He blew his mind out in a car
Not only is Aaron Johnson nice to look at, this was a very well-made film about John Lennon’s teenage years. It’s emotional, riveting and sharp. The writing is fantastic and the acting is stellar. Kristen Scott Thomas, who I’ve never been a fan of, gives such a subtle performance reminiscent of her amazing supporting role in Four Weddings and a Funeral. Johnson lights up the screen. He has incredible presence and I predict he’s going to be a huge star if he doesn’t get too sidetracked with bangin’ the Director (photographer Sam Taylor Wood).
But my favourite thing about this film? The style!
Oh, the 50s in Liverpool was a wet dream of fashion, tailoring and boyish style. I was scanning the stitching on every shirt, drooling over every jacket.
More photographers should go into film. They don’t mess around.
Anyway, go see this!