anytime you feel the pain, hey jude, refrain...
Across the Universe for the first time today at my school's monthly movie night hosted by the Art Appreciation club (which I run). :)
I felt that some scenes were actually really scary, like the Strawberry Field scene, and that one where there's naked girls dancing above the water, but I realized that the film is depicting a time of war and I guess there's nothing as scary and disturbing as death.
The only factor I didn't like about the movie was its myriad depictions of drug usage. I think it just showed too much drugs unnecessarily. I know during that time in history, many people actually used a lot of drugs, but I don't think it was necessary to depict it that much in the film... and I was slightly disappointed with the 'movie raters' of this film. You would think a movie with so much drug usage and trippy scenes would be rated R...but it's only PG-13. Anyway! I still like the film a lot!
Before watching this film, I wasn't much of a Beatles fan because I just didn't find their music as that... amazing and stunning as everyone thinks (I know, don't hurt me please!). But this film has allowed me to develop a real appreciation for Beatles music. Jim Sturgess does a great job and he is quite the cutie, although for some reason I like Max more. ;) Now I can't stop listening to Hey Jude!!
Here are some of my favorite scenes:
Hold Me Tight - The Beatles
at 1:28, when Jim Sturgess shakes his head, he is so adorable!!!!!!!!
and aren't those dresses lovely? I've always wished my school's prom or dances would be like this. :)
I Want You (She's so Heavy) - The Beatles
Max, i.e. Joe Anderson, is so cute! I prefer him without his facial hair though. :)
The choreography and performance in this scene is awesome.
I've Just Seen a Face - The Beatles
I love the clothes and the choreography!
Someday I'd like to do that in the bowling alley; maybe this weekend at my bday party.. but I'm not renting the whole bowling alley so they'd probably kick me out if I leaped over all the lanes. Haha. :D
Something (yes, that's actually the name of the song) ;) - The Beatles (sorry there's no scene in this video - I couldn't find one with the scene!)
And here's a random bonus video for ya from America's Funniest Home Videos; that show makes me laugh my sox off every time. This one is one of me fav funny videos of all time. My mom and I laugh about this video just thinking about it. ;)
macarena boy via
Song of the moment:
Hey Jude - Across the Universe sountrack
I think that's my favorite song for now. It's so enchanting and Joe Anderson's voice is irresistible!