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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Some time in Ascot
10 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

You might be disappointed if you think you will learn a lot about the "Imagine" album recording while watching this flick.It's experimental,as most of Lennon's and Ono's shorts were (remember:"self-portrait" "erection" "fly")."Imagine" is more of the same.All the tracks of the famous album (performed as on the record) provide the soundtrack ,with a "bonus" of two Ono songs ,including her lovely" Mrs Lennon" (which was obviously influenced by her husband's style).

What about the plot?There is none.What are they talking about? They do not speak ,except for the last minutes when they utter two words ,you know what I mean (see "the Wedding album").They wander aimlessly along their desirable property,go boating on the river,John does his number two,he plays chess with his wife -the sequence is a bit scary ,and a Yoko experimental cut makes your hair stand on end-.And while the notorious "how do you sleep?" is heard ,you can see grimacing masks on the walls :what do you suppose THAT means?Cameos by George Harrison,Fred Astaire and Jack Palance.No MacCartney is not among the special guests ,not even in the ominous "how do you sleep?" sequence.

Filmed during the last year of the Lennons in England.Actually,the most important is not in the movie:the legend only matters ,this legend which turned "imagine "the song into what should be the worldwide anthem to replace all our obsolete fusty national anthems.


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