Imagine: John Lennon

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Imagine: John Lennon
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Directed by Andrew Solt
Produced by Andrew Solt
David L. Wolper
Written by Andrew Solt
Sam Egan
Narrated by John Lennon
Music by John Lennon
The Beatles
Cinematography Néstor Almendros
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
7 October 1988
Running time
106 min
Country England

Imagine: John Lennon is a 1988 documentary film about English musician John Lennon.

Imagine: John Lennon, with its wealth of stock Lennon footage and self-narration, proved to be a well-received film.[1] Bridging his two musical phases together as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist, Imagine: John Lennon is a career-spanning collection of Lennon's many musical highlights. In addition, there are a couple of heretofore unreleased recordings: an acoustic demo of "Real Love" taped in 1979 (an alternate recording of which would be finished by the Beatles for 1996's Anthology 2) and a rehearsal take of "Imagine" in mid-1971 before the final take was captured.[2][3]

The film was commissioned by Yoko Ono. None of the three former Beatles, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, or Ringo Starr, agreed to participate in the film.[4]

The soundtrack sold well in the United States, reaching No. 31 on the charts and going gold.

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  1. ^ Imagine at Rotten Tomatoes. Accessed 20 August 2009.
  2. ^ Imagine at IMDb. Accessed 20 August 2009.
  3. ^ Imagine Review from DVD Movie Guide. Accessed 20 August 2009.
  4. ^ Rense, Rip (9 October 1988). "New Documentary Shows a Different John Lennon[;] Yoko Ono, Who Commissioned 'Imagine,' Says It Will Counteract the Negativism of Albert Goldman's Book". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 

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