History Film / AHardDaysNight

7th Aug '17 7:43:48 AM Kalmbach
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* ScoobyStack: Performed aboard the train, and even predating the TropeNamer!


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* {{Undercrank}}: Used in the scene after the Beatles escape the studio, when they're playing around in the field.
6th Aug '17 8:01:18 PM Kalmbach
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It was directed by Richard Lester, who did a lot of surreal comedy, some of which is seen in this film. The screenwriter was Alun Owen. Owen spent a week with the group to write the right script, and was nominated for an Oscar. However, if you want to find out what's scripted and [[ThrowItIn what's improvised,]] his original screenplay has been published and is still in print.

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It was directed by Richard Lester, who did a lot of surreal comedy, comedy (he'd previously worked on film adaptations of ''TheGoonShow''), some of which is seen in this film. The screenwriter was Alun Owen. Owen spent a week with the group to write the right script, and was nominated for an Oscar. However, if you want to find out what's scripted and [[ThrowItIn what's improvised,]] his original screenplay has been published and is still in print.
6th Aug '17 7:16:05 PM Kalmbach
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* FightingIrish: Paul's grandfather speaks with an Irish accent and is very feisty.

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* FightingIrish: Paul's grandfather speaks with an Irish accent and is very feisty. He even spouts off a bit of [[TheTroubles Republican]] propaganda when he gets taken into the police station.
29th Jul '17 7:51:13 PM Premonition45
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Paul's Grandfather is referred to as such throughout most of the film. His full name, John [=McCartney=], is only mentioned once, while gambling at the Le Cercle club.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Paul's Grandfather is referred to as such throughout most of the film. His full name, name is John [=McCartney=], is only mentioned once, while gambling at the Le Cercle club.but virtually everybody refers to him as just "Paul's Grandfather".
29th Jul '17 7:50:09 PM Premonition45
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* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: Paul's Grandfather is referred to as such throughout most of the film. His full name, John [=McCartney=], is only mentioned once, while gambling at the Le Cercle club.

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* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Paul's Grandfather is referred to as such throughout most of the film. His full name, John [=McCartney=], is only mentioned once, while gambling at the Le Cercle club.
29th Jul '17 2:12:46 PM Premonition45
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* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: Paul's Grandfather is referred to as such throughout most of the film. His full name, John [=McCartney=], is only mentioned once, while gambling at the Le Circle club.

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* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: Paul's Grandfather is referred to as such throughout most of the film. His full name, John [=McCartney=], is only mentioned once, while gambling at the Le Circle Cercle club.
29th Jul '17 2:11:53 PM Premonition45
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* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: Paul's Grandfather is referred to as such throughout most of the film. His full name, John [=McCartney=], is only mentioned once, while gambling at the Le Circle club.
11th Jun '17 6:07:28 AM Belphegor
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* LifeEmbellished: The routine of The Beatels, only with a few bits of absurdity kept it from being a Journal Film.

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* LifeEmbellished: The routine of The Beatels, Beatles, only with a few bits of absurdity kept it from being a Journal Film.



-->'''Ringo:''' ''[Opens door]'' Any of you lock a man in the cupboard?\\

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-->'''Ringo:''' ''[Opens door]'' Any of you lock left a man in the cupboard?\\



'''John:''' Please, sir, sir, can I have one to surge me, sir, sir?

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'''John:''' Please, sir, sir, can I have one to surge me, sir, please sir?
23rd May '17 2:20:16 PM ScouserOfDistinction
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** Funnily enough, the expression "grotty" was actually invented by the film's screenwriter Alun Owen. It ended up catching on in real life after the film was released.
17th Apr '17 3:07:04 PM mlsmithca
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* GratuitousFrench: To mark Le Cercle Club as a classy gambling establishment, the croupier and waiter speak French instead of English. Grandad [=McCartney=], however, can't speak the language at all, so he answers the croupier's question of "Alors, monsieur?" ("[Well] then, sir?") with "Soufflé!" (an egg-based baked dish for which English simply borrows the French word), and answers the waiter's question "Encore de champagne, monsieur?" ("More champagne, sir?") with "Oh yeah, and I'll have some more champagne as well!" He also repeatedly says [[{{Malapropism}} "Bingo!"]] instead of the baccarat term "Banco" (for "banker", "Punto" referring to the player).



* LensFlare: During "And I Love Her," as the camera turns to Paul's silhouette in a stagelight.

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* LensFlare: During "And I Love Her," as the camera turns to Paul's silhouette in a stagelight.[[note]] United Artists executives who saw the scene were convinced it was a mistake and asked producer Walter Shenson about it; Shenson replied that they had spent all morning trying to get the lens flare effect right.[[/note]]
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