When David and Albert Maysles agreed to film the 1969 Rolling Stones American tour, they never imagined their movie would culminate in a murder. Employing their distinctive cinema verite style, they follow the Stones from Madison Square Garden to an Alabama recording studio to a free concert planned for San Francisco. The result is Altamont, a violent end to the peace and love spirit of the Sixties and a frightening look at the dark side of rock 'n' roll.
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A Hard Day's Night redefined what a "rock'n' roll movie" could be. United Artists had secured movie rights for the Beatles to obtain a successful soundtrack album. However, when director Richard Lester chose to go outside the traditional rock film formula, he created a cinematic and musical breakthrough. A great script and supporting cast, innovative visual techniques and performances from John, Paul, George and Ringo that exceeded all expectations combined to make this an unforgettable film.
Dennis Elsas brings you Richard Lester's movie musical masterpiece 'A Hard Day's Night.'
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