Thursday, October 02, 2008

Blog Post #27: The End (For Now)

The Author, Valparaiso, Chile, October 19, 2005.

By Robert Rosen

Though I didn’t plan it this way when I began on January 21, 2006, this post, the 27th, will be my last. For the time being, I’ve said just about everything I care to say about Chapter 27, the film about the murder of John Lennon, starring Jared Leto as Mark David Chapman and Lindsay Lohan as Jude, a Lennon fan.

If something more should happen, say director J.P. Schaefer drops by my house for a smoke and a friendly cup of coffee, or some porn company releases Chapter 69, starring Ron Jeremy as Chapman and Lohan reprising her role as Jude, I will of course write about it here. But for now I’m moving on to other projects, though will continue to write about movies, politics, and culture on Maiscott & Rosen.

I am, of course, aware that the Chapter 27 DVD was released in the US on September 30, 2008. Some may have noticed that this was Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish year 5769.

Allow me to show you what happens if you add those numbers together, using the formula provided in Cheiro’s Book of Numbers—a system, incidentally, based on the Hebrew alphabet: 5+7+6+9=27=9

This, I submit, is just one more example of the filmmakers’ utilizing the information about numerology they gleaned from my John Lennon bio, Nowhere Man.

Before I sign off, I want to again thank all the people who’ve been reading this blog, posting their comments, and sending me e-mail. I will continue to respond to all comments and e-mail.

And I especially want to thank everybody in the media—notably at Mojo magazine, Proceso magazine, and The Louie Free Radio Show—who’ve supported me over the years and who took the time to point out the obvious: that the title Chapter 27 came from “Chapter 27” of Nowhere Man.

What follows below are links to, and the dates of, the previous 26 postings. Consider it a handy reference guide.

1. The Roots of Chapter 27 (Including “Chapter 27” Itself) —January 21, 2006

2. John Lennon’s Bible and the Occult Significance of 27 —February 5, 2006

3. Program Note —February 8, 2006

4. Perfect 9: For Yoko Ono on her 73rd Birthday —February 16, 2006

5. Astute Readers, Aspiring Censors, and IMDB: The Chapter 27 Page —February 26, 2006

6. The 27 I Missed —March 25, 2006

7. 27—The Unluckiest Number in Rock ’n’ Roll —April 26, 2006

8. All He Was Saying Was “Give Me a Job!” —May 15, 2006

9. Why Don’t Those “Chapter 27” People Make a Film About John Lennon Instead of Mark David Chapman? —June 9, 2006

10. El Capítulo 27 y Chapter 27 —July 17, 2006

11. The Killing of John Lennon —August 16, 2006

12. 25 Years Ago: Chapman Sentenced to 20 Years to Life —August 20, 2006

13. Letters to Chapter 27 —September 5, 2006

14. October 9: Time Out for Peace —October 5, 2006

15. The Karma (and Dogma) of December 8 —November 18, 2006

16. Annual Report to My Readers: The State of Chapter 27 —December 18, 2006

17. Critiquing the Critics —January 26, 2007

18. With Enemies Like This, Who Needs Friends? —February 6, 2007

19. What Are They Going to Do for an Encore, Burn the Book? —February 12, 2007

20. A Gift to a Dying Movie —February 19, 2007

21. Bring on the Next Bad Numerology Movie —March 1, 2007

22. I Saw a Film Today, Oh Boy —May 2, 2007

23. This Just In… —November 7, 2007

24. The Lost Chapter —February 1, 2008

25. BYOC (Bring Your Own Context) or My Long-Awaited Review —March 26, 2008

26. The Rosen-Corvelay Exchange —April 29, 2008


Anonymous said...

History is History. A high profile murder will be studied again and again and again by future generations whether you like it or not. That's a fact. The film showed absolutely no sympathy to MDC.Tragically Lennon is gone, but the music and the impact he made on society remains

Robert Rosen said...

I'd like to respond to your comment, but I'm not sure if you're referring to something I wrote, or just expressing how you feel.

MrsSelfDestruct said...

Hi Robert, I´m Gisselle and yes I included you on mi list of books cause my father read nowhere man (in spanish) and he loved it. He is a huge fan of John Lennon and The beatles so he adviced me to read it. Im definitely going to follow his advice this summer.

We don´t know each other, but thanks for posting me.

PS: Great picture of you in Valparaiso.

Robert Rosen said...

Hi Gisselle, your English is good, better than my Spanish. I thought we might have met when I was in Chile a few years ago. Glad you like the pic, and please tell your dad that I appreciate him giving you such good advice.

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Anonymous said...

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Robert Rosen said...

You're welcome. May I inquire what your assignment was?

Paula said...

John was an interesting man by far.I have a feeling thinking on this,that history would be different today if he was still with us.Something was taken that day from the world..when he was shot.We miss him dearly.

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