A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum brings the 1962 stage musical to the screen in the 1966 feature directed by Richard Lester. I spent last night watching the classic musical comedy in honor of Richard Lester’s 90th birthday today. After all, we should pay tribute to them while they are alive instead of waiting until they pass away. I’ve watched a number of Dick Lester’s films recently: A Hard Day’s Night,…"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
Help! remains one of the most influential movies to this day thanks to catchy tunes from The Beatles and Richard Lester’s direction. When it came to the direction that this film would go in, it was clear that they couldn’t replicate A Hard Day’s Night. Their private lives were off limits and so they end up doing a Pop Art fantasy. At the time, there was so much room to play with as things didn’t…"Help! The Beatles Movie Remains Influential"