Amusing TV

Peter Sellers does A Hard Days Night in the style of Shakespeare

In 1965 Peter Sellers recited The Beatles song ‘A Hard Day’s Night‘ in the manner of Laurence Olivier.

Recorded for the 1965 television show ‘The Music of Lennon and McCartney‘, the British actor was channelling Olivier’s famous performance of Richard III from Shakespeare’s play of the same name.

The mix of Shakespearean delivery and Beatles lyrics makes for a hilarious mashup, decades before the concept became mainstream.

You can check out some outtakes here.

[Via Open Culture]

> Peter Sellers at Wikipedia
> A Hard Day’s Night lyrics
> Christopher Walken doing Lady Gaga’s Poker Face and the South Park mashup

Behind The Scenes Images Interesting

Dr Strangelove Set Photos

Stanley Kubrick’s classic Cold War satire Dr Strangelove was shot at Shepperton Studios, just outside of London, during 1963.

This is a collection of photos from the set, some of which are in colour.

[Source: Flickr user Pineapples101]

> Dr Strangelove at the IMDb
> Details on the Dr. Strangelove Blu-ray
> Find out more about Stanley Kubrick at Wikipedia
> Peter Sellers demonstrating his mastery of accents on the set of Dr Strangelove
> Essay on the ‘last secrets’ of Dr Strangelove

Amusing Interesting

Peter Sellers does various British accents

During the making of Stanley Kubrick‘s Dr. Strangelove (1964) Peter Sellers did a series of phone interviews to promote the movie and demonstrated his amazing ability to mimic British accents:

If you are wondering why he is doing this in make up and costume, back in the 60s actors would give generic answers to pre-scripted questions.

They were actually talking to someone on the set and the media outlet would then edit these into the final interviews.

> Peter Sellers at the IMDb
> Find out more about Dr Strangelove at Wikipedia