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 Strangelove’ 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.
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Richard, please keep up your great work and help to preserve that special Beatle magic. I visited Abbey Road in 2010 and the ladies working at the St John’s Wood coffee shop were absolutely wonderful. I hope it continues for another 100 years and beyond – thanks so much. All you need is love!!