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The Killing of John Lennon

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Synopsis

The Killing of John Lennon, is a chilling insight into the mind of Mark David Chapman the 25 year old narcissist who gunned down John Lennon outside his Dakota Apartment in New York in 1980. Meticulously researched and filmed on actual locations in Hawaii, Decatur Georgia and New York it is a gritty and imagistic examination of a celebrity stalker's mind leading up to the kill.

The film is more than a chronicle of one man's desperate act, it explores the razor-thin lines between art and insanity, between the drive to create and the compulsion to destroy.  Its theme of bomb-ticking loneliness and, by extension, the notion that America as a nation seems to foster angry strangers who vent paranoid resentment towards public figures couldn't be more resonant today.

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
112 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Andrew Piddington
Producer
Rakha Singh
Editor
Tony Palmer
Screenwriter
Andrew Piddington
Director of Photography
Roger Eaton
Production Designer
Tora Paterson
Sound
Dane Themson
Music
Martin Kiszko
Principal Cast
Jonas Ball

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Production Company

Picture Players
40 Stanhope Avenue,
Harrow,
Middlesex HA3 5JW
UK

rs@pictureplayers.com
http://www.thekillingofjohnlennon.com