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Is the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day a mod or a rocker? It’s a mocker!

Published at: June 15, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

I love all of The Beatles’ music, from their early pop days through to their experimental political hippie days. Looking back on them as a band, though, I have to imagine the film A Hard Day’s Night was an early indicator of the true personality of the group.

I mean, can you imagine any modern pop band coming out with a film as blackly comic and as stealthily counterculture as A Hard Day’s Night? On the surface it’s a cash-in on a huge teen sensation, but there’s some wickedly funny satire at play in this film. And, of course, some fantastic music, but I’m always shocked when watching the movie just how risqué it gets… little background things like John Lennon taking a bottle of Coca-Cola and pretending to snort it just kind of make me fall in love with the band all over again.

Today we see a shot of the Fab Four posing on set with director Richard Lester. Note the fake title on the slate, most assuredly used to keep the rabid tide of teenage girls off the track of the production.

Thanks to Titan Books’ Tom Green for sending this one in! Click to enlargen.

 

 

That is just one of many awesome photos put out in the edition of the book Hollywood Movie Stills, which focuses on the art of onset still photography. You’ll see a few more images from the book pop up here over the next week and you can get the book yourself by clicking the below:

 

 

If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at quint@aintitcool.com.

Tomorrow’s pic is a no good swindler, an inhuman monster!

-Eric Vespe
”Quint”
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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One
(warning: there are some broken links that will be fixed as soon as I can get around to it)

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  • June 15, 2012, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Looks like George took a hit off that Coke bottle too

    by Heresy

  • June 15, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    He’s a clean man...

    by frank

  • June 15, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    heresy

    by lochkray

    You stole my post. I was going to write those exact words. So...good post. Better than FIRST, anyway.

  • June 15, 2012, 10:03 p.m. CST

    I'm really happy you mentioned the words cash-in

    by Logan_1973

    Because thats exactly what his movie was; a feature-length promo for the band/album. If this was done in this era it would be flamed to death.

  • June 15, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Based on the title...

    by ThaWhiteShadow

    ...I thought it was going to be Quadrophenia. And theseeker, you're right, that guy does look a bit like Artie Bucco, crossed with Mike Judge.

  • June 15, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    logan

    by Quint

    If you want to watch rock music cash in flicks, check out 90% of Elvis' movies or any of the huge number of Teen Concert Movies from this time period (there are a lot of 'em). Have you seen the movie? I'm not asking that in a smarmy way, but rather because I can't imagine watching A Hard Day's Night and thinking that's what a studio and/or a record label would put out there to make a quick buck. I mean, look at the Justin Bieber movie Paramount put out. That's more a cash-in that protects the brand while milking dollars from teen girls' wallets. Help is a little more silly and less edgy, but even that film isn't what I'd call a cash-in. At least those are my thoughts.

  • June 15, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I was expecting a Quadrophenia Pic. What the hell?

    by loki965

  • time an actual band put one out. Definitely not a cash in. The Beatles were always very concerned about not ripping off their fans. They started filming this a month after the first Ed Sull. appearance and had the film out that summer. Amazing. That could never be done today. Even more amazing considering how great the script was (there was very little improvising).

  • June 15, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    The Beatles - The Original Boy Band

    by tailhook

    They set the formula that New Kids on the Block and NSync followed to the letter. And most of their music until the later years had the same quality. They got better, but most of their early stuff was pretty vapid popcorn that you'd see from any of the newer versions. I Want To Hold Your Hand? LOLZ.

  • June 16, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    tailhook... you... ARGH!!! oh fuck... fuck fuck fuck

    by Monnie Knapp

    Listen. I'm just a wolf monster. I like what I like. And I like the Beatles. This movie is fun goddammit. Also, great pic.

  • June 16, 2012, 12:20 a.m. CST

    tailhook...

    by Ricky Retardo

    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh....

  • but bald.

  • June 16, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Hair loss

    by MotherPussBucket

    It dawned on me looking at that photo that none of the Beatles ever lost their hair. Ringo's is receding a little these days I suppose. Maybe hair retention is a side effect of excessive LSD consumption. Happy days!

  • June 16, 2012, 1:35 a.m. CST

    I wonder if America will ever produce a decent band.

    by DOYLE1

  • June 16, 2012, 2:23 a.m. CST

    It's not really a "fake" title

    by Dr. Strangelove

    The song 'A Hard Day's Night' did not yet exist when they were filming. It was only at the end of production, when a proper title was finally needed, that they adopted Ringo's famous phrase and the song was written to go with it. Best scene, by the way, is when George wanders into the advertising exec's office. Absolutely brilliant deadpan. You could see why he gravitated toward the Pythons.

  • June 16, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    The Beatles WERE NEVER HIPPIES, Fucking Cunt Quint!!!

    by THX1968

    Quint, you fucking cunt! Thank you for renewing my hate for your ignorant cunt fanboy dumb labia cunt flap brown eye dumb fucking ass!!!! My contempt for you knows no bounds. First, lay the much of the creative fervor for "A Hard Day's Night" at the much maligned feet of director Richard Lester, whose humor jibed well with the Beatles own. The fucking Beatles didn't direct the fucking movie, you fucking dolt! No one on AICN pisses me off more than your giant dumb ass, Quint. Seriously. I have some years on you, but you represent to me the blatant ignorance of youth and what has come before and the total lack of respect and interest of past work. When I was coming up VCR's were the size of a Semi, and video rental shops were everywhere. I rented so many god damn movies, but I also studied them further. I want to beat your dumb fat ass for calling the Beatles hippies, because it is such a blatant fucking indicator that you are such a fat, dumb fucking ignorant cunt meat flap that I want to fucking puke. But it ain't just you. I was talking to some fucking punk who never read Days of Future Past as he was leveling unending criticism against the latest film developments there. Go watch some fucking movies and read the fucking classic stuff, you cunt flap turds. You have no idea why the latest Spider-Man is going to suck my fucking balls, because you don't know anything past Venom - and even then, you probably haven't ever read his first fucking appearance because Marvel doesn't publish reprint books for your dumb cunt flap asses anymore. The thing that pisses me off more than anything is the sheer resolute stupidity of anyone who claims to be a fan these days. I used to think I was a fanboy, but I'm not. I'm a mother fucking historian compared to all you weak ass cunt flap fucks that don't have a single fucking clue about what all of this shit takes. The Avengers movie is a GOD Damn Jesus H. Tap Dancin' Christ Mother Fucking Miracle, and if you don't fucking understand why, then you are the cunt flap that's first in line to see Andrew Spooge Face Garfield Lazenby in The Amazing Spider-Cunt Flap. I'm running out of steam because I'm drunk, so let me get back to my main point: Fuck You, Quint. The Beatles WERE NEVER FUCKING HIPPIES, YOU DUMB CUNT LABIA MEAT FLAP, and the same goes to the rest of you restless, underage, sniveling wanna-be puke fucks as well.

  • June 16, 2012, 2:57 a.m. CST

    thx1968

    by Denty420

    The only explanation that we seem to have from you to defend your assertion that the Beatles were never hippies is the fact that, in your mind at least, Qunit is comprised from several pieces of penis, vagina, anus and excrement. Not a valid supposition. You'll have to do better, or does your brain only wake with alcohol and return to a catatonic state on sobriety?

  • June 16, 2012, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Arthur.

    by A_Banned_Apart

  • June 16, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST

    re:thx1968 ....Bravo!

    by Ray Gamma

    I have to agree with you, as a fellow "mature" visitor to this website. Every time I read Quint say something like "One of my favourite childhood movies was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", I think to myself, who the fuck gave this little boy a job as a movie writer? Yes this site makes me feel like a fully qualified historian too.

  • June 16, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST

    doyle1...

    by BiggusDickus

    No.

  • June 16, 2012, 3:26 a.m. CST

    ray gamma

    by Denty420

    It's when Harry starts a column by talking about waking up to find Fathergeek in his bedroom with a 16mm print of -insert-movie-title-here, plus his creepy use of the word, 'giggle', that makes me think the same thoughts as you. Quint at least can write a cohesive and thought out review.

  • June 16, 2012, 3:53 a.m. CST

    ok, first, fuck you :-)

    by Anthony Torchia

    second, Quint is one of the most consistent, intelligent voices on this site, and this movie is brilliant. But I need glasses (he said showing his age), what IS the fake movie title? third, fuck you

  • June 16, 2012, 4:16 a.m. CST

    thx

    by Quint

    Welcome back. I love how I'm the juvenile one here, somehow. Run out of descriptors for genitalia yet? You also read a whole lot into my write-up. At which point do I say The Beatles directed the movie? I very much acknowledge Lester's influence over the film. And Ray Gamma, I'm 31. Not sure at what age I'm allowed to have an opinion on film in your book, but to each his own, I guess.

  • June 16, 2012, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Thx1968 - your argument makes no sense

    by theyreflockingthisway

    I'm not a Beatles fan so perhaps you can enlighten us as to why they're not hippies? Maybe they're not, but from what I know of them (and it's more than a bit), it'd be easy to see them in that way. But if you're a fan of something, age shouldn't determine if you opinion is valid. People who weren't born in the 70's can be experts on the punk scene, for example - and I'd completely trust their opinion on the matter. It's not like people have to like and can only share their opinion of music made within their lifetime. The comment that seems to state you can't be a valid film critic if your favourite childhood movie is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - why?? It's a childhood movie - as a kid you're hardly going to watch Citizen Kane are you? And if you say you did, I doubt I'd trust a reviewer who missed out on the silly fun of enjoying such movies as a child. I loved Turtles as a kid too, but it's only helped me develop a healthy love of movies. As a kid, everything featuring them was flawless but as an adult I can look back on them more critically. I mean I used to even love the second and third films - now I wouldn't even bother watching them for the sake of nostalgia. Your childhood shapes your taste for movies - but your favourite then doesn't have to be your favourite now. Tastes change but fondness remains.

  • June 16, 2012, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Yeah, it's good, but is it SPICE WORLD good?

    by brokentusk

  • June 16, 2012, 4:45 a.m. CST

    And who's this Susan when she's at home?

    by disfigurehead

    Love that movie.

  • June 16, 2012, 5:41 a.m. CST

    SPICE WORLD...

    by Whitemouse

    is still one of the most intense torture videos ever, it pre-dated Saw and really could be seen as the first mainstream "torture porn" flicks. Even to this day I've not been able to take more than 5 minutes of the film...

  • June 16, 2012, 6:03 a.m. CST

    thx

    by lochkray

    Wow. You are one ignorant individual. Even in the beginning, the Beatles represented one of the earliest and strongest examples of counter-culture to be embraced by mainstream youth, and without a doubt one of the biggest steps towards what became the Hippie movement. And by the time yellow submarine came out, they were hanging around with their own Hindu guru, smoking pot, hitting LSD, preaching peace, love, & psychodelic flying flowers, and were very much a part of the soundtrack of the 1960's peace-crowd. So HOW is it so bad that Quint referred to them as hippies? You are a stupid...uh...I dunno...cervix? Fallopian Tube? I don't know how to speak at your level. Anyway, you are frighteningly stupid. As is anybody who says -bravo- to your pathetic rambling.

  • June 16, 2012, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Quint

    by Kevin

    Thanks!

  • Knowing that people have been banned for leaving messages far less abusive than those of thx1968, my biggest complaint about this site (ignoring the writing issues and intelligence shortcomings of the owner) is it's acceptance of infantile, threatening and abusive Talkbackers. If this website ever wants to be taken seriously, and have an opinion and voice that people outside of a few overly-passionate internet users listen to then it needs to adopt a little professionalism; starting with deleting the messages and accounts of the worst culprits like thx1968 and keeping a watchful eye on idiots who support his infantile rants, ie. ray gamma. There are ways to put an argument across, and justify an opinion, and if people struggle to understand how to conduct themselves sensibly in a public space such as this, then it's the responsibility of those who look after this site to police it; if not for the image of the site, respect for its users and advertisers, but for a general pride in your work!

  • June 16, 2012, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Quint...

    by Phimseto

    If I ever pop by for a visit at Chez Quint, and that rant from thx isn't framed up on your wall, I will be totally disappointed.

  • June 16, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Feel free to ban thx1968 just for sheer ignorance

    by ATARI

  • June 16, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Quint and the Beatles deserve better than thx & ray...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Still, that is the way of things here.

  • June 16, 2012, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a childhood favorite?

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Geez, my childhood favorites were Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind... you know... good films.

  • June 16, 2012, 9:01 a.m. CST

    The name is Quint, not Donatello. Something went right.

    by adeceasedfan

    My younger brother is Quint's age and loves TMNT. That was a popular movie from their childhood. So what.

  • I read that to mean The Beatles evolved from the mop-top pop stars at the beginning to a more psychedelic sound and politically conscious outlook, what we have come to associate with the hippie movement, by the end. John Lennon & Yoko Ono were the quintessential hippies. I don't know how anyone can dispute that. It didn't happen overnight, it didn't start after he met her, and it certainly wasn't something exclusive to his post-Beatles music (or persona) . The only (rational) thing I can think of is THX1968 has a different definition of "hippie" than the rest of us do. As Inigo Monoya said to Vizzini: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." re: "You have no idea why the latest Spider-Man is going to suck my fucking balls," Does that mean he thinks it is going to be really good, or really bad? I can't tell.

  • 90% of the comments here come from people who have not seen this movie, or have really listened to Beatles music. I am 35, was not even alive when these movies were made, yet I came to enjoy this film very much. The Beatles had a work ethic which is really unmatched today. I am not one of those "today's music is crap" kind of guys because I still listen to new music and look forward to new experiences from people who were influenced by bands like The Beatles. This movie was intended to be a cash-in thing, but like anything else dealing with The Beatles the chance to make a movie was taken seriously by them and someone they did indeed like was chosen to direct, not because he was the studios first choice, but because The Beatles themselves liked his earlier efforts. He had directed comedies they found funny and only worked with someone they truly admired. This does not scream "cash-in", but them trying to make something to A. make the studios happy, and B. make them feel like they were not selling off their integrity. The music in this movie is also amazing, not just because its more sappy love songs, but because of the time it took them to write the songs. Go back and look at how many albums they popped out between 1963 - 1966, its utterly astonishing. The title song itself is one hell of a good song and the acoustic stuff on I should Have Known Better and If I Fell are something every young guitar player should learn their first six months of picking up an instrument. If you really want to see "cash-in" Beatles videos, pick up one of those $5 DVD's showcasing found footage that constantly shows The Beatles playing concerts here in America from under-the-stands points of view and shows them getting in and out of cars at airports. A Hard Day's Night is not your typical band movie, but strives to be something altogether odd at times, yet manages to make you see why people such as Brian Epstein found them to be so charming and fun to be around. When I first watch this movie at the age of 15, I suddenly felt wronged that I had not been able to meet John Lennon because he would have been "that guy" you wanted to have shots with and sit back and chill with at a party. Take a look at the scene when their fictional manager comes into the party to find them all and drag them back to the hotel room. John seems to not know he is being filmed and he is not trying to be a wise-ass, but seems to be actually deep in a conversation. I always wondered what that conversation was and wished I was one of those people he was talking to. I bet it was one hell of a conversation.

  • June 16, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Inigo Montoya, not Monoya

    by jim

    d'oh

  • Or at least what the majority of the world defines hippie material. And as far as TMNT, my younger brother is 33 and grew up watching the 'toons. Still quotes them now and then. Like an above poster said, so what?

  • 1,845th most popular site in the USA. Yeah this place is just a dark obscure corner of the internet... Right. Apparently if you want to raise these abysmal numbers you need to adopt a policy of censorship, age limits, and banning users for simply AGREEING with a potentially offensive post. Hey Harry! Maybe you should listen to these guys and put an age limit in place for reviewers and talkbackers! YEAH! Great idea! We could have AintItCool subsections devoted to an age group! 13 - 24! 25 - 45! Senior AintItCool News! Fathergeek can moderate! GENIUS! Those black and white talkbackers are always getting into racial debates... I know! Let's separate them! Yay! Or people could just suck it the fuck up, realize this is the nature of the internet, and keep their so called -well intentioned- plans for perfecting other peoples sites to themselves. Having lived through an era... Yeah it doesn't mean you know any more about a given time in history. You simply have subjective first hand knowledge of your OWN experiences. Everyone gets caught up in the moment of their timeline and environment. That's why after given time apart from past events we can look back in retrospect with clarity and a better understanding of cause and effect. Otherwise we would all still being wearing bellbottoms and dancing with our shirts off. Signed, Cockflesh Cuntflap Labiameat Esq. (An infantile, threatening and abusive Talkbacker) As I'm sure to have offended SOMEONE here... Be sure to ban me Harry, and anyone who agrees with me. Don't you want to be taken SERIOUSLY?!

  • June 16, 2012, 10:56 a.m. CST

    lol @ george harrison doing his best keith richards impersonation.

    by vulturess

    not zombified enuff.

  • June 16, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    So... thx1968

    by morgrave

    I have lurked this site for a long time. A very long time. I created an account because of this very talkback. I won't post very much in the future, if at all. But I will say this: Relax. This is a picture of the day thing. And a good one. You won't see many old school Beatles pictures on most sites. I thought it was cool. I will bust out my HDN and Beatles: Anthology this weekend. That said, Quint may not be a Beatles guy. He gave us a cool picture. It's one of the things he does here. If you have a beef with the guy, just out do him. Know more about the Beatles? Write an awesome post about their cultural relevance. I could do that. Maybe you could, too. I won't because, like I said, I have read many books about them, so most of the things I would like to say have been said. You seem to have a great deal to say. So say it. Out write Quint or shut up. Hiding in the darkness of the internet will not make you happy. To sum up: the internet is an intellectual sewer; don't be some shit floating in it.

  • June 16, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    The Beatles as Hippies and the First Boy Band

    by wrath 4771

    I would argue for a period in late 1967-1968 the Beatles philosophies were very much in alignment with the hippy movement. After their trip to India, the Beatles were engaged in the idea of the youth coming together, promoting peace, and a higher level of thinking and creativity. However, after George Harrison went to Haight-Ashbury those ideas came crashing down when he saw what acid was really doing to the counter-culture. They were never hippies, but the media and those who weren't paying attention to The Beatles generalized them that way. Yes, the Beatles were the first boy band, but to the poster who blew them off because of "I Want to Hold Your Hand?" Justen Bieber, Davy Jones, New Kids on the Block, N'Sync, and the Backstreet Boys never got 70 million people to sit at home and watch them on television. And before you lump them in as some formulaic band, "She Loves You"was the first pop song to ever start out with the chorus. That may seem trivial now, but The Beatles were the first to do it.

  • June 16, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    THX snivel lips . . .

    by elmo

    Just so you know, I was around when the Beatles came to be, I lived through the 60's, I saw their evolution along with an entire culture, and I can say most assuredly that you don't have one single minutiae of an ounce of a molecule of knowledge about the subject you profess to be such an expert about. Oh, also, just for fun I extracted all the middle school profanity and shock value insults out of your rant. Let's see how many words are left over, one, two, three . . . seven!

  • June 16, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    I wonder town many pussies were fucked between all those dudes?

    by blackmantis

  • June 16, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    I wonder HOW many...fucking predictive text.

    by blackmantis

  • June 16, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Is that real Paul or post '66 imposter Paul?

    by Gordon Bombay

    Looks like the real one to me. I started looking at all the "Paul is dead" stuff in depth this week, just to laugh at the nut jobs who believe it, only to come out thinking, my god, there might be something to this. Great link for those interested. http://digilander.libero.it/jamespaul/fc1.html

  • June 16, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I'm obsessed with the Beatles and I think...

    by ufoclub1977

    The Beatles spent some time posing as hippies, they dressed like hippies (around White Album and Abbey Road/Let it Be) to try to fit into a trend, and they tried to have some songs and themes that fit into the hippie trend, but hard core Cali hippies didn't accept them like that... they were too big! Plus their creativity easily surpassed the limits of that certain hipster genre. They would make a hippy type song and then make a children's song, and then make a sound collage, and then make a retro 20's tribute.... they had few limits. i like the Beatles so much I even made this song: http://alturl.com/fkdp2

  • June 16, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Beatles always seemed above the whole hippy thing

    by Crimson Dynamo

    and the general silliness that permeated a lot of 60's shit in general

  • June 16, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Mod or a Rocker? Expecting the Who?

    by Kentucky Colonel

    It's a direct line lift from the movie, an interviewer is asking Ringo what he considers himself to be. My favorite line from this scene is (asked of George) "What do you call that haircut?" "Arthur", he replies. The new Yellow Submarine Blu is amazing, by the way. My four year old was singing "Hey Bulldog" today at the pool today. I love being a dad.

  • June 16, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    You showed your kid Yellow Submarine?!

    by theyreflockingthisway

    I saw that as a child and it gave me nightmares for months. Seriously, it's horrifying! I still find it extremely disturbing and creepy to this day. *shudder*

  • That was worthy of Ken Russell, but I didn't get into other parts of the movie or the storyline. you know what's funny? I saw Sgt Pepper's the movie when I was little and didn't really know much about The Beatles, but knew the Bee Gees were superstars as the time. I couldn't believe all the good music in that film, and it was a little bit later I found it out it was ALL Beatles. I have to admit, I like the Sgt Pepper movie as a wacky musical more than I like Across the Universe as a serious musical. Sgt Pepper had simole characters and a crazy plot... but it worked for me. Maybe it's cuz I was little. But they also worked the songs in their cartoonish narrative better. In my opinion.

  • June 16, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    thanks for the compliment on my tune...

    by ufoclub1977

    The lofi animated video is by animator/motion graphic artist Matt Choi. tune:http://alturl.com/fkdp2 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_HCshaoTqE

  • June 16, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    You should not drink and bake...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...or drink and post for that matter. Unless you want a bunch of teenagers teaching you about class. I'm more of a 69 guy though, so what do I know.

  • June 16, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Paul still looks dead

    by Ed

  • June 16, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Yeah, the Blue Meanies were terrifying to me as a kid.

    by frank

    And their giant glove minion thing. Awesome movie, though. All together now!

  • June 16, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    It wasn't the blue meanies for me ...

    by theyreflockingthisway

    It was the general art and animation style. I feel uneasy watching it and everything looks terrifying from the blue meanies to the good guys and the scenery itself. It's probably just me I suppose, but I really wish I never saw it as a kid.

  • June 17, 2012, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Agree...Yellow Sub is FUcked up Scary...

    by conspiracy

    where do you start? A Homicidal homosexual who wears elongated rabbit ears, high heels and whom has a Glove fetish? The massive apple bonkers turning people into stone? Even the good folk look like they shop at Pedomart. Its just a fucked up film top to bottom...and I can't imagine the horrible clean up the theater had to do after showing it to audiences tripping the fuck out on psychedelics.

  • June 17, 2012, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I Am / Was Out Of Line - I Apologize

    by THX1968

    I still totally disagree with some of the posts and Quint (as always, it seems), but I am currently not drunk and apologize for the post. I was totally hammered. I hate to admit that I think the post is pretty funny in the adolescent vein that dominates most talkbacks, and apparently my aim was to be as vulgar as possible - to outgross the gross, but the sentiment is pure. I don't care where or when you are from, the Beatles are not hippies. Just for the record, I don't hate anyone - even you Quint. XOXO - I am currently running down the street in a jock strap swinging a golf club at passing cars. And Spider-Man really does suck, unfortunately - it's a renter. Until the next time I am hammered and calling everyone a vag - good night, and good luck.

  • June 17, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    To Clarify...

    by THX1968

    I'm kidding. I know it was bad taste and bad form, and I won't be calling anyone a vag or any variation thereof ever again, even when I'm hammered. I promise.

  • June 17, 2012, 3:33 a.m. CST

    thx

    by lochkray

    First time I think I've ever seen an apology for an aggressive, over the top drunken rant. In that vein, I too wish to apologise, for calling you an ignorant fallopian tube. I was sober, and have no excuse.

  • June 17, 2012, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Awwww

    by theyreflockingthisway

  • June 17, 2012, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Pepsi!

    by MarkMaiden

    It's actually a Pepsi bottle, but, same point!

  • June 17, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    damn there are some really old geezers in here.

    by chainsaw autotune

    this talkback has that old geezer smell.

  • June 17, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Love this!

    by Mary

    BTW, the humor in Hard Day's Night was reminiscent of humor that was quite popular at that time in Great Britain. The Beatles were influenced by the likes of The Goons (Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe), humor wise. I've always thought HDN was The Beatles' best movie. It certainly evokes a unique and well shot black and white musical comedy movie of that era.

  • June 17, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Thx, nice apology. And you're still wrong.

    by elmo

  • June 17, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    My kids LOVE Yellow Submarine

    by Wazoo

    My 10-year old daughter is a huge Beatles fan and Yellow Submarine started that love affair when she was very young.

  • June 17, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Chainsaw, the advantage of being a geezer . . .

    by elmo

    We were able to do something called "getting laid". A lot. With girls. It has to do with the fact that there was no internet in the 60's and 70's, so we weren't helplessly fated to sit in front a computer screen vaguely wondering what that stirring is down below when we see the latest upskirt shot of Lindsay or Paris. That geezer smell you describe is simply the permanent odor of too much sex. Which of course you would not recognize.

  • June 17, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    The Beatles were NOT a boy band

    by CoolerKing72

    The Beatles were NOT a boy band you thick American cunt...8 years they were recording and each album prolific.. Much more important than a boy band.. You utter bellend

  • June 17, 2012, 9:22 p.m. CST

    I'll never forgive Richard Lester for what he did to Superman.

    by Royston Lodge

    I hope The Man Of Steel has at least one inside joke at Lester's expense. Maybe Zod can destroy a theatre showing A Hard Day's Night, or at least Robin and Marian.

  • June 18, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST

    My son asks for Yellow Submarine by name

    by Kentucky Colonel

    A friend of mine, a fellow Beatles guy, recommended I show him the movie because it pops with color and the songs are catchy. I went to the local Beast Buy to grab it, only to find out it had been out of print for some time. I ended up getting a copy from some dude in Thailand, I think, with nice packaging and no big plastic box. It was bliss. My former VHS copy was starting to look it's age (it was a gift from my pal Randy from Ear X-Tacy). Also...the Blu Ray "premiere" was at the Abbey Road On The River festival here in Louisville about six weeks ago. Good stuff. I'm sorry if the movie gave you nightmares, or if you find some homo-erotic subtext (??? really ???) then perhaps you're trying to read too much into it. My Blu Ray collection is still under a dozen movies, all of which are indeed double dips...but each one is a Visually Stunning Movie. 2001. Casablanca. Yellow Submarine. Etc. If you are at all interested in Yellow Submarine, the $20 double dip is well worth it. Not only does the movie look and sound amazing (a 4K scan) but my son wants to watch it at least once a week. It's all too much, you say? Nah, not really. And Boy Miles has never complained of having Blue Meanie nightmares. Can't say the same for Godzilla (the Criterion Blu is another must own, BTW), but we still love the big guy!

  • June 18, 2012, 7:49 a.m. CST

    I smell a bunch of young whippersnappers in this talkback

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Wearing that Axe mens perfume (it's not cologne, that shit smells like what my 80's girlfriends would wear) and smelling vaguely like cheap weed and Busch Beer.

  • June 18, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    John Lennon

    by Micah

    pilots the yellow submarine through the psychadelic reefs of your mind.............. he's a real nowhere man

  • June 18, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    kentucky colonel...

    by Blue_Demon

    They also read that stupid MAXIM magazine. We used to get hand-me-down Playboys and Penthouses from our older cousins in the 70s. Ahhh. Good times, good times. Patty McGuire, Miss October. These punks need to take the training wheels off their porn mags.

  • June 18, 2012, noon CST

    The guy in the middle is like "man, I wish I had hair like that."

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • June 18, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Yellow Submarine is awesomely scary. Glove is freaky badass.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • June 18, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I saw the restored version of Yellow Submarine on the big screen a few years back.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    They cleaned up the film, and restored some cut pieces. It was fantastic. My wife and her friend went with me. They thought it was just okay. Talk about pearls before swine.

  • June 18, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    kentucky colonel

    by duke of url

    and yet you show one these little faggots a picture of a furry bush, they think it's "gross". fucking wankers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanker