søndag 24. mai 2009

Chapter 27

I've just watched the film Chapter 27, which is about the murder of John Lennon. We follow the murderer Mark David Chapman in New York for 3 days, where he turns from being John Lennon's biggest fan, to wanting to kill him.

He was a huge fan of the book The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salingers where the main character is someone called Holden Caulfield. He carried this book on the night he fired the gun. The reason why the film is called Chapter 27 is that Mark David Chapman wanted to write a chapter 27(it was already 26) of the book The Catcher in the Rye with John Lennon's blood. (Sick huh?)
Mark David Chapman had always been a bit of a loner and when he was arrested without incident, his statement to the police three hours later was, "I’m sure the large part of me is Holden Caulfield, who is the main person in the book. The small part of me must be the Devil."

Jared Leto who plays the main role as Chapman, does a brilliant job. In my opinion the worst thing about this film is that Lindsay Lohan is in it.

It's sick though, that you can go from a state of admiring and being a huge fan of a person, to wanting to kill the person. Some of the reason for this sudden turnaround was when John Lennon had said something in an interview, which Chapman couldn't tolerate, and as Chapman had felt that John Lennon's songs was written directly to him, Chapman felt it as a betrayel.

It's a good film though, so it's worth to see!

1 kommentar:

Ragnhild Regnbue sa...

Haha, det er alltid så gøyalt hvordan de kan ødelegge en dritbra film ved å velge feil skuespillere! Jeg har så lyst til å se denne filmen, vi leste jo Catcher in the Rye i klassen, og snakket mye om han duden etterpå. Juhu