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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Across the Universe

All I can say is "Wow!" Julie and I watched Across the Universe this evening after a romantic dinner at the Glenbrook Mall food court. It's a terrific film, particularly for music lovers. When was the last time you saw a really good new movie musical? Moulin Rouge? Chicago? Those were good, but this one transcends them.

Hearing all those incredible Beatles songs in these new settings was a really powerful experience for me. I've always liked a lot of their stuff, but tonight I completely fell head-over-heels in love with them all over again. Man, oh man.

Just the other day, Julie and I were listening to some of the tracks from Abbey Road and remarking on how creative was the Fab Four. Every song is completely unique. They sound like absolutely no one else. Poets and musical geniuses really. Most of today's popular music sounds like the same song just replayed over and over again. Blah! Like eating nothing but Saltine crackers for every meal.

Over impressed with their massive talent, I'd almost forgotten how truly sweet and charming so many of their songs are. And humorous too. But the performances in Universe with the art, the style, the dance, the design, the 1001 inside jokes and references, and the story moved me. Bravo!

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3 comments:

Peter said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Watching the movie, I fell in love with the Beatles songs all over again. The movie was charming, even magical. I left the theater with a big smile on my face. Wow. Great stuff.

Anonymous said...

I'm still laughing from you using the words "mall food court" and "romantic dinner" in the same sentence! Judy P in Pgh

Marcus said...

Plus, according to IMDB, Martin Luther stars in the film.

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