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The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' (1995)

(aka: You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night')



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A Hard Day's Night is such an important film, both culturally and cinematically, that this documentary is quite valuable for its efforts to preserve the history surrounding it. Phil Collins, whose first film appearance was in the crowd of screaming fans at the end of A Hard Day's Night, hosts the documentary. Among those interviewed are director Richard Lester, producer Walter Shenson, screenwriter Alun Owen, and critic Roger Ebert, who considers A Hard Day's Night one of the top five musicals ever made, "right up there with Singin' In the Rain." The documentary covers the birth of the project, chronicles its production, and examines the cultural impact the movie had on audiences of the day. Also included is a European trailer for the film and "You Can't Do That," a song from the final scene that didn't make it into the final cut.

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