The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day needs some HELP!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I'm a massive Beatles fan and have been since childhood. A lot of credit for that goes to my wannabe hippie mom who is as big a Paul McCartney fan as I've ever met. So, when other kids were listening to New Kids on the Block and MC Hammer I was listening to Help and A Hard Days Night. Oldies and classic rock dominated my childhood and teen years, but I've never grown out of The Beatles.
Their films are smarter than you'd expect, especially when it comes to A Hard Days Night, which is one sharp comedy. Help is a little more of a mess, but it's just one of those movies that you can't hate. It's got so much lightheartedness and fun in it that you don't really care that the main problem of the movie is that Ringo can't get a ring off his finger. It's goofy, silly and filled with some amazing music.
So, today's pic has John, Paul, George and Ringo freezing their fabs off in the cold during the ski portion of the film. It's not a hugely dynamic shot, but thanks to reader Talia Dietrich it was the only Beatles movie shot I had (I just dug up some Hard Days Night stuff that you'll see in later entries!). Enjoy!
Tomorrow's pic does the right thing!
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Jan. 11, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST
by Stifler's Mom
Hard Day's Night was the better movie, but Help has an even better soundtrack.
Jan. 11, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST
So says my Republican district congressman.
Jan. 11, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST
All the old music and movies previous generations grew up on were all around for later generations to grow up on and enjoy - just without the wait.
Jan. 11, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST
and they were great beyond words after
Jan. 11, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST
by I Max U Mini
My son turns 9 this year and my daughter is 7. While my daughter did ask for some Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber on her mp3 player, she brought it back and demanded that I add Beatles until it was full. My son doesn't get into Taylor Swift as much as Wanda Jackson and he can't stand Justin Bieber. He'd rather have Clapton and Hendrix. They've both turned their friends on to the Beatles and my daughter's 7th birthday party was Beatles themed. So it doesn't matter how old or young someone is, The Beatles are timeless. Just ask my Mom who took me to see them in 1964.
Jan. 11, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST
In fact most of the time i spent with the boys was amazing, seeing their creative forces behind the scenes was amazing, seeing them record their albums will always be with me
Jan. 11, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST
I was a huge fan of the Beatles as a kid, in the 70's. They were of course gone by then. Doesn't mean all their records suddenly vanished. So Quint's age has NO bearing on the validity of his statement.
Jan. 11, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST
by I Max U Mini
There were seven main songs used in the film, "You're Going to Lose That Girl", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "Ticket to Ride", "I Need You", "The Night Before", "Another Girl", all of which were recorded before filming began in February. The song "Help!" was recorded in April after filming had completed. When you hear "She's a Woman", it's on a tape deck and used as bait to trap the antagonists of the film on the plains of Salisbury Plain. The rest of the songs were used as incidental music, such as an Indian band playing an instrumental version of "A Hard Day's Night". And in case you didn't know, there are books out there that document the people who were in the studio area when the songs were recorded.
Jan. 11, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST
I was actually refering to the Beatles in general, I was present at several recordings for Both the white album and Let it be. My relationship with them goes back much further then that though, as I said I worked on Help and I was also part of their 1966 tour. However my real stories are all private ones, The best moments I have are when we would just jam and get high off our asses. They were true friends and those times are some of the best of my life, particularly the time we spent in india. I still talk to Paul and ringo from time to time, but I haven't worked professionally with them since the 70's
Jan. 11, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST
Jan. 11, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST
I'm serious I dont have or want any Beatles albums. But I love theyre songs as covered by other artists whether it be Rufus Wainright doing "across the universe" most of the I am Sam soundtrack or Shatner or Elton J doing "Lucy in the Sky". Just something about the various artists take on the classic material that inspired them makes it more enjoyable.
Jan. 11, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST
and thery were HIGH on weed making this movie. It doesn't get any better than this!
Jan. 11, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST
I know I'm pretty screwed up, the four Beatles united just don't do it for me, logically I realize they are phenomenal singer/songwriters but I just don't connect to it although I can imagine others doing so. I actually love Wings and own solo material from all the beatles. I even got that Ringo album where he's Klaatu from TDTESS. I'd sooner rock out to Ebony & Ivory than "Taxman". I even got the 12 inch single for "Spies Like Us". I guess theres no hope for me although I make an exception for "The long and winding road" which is just too beautiful to ignore.
Jan. 11, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST
... they have time for tea.
Jan. 11, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST
I was a huge Elvis fan. Still am. I was born in '74 and became an even bigger fan of his when I was in junior high in the late 80's. While other kids were listening to Def Leppard, AC/DC and what-have-you, I was listening to Elvis, Ray Charles, Roger Miller, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole on an old record player. Age and time of birth has nothing to do with it. My 18 year old nephew is a huge Beatles fan. I wish he were more of an Elvis fan, but what are ya gonna do?
Jan. 11, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST
you can't get into "A Day in the Life"?
Jan. 11, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST
Yes, including "Revolution 9"!
Jan. 11, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST
Welles on Citizen Kane? Did you let him on the secrets you gleaned from your experiences with Fleming on the Gone With the Wind set? You know when you introduced the crew of that film with the editing techniques you previously suggested to D.W. Griffith for Birth of a Nation. Thank God those years of work with Edison on the kinetoscope paid off.
Jan. 11, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
don't pretend like you had good taste in music in that era.
Jan. 11, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST
And only liked the army recruiting part of Across The Universe (I Want You - She's So Heavy). And I'm such a Beatles nut that I like the Sgt Pepper's movie with the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton (and Steve Martin, Aerosmith, George Burns, Alice Cooper, Billy Preston, Donald Sutherland). "Across The Universe" had high production value, but a really poor story or plot. It had everything else going for it, but it lost out on a really fragile unemotionally involving plot. Even the Sgt Pepper movie had a cartoonish mythical story that actually flowed and functioned, however crazy. One thing I did notice about the Sgt Pepper movie... there is no dialogue. None. they have an entire movie with characters and a plot, and it's only told through the songs and of course visually. Across The Universe doesn't even come c lose to being that innovative... except for the Recruiting part... but I think I saw that concept in "Hair". "Hair" has a brutal operatic ending!
Jan. 11, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
Jan. 11, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST
by Ronald Raygun
I think ATU has a few really good, trippy musical numbers (the aforementioned military recruiters scene; plus the bowling alley number among others), but the movie as a whole suffers from the obvious problem that the whole script was written just to shoehorn Beatles songs into musical numbers. The songs are too beloved and well known to blend naturally into a storyline, so some of the plot points come off as extremely bone-headed. Like for instance, having a superfluous character and naming her Prudence just so everyone can sing Dear Prudence after she gets depressed. And then, the character just disappears from the film. And, if you're going to name a character Max, at least have the decency to have him murder someone with a hammer at some point.
Jan. 12, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST
"I'd sooner rock out to Ebony & Ivory than "Taxman"." Are you taking the piss?
Jan. 12, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST
by Drunken Busboy
Keep them coming!!! Also not too late for that Ed McMahon obit!! ;)
Jan. 12, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST
...I never liked. I'll admit they wrote some good songs but all the photos of them doing "wacky" shit (look we all have one big scarf around are neck) really turned me off to them. Though, some of their solo shit after they broke up isn't bad and I'm not even saying they're bad they just fucking annoy me. Make mine Stones.
Jan. 12, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST
Jan. 12, 2011, noon CST
"Harry's worse as he seems to think that he has to include himself or his father in just about every cultural event that ever happened..." Yup. He's like a big ginger Forrest Gump on a Rascal scooter.
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