A Hard Day's Night, in some ways, feels like a snapshot of what was going on with The Beatles at the time the movie was made through an almost satirical view. We follow them from a train ride to London to the TV studio where they are due to perform, yet if only they could keep their mischievous selves out of trouble, evading crazed fans and paparazzi as well. You do get the feeling at times like you're watching vintage material during many of these moments. Then you witness a scene of them harassing a man in a train car, leaving the car and running alongside the train while it's still in motion, waving to the man through the window. That's when you realize that the narrative is more than what it appears to be. If anything, it's purely a romp. Shot in a cinéma vérité style with a small budget of $500,000, the film's title came about after Ringo had made a malapropism about a particular set of gigs, saying that it had been "a hard day's night." The phrase was remembered by the group when choosing the film's title (which was originally just Beatlemania). Although The Beatles made more films, A Hard Day's Night is seen as the strongest of the films that they took part in. Not only was it considered influential on music videos later on, but it was also seen as a strong piece of filmmaking. It certainly had a strong influence on The Monkees' TV show, and (according to some) perhaps even on comedies and spy films of the era. Roger Ebert even felt that nearly all of modern documentary filmmaking, handheld camera work, and editing techniques were directly influenced by the film. Even with all of its accolades and appreciations, it's a clever and entertaining film with a great soundtrack.