Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Across the Universe

Last night I went to see an amazing movie called 'Across the Universe'. Those of you that know me, know that I am not a musical fan. However, 3 of the last 4 movies I have seen have been this genre. 'Across the Universe' is a love story told with the aid of 34 Beatles' songs, mostly sung by the cast. It was thoroughly enjoyable - even worth buying the DVD when it is released.
Across the Universe is a 2007 musical film directed by Julie Taymor . The script is based on an original story credited to Taymor, Clement and La Frenais that incorporates 34 compositions written by members of The Beatles.
There are cameo appearances by Bono
as Dr. Robert (a counter-culture shaman), Eddie Izzard as Mr. Kite (a circus ringmaster), Joe Cocker as three street characters and Salma Hayek who appears (through digital special effects) as five nurses.
Evan Rachel Wood as Lucy Carrigan
Jim Sturgess as Jude Feeny
Joe Anderson as Max Carrigan
Dana Fuchs as Sadie
Martin Luther McCoy as JoJo
T.V. Carpio as Prudence

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