Lennon or McCartney

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Lennon or McCartney
Directed byMatt Schichter
Scared Goose Productions
Release date
  • December 12, 2014 (2014-12-12)
Running time
34 minutes

Lennon or McCartney is a 2014 Canadian documentary short film directed by Matt Schichter. The film is a compilation of 550 celebrities' responses, taken from interviews throughout the decade, to the question of which of the two former Beatles is superior: John Lennon or Paul McCartney.[1]

Among the celebrities included in the film are the Arctic Monkeys, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bridgit Mendler, Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Metallica, Miss Piggy, Morgan Freeman, Sylvester Stallone, Steve-O, and Tommy Chong.[1][2] Of the responses, 282 answered "John Lennon", 196 answered "Paul McCartney", 15 answered "George Harrison", 4 answered "Ringo Starr", 1 answered "Jimi Hendrix", 1 answered "Lou Reed", 1 answered "Keith Richards", 1 answered "Oasis", and 50 did not answer.[3]


According to the Houston Chronicle, Schichter has stated that "I had all the video footage from the interviews, but never thought about compiling it all until last month ... I just went for it, hoping people would dig it."[3]


  1. ^ a b Helman, Peter (22 December 2014). "Watch 550 Celebrities Answer 'Lennon Or McCartney?'". Stereogum. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  2. ^ Falkner, Scott (22 December 2014). "Lennon or McCartney? New Documentary Asks 550 Celebrities Their Preference—See Their Answers". Inquisitr. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b Hoffman, Ken (26 December 2014). "Lennon or McCartney? In one-word answers". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 11 November 2016.

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