History Trivia / AHardDaysNight

17th Nov '16 9:46:34 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DeletedRole: A young Music/PhilCollins appeared in the audience during the performance of "You Can't Do That", which was cut from the film.
17th Nov '16 6:08:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakeBrit: More like "Fake [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouse Scouse]]". Actor John Junkin, who plays the Beatles' roadie Shake, was born in Ealing, a suburb in West London but was told after being cast to pretend to be from Liverpool when he met the Beatles to make them feel more at ease. The Beatles were annoyed at first when they find out a few weeks later but forgave him.
* TheRedStapler: Demand for the Rickenbacker 360/12 12-string guitar skyrocketed after George Harrison used one throughout the movie.
* RomanceOnTheSet: George Harrison met his first wife, Pattie Boyd, while shooting this film. She played the blonde schoolgirl who says "Prisoners?" when Paul tries to flirt with her on the train.

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** It was reported in contemporary press cuttings that 15 minutes was later cut from the film, including scenes involving a London double-decker bus. Music/TheBeatles autographed the ceiling of this bus, which was by that time privately owned by Tim Lewis of Twickenham. Many years later, in 1987, David Thrower purchased the bus in a derelict state, from Wicksteed Park, Kettering, and it is now fully restored to the condition it was in when used in the film - though the signatures of the Beatles on the ceiling are long gone, unfortunately.
** The song "You Can't Do That" was cut from the concert scene at the end of the film, but the scene in which it is performed is still intact.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Music/RingoStarr's hangdog expression during the riverside scene wasn't entirely down to good acting - he was hungover as a result of partying the night before.
* FakeBrit: More like "Fake [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouse Scouse]]". Actor John Junkin, who plays the Beatles' roadie Shake, was born in Ealing, a suburb in West London but was told after being cast to pretend to be from Liverpool when he met the Beatles to make them feel more at ease. The Beatles Music/TheBeatles were annoyed at first when they find out a few weeks later but forgave him.
* PlayingGertrude: Wilfred Brambell was only thirty years older than Music/PaulMcCartney despite playing his grandfather.
* TheRedStapler: Demand for the Rickenbacker 360/12 12-string guitar skyrocketed after George Harrison Music/GeorgeHarrison used one throughout the movie.
* RomanceOnTheSet: George Harrison Music/GeorgeHarrison met his first wife, Pattie Boyd, while shooting this film. She played the blonde schoolgirl who says "Prisoners?" when Paul tries to flirt with her on the train.



** In the very first shot of the movie, George accidentally tripped and fell, and Ringo accidentally fell on him. The falls and the Beatles' laughter about it lent the shot an increased sense of energy and motion, so that footage was left in.
** John wasn't meant to be in the bathtub when George was teaching Shake how to shave, but when Lester found Lennon already there, they decided to work it in.

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** In the very first shot of the movie, George Music/GeorgeHarrison accidentally tripped and fell, and Ringo Music/RingoStarr accidentally fell on him. The falls and the Beatles' laughter about it lent the shot an increased sense of energy and motion, so that footage was left in.
** John Music/JohnLennon wasn't meant to be in the bathtub when George was teaching Shake how to shave, but when Lester found Lennon already there, they decided to work it in.


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* WorkingTitle: The movie's working title initially was ''The Beatles'', then ''Beatlemania'', until Music/RingoStarr who was exhausted after a long day coined a phrase ''A Hard Day's Night'', that was accepted by the studio.
12th Apr '16 8:16:47 PM Schroeder1174
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* CreatorBacklash: While he doesn't dislike the film by any means, Richard Laster has often said that it's annoying to have film history classes lecture about how most of the entirely accidental filming techniques used were, in fact, well-orchestrated cinematography worthy of an art-house picture. When told that this film made him "the father of MTV," he replied "[[DeadpanSnarker I want a DNA test]]."

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* CreatorBacklash: While he doesn't dislike the film by any means, Richard Laster Lester has often said that it's annoying to have film history classes lecture about how most of the entirely accidental filming techniques used were, in fact, well-orchestrated cinematography worthy of an art-house picture. When told that this film made him "the father of MTV," he replied "[[DeadpanSnarker I want a DNA test]]."
17th Mar '16 2:16:34 PM HighCrate
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Millie, the stage hand who encounters John, is Baroness Bomburst from ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''.
** ''Series/SteptoeAndSon'''s Wilfred Brambell, who was reportedly included because the studio wasn't sure the Beatles could carry a film by themselves.
** The television director is played by Victor Spinetti, who played the mad scientist Foot in ''[[{{Help}} Help!]]'', and also appeared in the Beatles' ''Magical Mystery Tour''.
** The girl with Paul's Grandfather at the casino is Margaret Nolan, who was Bond's girl Dink at the beginning of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (and appeared painted gold in the opening credits).
*** Also from ''Goldfinger'', Colonel Smithers from the Bank of England is the man who rides the train "regularly! Twice a week!"
**** He's also [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the original]] [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Slartibartfast]].
** Simon Marshall, the sleazy marketing guy, is [[Film/{{Cleopatra}} Brutus]].
** One of the screaming kids at the end of the film is 12-year-old Music/PhilCollins.
15th Dec '15 9:43:40 AM randomsurfer
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** One of the screaming kids at the end of the film is 12-year-old Music/PhilCollins.
30th Apr '15 7:27:10 PM NWolfman
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* CreatorBacklash: While he doesn't dislike the film by any means, Richard Laster has often said that it's annoying to have film history classes lecture about how most of the entirely accidental filming techniques used were, in fact, well-orchestrated cinematography worthy of an art-house picture. When told that this film made him "the father of MTV," he replied "[[DeadpanSnarker I want a DNA test]]."
5th Mar '15 5:48:48 AM 06tele
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** Simon Marshall, the sleazy marketing guy, is [[Film/Cleopatra Brutus]].

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** Simon Marshall, the sleazy marketing guy, is [[Film/Cleopatra [[Film/{{Cleopatra}} Brutus]].
5th Mar '15 5:48:31 AM 06tele
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** Simon Marshall, the sleazy marketing guy, is [[Film/Cleopatra Brutus]].
14th Jan '15 2:45:20 AM 06tele
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**** Who is also [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the original]] [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Slartibartfast]].

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**** Who is He's also [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the original]] [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Slartibartfast]].
14th Jan '15 2:44:28 AM 06tele
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*** Also from ''Film/Goldfinger'' Colonel Smithers from the Bank of England is tthe man who rides the train "regularly! Twice a week!"

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*** Also from ''Film/Goldfinger'' ''Goldfinger'', Colonel Smithers from the Bank of England is tthe the man who rides the train "regularly! Twice a week!"week!"
**** Who is also [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the original]] [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Slartibartfast]].
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