New Lennon film in pre-production
|Ice bucket challenge, 1965.|
The BBC reports that a new film has gone into pre-production in New York looking at the events that took place on the night that John Lennon was shot and killed outside his Manhattan home in December 1980.
“The Lennon Report” looks at the focus on the efforts of first responders at the site of the shooting – and at the Roosevelt hospital where Lennon was taken.
I must confess that I find this focus on that senseless murder depressing. I can barely watch these films. I stayed away from that 2008 “Chapter 27” film.
There are lots of stories to tell about the adventurous life of John Lennon. Give me a “Lost weekend” film any day. May Pang is currently rewriting her “Loving John” book, because the editors removed so much from her original manuscript. A dramatisation of John Lennon’s interaction with Phil Spector and the rock’n’roll gang in Los Angeles, including a visit from the McCartneys would be something I’d like to watch.
Or how about his retreat from the public eye following the “Rock’n’ Roll” album, his house-husband days leading up to his Bermuda adventure?