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No. 4 (1966)

This film consists entirely of close ups of famous persons' bottoms. Ono meant it to encourage a dialogue for world peace.

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Anthony Cox, Yoko Ono

Writer:

Yoko Ono
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Cast

Credited cast:
Susannah Campbell Susannah Campbell ... Herself
Philip Corner Philip Corner ... Himself
Anthony Cox ... Himself
Kyoko Ono Cox ... Herself
Richard Hamilton
Bici Hendricks Bici Hendricks
Geoffrey Hendricks Geoffrey Hendricks ... Himself
John Latham John Latham
Bob Nadkarni Bob Nadkarni ... Himself
Jeff Nuttall Jeff Nuttall
Yoko Ono ... Herself
Ben Patterson Ben Patterson ... Himself
Susan Pelland Susan Pelland ... Herself
Jeffrey Perkins Jeffrey Perkins ... Himself (as Jeff Perkins)
Jerry Sablo Jerry Sablo ... Himself
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This film consists entirely of close ups of famous persons' bottoms. Ono meant it to encourage a dialogue for world peace.

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

6 February 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bottoms See more »

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Silent
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Bottoms Before The Beatles...
22 September 1999 | by Dave GodinSee all my reviews

This bizarre film consisted of a seemingly endless parade of naked buttocks in motion, belonging to people who had been induced into a studio and be photographed from the rear as they walked a revolving platform, during which process they discussed various trivial matters with the studio operatives. Apparently several well-known people had let themselves be talked into appearing, who subsequently claimed they were "tricked" as they feared their backsides might be a source of eventual identification! The film was rejected by the UK film censors, but given a local "X" by the London Council, which enabled the film to be seen in London cinemas. I went to the opening night, and when the film had finished, a somewhat forlorn and intense Yoko was in the foyer canvassing public opinion. The film really was a one-joke item which went on for far too long, but compassion compelled me to give her a few words of encouragement, and I told her I thought it was "interesting" and, after the first hour, became quite surreal. I also added my view that the censors were stupid to reject such a harmless and innocent experimental film. This of course was all before she had met The Beatles and John Lennon, after which of course she no longer needed any compassion or encouragement from me. One UK critic writing about the film very wittily said that the tedium was only relieved by the occasional glimpse of scrotum! I think that about says it all!


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