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Across the Universe#1
Posted: 7/4/07 at 3:40pm
Is Anyone as excited for this film as I am? I don't see that many posts for it. But I think it's gonna be awesome.

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re: Across the Universe#2
Posted: 7/4/07 at 3:41pm
Yep.
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re: Across the Universe#2
Posted: 7/4/07 at 3:53pm
Totally stoked.
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re: Across the Universe#3
Posted: 7/4/07 at 3:54pm
I just saw a preview for it the other day--it looks awesome. What is the plot, exactly?
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re: Across the Universe#4
Posted: 7/4/07 at 3:56pm
What is the plot, exactly?
Rumor is they're hoping the audience is too high to notice such trivialities...
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re: Across the Universe#5
Posted: 7/4/07 at 4:01pm
Looks like somebody watched Hair when they designed this...

Well actually the "hair" itself doesn't look all that authentic. But the giant LBJ puppet has to be an homage to that film.
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re: Across the Universe#6
Posted: 7/4/07 at 4:02pm
Julie Taymor rips off Bread and Puppet Theatre.
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re: Across the Universe#7
Posted: 7/4/07 at 4:06pm
Their hair looks real to me...
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re: Across the Universe#8
Posted: 7/4/07 at 4:10pm
I think SDav meant authentic to the period
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re: Across the Universe#9
Posted: 7/4/07 at 4:45pm
i am SO excited for the movie!
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re: Across the Universe#10
Posted: 7/4/07 at 4:47pm
So excited.
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re: Across the Universe#11
Posted: 7/4/07 at 5:19pm
I saw the trailer at the movies today. They certainly go out of their way to NOT let people know it's a musical. There is tons of Beatles music in the trailer but I think there is ONE shot (About 2 seconds long) where someone is actually shown singing. It looked interesting, but I still cringe everytime I hear the characters name "Jude" because I will spend the whole film dreading the moment when someone FINALLY sings "Hey, Jude."

My Boyfriend (Who knew nothing of the film) saw the ad and said "So they remade Hair?"
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re: Across the Universe#12
Posted: 7/4/07 at 6:01pm
I've been waiting for this movie for years. How does it get better than Julie Taymore and the Beatles??

But I am curious how this movie is stealing from the Bread and Puppet theatre? Are their arguments that she has stolen their ideas or designs?
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re: Across the Universe#13
Posted: 8/12/07 at 1:44pm
The website is up for Across the universe. Music samples and some clips. Looks freaking phenomanal. And Evan Rachel Wood can sing

www.acrosstheuniverse.com
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re: Across the Universe#14
Posted: 8/12/07 at 1:49pm
"Rumor is they're hoping the audience is too high to notice such trivialities..."

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re: Across the Universe#15
Posted: 8/12/07 at 3:36pm
The movie looks a bit stupid to me. But I'm probably not part of the "right audience" for it: people who won't cringe when they hear "Hey Jude" refer to an actual character (as JoeKV99 mentioned).

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re: Across the Universe#16
Posted: 8/12/07 at 3:59pm
I'm excited for the project, but worried about it at the same time. It's had a lot of conflict between Taymor at the studios, which doesn't bode well. I've got my fingers crossed.
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re: Across the Universe#17
Posted: 8/12/07 at 4:02pm
I am really, really excited for this film- it looks very different, and potentially incredible
I don't know, but the story and look of the movie seems amazing.
But yeah, I agree...as soon as my sister and I saw the trailer, we were like "Well of COURSE someone needs to be named Jude...". Haha, oh well :P
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re: Across the Universe#18
Posted: 8/12/07 at 4:16pm
Yeah, when I first saw the trailer I thought it was a remake of Hair. But it looks interesting.
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re: Across the Universe#20
Posted: 8/12/07 at 6:00pm
I really hope this turns out well. I know people who worked on it, and I've been hearing about its progress for months and months and months!
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re: Across the Universe#21
Posted: 8/12/07 at 6:19pm
I've seen the trailer many many times in the theater and never realized that it was a musical until I read it in this thread. Weird...
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re: Across the Universe#22
Posted: 8/12/07 at 7:32pm
Yeah, I wouldn't have known it was a musical if my friend hadn't told me.

I didn't quite catch the plot either...

When I saw the preview again, it made my friend and I think of Moulin Rouge..

only a little more strange...
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re: Across the Universe#23
Posted: 8/12/07 at 8:27pm
Complete agree. It definitely reminds me of Hair and Moulin Rouge, but I love both of those. I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie.

Although...shouldn't this be on the off-topic board?
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re: Across the Universe#24
Posted: 8/12/07 at 8:47pm
Is it sad that I didn't know this was a musical? Now I'm even more excited for this.
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re: Across the Universe#25
Posted: 8/12/07 at 9:03pm
not my cup o tea