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Did everyone see Across the Universe? It was cheesy, but I loved it. What I especially loved about it was that it illuminated a lot of songs for me, and it refreshed some worn-out songs. I never thought I'd find myself playing 'With a Little Help From My Friends' on purpose, it's so hokey and I've heard it so often it grates on my nerves, now it has meaning and weight again. I guess it's not 'again', it's for the first time really, as the first time I heard it I was too young to feel it. A soulful 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' counters the usually annoying-poppiness of that song, and with lesbians!

Other standouts are: It Won't Be Long, Because, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite (with Eddie Izzard!), Come Together, I am the Walrus, and Happiness is a Warm Gun. I think Because is my favorite.

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dryad271
Oct. 23rd, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen it yet, but we've had the soundtrack for a while. I love his version of "Girl", I wish he'd done the whole thing. The Eddie Izzard one is pretty awesome too ;)
dukewhite
Oct. 25th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
I loved it. Favorite movie of 2007. My full thoughts are on Thoughtsonfilm.com. I've been listening to both the cast versions and the Beatles versions of all the lesser known songs over and over again for a month or so. My favorite was "Dear Prudence."
rowanfair
Oct. 25th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
when they sang she's so heavy while holding the statue of liberty, i squealed.
talk about infusing with meaning.

i loved all the reworkings of the songs...and eddie was there!!!

parts of his monologue were sooo eddie. it was great.

and visually lovely.
yay julie taymor.
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