Imagine: John Lennon - The Definitive Film Portrait (1988)

Genres - History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Release Date - Oct 7, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The personal film archives of Yoko Ono were utilized for this feature-length documentary on the life of John Lennon. Predictably, it downplays Lennon's association with the Beatles and concentrates on his years with Ono. The film spends a lot of time recounting Lennon's anti-war activities, highlighted by a confrontation on a talk show hosted by conservative cartoonist Al Capp. The title of the documentary is, of course, taken from Lennon's idyllic ballad about a world free of hatred and discord. Imagine: John Lennon is a reverent but ultimately depressing chronicle of an artist who died the untimeliest of deaths.

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music, artist, career, cartoonist, chronicle, conflict, death, interview, journalism, life, nudity, personal, privacy, rock, rock-music, songwriter, talk-show