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Thursday, April 3, 2008

"Across The Universe - I am The Walrus"

"Across the Universe" is the one movie from 2007 that I wish I'd seen on the big screen.

Director Julie Taymor delivered a brilliant film featuring The Beatles' songs sung by such artists as Bono who out-performed the Fab Four. It's almost like watching a painting unfold on screen under the influence of LSD.

A clever love story is wrapped around the music and groovy choreography. Together they also tell the story of the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, including the Vietnam War conflict and assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in a way that has never been shown on film.

I'm sorry that I waited to see this movie until it showed up on Comcast's menu.

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