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Things They Said Today
A Hard Day’s Night • 36m
A 2002 documentary about the film featuring Lester, music producer George Martin, screenwriter Alun Owen, and cinematographer Gilbert Taylor.
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Directed by Richard Lester • 1959 • United Kingdom
This film, directed by Richard Lester, was shot over two Sundays in 1959 for a cost of about seventy pounds. Nominated for an Oscar for best live-action short, it features Lester, Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Graham Stark, and Bruce Lacey.
This piece was written and produced by critic and filmmaker David Cairns in 2014. Narrated by actor Rita Tushingham, it looks at the influences on and impact of the early work of director Richard Lester.
Anatomy of a Style
A piece on Richard Lester’s methods.