In Their Words — Saturday, January 19, 2013

Paul McCartney & Lester filming 'Help!' (1965)
Paul McCartney and Richard Lester filming Help! (1965)

If we can make films that are useful as well as entertaining, marvelous. But cinema must reflect the temper of the times. We must choose material not only on the basis of whether we feel deeply, but on whether or not anyone’s bloody well going to see it.

—Richard Lester