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    Walter Shenson war ein US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent. ... Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses. ... Give good old Wikipedia a ...

  2. Help! (film) - Wikipedia › wiki › Help!_(movie)

    In January 1981, rights to the film reverted from UA to producer Walter Shenson, and the film was withdrawn from circulation. A version was released in February 1987 in VHS and Beta through MPI, along with a reissue of A Hard Day's Night the very same day, and was followed by a special-edition release on 31 October 1995.

  3. A Hard Day's Night (film) - Wikipedia › wiki › A_Hard_Day&

    A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the English rock band The Beatles — John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr —during the height of Beatlemania. It was written by Alun Owen and originally released by United Artists. The film portrays 36 hours in the lives of the ...

  4. A Hard Day's Night (film) | The Beatles Wiki | Fandom › wiki › A_Hard_Day&
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    Bound for a London show, the Beatles escape a horde of fans. Once aboard the train and trying to relax, various interruptions test their patience: after a dalliance with a female passenger, Paul's grandfather is confined to the guard's van and the four lads join him there to keep him company. John, Paul, George, and Ringo play a card game, entertaining schoolgirls before arriving at their destination. Upon arrival in London, the Beatles are driven to a hotel, only to feel trapped inside. After a night out during which Paul's grandfather causes minor trouble at a casino, the group is taken to the theatre where their performance is to be televised. The preparations are lengthy so Ringo decides to spend some time alone reading a book. Paul's grandfather, a "villain, a real mixer," convinces him to go outside to experience life rather than reading books. Ringo goes off by himself. He tries to have a quiet drink in a pub, walks alongside a canal and rides a bicycle along a railway statio...

    The screenplay was written by Alun Owen, who was chosen because the Beatles were familiar with his play No Trams to Lime Street, and he had shown an aptitude for Liverpudlian dialogue. McCartney commented, "Alun hung around with us and was careful to try and put words in our mouths that he might've heard us speak, so I thought he did a very good script." Owen spent several days with the group, who told him their lives were like "a train and a room and a car and a room and a room and a room"; the character of Paul's grandfather refers to this in the dialogue.Owen wrote the script from the viewpoint that the Beatles had become prisoners of their own fame, their schedule of performances and studio work having become punishing. The screenplay was nominated for an Oscar. The script comments cheekily on the Beatles' fame. For instance, at one point a fan, played by Anna Quayle, apparently recognises John Lennon, though she does not actually mention Lennon's name, saying only "you are..."....

    The film was shot for United Artists (UA) using a cinéma vérité style in black-and-white and produced over a period of sixteen weeks. It had a low budget for its time of £200,000 ($500,000) and filming was finished in under seven weeks. At first, the film itself was something of a secondary consideration to UA, whose primary interest was in being able to release the soundtrack album in the United States before Capitol Records (the American EMI affiliate who had first shot at releasing Beatles music in the States) got around to issuing their material; in the words of Bud Ornstein, the European head of production for United Artists: "Our record division wants to get the soundtrack album to distribute in the States, and what we lose on the film we'll get back on this disc." As film historian Stephen Glynn put it, A Hard Day's Nightwas intended as, "a low-budget exploitation movie to milk the latest brief musical craze for all it was worth." Unlike most productions, it was filmed in nea...

    The film premiered at the Pavilion Theatre in London on 6 July 1964 — the eve of Ringo Starr's 24th birthday — and the soundtrack was released four days later. A Hard Day's Nightset records at the London Pavilion by grossing over $20,000 in the first week, ultimately becoming so popular that more than 1,600 prints were in circulation simultaneously. Reviews of the film were mostly positive; one oft-quoted assessment was provided by Village Voice, which labelled A Hard Day’s Night "the Citizen Kane of jukebox musicals." Time magazine called the film "One of the smoothest, freshest, funniest films ever made for purposes of exploitation." Film critic Roger Ebert described the film as "one of the great life-affirming landmarks of the movies". In 2004, Total Film magazine named A Hard Day's Night the 42nd greatest British film of all time. In 2005, named it one of the 100 best films of the last 80 years. Leslie Halliwell gave the film his highest rating, four stars, the only Bri...

    British critic Leslie Halliwell states the film's influence as "... it led directly to all the kaleidoscopic swinging London spy thrillers and comedies of the later sixties..." In particular, the visuals and storyline are credited with inspiring The Monkees' television series.The "Can't Buy Me Love" segment borrowed stylistically from Richard Lester's earlier The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film and it is this segment, in particular using the contemporary technique of cutting the images to the beat of the music, which has been cited as a precursor of modern music videos.Roger Ebert goes even further, crediting Lester for a more pervasive influence, even constructing "a new grammar": "he influenced many other films. Today when we watch TV and see quick cutting, hand-held cameras, interviews conducted on the run with moving targets, quickly intercut snatches of dialogue, music under documentary action and all the other trademarks of the modern style, we are looking at the childre...

    The movie's strange title originated from something said by Ringo Starr, who described it this way in an interview with disc jockey Dave Hull in 1964: "We went to do a job, and we'd worked all day and we happened to work all night. I came up still thinking it was day I suppose, and I said, 'It's been a hard day...' and I looked around and saw it was dark so I said, '...night!' So we came to A Hard Day's Night." According to Lennon in a 1980 interview with Playboy magazine: "I was going home in the car, and Dick Lester suggested the title, 'Hard Day's Night' from something Ringo had said. I had used it in In His Own Write, but it was an off-the-cuff remark by Ringo. You know, one of those malapropisms. A Ringo-ism, where he said it not to be funny... just said it. So Dick Lester said, 'We are going to use that title.'" In a 1994 interview for The Beatles Anthology, however, McCartney disagreed with Lennon's recollections, recalling that it was the Beatles, and not Lester, who had com...

    In 1964, Pan Books published a novelisation of the film by author John Burke, described as "based on the original screenplay by Alun Owen". The book was priced at two shillings and sixpence and contained an 8-page section of photographs from the movie. It is the first book in the English language to have the word 'grotty' in it.Template:Cn

    The film's credits state that all songs are composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. However, a portion of "Don't Bother Me" is heard in the film; this song is, in fact, a George Harrison composition, and is identified as such on all album appearances. 1. "A Hard Day's Night" 2. "I Should Have Known Better" 3. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (sample) 4. "Don't Bother Me" (Harrison) (sample) 5. "All My Loving" (sample) 6. "If I Fell" 7. "Can't Buy Me Love" 8. "And I Love Her" 9. "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" 10. "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" 11. "Tell Me Why" 12. "She Loves You" 13. In addition to the soundtrack album, an EP (in mono) of songs from the film titled Extracts From The Film A Hard Day's Night was released by Parlophone on 6 November 1964, having the following tracks: 13.1. Side A 1. "I Should Have Known Better" 2. "If I Fell" 1. 1.1. Side B 1. "Tell Me Why" 2. "And I Love Her"

    1964: A Hard Day's Nightwas released by United Artists;
    1967:The film premiered on American television on the NBC network; the Peacock introduction was replaced as the film was not shot in colour;
    1979:Rights to the film were transferred to its producer, Walter Shenson;
    1984:, MPI Home Video, under license from Shenson, first released A Hard Day's Night on home video in the VHS, Betamax, CED Videodisc, and Laserdisc formats, which all included the prologue.
  5. Promise Her Anything - WikiMili, The Best Wikipedia Reader › en › Promise_Her_Anything

    Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River is a 1968 British comedy film produced by Walter Shenson and starring Jerry Lewis. It was released on 12 July 1968 by Columbia Pictures and is based on Max Wilk's novel of the same name, with the original Connecticut locale moved to Swinging London and Portugal.

  6. MOVIES IN MY MIND (Behind The Scenes): The Fictional Players ... › 2018 › 02

    Feb 15, 2018 · According to Wikipedia: In 1967, Joe Orton was hired by A Hard Day's Night/Help! producer Walter Shenson to write a script for a new Beatles film. The script, Up Against It!, drew upon an earlier script by Owen Holder. The film, of course, was never made.

  7. A Hard Day's Night (song) - The Paul McCartney Project › song › a-hard
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    The song’s title originated from something said by Ringo Starr, the Beatles’ drummer. Starr described it this way in an interview with disc jockey Dave Hull in 1964: “We went to do a job, and we’d worked all day and we happened to work all night. I came up still thinking it was day I suppose, and I said, ‘It’s been a hard day…’ and I looked around and saw it was dark so I said, ‘…night!’ So we came to ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’” Starr’s statement was the inspiration for the title of the movie, which in turn inspired the composition of the song. According to Lennon in a 1980 interview with Playboy magazine: “I was going home in the car and Dick Lester [director of the movie] suggested the title, ‘Hard Day’s Night’ from something Ringo had said. I had used it in In His Own Write [a book Lennon was writing then], but it was an off-the-cuff remark by Ringo. You know, one of those malapropisms. A Ringo-ism, where he said it not to be funny… just said it. So Dick Lester said, ‘We are going to...

    Regardless of who decided on the title, Lennon immediately made up his mind that he would compose the movie’s title track. He dashed off the song in one night, and brought it in for comments the following morning. As he described in his 1980 Playboy interview, “…the next morning I brought in the song… ‘cuz there was a little competition between Paul and I as to who got the A-side — who got the hits. If you notice, in the early days the majority of singles, in the movies and everything, were mine… in the early period I’m dominating the group…. The reason Paul sang on ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ (in the bridge) is because I couldn’t reach the notes.” On 16 April 1964, the Beatles gathered at Studio 2 of the Abbey Road Studios and recorded “A Hard Day’s Night“. It took them less than three hours to polish the song for its final release, eventually selecting the ninth take as the one to be released. Evening Standard journalist Maureen Cleave described a memorable taxi ride the morning the song...

    “A Hard Day’s Night” was first released to the United States, coming out on 26 June 1964 on the album A Hard Day’s Night, the soundtrack to the film, and released by United Artists. It was the first song to be released before single release (see below). The United Kingdom first heard “A Hard Day’s Night” when it was released there on 10 July 1964, both on the album A Hard Day’s Night, and as a single, backed with “Things We Said Today” on the B-side. Both the album and single were released by Parlophone Records. The single began charting on 18 July 1964, a week later ousting the Rolling Stones’ “It’s All Over Now” from the top spot on the British charts on 25 July 1964, coincidentally the day when both the American and British albums too hit the peak of their respective charts. The single stayed on top for three weeks, and lasted another nine weeks in the charts afterwards. America first saw the single of “A Hard Day’s Night” on 13 July 1964, featuring “I Should Have Known Better” o...

    “A Hard Day’s Night” is immediately identifiable before the vocals even begin, thanks to George Harrison’s unmistakable Rickenbacker 360/12 12-string guitar’s “mighty opening chord“. According to George Martin, “We knew it would open both the film and the soundtrack LP, so we wanted a particularly strong and effective beginning. The strident guitar chord was the perfect launch,” having what Ian MacDonald calls, “a significance in Beatles lore matched only by the concluding E major of “A Day in the Life“, the two opening and closing the group’s middle period of peak creativity“. “That sound you just associate with those early 1960s Beatles records“. Analysis of the chord has been debated, it having been described as G7add9sus4, G7sus4, or G11sus4 and others below. The exact chord is an Fadd9 as confirmed by Harrison during an online chat on 15 February 2001: Q: Mr Harrison, what is the opening chord you used for “A Hard Day’s Night”? A: It is F with a G on top, but you’ll have to ask...

    The song is composed in the key of G major and in a 4/4 time signature. The verse features the ♭VII or major subtonic chord that was a part of the opening chord as an ornament or embellishment below the tonic. Transposed down a perfect fifth, the modal frame of the song though pentatonic features a ladder of thirds axially centred on G with a ceiling note of B♭ and floor note of E♭ (the low C being a passing tone). According to Middleton, the song, “at first glance major-key-with-modal-touches“, reveals through its “Line of Latent Mode” “a deep kinship with typical blues melodic structures: it is centred on three of the notes of the minor-pentatonic mode (E♭-G-B♭), with the contradictory major seventh (B♮) set against that. Morever, the shape assumed by these notes – the modal frame – as well as the abstract scale they represent, is revealed, too; and this – an initial, repeated circling round the dominant (G), with an excursion to its minor third (B♭), ‘answered’ by a fall to the ‘...

  8. A Hard Day's Night (song) – song facts, recording info and more! › songs › a-hard-days-night

    Mar 14, 2008 · We’d almost finished making the film and this fun bit arrived that we’d not known about before which was naming the film. So we were sitting around at Twickenham studios having a little brain-storming session; director Dick Lester, us, Walter Shenson [film producer], Bud Ornstein [European head of production for United Artists] and some other people were sitting around trying to come up ...

  9. A Hard Day's Night (song) – song facts, recording info and more! › songs › a-hard-days-night
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    ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ was written by John Lennon on the night of 13 April 1964, the day the title was selected for The Beatles’ first film. At the time Lennon was in the midst of a prolific songwriting phase, and was responsible for writing the majority of The Beatles’ third album. The lyrics to the title track, scrawled on the back of a birthday card, can be seen in the British Museum in London. The song was played to the film’s producer, Walter Shenson, on 14 April. Lennon and McCartney performed it in their dressing room, on acoustic guitars, with Lennon’s handwritten lyrics propped up on a table.

    ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ was recorded on 16 April 1964in Abbey Road’s Studio Two. It took The Beatles nine takes to complete, just five of which were complete, and was finished in under than three hours. The backing track – two rhythm guitars, bass guitar and drums – was recorded onto track one of the four-track tape, and Lennon and McCartney’s lead vocals were recorded live on track two. Track three of the four-track tape was filled with acoustic guitar, bongos played by Norman Smith, more vocals by Lennon and McCartney, and cowbell. The recording was finished with a solo, played by George Martin on piano and George Harrisonon guitar, on track four, plus an extra bass guitar part after the solo, underneath the line “so why on earth should I moan”. The Beatles also recorded Harrison’s 12-string guitar solo and arpeggio outro, doubled up by piano from George Martin. This was taped at half speed so they sounded speedier when played back.

    ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ was first released in the USA. It appeared on the film soundtrack album on 26 June 1964, which sold more than two million copies. In the UK it was released on 10 July 1964. The single, with the b-side ‘Things We Said Today’, was issued on the same day as the A Hard Day’s Nightalbum. The single first charted in the UK on 18 July. The following week it reached the number one spot, where it remained for three weeks. The same day, 25 July, saw the A Hard Day’s Nightalbum also top the charts in the UK and US. The American single was released on 13 July, with ‘I Should Have Known Better’on the b-side. On 1 August it hit the US number one spot, where it stayed for a fortnight. The Beatles thus set a record by simultaneously holding the number one positions on both the single and album charts in the UK and US. The Beatles were awarded a Grammy award in 1965 for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, which won the Best Performance by a Vocal Group category.

  10. Other characters in Eppy's life ~ | The Fifth Beatle Movie ... › thread › 169

    Apr 02, 2008 · Other characters in Eppy's life ~ Share Thread. ... Walter Shenson (producer ... and among the resulting images was one which has since become known as the "butcher ...

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