Friday, July 10, 2009

Post-Beat


Watching the 1964 Beatles movie, “A Hard Days Night” it strikes us that it is a transition from the Beat era to the next phase of culture. Director Richard Lester, famous for the 1959 short film, “The Running, Jumping, and Standing Still Film” was in an unusual position of setting new standards in an era caught between the Beats of the 50s and the British Invasion. Collaborating with The Beatles, to create a new aesthetic style, Lester directed a film full of absurd wit and charming innocence. Lester later received an award from MTV and was recognized as the father of the music video.

Watch the trailer for “A Hard Days Night” which has recently been re-released. I love those guys!

Photo of Richard Lester, SalonPeople.com

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