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Started by lapsedcat on 12-Aug-2017 21:17:49
Please tell me about what you think of the film A Hard Day's Night

Does it capture The Beatles at their absolute best? Does it make your toes curl? And what about the unrepentant Fenian Wilfred McCartney?

HouseOfLammo - 12 Aug 2017 21:32:42 (#1 of 85)

It is of its time. It is what it is. It is a good film of running about and punning woodenly.

solomongursky - 12 Aug 2017 21:49:22 (#2 of 85)

It is of its time.

Slartibartfast says:

"Don't take that tone with me, young man. I fought the war for your sort."


"I bet you're sorry you won."

popstar7 - 12 Aug 2017 21:57:11 (#3 of 85)

That line is, in and of itself, quietly, slyly revolutionary. Then there's -

RosyLovelady - 12 Aug 2017 22:06:13 (#4 of 85)

I wished I was Pattie Boyd.

Cartimandua - 12 Aug 2017 22:27:05 (#5 of 85)

Do you want to know from the POV of a young Beatles fan back in the sixties like me? Yes, I'm vintage. It was a hit movie and a way of getting nearer to our idols. We loved it! Also, George met Patti Boyd on the set who became his wife.

Anthony16 - 12 Aug 2017 22:33:34 (#6 of 85)

And then effed off with his mate.

popstar7 - 12 Aug 2017 22:35:18 (#7 of 85)

She clearly had a thing for boring guitarists.

Cartimandua - 12 Aug 2017 22:39:57 (#8 of 85)

I read her autobiography and it's not as simple as that. George cheated on her with Maureen, Ringo's wife in her bedroom. She was knocking on the door and listening to them having sex inside. Clapton was after her for a long time and she fended him off but went off with him after being rejected by George. Then she regretted it as Clapton was just a falling down, abusive drunk by that time and cheated on her too.

lapsedcat - 12 Aug 2017 22:42:31 (#9 of 85)

You forgot to mention Layla and Wonderful Tonight.

Cartimandua - 12 Aug 2017 22:48:36 (#10 of 85)

You might like to read this

carterbrandon - 12 Aug 2017 22:48:36 (#11 of 85)

Wonderful Tonight

Coincidentally, I've just been reading The Beaux Stratagem of 1707, which also includes a wife having to put up with a selfish, drunken, disgusting maudlin brute of a husband, who doesn't think he's doing anything wrong when he's falling into bed pissed with his long suffering wife.

Cartimandua - 12 Aug 2017 23:01:14 (#12 of 85)

Interesting info: George told Ringo that he'd always been in love with Maureen who was Ringo's childhood sweetheart from age 16.

DonkeyOT - 14 Aug 2017 11:31:34 (#13 of 85)

I don't think I could ever love a girl called Maureen, I don't suppose many Maureens would ever fall for me.

Shadrack22 - 14 Aug 2017 12:00:46 (#14 of 85)

Maureen A, with her red hair, green eyes and slender delicate frame and that surprisingly erotic piece of creative writing she read out to the class when we were 15. Last seen from the window of a bus in the late 1980s near a housing estate in East Boldon.

FredDee - 14 Aug 2017 12:17:19 (#15 of 85)

You forgot to mention Layla and Wonderful Tonight.

And you forgot Something.

A woman who had both Something AND Layla written about her must be special in a good way.

HouseOfLammo - 14 Aug 2017 12:19:00 (#16 of 85)

Who was it that described "Lady In Red" as "a song sung by a drunken businessman to a prostitute he thinks he's in love with"?

I've no idea why that just came to mind.

solomongursky - 14 Aug 2017 12:19:44 (#17 of 85)

Something was the only Beatles song Sinatra covered IIRC.

HouseOfLammo - 14 Aug 2017 12:24:14 (#18 of 85)

Yes, his cover of I Am The Walrus is sadly unreleased.

SGM1A1 - 14 Aug 2017 12:35:51 (#19 of 85)

#17 He recorded a version of Yesterday

carterbrandon - 14 Aug 2017 13:24:29 (#20 of 85)

#15: Her poor unfortunate sister got lumbered with 'Jennifer Juniper'.

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