Ever wondered why A Hard Day’s Night looks so good as a film? Well, maybe one reason was the the head of photography was Gilbert Taylor, one of the UK’s top film men. He had just done a similar job on ‘Dr Stangelove’ with Stanley Kubrik, The cult horror film ‘The Omen’ – and later on a well known sci-fi film called – ‘Star Wars’!
I was lucky enough to meet Gilbert in 2001 when the original cast and crew of A Hard Day’s Night reunited to contribute to the bonus disc of he DVD. He was a very nice man, and also hero-worshiped by the other members of the crew. Gilbert died in 2013, aged 99.
Here he is with Alfred Hitchcock, during the making of ‘Frenzy’A Hard Day's Night, Beatles, Gilbert Taylor, Star Wars, The Beatles