Friday, October 31, 2008

John Lennon: All we need is peace

All We Need Is… Peace
Posted on July 14, 2008 by Marcus
In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon’s every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries the terrifyingly genius pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit, and timeless message.

OMG! This video is phenomenal. We’re on the precipice of forty years after these words were first uttered and they are just as fresh, just a new, just as true today as they were then. Thank you, Jerry Levitan, for sneaking into John Lennon’s room, recording the interview, keeping it and publishing these wise words now.

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