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A surreal, half-fiction, half real life footage of a day in the life of John lennon and Yoko Ono, composed to music from John's historic 'Imagine' album and Yoko's 'Fly'.

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A surreal, half-fiction, half real life footage of a day in the life of John lennon and Yoko Ono, composed to music from John's historic 'Imagine' album and Yoko's 'Fly'.

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Fred Astaire made a cameo appearance in John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Imagine (1972) film, escorting Yoko through a doorway; after one successful take, he asked to try again, believing he could do a better job. See more »

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The Real John
9 August 2014 | by (WA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this and there is a scene where two young men seem to have hid out on his property in England. John meets them at the front door and talks to them. He treats them with dignity and actually tries to break down the idol of being a Beatle and let them know he is just like them, a man.

Now he could have got some security or whatnot, but he doesn't. He speaks to them and invites them in for something to eat. It was touching...he asks them if they are hungry twice. This was the real John imo. He knew he was a freak of nature as a Beatle...something from another planet for most people like meeting Elvis only to find out he takes a crap and eats breakfast just like you and I. John actually mentioned the crap thing to bring his point home to the guys.

I think this idol worship when met can be either a great disappointment or a moment of reality for some. This is a good documentary of a man who could stand in the room as just a guy and also as a living legend both at the same time. In the end, the line between crazy fame and just being a down and out guy is not too far apart if you peel away the talent of one over the other.

Probably .001% of the population can relate to being literally world famous. I don't think John had any idea how to deal with this so he seems to have chosen to ignore it. He seems very normal and nonchalant by his tremendous fame. This is the power of music, marketing, TV, radio and whatnot.


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