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Love 'Across The Universe'

The Beatles, and Hard Day's Night bring up memories synonymous with love just at the mere mention. One song inquired later, "Is there anybody out there that's going to listen to my story?" And with a few of the Beatles and such a hard row to hoe and a rough growing up of a city life, the group knew that to make it to the top of the music world, tough grit, hard determination and a little bit of luck must froth forth. And just like the film made about the songs of the lovely group who flourished at the start of the 60's, Across The Universe helped to explain more than confuse the plot scenario behind the music. After watching the film, easy now to see that most of the music surrounded the pain of youth and especially college youth wanting to both avoid and at the same time protest against the Vietnam war. "Tell me I'm the only one, and then I might not ever be the lonely one." ~ It seems that a man who gets a little furlough even after boot camp has his gripes. Off to America goes one to seek his fortune.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 11: Paul McCartney attends day 1 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
Photo by Kevin Winter

He who works hard on the coal mine aint' really in need, says he, of much of a wardrobe of clothing and all of that. "I've ironed your best shirts," tells his mother to him lovingly before he takes off for America. A whole lot of good music for Across The Universe means sadly enough for this film that war is breaking out, means the men go away, means a whole lot of sadness and pain for the women and families they leave behind. A post-modern musical featuring songs such as She's So Heavy reveal a surprising underlying meaning. That of the Statue of Liberty. Director, Julie Taymor used a lot of finesse through the visual allure also of Jo-Jo, which as some may recall, Jo Jo was a man who thought he was a woman, but he was another man according to the original Beatle song lyrics. And while a lot of the song words most familiar to comrades of the Abbey Road, Beatle record album, the 2007 film which appeared some twenty years later, the music still seems gala today.

And perhaps it was Prudence who She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, perhaps a partial part of the pun references most teeny-boppers who went out of the bedroom window late at night to experience an otherwise prohibited evening out with friends. Of course, the Beatles likely sang what they wanted to know. "Won't you come out to play?" With so much going on with the script plot, just as the times of the 60's and with world unrest still teetotalling unto the 70's, that and while she slugs down that final bolt of hard liquor and slams a duffel bag up against a sad soul, just as the majority of the Beatle lyrics with such clear ballads about life and the real truth about daily living spoke, the film mimics the news of that day perfect. "Five-thousand more U.S. troops committed to the war last week," which also somewhat meant for the day that Strawberry Fields forever meant the sadness of blood-filled fields of the slaughtered dead soldiers, and not the reason why many college students began abusing drugs to tune out and forget the violence of the world. Hanging onto the endemic with even evened and blood fingernails, the clarity of the apathy of others, and the film also featured well the all of whom of all must hide from the wicked entrance to war.

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