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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow’s pic is a no good swindler, an inhuman monster!