Friday, November 7, 2008

Across The Universe

is a love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock & roll, the film moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam.
The star-crossed lovers, Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Rachel Evan Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept into the emerging anti-war and counterculture mouvement.
Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy, against all odds, to find their own way back to each other.

The script is based on an original story written by the director Julie Taymore, to whom owe Frida. The story incorporates 33 compositions by The Beatles, using the lyrics as guidelines.
The songs are the story.

This has come to be one of my all time favorite movies.
The imagery is beautiful, the story exilerating and as for the music, well, I'm pretty sure I can most definitely say that this must be the best original soundtrack ever.
But that only works out if you're an unconditional Beatles person as myself.

The Beatles - Across The Universe

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