Baahhd Feeling

I’ve been as anxious as the next guy to see Nowhere Boy, Sam Taylor Wood‘s biopic about the young John Lennon in Liverpool. I’ve written about it several times, praised Matt Greenhalgh‘s script (saying it “has the same concise, straight-from-the-shoulder British scruffiness that his Greenhalgh’s script for Control had”), expressed interest in Kristin Scott Thomas‘s portrayal of Aunt Mimi, etc. But I’m thinking the good vibes may be over.


(l.) Aaron Johnson as John Lennon in Nowhere Boy; (r.) ex-Beatle Pete Best sometimes around 1961 or ’62.

The reason is that after seeing the above still of Aaron Johnson playing Lennon (and presumably looking out upon Liverpool’s Mersey River), I experienced severe disappointment on three levels. Actually, make that four.

One, Lennon had light honey-brown hair and Johnson’s hair looks either dark brown or jet black. How many brain cells did it take for Wood to say to the movie’s hairdresser at the start of production, “Okay, Lennon’s hair was light brown so let’s make sure Aaron’s hair is as dark as Elvis Presley‘s was…perfect!” I warned Wood not to do this in a piece that ran last January (i.e., two months before Nowhere Boy began shooting), to wit: “They’d better get the hair color right — light honey-brown. If they screw this part up they’re dead.” And Wood screwed it up!

Two, this photo told me that Johnson doesn’t really resemble Lennon at all. You could sense Lennon’s impertinent and somewhat snippy personality in his features. Johnson looks like a doleful Italian longshoreman or short-order cook. If he resembles anyone, it’s ex-Beatle Pete Best — i.e., the drummer who got fired in 1962 to make way for Ringo Starr. Obviously Johnson’s performance could make all the difference. But I’m really steaming about the hair-color thing. You just don’t mess with hair when you’re trying to physically be someone as well as re-animate their spirit.

And three, Lennon had a somewhat large, distinctive and pointed British honker with a very pronounced bridge. Johnson’s nose looks nothing like this — it’s a thicker, rounded-off, slightly bent-to-the-right nose that isn’t the least bit Lennon-y. Wood could have told the makeup people to make it right, but she didn’t. Was the idea to make Johnson resemble Lennon as little as possible?

And look at the 19 year-old kid Wood chose to play Paul McCartney. His name is Thomas Sangster, and his hair color is wrong also — it’s too light. (Unless, of course, Wood had it darkened for the film.) Look at the picture below — does anyone think Sangster resembles McCartney even faintly? He doesn’t look like Macca — he looks like a chipmunk. Look at him! At best he could possibly play a 13 year-old version of George Harrison. Is Wood insane?

I have to be honest. The hair cock-ups suggest that all kinds of other things may be wrong with Nowhere Boy. If you get the hair-color wrong (something that’s easy to get right), the odds are you’re going to screw up in other ways. People tend to be consistent, I mean. If you have dishes stacked two feet high in your kitchen sink, you probably don’t brush your teeth or pay your bills on time. I’m feeling a little queasy about it now. This is a blade of grass that may tell the tale. I still like the script but all bets are off until further notice. I smell trouble.

96 thoughts on “Baahhd Feeling

  1. I actually thought in that photo, Aaron Johnson somewhat resembles Joe Strummer. They share a similar facial profile, plus that hairstyle that Strummer had in the late 70s/early 80s.

  2. Wow – my first thought was “why is Zach Braff playing Lennon”? He doesn’t look right at all, at least not in this photo. The chap that played Lennon in “Backbeat”….Ian Hart, was the perfect young Lennon because he a) looked enough like him, and b) could really act. The style of hair on this kid seems wrong too – like one of the ‘Gossip Girl’ dudes on his way to a retro party. Lennon, during those years, would have had a look like Best does in his photo – a pompadour or some other style that Elvis and the other rock & roll giants were wearing – not a modern “bed head” deal. Case in point:

    http://www.getthebigpicture.net/storage/pics/lennon.jpg

    Yep, now I”m worried too about this one. Let’s hope it’s not entirely impossible for a period film to be made without modern sensibilties seeping their way in.

  3. The Liverpool years might be too early, but I know the Beatles did their level best to look as much like Elvis as possible by the time they hit Hamburg. They all had duck-tail haircuts. Maybe hair dying was involved, too. Elvis, after all, was naturally a blond (really).

  4. Wells to Rich S.: Everyone wore bop haircuts in a duck’s-ass style, but John Lennon never dyed his hair black. Elvis’s natural hair color was on the light-brown side, true.

    Seriously — the jig is up on this film. I don’t want to go overboard on hair and nose and casting issues but I’m sensing very serious trouble. I know that the good will and high expectations have been dashed on the rocks as far as I’m concerned. I sensed that something was wrong when they said Nowhere Boy would premiere in London in November. I smelled it. The same bait-and-switch in ’06 when The History Boys premiered there rather than in Toronto/Telluride. I smelled it but I didn’t say anything back then, and I smelled it but didn’t say anything when they pulled it this time. Five will get you ten they chose London in order to launch the film with a little home-town pep & enthusiasm.

  5. I’m sure the costumes and haircuts and whatnot are based on research. As long as the two actors can nail the accents I’m sure it won’t be a problem once you get used to it. I mean Joaquin Phoenix was distinctively Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line, but his performance as Cash was very good so by the end of the movie you’d just got used to it.

    Suspension of disbelief and all that.

    Control was a good balance of both – good performances and actors that resembled the real-life figures.

    Was in a restaurant the other day that had a poster of one of the Beatles’ early Mersey Beat covers. They had Paul’s surname listed as “McArtrey”. Haha.

  6. I’m about as big a Beatles fan as you could find, but I have to say: is anyone really clamoring for this kind of movie? I mean, the Lennon/Beatles story has been told and re-told over and over again, and there is so much archival footage out there of the actual Fab Four, and especially Lennon….that I just don’t see any pressing need for another movie. Especially with these actors who look nothing like their real-life counterparts.

  7. Macca?!? Sorry to be trivial, but that nickname just struck me as extremely odd. I’m not at all a Beatles person beyond the most casual level. Did anyone actually refer to McCartney that way?

  8. I think you’re really over reacting on this one. It is still too early to tell and the picture could be misleading regarding his hair color.

    If he had a prosthetic nose it would bug the shit out of me the entire time. I would rather watch an actor sans excessive make up and get into the character than watch them struggle to imitate and resemble mannerisms.

    You sound worse than a pissed off Watchman fanboy crying about no squid.

  9. Thanks for the clarification, Jeffrey. I’ve seen dozens of pictures of Lennon with the greased-back hair, but none were clear enough to determine if he ever died it.

    Sangster popped up in a recent Dr. Who two-parter. Looked way too young in that to be a credible McCartney. Looked closer to 13 than 19.

  10. Wells to natsyelzom: Bullshit. Johnson’s hair in that photo is dark brown, not medium brown. The point is that Lennon’s hair was very light brown. Look at the photo above. There’s no two ways about this . Wood obviously didn’t give a damn about resmblance issues. Where would the harm have been if he’d gotten the hair and nose right? How would that have hurt things?

  11. “Because it isn’t! Go to England and take a look around someday.”

    I am English! And my nose is closer to the rounded Johnson type than Lennon’s. And isn’t Lennon partly Irish anyway, like a lot of Scousers?

    Regarding the hair, this from Wikipedia’s “Teddy Boy” entry:

    “Preferred hairstyles included long, strongly-moulded greased-up hair with a quiff at the front and the side hair combed back to form a Duck’s Arse at the rear of the head.”

  12. This is the worst nose casting since Roy Scheider in the Marathon Man. I mean, how could THAT nose be related to Hoffman’s nose? Absurd!

    Did they even LOOK at Lennon’s bridge before bringing this guy in for an audition?

    They should have hired the chick who did Nicole Kidman in The Hours. Then this guy could be looking at an Oscar nom for 2010 rather than pre-viewing slam by Jeff Wells.

    Oh, and Ian Hart was great. Maybe Zemeckis will use him for that crazy Yellow Submarine thing he’s doing.

  13. Wells to Donkey: How can you look at Lennon’s actual hair color and nose shape and then look at Johnson’s corresponding features and say with a straight face that you’re “sure costumes and haircuts and whatnot are based on research.” Sorry, dude, but you have to employ a little visual confirmation and observation and deductive reasoning when you make these statements.

  14. “Sorry, dude, but you have to employ a little visual confirmation and observation and deductive reasoning when you make these statements.”

    I meant I’m sure the actual cut of the hair is based on research. They won’t have given him a pompadour quiff unless he was sporting one at the time.

    As for the colour, these things are hard to tell on stills. Prior to Star Trek everyone was suggesting Chris Pine’s hair was blonde in some shots and red in others, but in the movie itself I didn’t notice it at all. Lighting always has an effect on hair colour, even in ordinary photos people upload to Facebook, let alone ones taken on movie sets where there are industrial strength lights pointed at actors in some scenes and not in others.

    I’m sure it’ll be fine. I mean, Cate Blanchett won plaudits for her performance as Bob Dylan.

  15. Macca is Paul’s nickname, kami … don’t be so provincial.

    British men, to me, all have something vaguely british about them. I’ve been to the UK at least two dozen times, and when my wife and I take the tube we count the men who get who don’t have the same hair line, color, and facial features. I don’t think we’ve ever gotten above 10. Of course, it’s ridiculous, London is full of diversity and Jeff may have had very limited experience with a very limited sect of society, thus forming his image….but he’s not entirely off.

    And English Bob, I’m with you. My anticipation for another Beatles-related movie is zilch. What serious Beatles fan doesnt know every detail that might possibly be on display here? I’m also growing rather weary of character explorations of Lennon. The world takes Lennon a lot more seriously than he took himself. A brilliant artist, a passionate activist with openly shared mummy issues. All fascinating for first-timers, but this stuff is always aimed at the diehards…..and with Yoko maintaining a tight grip on the image, what else is there to know/understand???

  16. Wells to Donkey: If somebody produced a Marilyn Monroe biopic and the actress playing Monroe had chestnut-brown hair all through it, you’d say “oh, that’s okay….Monroe dyed her hair blond all her life so no worries….what counts is the performance.”

    If someone produced a John McCain-vs.-Barack Obana campaign drama and the guy they cast to play McCain had hair the color of Carrottop’s, you’d say “oh, it’s fine….the guy had McCain’s voice down perfectly.”

    If someone…awww, forget it. You’re determined to be blind and nothing’s going to stop you.

  17. Only thing is, outside of those over a certain age trying to reconnect back to their innocent youth days and serious Beatle-philes, the rest of us will only care if A) the story is compelling and B) if Aaron Johnson creates a credible character.

    Actually, I could care less when I think about it: I am fucking tired of bio-pics about already famous art types. Give me stories about people who have made unsung contributions to our society so my daughters can aspire to do also.

    Just yesterday, This American Life ran a story about Jack Geiger and his relationship with the obscure actor Canada Lee. Geiger went on to become a doctor who became very involved with the Civil Rights movement.

    Read about him (http://www.publichealthheroes.org/past_heroes/2001/geiger_2001.html) and then tell me, who made a bigger difference in the world?

  18. “You’re determined to be blind and nothing’s going to stop you.”

    The difference in hair-colour here is nothing like as extreme as McCain/Carrot-Top, so that’s a peculiar example to back up your point.

    All I’m saying is that it’s hard to judge the final thing based on this one picture alone. People look different in production stills/set photos than they do in a finished, polished film. Let’s wait and see, shall we? It’s not like they hired Wesley Snipes to play the young John Lennon.

    And the “British nose” thing makes no sense. Does Daniel Craig have a British nose? Carey Mulligan? Queen Elizabeth? The celebrity whose nose most resembles Lennon’s, in my view, is Nicolas Cage, who is profoundly un-British.

  19. Wells to Donkey: I’m wasting my time. You’re obviously in denial. Forget it. Wood could have given Johnson the right hair color — look at the damn photo, for God’s sake! — and right-shaped nose (easily!) and she chose not to. Her reasons are her own, but I choose to interpret these decisions as evidence that Wood is some kind of wanker. There was zero downside and nothing but upside in trying to make Johnson resemble Lennon as closely as possible and she obviously said, “Naaah…doesn’t matter.” That makes her an arrogant dilletante in my book. Period. End of idiotic, time-wasting discussion.

  20. “I’m wasting my time. Your’e obviously in denial. Forget it.”

    Haha. Okay. Let’s agree to disagree. I just don’t think it necessarily spells doom for the project. But okay.

  21. “End of idiotic, time-wasting discussion”

    That is so unintentionally archly-ironic it deserves to go into the HE hall of fame alongside the vivid hat, latina moms and tinfoil cake leftovers.

    Nice chuckle to start the week off with, thanks.

  22. You’re right, Aaron Johnson doesn’t look entirely like Lennon. But it’s not as though he looks like Nicolas Cage either. To me, the argument is as silly as the idea that Daniel Craig shouldn’t have been cast as Bond because he’s blonde. Comparing it to a Marylin Monroe biopic doesn’t really follow either because the color of her hair — and her overall look — played a much bigger part in her status as a cultural icon than Lennon.

    Remember 24 Hour Party People? Almost nobody in that film remotely resembled their real-life counter-parts, and it was still one of the best-reviewed films of 2002 and rightly so. There is still the possibility that Nowhere Boy will work regardless of the actors’ looks.

  23. Ian Hart stated in an interview that he got the pitch perfect sound of John Lennon’s cadence by warming up his voice with a guitar tuner.

  24. The Beatles peaked creatively in 1962. Most of their output after that was commercially driven and lacking style or guts. And Ringo was gay. So was John. Fuck all y’all!
    - Pete Best

  25. I save myself from being let down by not having the slightest bit of hope for a film like this. (huge Beatle fan, I)

    I’m guessing that it’s going to be another case of trying to appeal to young viewers by showing them how cool, edgy, brooding, handsome and dreamy the young Beatles were. I’m guessing it will more or less come off as a leather-clad Dawson’s Creek.

    Perhaps they’ll even hint that John was a vampire.

  26. Agree with the hair and it’s all obviously styled to lure in the teen girl masses. But not so sure that the nose is that important, no matter how dominating of Lennon it actually was. In defense of Thomas Sangster I have to say that he was pretty great in playing the 10 year old son of Liam Neeson in Love Actually way back in 2003…

  27. they certainly may have messed up the hair, but you cannot tell by the picture above. the lighting obviously darkens it…

  28. Peace, man. Understanding.

    Why the hostility? You’re having a psychotic episode over a disagreement about hair? In a poorly lit shot? But your hair’s brown, so that’s cool.

  29. He does look like Strummer in the profile shot. Anyway I’m about as excited for a Lennon biopic as I was for a Woodstock movie in 2009 so WHATEVS.

  30. They should do an Oasis biopic, with Paddy Considine and Tony Kebbell as Liam and Noel. Plenty of action scenes.

  31. Other way round, I mean. Tony as Liam and Paddy as Noel. Peter Mullan as Alan McGee!

    Danny Boyle directs, bish bash bollocks, you’ve got yerself a hit.

    I hope Don Murphy is reading. I just gave him an Academy Award-winning idea.

  32. To be honest, if it’s a choice between spot-on look-alikes wearing weirdly distracting prosthetic enhancements to strengthen performance, and actors who don’t have a strong physical similarlity but are the best actors available, then I can overlook something as trivial as hair colour.

    Otherwise you end up with critics mistaking dead-on impersonation for actual acting, and then suddenly Eric Bana has a career.

    Anyone remember ‘Two Of Us’ with Jared Harris and Aiden Quinn as Lennon / McCartney?

  33. “Wood obviously didn’t give a damn about resmblance issues. Where would the harm have been if he’d gotten the hair and nose right? How would that have hurt things?”

    Maybe he was trying to cast the, uh, best actor for the part? Kind of a crazy notion in this day and age, I know, but it does still happen on occasion.

    Also, not to pick nits but dude’s hair is a lot closer to “medium brown” than “jet black.” Jesus, get your vision tested or something.

  34. Wells to CitzenKaned: I didn’t say anything about the hiring or not hiring the most talented actor. For all I known Aaron Johnson delivers a genius-level performance as Lennon. My question was, after Wood had cast Johnson why didn’t she do the right thing as far as the hair and nose were concerned? It would have been easy and — knock, knock! doorbell ringing! — it would have made Johnson look all the more like the Real MCoy. How in the world could that have been a bad thing?

    I ask again — what kind of obstinate-moron director doesn’t want an actor/actress to strongly resemble a well-known character he/she happens to be playing? What director in the history of credible biopic movies has said, “You know what? An approximate resemblance is good enough. Hair coloring and putting on a nose prosthetic every day will be too much work. I got enough aggravation. Let it slide. Looks aren’t that important.”

    Honestly — what is wrong with you guys? Why are you and others so blithely unconcerned with the rudiments of Basic Movie Illusion 101?

    Let’s say someone is being cast as Clark Gable, who was muscular and had a moustache and slicked-back dark brown hair. Let’s say they cast someone who is fit but not muscular, and who has light brown hair with a slight reddish tint and who doesn’t like to wear his hair slicked down, and who doesn’t feel like wearing a moustache and argues/justifies that it isn’t necessary because Gable didn’t wear a moustache in each and every film — he didn’t in Red Dust and Dancing Lady and Mutiny on the Bounty — so why be a stickler? And let’s say the director thinks it over and says, “You know something? You’re right! Gable didn’t wear a moustache in Red Dust and Dancing Lady and Mutiny on the Bounty!”

    And that actor and that director would be completely unprofessional assholes for adopting this viewpoint about Gable’s appearance in their film, and if I were the studio chief I would fire both their asses so fast they’d be coping with dizzy sensations for the next two days.

    But you and your ilk are saying the same thing about Johnson’s Lennon appearance in Nowhere Boy — dark brown hair is just as good as light brown hair! A pudgy, round and slightly bent nose is just as good as long and semi-pointy British nose that the real Lennon had! What difference does it make? The acting is what counts!

    I don’t just have no respect for what you’re saying. I’m really wondering if you’re just trying to piss me off for the fun of it or what. Because what you’re saying isn’t just ill-considered — it’s ridiculous. If I ran a studio and you guys came looking for a job, I wouldn’t let you work for the sanitation crew.

  35. “macca” became his nickname like “Jacko” became Michael Jackson’s nickname; a way for the fleet street rags to shorten a longer name for a headline. It’s the same reason that Kennedy became “JKF” and Johnson was “LBJ” in headlines, yet Bush stayed bush; same with Clinton, Carter, Nixon, and Obama and Ford. They were short to begin with…

    Just a nickname, and extremely well-known one at that.

  36. Wells is right. When you’re doing a biopic, the look must be somewhat consistent otherwise it throws off the believability. Someone earlier brought up Blanchett and I’m Not There. Good example because how fucking similar to Dylan did Blanchett look, titties be damned.

  37. I hear what you’re saying, Jeff (jeez, take it easy! lol), but the fact of the matter is that sometimes the prosthetic/hair color thing can be distracting — even moreso than not getting certain physical intricacies 100% correct.

    I’d cite Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf and the guy that plays Nixon in Watchmen as top-of-my-head examples. And as someone above noted, Joaquin Phoenix (or is that Pheonix?) looked nothing like J. Cash, but still pulled off the role wonderfully (the movie was still boring as hell, but that’s a typical biopic for ya).

    I’m sure Sam Taylor Wood tried a bunch of hair/nose demos on Aaron Johnson before actually deciding against them. And if not, well, that movie is going to have a lot more problems than just superficial ones.

    And it will be back to Pet Shop Boys videos for her!

  38. Normally I’m loathe to weigh in with Jeff as to physical comparisons, but he’s right about this – the hair color really throws me off. C’mon, even the Beatles game coming out next week gets the hair color right.

  39. What if Joaquin Pheonix had decided to play Johnny Cash with Billy Idol white hair? Why not? It’s the performance that counts, not the niggly-piggly details!

  40. But Wells, you’re ignoring our points regarding the poor lighting of the photo. You can’t decipher what his hair color is in the shot, what with the shitty lighting and the pomade. I have light brown hair, and in many poorly lit shots, it looks very dark. I’m not disagreeing with your theory so much as what you think is solid evidence, is all.

  41. Oh, now you’re just being silly. Incidentally, a white-haired Joaquin would not be a half-bad casting idea for Idol, whenever the day comes (which is probably any minute now) that they decide to do a biopic on the punk.

    Of course once he goes that route, it would be really hard notto imagine “Mr. Pheonix” playing Vanilla Ice.

  42. On the other hand, Stan Lee is portraying Larry King in the new Iron Man 2, so who cares about what people look like? As long as you get the suspenders right, it’s Larry. And, as long as you get the fookin’ Livapull accent right, it’s gear whoever plays Johnny Boy.

  43. “I ask again — what kind of obstinate-moron director doesn’t want an actor/actress to strongly resemble a well-known character he/she happens to be playing? What director in the history of credible biopic movies has said, “You know what? An approximate resemblance is good enough. Hair coloring and putting on a nose prosthetic every day will be too much work. I got enough aggravation. Let it slide. Looks aren’t that important.”"

    Michael Mann in the Insider & Public Enemies. Seriously, who gives a fuck that the actors look like their real-life characters except rubes who can’t go with the film without it handed to them on a plate? Maybe I’m in the minority but I didn’t mind Anthony Hopkins in Stone’s Nixon either. I actually hate biopics where all the effort goes into mimicry (aesthetic & performance) rather than putting that aside and going deep.

    Matthew Vaughn cast Aaron Johnson as the lead in his film Kick-Ass based on the seeing this film. He thinks it’s a performance for the ages, a straight onto the A-List Carey Mulligan sorta thing.

  44. http://admin.clickliverpool.class-media.co.uk/admin/article/articleimages/1237200650-aaron%20johnson.jpg

    Already you can see it’s browner there than the initial photo. Who knows what it’ll look like with movie lighting.

    Anyway, here’s a picture of the Quarrymen:

    http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb52/The_Playlist/nowhereboy-quarrymen.jpg

    I think it’s safe to say Johnson is far more handsome than Lennon, so I think you’re just going to have to grin and bear it, Wells.

  45. “Hair doesn’t lighten as people age — if anything it darkens! ”

    Not true. My sister spent the better part of her first two decades with dark brown hair. Now she’s about as blond as you can get – naturally.

  46. “Then Mr. Aaron Johnson came in, who, mark my words, is going to be a huge movie star. I just saw NOWHERE BOY, where he plays John Lennon, and it is a ten-out-of-ten performance. The whole film is fantastic, but he is phenomenal in it. I actually feel like a juvenile moron for what I did to that kid compared to what he does in that film.”

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41808

  47. That photo by the Mersey is taken in deep dusk. With that light (or lack of light), anybody’s moderately dark hair will look black. Hell, George Clooney’s grey hair and Brad Pitt’s blond hair would look dark in that photo. You can’t tell a thing about his hair color from that photo.

    That said, Aaron Johnson otherwise doesn’t look much like John Lennon at any age. He’d better be a good actor.

  48. Ok kids, all this sniping about hair colour and nose shape is missing the point big time. Of course the casting looks all wrong. That’s because Sam Taylor-Wood is a talentless hack idiot. She was the least talented out of a fairly talentless wave of British artists and has shown zero capability as a film maker since day one.

    Good script or not this film will be of the very worst, cliche ridden, claptrap.
    Stephen Woolley’s Brian Jones biopic will be seen as a mild misfire compared to the turd this’ll turn out to be.

  49. Prairie_Oysters is indeed correct.

    But Jeff, surely you must see the problem we have *confirming* hair-color off of a still. For instance, you say your hair is entirely dark brown, but on that mysterious/ageless banner photo of you, you’re clearly graying at the temples. And who knows what year *that* was taken. (If not “grey”, that’s how it appears in your own pompadour ‘do’, which underlines my point.

    (And, no, hair-color only darkens-as-you-age in childhood-to-adolescence, if one starts out lighter-haired. After mid-30s, generally, it always lightens, from sun/elements exposure and the decrease in production of melanin. Unless one dyes it. There is no disputing this – the Hair Gods have so decreed.)

  50. you’re basing this all on one shitty still. You’ve lost your fucking mind, jeff.

    This much bigger problem is the actor playing Paul. Fuck, no prosthetic could make him look anything like McCartney. the essence of his face is entirely wrong. Paul’s got big, lazy, outward sloping eyes … the guy pictured here looks like a fucking thundercat. And yet your problem is with a terribly contrasted photo and failure to go with a prosthetic nose??

    And really … when you keep saying british nose, you sound like someone who’s never left new jersey. Jersey, you know, since we’re generalizing, the state of butt-ugly mutt noses.

  51. ugh…should read no prosthesis could….

    Elan …. lol, seriously, look at that guy and his feminine, feline eyes. Pure lion-o. The guy playing Lennon has the wrong nose and hair. Jeff goes ape. The guy playing Paul has the look of an entirely different [imaginary animated] species.

    Maybe, MAYBE, if he had to pass for one beatle it would be george.

  52. omg fake dz you suck so fucking much. i don’t get why you don’t channel these weird unchecked asocial, compulsive tendencies of yours into committing murders and leaving puzzle-clues to your undoing which baffle the police

  53. You’ve got to hand it to him, though, KC … fake DZ has been at it for months. He knows we know it’s not the real Zelter, yet the charade continues.

    The funny thing is that at some point, in an attempt to lampoon/emulate/channel/whatever the real DZ, he will actually have contributed more mind-numbing, inane shit than Zelter ever did, thereby surpassing the original and creating a legend all his own.

  54. “What director in the history of credible biopic movies has said, “You know what? An approximate resemblance is good enough. Hair coloring and putting on a nose prosthetic every day will be too much work. I got enough aggravation. Let it slide. Looks aren’t that important.”"

    You know, I actually agreed with you, but then I read this and thought, “Well, if it’s a low budget movie, they genuinely wouldn’t have time for a prosthetic nose.” But I don’t know what the budget is on this movie, and, for that matter, I really don’t want to see any more shit about the Beatles [with the exception of the upcoming remasters, which I really really really want; other than that, tune in, drop out, shut up about the Beatles for a few years].

  55. It’s all about suspension of disbelief. If an actor doesn’t look/sound/act enough like a well known historical figure, audiences will be hard pressed to accept them as that “person.” So I’m with Jeff in principal, though judging all this from a still is a bit much.

  56. I’m with Jeff here, for the most part. Johnson, talented though he may be, looks very much like Strummer, even a bit like McCartney, but not very much like Lennon at all. The resemblance is better in the still natsyelsom posted–those National Health eyeglasses help–but yes, at first glance, one wonders why a little effort wasn’t expended to greaten the likeness.

    All that said, as others have noted, Ian Hart doesn’t look like Lennon at all, and he was phenomenal in Backbeat. An underrated gem, that movie, due largely to Hart and Sheryl Lee.

  57. Oh, and casting the little kid from Love Actually as McCartney isn’t completely insane–Paul was only fifteen when he met John–but Jesus, that kid DOES look pre-adolescent. I mean, wow.

  58. When I first heard about this project I was very excited since I am a fan of John and have followed Sam Taylor Woods career for some years. Call her what you will but I would not label her a talentless hack. She has created a great deal of interesting conceptual art. Her work with the Pet Shop Boys is very good. She has done some very celebrity driven works that were also fascinating … the Crying Man photographic series for example. She directed the classic music video “I Want Love ” that featured Robert Downey jr when he was still in rehab. Excellent video. She is also a woman who has battled cancer for most of her life and knows what it is to face death and still keep on working hard. I am very much looking forward to seeing this movie.

  59. lazespud says …
    “”macca” became his nickname like “Jacko” became Michael Jackson’s nickname; a way for the fleet street rags to shorten a longer name for a headline. It’s the same reason that Kennedy became “JKF” and Johnson was “LBJ” in headlines, yet Bush stayed bush; same with Clinton, Carter, Nixon, and Obama and Ford. They were short to begin with…

    Just a nickname, and extremely well-known one at that.”

    Thanks for the clarification, Lazespud. That makes sense. Quite obvious, really. I’d just never heard the nickname in reference to McCartney before since I grew up post-Beatles and never had more than a casual interest in them & their music. More of an Elvis man, I guess….

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  61. I wonder if the Jeffster would feel the same about Polanski if it was his 13 year old son’s anus dripping with Roman’s cum. “Jett, think of the great movies he’s made, you just can’t press charges. Anyway, if Polanski pays enough I can finally buy those movie stills of naked Vinessa Shaw”

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  63. well.. its better to say nothing than passing off rude comments in front of people, whatever it is, either you accept it or reject it, no bosy has a right to be abusive and use foul language here, please people control yourselves

  64. Plus, just because I can’t stand Jeff Well’s fixation on body weight and his tendency to kick people off who make good points (like the g/uy in the Instant Soul Read thread), doesn’t mean I think he should be electrocuted or poor.

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