Subject: #4 Movie: A Hard Day's Night 21st May 2010, 12:52 am
A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 British comedy film written by Alun Owen starring The Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - during the height of Beatlemania. It was directed by Richard Lester and originally released by United Artists. The film was made in the style of a mock documentary, describing a couple of days in the lives of the group.
It was successful both financially and critically; it was rated by Time magazine as one of the all-time great 100 films. British critic Leslie Halliwell described it as a "comic fantasia with music; an enormous commercial success with the director trying every cinematic gag in the book" and awarded it a full four stars. The film is credited with having influenced 1960s spy films, The Monkees' television show and pop music videos.