A Hard Day's Night
Quatre garçons dans le vent ( Belgium (French title), Canada (French title), France) ¡Qué noche la de aquel día! ( Spain) A Hard Day's Night ( West Germany (TV title)) Beatles No. 1 ( UK (working title)) Nit ben dura, Una ( Spain (Catalan title)) Quatro Cabeleiras do Após-Calipso, Os ( Portugal (original subtitled version)) Reis do Iê Iê Iê, Os ( Brazil) The Beatles ( Poland) Tutti per uno ( Italy) Vier jongens op rondreis ( Belgium (Flemish title)) Xefantoma me tous Beatles ( Greece) Yeah Yeah Yeah ( West Germany) Yeah! Yeah! Här kommer vi ( Finland (Swedish title)) Yeah! Yeah! Tässä tulemme! ( Finland)
"A Hard Day's Night" captured Beatlemania as it was happening, and more than four decades later, it remains a peerlessly zesty rock 'n' roll fable. Director Richard Lester's jump cuts now seem exhilarating as Jean-Luc Godard's, John Lennon's wisecracks as well timed as Groucho Marx's. Yet this original Fab Four movie is innocent in a way no other later rock 'n' roll film could be, and much of the credit must go to the thousands of screaming teenage girls in the audience - the ones who's lips form such magical words as "John!" and "Paul!" and "George!" and "Ringo!" while tears stream down their cheeks. When John Lennon and Paul McCartney shake their mop tops in unison after the line "She loves you, and you know you should be glad!" it sends the audience into hyperspace. Watching The Beatles getting their first taste of audience frenzy, you understand why the '60s had to happen.