Across the Universe

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Across the Universe

Across the Universe

this movie reminded me sooo of rent- a cast of friends with one couple in the forefront, amidst social turmoil- this time being international due to the vietnam war. the only thing that worked in this movie were the Beatles songs on remix- modernized and put to cinematic vision. Again, some songs worked, and the others didn’t. My favorite was probably Prudence’s song, the love songs, and "I Want You."

I also really appreciated "Strawberry Fields" for its brilliant symbolism. Strawberries nailed onto a white canvas, heart-like: vulnerable, passionate, and bleeding onto the earth. Like lives at war.

Overall, what didn’t work was the poor story line, the mediocre development and trippy scenes that were mere fillers.  Makes an exceptional soundtrack though!

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