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. 38 years later he made
a film about it.
One of my favourite lines from the piece…
“…messages are there in all levels, in all musics…and whatever level you get it on, I’ve had it too on that level when I wrote it or sang it…but someone has to write it and record it and play it…”
Although this film was released on youtube 2 years ago, it is monumental in every way – its format, illustrations, animation and most of all its content. Pared down from a 26min original recording, Josh Raskin was contacted by Levitan to direct and produce the film, and here it is.
For a great read, check out this interview with Raskin on the film here, in an interview done in 2008 with Shortend Magazine.
This film absolutely blows me away.