The Beatles’ The night of a hard day and Tim Burtons Batman are both classic films. George Harrison contrasted The night of a hard day With Batman. Additionally, John Lennon said one of the Beatles’ films was a prequel to the 1960s Batman TV series with Adam West.
Why George Harrison found the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” to be “magic.”
The book George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters contains an interview from 1989. In it George discussed The night of a hard day. “A Difficult days Night was easy, I think in hindsight, it was just magical because of the timing – and because we were so rough, and at the same time, [director] Dick Lester is the person doing that,” he said.
George contrasted the film with that of Tim Burton Batman. “So it was just one of those little packages that wasn’t really like these days when they’re like, ‘How are we going to wrap Batman, we’re going to get Jack [Nicholson]’ — it wasn’t really anything like that,” he added. “As [Traveling] Wilburys, it was just sort of there and it just happened and it was just a good combination.”
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What John Lennon thought of the “Batman” series with Adam West
According to the book All We Say: The Last Great Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, George wasn’t the only Beatle to comment on the Batman franchise. In 1980, John mentioned the 1960s Batman broadcast and film Help! “Well, it was 1965,” John said. “The film [Help!] was beyond our control. With Difficult days Night, We had quite a bit of input and it was semi-realistic.”
John praised Help! “But with Help!, Dick didn’t tell us what it was about, although in hindsight I realize how advanced it was,” he said. “It was a precursor to that Batman ‘Phew! Wow!’ on TV – stuff like that.”
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How the soundtracks to The Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ performed in the US
The night of a hard day and Burton’s Batman both produced massive soundtracks. The soundtrack for The night of a hard day peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 for 14 weeks and stayed on the chart for a total of 56 weeks. Two singles from the album topped the Billboard Hot 100: “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “A Hard Day’s Night”.
The soundtrack for Batman was also popular. The album was No. 1 for six of its 36 weeks on the Billboard 200. One of the album’s singles reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100: Prince’s “Batdance.”
The night of a hard day and Batman are both iconic films – even if George thought Batman was “wrapped”.
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/george-harrison-contrasted-the-beatles-a-hard-days-night-tim-burtons-batman.html/ George Harrison contrasted The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” with Tim Burton’s “Batman”.