Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For All!

I'm not sure about you, but I am so excited I can't stand it that Across the Universe is FINALLY coning to Atlanta Friday! In case you didn't get the memo, Universe is yet another exciting movie musical to grace the screen since this summer's Hairspray.

Set in the 1960s with Beatlemania, Vietnam and free love going on, a love story is told between a British hottie, Jude (Jim Sturgess), and an American sweetheart, Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood)... you can take a wild guess where their names came from. Along with the Beatle references in the character names and soundtrack, vivid visuals (think Moulin Rouge!) and cameos (Bono, Salma Hayek and Eddie Izzard) intoxicate this feast for the eyes.

If you can't get enough Beatles, check out their website or their Cirque du Soleil-themed show, Love, which I am still on cloud nine from seeing it last month.

Fun stuff you can brag to your friends about when you're in line to see the movie:

Most of the names are from Beatles songs. Here are some...
Jude ("Hey Jude" from Let It Be)
Lucy ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
Max ("Maxwell's Silver Hammer" from Abbey Road)
Sadie ("Sexy Sadie" from The White Album)
JoJo ("Get Back" from Let It Be (revised 10/1))
Prudence ("Dear Prudence" from The White Album)
Mr. Kite (Eddie Izzard) ("Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite" from Sgt. Pepper)
Dr. Robert (Bono) ("Doctor Robert" from Revolver (revised10/1))
Desmond ("Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" from The White Album)
Bill ("The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" from The White Album)
Julia ("Julia" from The White Album)
Molly ("Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" from The White Album)
Daniel ("Rocky Raccoon" from The White Album)
Lil ("Rocky Raccoon" from The White Album)
Martha ("Martha My Dear" from The White Album)

Evan Rachel Wood's version of "If I Fell" was sung live on-screen and only took one take!

Venues seen throughout the film references where The Beatles have played like the Cavern Club and the rooftop, where they played their final concert.

I leave you with the trailer... "good night, sleep tight"

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