A hard day's night

A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group.

Saved in:
Corporate Authors: Beatles. (Actor)
Miramax Films.

Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)

Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Other Authors: Lester, Richard, 1932- (Director)
Shenson, Walter.

Owen, Alun, 1925-1995.
(Screenwriter)

Brambell, Wilfrid, 1912-
(Actor)

Rossington, Norman.

Spinetti, Victor.

Lennon, John, 1940-1980.

McCartney, Paul.

Martin, George, 1926-
Format: Movie DVD
Language:English
French
Published:Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002]
Series:Miramax collector's series
Subjects:
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Summary:A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group.
Language Notes:English and French language soundtracks; closed-captioned.
General Notes:Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.
Disc two, "Supplemental material": "Their production will be second to none" (interviews with the filmmakers); "With the Beatles" (cast); "Working like a dog" (the production crew); "Busy working overtime" (post production crew); "Listen to the music playing in your head" (George Martin); "Such a clean old man!" (memories of Wilfrid Brambell); "I've lost my little girl" (Isla Blair interview); "Taking testimonial pictures" (Robert Freeman interview); "Dressed to the hilt" (Gordon Millings interview); "Dealing with 'The men from the press'" (Tony Barrow interview); "They and I have memories" (Klaus Voorman interview); "Hitting the big time in the USA" (Sid Bernstein interview).
DVD-ROM features include: screenplay viewer; "Remember all the little things"; roundtable discussions; access to the DVD Destination Site; award-winning "A hard day's night" website archive.
Physical Description:2 videodiscs (ca. 92 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits:Director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ; editor, John Jympson ; musical director, George Martin ; songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney.
Performer:The Beatles, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, Victor Spinetti.
System Details:DVD.
Audience:MPAA rating: G.
Production Credits:Director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ; editor, John Jympson ; musical director, George Martin ; songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney.
ISBN:0788818317
9780788818318
Author Notes:

Best known for his work with the world-renowned rock group, The Beatles, John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9, 1940 to Alfred and Julia Stanley Lennon. Lennon was married twice, first to Cynthia Powell in 1962, with whom he had a child, John Julian, and later, in 1969, to Yoko Ono, the mother of his son Sean Taro Ono.

Lennon was involved in various late 1950s British musical groups. He helped establish the Beatles in the early 1960s, teaming up with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney to write numerous bestselling popular songs including "Revolution" and "Strawberry Fields Forever." The Beatles' universal fame also resulted in their starring in such films as "Help!" and "A Hard Day's Night."

When he met and married Yoko Ono in 1969, Lennon legally changed his name to John Ono Lennon. It was with Ono that he collaborated on several musical projects following the breakup of The Beatles. Lennon and Ono also gained notoriety from such public acts as being filmed and interviewed in bed, as a form of peace protest.

John Lennon also had a string of post-Beatle solo music successes and he published satirical poems and stories. He moved to New York City and on December 8, 1980, he was shot to death outside his home in the Dakota building, by a deranged ex-fan, Mark David Chapman. He and Ono had just finished recording a new album "Double Fantasy." After its release, one of the songs, "Starting Over" was released as a single and rejuvenated his musical fame as his fans mourned his passing.

Each year, on the anniversary of John Lennon's death, his fans throughout the world hold memorial services. Strawberry Fields, New York City's Central Park, further commemorates him.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.