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In Tribute to Across the Universe: Forgive Its Flaws and Go See It — Part 2

April 29, 2009

mr. kite

One of the strongest numbers of the movie Across the Universe is “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” sung by Prudence (T.V. Carpio).  The truck carrying army soldiers like newly departed Dan passes by Prudence’s high school in Ohio, where she’s a cheerleader.  The warm song arrangement complements her light and passionate voice perfectly.  The camera zooms in on the star football player and another cheerleader, and Prudence reveals she has a crush.  What starts as one of the more touching scenes in the movie quickly evolves into one of the funniest, as Prudence walks and sings through a field of football players doing drills and throwing one another to the ground as if they were practicing for an upcoming World Wrestling Federation match.

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In Tribute to Across the Universe: Forgive Its Flaws and Go See It — Part 1

April 29, 2009

I Know When It's a Dream, I Think I Know

Across the Universe is a beautiful movie that reminds us why we go to movies at all: to escape our reality and enter another. With Julie Taymor directing, the movie looks back to the 1960s with psychedelic musical sequences in a way that is rarely jarring.  What’s so special about this musical is the unique manner in which it was put together, seamlessly combining fantasy with reality while an imaginatively arranged Beatles soundtrack became an integral part of the visuals and sound.

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