Show Business: One For All: The New Musketeers

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

It has taken the 42-year-old Lester 15 years of seesawing the highs and lows of moviemaking to reach that conclusion. Lester shot to prominence as the director of the Beatles' first film, A Hard Day's Night (1964), followed by the surreal comedy...

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