Friday, January 08, 2010

Nowhere Boy


I went to see Nowhere Boy, the beautifully filmed story of John Lennon's last years at school directed by Sam Taylor-Wood. It's an amazing tale. JL (Aaron Johnson) had been taken away from his mother at the age of 5 and was brought up by his aunt and uncle. In his teens he met his real mother and used to go round to her house when he'd been suspended from school. It was she who introduced him to rock'n'roll and taught him to play the guitar. The tensions between the aunt and mother are very well acted by Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff. Paul McCartney is hilarious in the form of Thomas Sangster (who played one of the children in Love Actually) and it was interesting to learn that he taught JL the nuances of the chords and notes within the guitar.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

I'd like to see this film too. I think the story between Sam and Aaron would make a great film too. I understand she is now pregnant by him.

10:12 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

That's right, Ellee!

11:48 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I didn't know about this film. Thanks for the info.

12:59 am  

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