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Wednesday January 2, 2008 5:26 pm

Two New Films Put John Lennon in Limelight

John LennonHe was killed in January of 1980…and the world hasn’t been the same since. Once a , always a star, and nearly deported by President Nixon, British-born grabbed his fair share of headlines during his remarkable life. But in death, he has become a legend, and now two new movies will explore the events surrounding his assassination.

Historical accuracy rules the film , which delves deeply into the world of killer Mark David Chapman. The other, , stars (who put on weight for the role). Excerpts from Chapman’s diaries are featured in The Killing, done voice-over style as fans watch the horrific re-creation of Lennon’s murder in New York City. The Killing honestly makes an effort to take viewers into Chapman’s head, but as his famous crime has never been fully explained this theatrical attempt falls a little short.

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