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Across the Universe Movie
3 November 2013
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Ooh, this is on tv tonight on Sony Movies. I've seen individual songs from it before but not large segments.

Missed the start and its just had the cover of It Wont Be Long (which lacks any guts whatsoever, more a limp halfhearted "whoopee"). Looks like a big screen version of Glee. Almost certainly will not get to the end.

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3 November 2013
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What a coincidence, I was just listening to the ATU cover of All You Need Is Love (I like Jim Sturgess and T.V Carpio's voices right), yeah it isn't that good of a movie but you're lucky mmm you missed "Hold Me Tight" that truly is a God-awful cover. It would make an interesting musical on stage though, if they cut out unnecessary bits (Bono, really?)

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3 November 2013
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This movie is so terrible.  And it practically predicted the utter banality of 'Glee'.

E is for 'Ergent'.
3 November 2013
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Turned over when If I Fell came on. Couldn't put up with it any longer, all those attempts to generate emotion in the songs kills nearly everything. Let It Be was dire.

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4 November 2013
2.27am
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I study Generational Theory as a hobby (I have a lot of free time at work), and 'Across The Universe' is a prime example of how the Millennial Generation is going to be remembered culturally:  Lots of flash with little substance.  

So much of their musical trends involve taking the easy road whenever possible to try to maximize the payout in the shortest time frame. American Idol, autotune, internet memes, YouTube celebrities...  It's not about artistic expression anymore, it's about making money and being famous.

An entire generation decided that their entertainment carries no monetary value.  So they then proceeded to make disposable entertainment.

E is for 'Ergent'.
4 November 2013
5.52pm
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skye said
Off topic: could we get half of an apple?

On topic: I have seen parts, but it was Bono that put me off. Not that I have anything against Bono, I just didn't like his version of I Am The Walrus. I've Just Seen A Face and Let It Be were alright.

This^^

 

14 March 2014
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SatanHimself said
I study Generational Theory as a hobby (I have a lot of free time at work), and 'Across The Universe' is a prime example of how the Millennial Generation is going to be remembered culturally:  Lots of flash with little substance.  

So much of their musical trends involve taking the easy road whenever possible to try to maximize the payout in the shortest time frame. American Idol, autotune, internet memes, YouTube celebrities...  It's not about artistic expression anymore, it's about making money and being famous.

An entire generation decided that their entertainment carries no monetary value.  So they then proceeded to make disposable entertainment.

I've looked into Generational Theory a bit myself, being what I call a 13th boomer (1963, some consider that the last boomer year, all the sources I've seen put that as either gen13 or 1964 the first year of gen13).  I definitely have traits of both, but more 13th than boomer.  I agree about the generation for the most part, but I don't think it's quite as bleak as you put it.  They are definitely a disposable, electronic socializing generation. But there is some good music out there, it's just hard to find, and definitely not in the "pop culture" scene.  Not just rock and roll, but there's (at least in the states) a good bluegrass movement going on (check out the "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show video).  OTOH, my 4 kids are milennials, and the only one that seems to have any sense of true value (in music and other things) is my oldest son who is in seminary studying to become a Catholic priest.  He is a big Beatles fan too :)  This is really off topic, but I'd be glad to discuss it in PM if you want.

That said, thanks for the reviews of ATU.  I planned to watch it, but will skip it.  I just got netflix, and have a couple Beatles documentaries at the top of my queue.  Beatles: The Journey and The Beatles:  Liverpool to San Francisco.  Hopefully they will be better than ATU!

 

 

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14 March 2014
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I wouldn't hold your breath on The Beatles: Liverpool to San Francisco, tho having said that ATU is so utterly dire almost all other Beatles related films will come off better. 

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14 March 2014
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My sister watched this and told me she prefers the songs to the originals a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 I really think we cannot be related sometimes...

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

14 March 2014
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I remember watching this in school a few years back the only thing I remember is thinking "oh his names Jude they are probable gonna sing Hey Jude." and then they did just that. a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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14 March 2014
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And Dear Prudence? I think, if I remember correctly, she (Prudence) locks herself away in the bathroom, so they sing to her and she comes out and everything's jolly good again.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

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