A Hard Day's Night

A Hard Day's Night ★★★

What a strange film. In hindsight I can understand the choices made (the artsy black-and-white cinematography when colour was all the rage, the dry humour et al speak to the band’s interests in and around music) but I can’t conceive of how teeny-boppers comprehended any of it. Perhaps they were simply satisfied getting to see the Fab Four on the big screen and didn’t care about the medium itself, although they did get ripped off on the songs: only a handful of full performances, and one of them’s done twice.