War is Over

April 02, 2007

I finally got a chance to watch the documentary film THE U.S. VS. JOHN LENNON the other night. I wanted to see it in the theater, but either I was not paying attention, or it did not get a wide release. I recommend renting it. There is a lot of great archival footage of John and Yoko, Bobby Seale, etc… as well as current interviews with people who were working for the FBI and the Nixon administration during the Vietnam war. I’ve always been a Lennon fan, but this film strengthened my admiration. One of the most moving quotes from the movie relates to the WAR IS OVER campaign of billboards and posters in 15 cities that Lennon personally financed. When Lennon was asked by an interviewer whether the campaign was costing him a lot, his response was “yes, it is costing a lot, but it’s a lot less than the value of one human life”.