Hidden Gems: Across The Universe

Is anybody going to listen to my story. All about the girl who came to stay. She’s the kind of girl…

Okay, if you haven’t gotten the point already, this movie is Beetles related.

Across the Universe came out in early 2007 is a very limited release. It’s directed by the one and only Julie Taymor, the mind behind “The Lion King” Broadway show. The movie stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, and Joe Anderson. Along with some sweet cameo’s from Bono, Eddie Izzard and Salma Hayek.

I know we’ve all heard “The Beetles” more then some of us would like (I honestly can’t get enough of them.) But having these fresh, very innovative covers complete with fucked up music videos and dance sequences. Bono sings “I am the Walrus”, that’s all you need to know. And the “Let it Be” sequence is one of very few in film that’s brought me to a few tears, take that for what you will.

As far is what the movie is really about, that’s really not a relevant question. A better question is, “What is it not about?” They touch  on love, war, death, the power of rock, jealously, and hardcore drug use as a group of young people struggle to find their way through

Bottom line,  anyone who loves music needs to check this out. I regularly have this soundtrack on cue as I write, it’s fucking catchy. Here’s to hoping they release some of these covers with “Beetles Rock Band” next month.

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