Richard Lester
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Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 8 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles

The Beatles Are Pent-Up Prisoners of Their Own Notoriety in 'A Hard Day's Night'
9 Jul 2015 // 9:02 PM

Over 50 years after its release A Hard Day's Night is regarded as a minor classic. It's easy to forget, however, that no one thought the film would ever achieve such stature.

Yin and Yang: The Beatles - 'A Hard Day's Night' vs. 'Help!'
9 Nov 2009 // 4:00 PM

Aside from such obvious aspects -- including the difference between black and white and color film stock -- the back and forth between the films was also reflective of their burgeoning creative output.


'Superman' and 'Superman II': What Is, and What Might Have Been
27 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM

Superman and Superman II are two of the best films of their kind, but budget and time overruns necessitated a number of changes from the original vision.

Cut! Shoot! The Directorial Styles of Blake Edwards and Richard Lester
24 Sep 2014 // 9:30 PM

The Party, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Juggernaut give us good clean fun about slavery and brothels.


In 'Juggernaut' a Ship Is in Peril, But Do You Care?
1 Oct 2014 // 9:10 PM

As much as Richard Lester throws the audience into the action, we have no reason to care about the fate of any of the passengers of the SS Britannic.

'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' Is a Charming Collection of Anachronisms
23 Sep 2014 // 2:00 AM

The classic farcical Sondheim musical springs to Blu-ray with all the hilarity of the classic movie, but only half the songs of the classic stage play.


Putting Off 'The Ritz'
28 Jun 2013 // 8:00 AM

Bring a towel.

'Ring-a-Ding Rhythm'
14 Sep 2012 // 8:00 AM

Richard Lester and musical England, just before they was fab.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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