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      John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth - The Making of Imagine

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      Audience Member Yoko Ono's name means Ocean Child. Sometimes when you come from the ocean and you try to reveal what songs sound like there, it comes out funny: I've had many fights with Beatles fans about Yoko over the years, and to me her entrance into their world is very funny. She really turned those snakes on their heads and held them upside down by their ankles, and her performance art almost mocks the gravity they were trying to award themselves in their pop music. She was smarter and edgier than the fab four when she met them, had been through more suffering due to being in Japan during the war, and acted like a man might act, and it rightfully p-d the men off, like "How dare she bring Japan into our British Imperialism!". Very funny. So funny. The world would be a less sunnier place without Yoko. I especially love her short poetic advice which sometimes read like really great Handy "Deep Thoughts". I have to put this out there because I'm definitely laughing with Yoko, and not buying into the old Beatles fan trope of what a Yoko is. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Very interesting film about John Lennon and Yoko Ono, this DVD features John making his music together with Phil Spector, George Harrison and Yoko. It shows generally some of his attitude towards making music and life in general, and includes an interview with John and Yoko. The whole of the DVD is approximately 1h 30 min (not 1h 3min like it says above in the info). It was nice to see George Harrison playing guitar with John Lennon. It surprised me a bit how thoughtful Yoko Ono was, I had had a more superficial image of her. Nice film for anyone interested in John Lennon's music and his opinions. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member If you a huge Lennon fan or just a casual Beatles fan, you will love this film. A truly in-depth look at the July 1971 recording sessions and the making of the documentary "Imagine". Its a great documentary about an even greater documentary. Watch as Lennon teaches one of his greatest songs, Imagine, to the studio band on an upright piano for the first time. See John play basketball with Miles Davis while mingling with Jack Nicholson and Andy Warhol at a studio executives afternoon barbeque. It is a very unique look at one of the most influential rock artists of the 20th century making one of the greatest albums of the 20th century. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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