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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'.

Directors:

John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Writers:

John Lennon (by), Yoko Ono (by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Lennon ... Self
Yoko Ono ... Self
Fred Astaire ... Self
Dick Cavett ... Self
George Harrison ... Self
Jonas Mekas ... Self
Jack Palance ... Self
Desire de Freitas Desire de Freitas ... Self
Setsuko Ono Setsuko Ono ... Self
Daniel Richter ... Self (as Dan Richter)
Diana Robertson ... Self
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Imagine is a cinematic collage of color, sound, dream and reality. Produced and directed by John and Yoko and including numerous friends and collaborators like George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Jack Palance and Jonas Mekas. The music film features a different visual treatment for every song, and follows John and Yoko during the recording sessions for the Imagine album in both the UK and New York, as they co-produced the record with Phil Spector. The 2018 re-released Imagine movie has been restored frame-by-frame, from the original reels with the audio remix by triple GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, Paul Hicks. It is accompanied by 15 minutes of never-before-seen extras including studio footage of John and his band (including George Harrison, Nicky Hopkins from the Rolling Stones, Alan White from Yes and Klaus Voormann) performing "How Do You Sleep?" and "Oh My Love" in a specially created Dolby Atmos surround sound "raw studio" mix that would put you in the ...

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1972 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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(original) | (theatrical release) (2018)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The path John and Yoko are seen walking down during the opening scene (and the first notes of Imagine) is the path leading up to their British home at Tittenhurst Park. They would move to New York shortly after they had filmed that sequence. See more »

Alternate Versions

The current video version is actually a shortened version of the original feature length film. Here are the changes:
  • Mind Train has been completely edited out.
  • Yoko's Whisper Piece, which originally came after Mind Train, has been deleted.
  • Midsummer New York has been cut out.
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Connections

Edited from John Lennon: How? (1971) See more »

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A Bit Boring In Places
12 November 2000 | by jaws-23See all my reviews

Too much Yoko spoils this film, she is everywhere, and she also include 2 of her own songs, during the 'chess scene' there is a so called yoko song, witch is just her wailing for 5 mins but other than that the movie is fine john is great as usual but if he toned down the yoko apperance a bit it would have been better


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