• You can hear from John, Paul, George, and Ringo themselves in In Their Own Voices, a piece on Criterion’s new special edition of A Hard Day’s Night consisting of audio recordings of the Beatles talking about the movie during their 1964 American tour, presented over behind-the-scenes stills and production footage. In this short excerpt, the Beatles talk about the importance of making a movie debut that wasn’t “slapdash,” their working relationship with producer Walter Shenson, and writing the film’s legendary title track.

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  • By Christopher Decker
    July 05, 2014
    07:00 PM

    Just saw "A Hard Day's Night" on a 12:00 p.m. Saturday matinee in Sebastopol. As I was watching, I couldn't help thinking that there should've been a camera filming the audience. I've never seen such toe-tapping, so much singing along, and so much downright smiling at the antics of these Fab Four. I also couldn't help thinking how many of these locations no longer exist, particularly the scene where the man is attempting to steal the car and there's a bombed-out church(?) in the background. Would be interesting to see a then-and-now location comparison. Oh yes, during the opening credits, someone went out and complained to the management that the sound wasn't high enough! They were right.