Richard Lester’s film collaboration with The Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night (1964), has been attributed many aspects of foreshadowing modern culture. From the almost accidental invention of the surrealism-infused music video to the defining of pre-counter-culture 1960s Britain and London, the film acts as both a periodical bubble and an innovative audio-visual experience that is as prescient today as it was then. One segment in … Continue reading Ringo’s Dérive in A Hard Day’s Night (1964).
On a recent exploration of several films from the 1960s, some startling realisations occurred. A change in moral values is pretty easy to distinguish within any given time-frame but the casual representation of the era’s moral values were surprising to behold. In the 1960s, the concept of the teenager was barely a decade old; a new refreshing lease of life for a generation of people but … Continue reading Objectification As Desire In The 1960s British Youth Film.