Sunday, October 21, 2007

Across the Universe

Across the Universe surprised and pleased me. Julie Taymor, creator of the visually stunning such as The Lion King, the Broadway production, and Frida, creates another very cool looking spectacle in Across the Universe. The movie is a musical, which I usually don't like, about and with Beatles's music. The characters are named Lucy, Jude, JoJo, and Prudence and the songs with their names enter in in some very cool and sometimes funny ways. There are also some groovy cameos from Bono, Eddie Izzard, and Joe Cocker. The movie flows from scene to scene moving along the story through music and dialogue. Basically, this movie is just plain fun and made me feel awed by the music of the Beatles and the amazing Julie Taymor.

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