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21 January 2014 - 12.44am

One part I find hilarious in this movie is when the guy splashes red paint all over Ringo an he just acts so sad. The trap door part with the tiger is also funny, as well as the bicycle scene; where Paul follows the red footprints and John tells George not to encourage him. The intermission is pretty gear as well. 

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@Beatles4ever, I hope you enjoy this thread a-hard-days-night-george-9

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5 June 2014 - 9.22pm

It bothers me that they cast all white actors to play the Indian parts, but I guess that's just the way things generally were in 1965. And at least they seemingly pointed out the obvious hypocrisy of the practice by hiring English actors to play "actual fake Indians" for the restaurant scene.

As with "A Hard Day's Night", I really don't care for the silly slapstick bits much at all. But Roy Kinnear and (as usual) Victor Spinetti are great as the inept scientists. I also really enjoyed the Inspector or constable or whatever he was - you know, the guy who's overfond of the word "famous".

Some fantastic, practically hallucinogenic colour photography in this film! Especially during the "Another Girl" sequence. That plus the various location shooting and some wild set designs make it an enjoyable film to look at. (Many 'biblers happy to see Paul naked except for a gum wrapper, no doubt, as well!)

3 stars!

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19 August 2014 - 3.09am

Watching Help!, Ringo's pants just fell off...

Bought the Help! Deluxe Box I mentioned somewhere else. It's really cool, has a nice book and a reproduction of the script.

This is the first time I've seen it on a TV, the other few times being a bad quality online version, so I'm going to go back to enjoying it!

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24 September 2014 - 1.25am

One of my favorite parts is when George rescues Ringo out of the back of the car and Ringo is all wrapped up in the blanket and he looks all sad and then he says so nonchalantly "Hello." a-hard-days-night-ringo-7I almost die from laughing. I also think that George played a bigger part in this movie than the others. Slightly off topic, but why do AHDN, Help and MMT all revolve around a Ringo-based plot linea-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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24 September 2014 - 1.33am

UnidentifiedFiendishThingy said
Slightly off topic, but why do AHDN, Help and MMT all revolve around a Ringo-based plot linea-hard-days-night-ringo-4

I don't think their is any kinda plot line in MMT

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24 September 2014 - 2.43am

UnidentifiedFiendishThingy said

One of my favorite parts is when George rescues Ringo out of the back of the car and Ringo is all wrapped up in the blanket and he looks all sad and then he says so nonchalantly "Hello." a-hard-days-night-ringo-7I almost die from laughing. I also think that George played a bigger part in this movie than the others. Slightly off topic, but why do AHDN, Help and MMT all revolve around a Ringo-based plot linea-hard-days-night-ringo-4

I think it was because he was the best actor. Maybe they didn't know that for AHDN, but by Help! they should've.

And I agree with Anna about MMT!

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14 November 2014 - 6.11pm

Captured from the February 1965 issue of 'Beatles Monthly'

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 Never read before that 'Tomorrow Never Knows' was a possible title for 'Help!', even if it probably didn't get very far down the road of actually happening. Quite something to think that the title of one of the Beatles most creative tracks could have instead been the title of their second movie. I wonder what the plot would have been, maybe even more action-packed than 'Help!' as it does have that James Bond feel to it (ie 'Tomorrow Never Dies' which was a Bond film (and very good Sheryl Crow track too)).

And what would John have ended up calling 'Tomorrow Never Knows' if that title had gone? Would it have remained as 'The Void'? 

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16 November 2014 - 5.43am

meanmistermustard said
Captured from the February 1965 issue of 'Beatles Monthly'

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 Never read before that 'Tomorrow Never Knows' was a possible title for 'Help!', even if it probably didn't get very far down the road of actually happening. Quite something to think that the title of one of the Beatles most creative tracks could have instead been the title of their second movie. I wonder what the plot would have been, maybe even more action-packed than 'Help!' as it does have that James Bond feel to it (ie 'Tomorrow Never Dies' which was a Bond film (and very good Sheryl Crow track too)).

And what would John have ended up calling 'Tomorrow Never Knows' if that title had gone? Would it have remained as 'The Void'? 

Questions. Questions.

 

Oh thats something new for me also. Will bet new information for most of the viewers here. Good find. Exciting that theres still old new information about The Beatles. 

Yeah I think that if this title was used they would of kept The Void. Especially since the void is the dominant/superior phenomenon in the song.
 

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5 December 2014 - 5.04am

Someone at another site came across this Feel Numb article about the giant boot prop from Help! ending up at John's Kenwood home, so I'm passing it on. It remained there until it succumbed to weather-wear.

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The info comes via the Kenwood blog. Here's the "boot" tag at the site.

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28 February 2015 - 1.47am

One of the best scenes from any of the Beatles films

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28 February 2015 - 3.51am

 Best ten seconds! Love that bit. And so did Jimi Hendrix, apparently, since he and the Experience duplicated it in one of their tour-shot home movies and put it in a video.

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1 March 2015 - 12.34am

I've been wanting to watch Help! for about a week and I finally have time. I'm about to put it in!

The intermission is so funny, especially when you watch the movie for the first time.

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19 March 2015 - 3.21am

Okay, something I think I've spotted in Help! (I don't have exact times for this-sorry!)

You have to look quick, it's only on screen but...

When they're at the jewelers, literally the first wide shot of them all in there, don't watch whats going on with Ringo on the right of the screen. Look to the left. George (?) is stood in the corner. 

Is... Is he shoplifting??

It looks like he lifts something out of the box or case or whatever it is and tucks it into an inside pocket on his jacket then moves over to the right to look at the shelves. 

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19 March 2015 - 2.52pm

Yeah, I've read that before (possibly here?) - that there's occasional background action unrelated to the plot, and that often George is involved! Something that's fun to spot after you've seen the movie a dozen times, or are just particularly observant. (I fall into neither category)

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1 July 2015 - 7.33am

This being the 50th anniversary of the movie's release, shouldn't there be a bit more fanfare out there?

A Hard Day's Night was re-released in one movie theater last year in New York.

Though all critics have taken AHDN over Help!, in my experience a number of people prefer Help!

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1 July 2015 - 9.29am

@Into the Sky with Diamonds It premièred on the twenty-ninth of July. 

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7 July 2015 - 8.57am

I got my copy of the Deluxe DVD box set (and the BluRay) in the mail yesterday. I'm looking forward to reading through the script. It's a nice package. For those who want it, it's only about 30 dollars from Newbury Comics.

(Also got the MMT box set which is great...I'm giving my old DVD copies of Help! and MMT, which I think were only played once, to my two nephews tomorrow).

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8 July 2015 - 11.18am

Wouldn't you know, I put my deluxe Help! box set on the shelf, and when I went to open it again, one of the discs had fallen out and been scratched inside the book.

I suppose I should have looked closer and seen that the discs are held in place by a little round bit of styrofoam-looking packing material. That's a pretty weird packaging idea. Oh well, the disc will still play I'm sure, but that's bad packaging.

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Expert Textpert said
Wouldn't you know, I put my deluxe Help! box set on the shelf, and when I went to open it again, one of the discs had fallen out and been scratched inside the book.

Give it  a good wipe down with some good old furniture polish and it should be almost as good as new!

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