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John ennon: Imagine,
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This is the first 'Imagine' film by John and Yoko. It is not the more famous 'Imagine' the film from 1988 with the multi-coloured scribble-picture cover , which is a documentary about John's life, usually called 'John Lennon - Imagine'.
This one came out first and was filmed around '68-'71 in London, Kent - John's mansion, and later when they moved to New York. It's an insight into their lives at the time, with the Beatles breaking up, demonstrations, their huge fame, their 'war is over' poster campaign and 'bagism' making them a real target for the press to put down or hint that they were just publicity seekers, or plain crazy.Some of this footage is later used in 'Imagine - The film'.
This film is a series of short clips over music, and it's John's best period for his solo work. Most of the film is from the time he put out his first solo album 'Plastic Ono Band'- which was concurrent with Yoko's 'Plastic Ono Band' album which came out on the same day and had an almost identical cover, singles from the time, Yoko's 'Fly' album and the music from the 'Imagine' album. These clips were probably mostly edited by Yoko sometime in the late 70's or early 80's. Not sure, but some are music video quality and some are just far-out, funny, crazy art-house short films set to their music (John and Yoko's).
Throughout this film you see how inseparable John and Yoko were. They were totally in love and John is constantly proving it all the time - something Beatles fans couldn't handle at the time.
This is a really good film for serious John Lennon or Yoko Ono fans and it's not on dvd as far as I know, but if you just want the hits get the dvd 'The very best of John Lennon' or for John life story get 'John Lennon - Imagine'.
I love this film - it's so weird.
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Initial post: 14 Jun 2011 10:11:05 BDT
Brother John says:
This is clearly a review of a different product - could it be removed by amazon please?
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 15:56:24 GMT
Agreed. Or rather they need to remove the link between the products.
Another case where linking reviews for items in multiple formats hasn't quite worked because they are actually different items in this case.
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