Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #30 A Hard Day's Night!





13 Great Lines from A Hard Day's Night!










Unless you are a die-hard Beatle-maniac, some of these might not seem familiar. But any Beatle fan will absolutely smile with recognition if you dish out any of these delicious one liners or luscious dialogues!

1. Paul, describing his grandfather: "He's very.......clean."

2. John, after listening to the stuffy show director who's going on and on: "I could listen to him for hours."

3. John to his manager, Norm: "You couldn't get a pen in your foot, you swine."

4. Ringo: "Any of you put a man in the cupboard?"
John: "Don't be soft"
George (checking closet): "He's right you know."
John: "Well, there you go."

5. Paul's grandfather to a buxom blonde: "I bet you're a great swimmer."

6. George showing Shake how to use a razor and shaving cream: "Put your tongue away. It looks disgustin' hangin' there all pink and naked. One slip of the razor and ....."

7. Interviewer: "And how did you find America?"
John: "Turn left at Greenland."

8. Paul, to every interviewer who asks him anything: "No actually, we're just good friends."

9. George, to a production assistant who was rebuffed after tapping on Ringo's drums: "He's very fussy about his drums you know. They loom large in his legend."

10. Woman, claiming John looks like "The Famous John Lennon", and John denying it: "You don't look like him at all......"
John, hurt, to himself: "She looks more like him than I do."

11. John (to a tailor holding up a measuring tape as John cuts it in half): "I now declare this bridge open."

12. Ringo to Paul's Grandfather: "I never really thought about it before....but being middle-aged takes up all your time, doesn't it?"

13. George: "Oh, that posh girl who gets everything wrong? We frequently sit 'round the television and watch her for a giggle. Once we wrote these letters saying how giddy she was and all that rubbish."
Promoter: "She's a trend-setter."
George: "She's a drag. A well-known drag. We turn the sound down on her and say rude things."

Many thanks to Alun Owen for a great screenplay which has held up really well over all these years. It was very hard just to pick out just 13 -- afterall, A Hard Day's Night is when we first heard the word "grotty" (for grotesque), which George had an incredibly hard time saying without laughing. Also, trivia buffs, in the concert footage filmed at the end, a very young future famous musician is seating near the back. His name is Phil Collins.

31 comments:

Nicholas said...

I loved that film first time I saw it, and every time since! First time I saw it, that cutting the measuring tape gag brought the house down.

SJ Reidhead said...

Makes you wonder what kind of a cut Heather wants out of this!

SJR
The Pink Flamingo
http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

pussreboots said...

It's been about 7 years since I've seen the film and now I want to rent it. Great TT.

SandyCarlson said...

Great lines. Thanks for the nostalgia and the smiles.

On a limb with Claudia said...

That is a very fun list. I was a total Beatles fan as a kid - but forget about them a lot as an adult. I wonder why....

Happy TT!

Lori said...

I love the Beatles...I never get tired of hearing them:) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Malcolm said...

When I was scrolling the T13 site and saw your subject this week, I rushed right over. The first quote from "A Hard Day's Night" that I thought of was #1 on your list. It would have been hard for me to narrow down my list to just 13 too. Another fave quote of mine from the movie is this one:

Man on train: Don't take that tone with me young man. I fought the war for your sort.

Ringo: I bet you're sorry you won.

Holly said...

I haven't seen the film in many, many years! But I do remember when they came out and oh...Paul! All my friends and I went to see the movie and of course swooned. We all planned to marry Paul.

Well....I guess he IS single now ...but hey - he'd have to jump over my new crush, Steve Guttenberg (ha ha - thanks for dropping by my TT-13)

Smiles,

Holly
http://theabundanceplace.com

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, loved the list. I haven't seen this movie since it first came out. We were all in love with Paul.

kay said...

Great list. A friend of mine, Jude S. Kesssler, just wrote a book, Shoulda Been There, a well-researched historical novel on the life of John Lennon. Yo might enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

I know that you're limited to just 13. Otherwise you would have mentioned Ringo's hideous great hooter, and his poor little head, trembling under the weight of it. Ann

crazy working mom said...

Hah! Great list. The Beatles were before my time so I didn't know most of these. :)

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Neila said...

What an AWESOME list! I didn't appreciate The Beatles until I reached adulthood. (My parents never listed to "that kind of music" when I was growing up), but I am now a big fan! I am going to go put this on my Netflix list!

Natalie said...

I used to be a huge Beatles fan back in high school, but sadly never saw the movies.

Ann Bruce said...

Oh, so must see the film now.

Danica/Dream said...

that's so cool! thanks for sharing!

Darla said...

It's been years since I saw this--I keep meaning to look for it. Thanks for the reminder!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, Lara! I've been thinking lately that I need a musically-infused recharge. This is a GREAT reminder of a way to do that -- sit down with this flick!

Awesome. Thanks for the idea!!

jenn said...

Very good tt, my friend!

I'm so sorry I've been MIA, but my computer would always freeze trying to load your page. But, I just got a new one, and no more problems!

Enjoy you're day!
(((hugs)))

storyteller said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
Hugs and blessings,

Journeywoman said...

I love that film, and of course, the Beatles. Didn't know about Phil Collins!

Thanks for stopping by mine.

suchsimplepleasures said...

i'm not a huge beatles fan but i happened to really enjoy reading this!!
happy tt!

The Happy Housewife said...

I don't know much about the beatles, but I do like their music.

colleen said...

And they loom large in my legend. These are great and remind me of the six line stories I just read at Claudia's.

Thanks for stopping by to smell my one flower. My blog was down for hours and Thursday was almost fired by Donald Trump.

Nicole said...

You know, I've never seen "A Hard Day's Night." I love "Help!" though...

Happy TT!

Alice Audrey said...

It's been ages since I've seen A Hard Day's Night. I really have to get it again.

Nap Warden said...

Great list, and pic!

Tempest Knight said...

OMG! This brought me so many memories! I love that movie. Can't wait to get home and play some Beatles now. Hehehe!

Vixen said...

Great TT. Turn left a Greenland, slays me every time.

MamaGeek said...

WHAT fun! I love the Beatles so this was just a blast.

No Nonsense Girl said...

Happy T13! I owe you pictures!!!!