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Nowhere Boy
26 April 2014
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Picked it up on Blu Ray for like $4.  How could I say no to that!a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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Parlance posted an interview Paul gave with Rolling Stone elsewhere on the forum, i thought it would be appropriate to include Paul's comments on 'Nowhere Boy' in here.

When Sam Taylor did her film [Nowhere Boy], she brought the script round and we chatted about it. She's a very good friend. And I said, "Well, Sam, that's not really true. John didn't really ride on the top of the double-decker bus." She said, "No, but it's a great scene." I mean, the character of Mimi, John's aunt, I said to her, "She really wasn't how she's written in the script. She's written as a very vitriolic, mean old bitch, and she wasn't at all." She was just some woman who was given charge of the responsibility of bringing up John Lennon, and it was not an easy job, you know? She was trying her best. She was kind of strict, but it was with a twinkle in her eye. I said, "I used to go around there and write with John, and she was okay. You've got to change that." Some of the things she did change, but in the end we agreed that this is not a documentary, this is a film, and so she made inferences that weren't there. Like, this whole idea of the first song we recorded, "In Spite Of All The Danger," being John's ode to his mother. That's not true, but in a film, it works better. I remember the session, and I remember all the circumstances around that – and we wrote it together. It did not appear to be an angst-ridden ode. We were copying American stuff that we were listening to. American songs were about danger, that's why we put it in. But, for Sam, it worked much better in the film as an angst-ridden ballad.

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BTW, Sam Taylor-Johnson is the director of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Though, if the reviews are anything to by (by both public and critics), not something she'll be bragging about. It's getting a roasting (if those who get the pun will forgive me)!

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From an article in the LA Times about women directors:

For women like "Fifty Shades of Grey" director Taylor-Johnson, forging a career has meant refusing to accept some pervasive biases. When she raised her hand to direct her first film, the 2009 John Lennon biopic "Nowhere Boy," producers told her they had something else in mind, she said.

"They were dangerously frank to me in saying, 'We'd prefer a male director,'" she said. Irked, Taylor-Johnson emailed the producers a line of Lennon's about gender politics. "I said, 'Remember, John Lennon said this, and so I think you should employ me."

She got the job.

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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