John Lennon or Paul McCartney? Posing such a timeless and debatable question is like asking someone to define the meaning of life, to definitively know whether it was the chicken or the egg that came first. Production company Scared Goose took it upon themselves to try to get to the bottom of this head-scratching Beatles quandary by looking to the arts community for guidance.
After sifting through over 10 years’ worth of interviews, Scared Goose came up with this impressive piece of work: a 34-minute documentary that splices together the answers of 550 musicians, actors, and film directors. While it doesn’t exactly settle the issue — as if we ever really could — it’s an interesting watch nonetheless and features a who’s who of famous faces and pop culture icons.
Musicians who can be seen weighing in on the hefty topic? Kendrick Lamar, The Who’s Pete Townshend, David Byrne, Sam Smith, The Sex Pistols, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew, Wu-Tang Clan, Metallica, Jenny Lewis, The Velvet Underground, Passion Pit, Charli XCX, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, The Doors, Phoenix, Florence & the Machine, Garbage, and more.
Actors and other film industry figures who make cameos in the video include Tina Fey, James Franco, Robert De Niro, Mark Ruffalo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dax Shepard, Kate Mara, The Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg, Zach Braff, Danny Boyle, The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, Zach Galifianakis, Guillermo Del Toro, 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer, and J.J. Abrams, among others.
Watch the full documentary below and head here to see the full list of participants.