David Kowalski (David)
Post Number: 228
|Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 9:07 am: |
Although I've been telling all my friends about the fabulous new Julie Taymor movie Across The Universe, it hadn't occurred to me to post anything here until I got that it actually DOES have some Groovelily associations, even if they're indirect.
First, for anyone who's not familiar with the film, it's a musical which follows a group of characters through the 1960's with all the music being Beatles songs. Combine this with fabulous choreography, stunning visuals, so much historical accuracy (albeit with some name-changes) that it could practically be a documentary, great singing, innovative arrangements (I Want To Hold Your Hand as a poignantly sad song? believe it or not, it works) and a story that will take you through an even wider range of emotions than Striking 12 and you've got something that immediately went on to my Best Movies of 2007 list (maybe Best Movies of the Decade). I've seen it twice and was even more moved the second time.
I'm not going to say too much about it here since this is an off-topic post but I highly recommend this film. It's been out for several weeks and is already disappearing from a lot of the first-run theaters but if you have a chance to see it on the big screen, grab it.
Oh yeah, the Groovelily connection:
1. Brendan loves the Beatles (OK, that's stretching things, connection-wise )
2. Several of the early numbers have a level of sheer joy and unbridled fun that the only two things to which I can compare them are early Beatles (DUH!) and Groovelily!