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The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. Written by
I am amazed that the film industry is still turning out cliché ridden garbage like this. That significantly good actors like Kristen Scott- Thomas take part in such rubbish leaves me breathless with astonishment.
This 'leafy' and squeaky clean suburb of Liverpool never existed. It is a cinematographer's invention,... As is the idea that the young Lennon wore wire framed glasses. But hey!... we are just the audience... we need familiar reference points because we might forget who John Lennon was! Was he that bloke with the 'granny' glasses?
The fact is, there was nothing astonishing or even particularly interesting about Lennon's childhood. He himself said that at the age of 16, he was just the same as any other little Hoylake **** of 16.
The perpetuation of the myth that he was some sort of saint is not only the big lie about The Beatles...it is an even bigger lie about the man. He wrote the line about imaging no possessions, but had a separate apartment just to keep his clothes in.
In his defence... he had little patience with the people who glorified him, but dead pop stars are good business... so on it goes.
Beatles fans don't come more dedicated than me. i was there at the time. I still listen to the music on an almost daily basis, but i don't need the constant repetition of exaggerated fake nonsense about them. The music was enough... Let it be.
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