Favourite things: Nowhere Boy

Sam Taylor-Wood is one of my favourite artists (her video Third Party, starring Marianne Faithfull, is on my all-time top 10 list), so I waited for Nowhere Boy, her John Lennon biopic with great anticipation. Unfortunately the buzz around this overlooked film became about how Taylor-Wood did it in the road with her much younger star, Aaron Johnson, got preggo and married.

Focusing on the pre-Beatles, early Quarryman years and Lennon’s relationship with his mother, Julia, Taylor-Wood keeps the focus tight and the winking, knowing nods out of sight. Of course it’s beautifully styled.

The trailer:

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