In A Hard Days Night, directed by George Lester, the story follows the Beatles over the course of a few days. It exhibits the cause-and effect nature of traditional cinema, while incorporating its own style. The story follows John, Paul, George, Ringo and Paul’s Grandfather, as they prepare for a televised concert. Over the course of the few days leading up to the concert crazed fans and Paul’s grandfather create pandemonium, and just when it seems as if the concert wont happen, the young protagonists return to the studio just in time for the show. Lester follows the basic Aristotelian story following classical Hollywood, and in doing so goes against Bordwell’s definition of an art film. Yet, the film plays with music in a way that had never been done before, it mixed footage from actual events, and it played on a cultural phenomena and in doing so it becomes somewhat of a hybrid between both modes of film. As put by Nowell-Smith, “The n...
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