Friday, April 25, 2008

Expelled

Last week the Huffington Post took Yoko Ono to task for licensing John Lennon's song Imagine to the wretched Ben Stein documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. The film, with a current Rotten Tomatoes rating of 9 (not out of ten, that's per cent), is apparently mere creationist propaganda marketed to the same millions who flocked to see Gibson's Passion of the Christ. Ono was accused of hypocrisy (the song opens with the line "imagine there's no heaven") and "selling out". But it turns out the song was not licensed and Ono and Lennon's sons Sean and Julian have jointly filed a case against the filmmakers, seeking to stop them and their distributors from continuing to use the song in the film.

Another song, All These Things That I've Done by the Killers, was reportedly used with permission.

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