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Monday, July 7, 2014
10 Ways A Hard Day's Night changed the world

A Hard Day's Night basically invented the music video. It changed the way musical performances were shot, proved that rock movies could also be great films and made the world safe for go-for-broke comedy. It introduced George Harrison to the future "Layla," and made the Beatles' idiom an essential part of rock stardom.

Source: Vulture
Flashback 1964: Fans Scream at Beatles movie premiere

Twelve thousand screaming teen-agers packed Piccadilly Circus on July 6 for a look at the Beatles as they attended the world premi?re of their first film, 'A Hard Day's Night.' Also present for the charity premiere were Princess Margaret and her husband, Lord Snowdon, but they received a much smaller ovation from the crowd.

Source: New York Times
Friday, July 4, 2014
Hard Day's Night director says George was best Beatle actor

At the premiere screening of the restored A Hard Day's Night, director Richard Lester assessed the acting skills of the four Beatles, saying George was the best in the band "because he didn't try to do too much, but always hit it right in the middle," and that Paul McCartney "was so enthusiastic he perhaps tried too hard."

Source: NME, UK
Behind the new restoration of A Hard Day's Night

The classic Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night returns to theaters this weekend for its 50th anniversary, and it's never looked or sounded better. Criterion has produced a stem-to-stern 4K restoration for both a home-video and a theatrical release for the film's golden anniversary on July 6. The DVD/Blu-Ray is already on shelves.

Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ringo Starr looks back on A Hard Day's Night

Fifty years later, A Hard Day's Night remains a surreal experience for Ringo Starr. He told the Holllywood reporter, "We were making records and, wow, the records were taking off and then we're playing to bigger and bigger audiences and that's taking off, and now we're doing a movie. It was mad ... but it was incredible."

Source: Hollywood Reporter
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Video: The Beatles reaction to A Hard Day's Night

When the film A Hard Day's Night premiered in London on July 6, 1964, even though they were already bona fide stars, the Beatles were still getting used to seeing their faces at such scale. In this exclusive clip, they describe what it was like to watch A Hard Day's Night in early screenings versus with an audience.

Source: Time
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Catalina, music fest, Beatles film and fireworks for the Fourth

Ring in the Fourth of July holiday weekend on Catalina Island with fireworks and two special events including the 50th anniversary screening of A Hard Day's Night on July 6, held at the Casino, Avalon's iconic circular theater. After the film, Pattie Boyd will share memories of acting in the film and meeting George Harrison.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, June 27, 2014

Richard Lester
Richard Lester talks about newly restored A Hard Day's Night

If A Hard Day's Night didn't exist, someone at MTV might have tried to invent it by now. But it does exist, and it remains as vibrantly fresh as ever. Richard Lester laughed politely at the suggestion he created the world's first music video when he directed A Hard Day's Night. "Fortunately," he said, "I didn't know I was doing that. I plead total innocence."

Source: Indiewire
Monday, June 23, 2014
Giles Martin talks about A Hard Days Night in new Beatlefan

The newest issue of Beatlefan celebrates 50 years of "A Hard Day's Night" and this summer's theatrical and DVD release with a special issue full of articles about the movie. In this issue, Giles Martin talks about about producing the 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio restorations for the 50th anniversary reissue of the film.

Source: Beatles News

A Hard Day's Night back in theaters

One of this week's most anticipated Blu-ray/DVD releases is the Criterion Collection's beautifully restored edition of A Hard Day's Night. Next month Janus Films is bringing the classic to more than 90 theaters nationwide. Restored from the original 35-millimeter camera negative, the screenings kick off July 4 for the movie's 50th anniversary.

Source: USA Today

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