’s Night was starting in 5 mins time on BBC2. Afternoon sorted!

This watch through has prompted a question. Before they perform I’m Happy Just To Dance With You , John says “Ey kids, I’ve got an idea. Why don’t we do the show right here, yeah!” This line is familiar to me, I’m assuming this is a reference to something else. Maybe some sort of variety show that I saw in my childhood? I’m struggling to google the right combination of words to find the source, so I’m hoping you fab Forumpudlians can help me!

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The phrase “Hey, kids! Let’s put on a show!” has become something of a cliche and probably derives for the Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland musicals of the 1930s and 40s.

I don’t know if the reference in AHDN is intentional, but I found this article about it.

“Let’s Put on a Show!” – Martha Wegner’s Words

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Thank you Mr. Moonlight (sorry unsure how to tag you!) but I don’t believe it’s this. It’s specifically a show that takes them on some sort of adventure / to a new location, and then they agree to perform in that spot instead. (If my vague patchy memory of it is correct..!)

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@Joe’s entries for March 2, 3, and 4 in 1964 talk about the train trips during the filming of A Hard Day’s Night .

In the March 2nd write-up, he mentions the scenes of Beatlemaina that followed them around during the filming. Here’s a story about that…

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk…..et-9321702

Snippets from the article…

By Jackie Butler 05:14, 14 JUL 2024

At Minehead, now part of the West Somerset Railway heritage line, one schoolgirl was so excited that she had to be escorted off the tracks by a police officer as she tried to greet the Fab Four.

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While some youngsters stood orderly next to the railway line, others stormed the tracks, clamouring at the windows of the restaurant car to catch a glimpse of their pop idols.

The Beatles were used to being greeted by screaming fans wherever they went at the height of their fame, which led the director of the movie to seek out less crowded filming locations in the west for the musical comedy.

The strategy to evade the bustling crowds was successful for a time, but some of the train’s stops were not as quiet as the production team had anticipated. Once word got out about where Britain’s most popular band was stopping on their journey, local fans couldn’t resist the chance to see their pop idols up close.

Another popular stop along the route was the former South Molton station, located on the old Devon and Somerset cross-country line between Taunton and Barnstaple. As The Beatles’ train pulled in, a crowd of around two hundred people, including a group of eager press photographers, were waiting.

Ringo stepped onto the platform with his own handheld film camera to capture the moment.

Inside the dining car, the other Beatles waved from the windows,…

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Why is nothing being done to celebrate or even just mark the 60th anniversary? Would have thought a re-release would have been on the cards.

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meanmistermustard said
Why is nothing being done to celebrate or even just mark the 60th anniversary? Would have thought a re-release would have been on the cards.

  

A very good point! Does anyone know, did they release anything significant for the 50th anniversary in 2014?

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