Thursday, March 05, 2009

August 1968 - No. 5: Smile

Taped: August 1968

John and Yoko collaborated on their first film projects, Film No. 5 (Smile) (a slow-motion record of John doing just that) and Two Virgins (in which the couple's faces merged into one).

Yoko: "They were done in a spirit of home movies. In both films, we were mainly concerned about the vibrations the films send out - the kind that was between us. Imagine a painting that smiles just once in a billion years. John's ghostly smile in Film No. 5 might just communicate in a hundred years' time, or maybe, the way things are rolling, it may communicate much earlier than that. I think all the doors are just ready to open now."

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