Oct 19th 2006 9:06PM For any Lennon fan, if you go to the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Studios in Florida and ask to see the Lennon Room, the manager will let you tour it if it's not busy. I've seen it twice! It was soooo great being in there- the piano with the autographed keys, the Lennon suit, the wall hangings. A lot of War is Over, Peace, Love stuff. You have to ask to see it because they don't advertise it. I was thrilled to have had the chance.
As for the John book, I didn't get that Cynthia said the only reason they married was because she was pregnant. I got the whole loving relationship, the chemistry between them, etc. If you want to read Cynthia walking in on John and Yoko, she spells it out totally. It sounded like a set up on their part, almost as if John's personality had changed totally from that moment on. I like watching the John and Yoko Mike Douglas and Dick Cavett cd's but I prefer John and Cynthia. Yoko basically controlled everything the man did but if he didn't want to be controlled, he wouldn't have allowed it. I guess she was a surrogate mother type, basically. Who knows.
Oct 15th 2006 8:57AM Read "John" by Cynthia Lennon. Just came out last year. Talks about their relationship from beginning to John's death. It's really insightful. A really good book.
Jul 13th 2006 10:17PM That's true...Burton would be good, too!
Jul 13th 2006 8:10PM I, too, loved the first two movies the best- the imagery was so colorful, so cinematically inviting. I loved the third book the best but the movie the worst. It didn't have the same feel to it. I do remember sitting in a packed theater at 4:30 right after school...and there, sitting two rows up sat one of my students who was also anxiously awaiting the third movie (neither of us knew we'd be in the same theater at the same time). The lights went down, the previews came on and then the movie started. The title was shown and the theater burst into thunderous applause- everyone was sooooo excited that the third movie was finally here. Unfortunately, it just couldn't compare to the book or the first two movies. I was soooo disappointed as was my oldest child. The younger two didn't have much to say. The fourth movie was, at least, better than the third but it still didn't have that "look" to it- the magically, fascinating imagery just wasn't present. I hope Chris Columbus has a chance to step back in. That would be great! M. Night? Well, only if he could get that feel back. Even watching Home Alone, you know you get excited with a smile on your face because you know that familiar feeling. Bicentenial Man, Mrs. Doubtfire... I think that's what happens with Chris Columbus' direction. I'd be thrilled to get another Harry Potter or two out of him!