Sunday, September 23, 2007

Living is easy with eyes closed...


(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


The story starts in the early 1960s with a young dock worker named Jude (played by Jim Sturgess) who travels from his home town of Liverpool, England to America in search of the American G.I. father (Robert Clohessy) he has never known. While in America he befriends Max (Joe Anderson) a rebellious young man from a privileged background and his sister Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood). Jude and Max become roommates in a bohemian enclave in New York City where they share an apartment with other young individuals. They are joined in New York by Lucy and a romantic relationship evolves between her and Jude. When Max is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, Lucy becomes involved in the anti-war movement - leading to strains with the comparatively apolitical Jude. The film is constructed as a musical, with the actors expressing themselves and their inner emotions by singing compositions written between 1963-1969 by the members of The Beatles.

Film soundtrack

The soundtrack of the film includes complete or partial new renditions of 33 compositions written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr 1963-1969 - that had been recorded by The Beatles. (The songs are invariably referred to by the public and media as Beatles songs though as the compositions themselves were created by, and are officially credited to, the individual writers not the group - such references are colloquial.) Thirty of the songs in the soundtrack feature vocals. Two of the compositions are brief instrumental versions of songs that were originally written with lyrics. There is one composition that was originally written as an instrumental.
The songs are sung by the film's cast members - backed by top session musicians. Two compositions are performed by indie Texan duo The Secret Machines. The film soundtrack also includes original score composed by Elliot Goldenthal. Goldenthal worked with critical acclaim on Taymor's previous films Titus and Frida.

The 31-track double-disc soundtrack album

Across The Universe: Music From The Motion Picture (Deluxe Edition)

"Girl" Performed by Jim Sturgess
’’Hold Me Tight" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood
’’All My Loving" Performed by Jim Sturgess
’’I Want to Hold Your Hand" Performed by T.V. Carpio
’’With a Little Help from My Friends" Performed by Jim Sturgess & Joe Anderson
’’It Won't Be Long" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood
’’I've Just Seen a Face" Performed by Jim Sturgess
"Let It Be (Long Version)" Performed by Carol Woods & Timothy T. Mitchum
’’Come Together" Performed by Joe Cocker
"Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" Performed by Dana Fuchs
’’If I Fell" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood
’’I Want You (She's So Heavy)" Performed by Dana Fuchs, Joe Anderson & T.V. Carpio
’’Dear Prudence" Performed by Dana Fuchs, Evan Wood, Jim Sturgess & T.V. Carpio
"Flying" Performed by Secret Machines
’’Blue Jay Way" Performed by Secret Machines
’’I Am the Walrus" Performed by Bono & Secret Machines
’’Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" Performed by Eddie Izzard
"Because" Performed by Dana Fuchs, Evan Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Martin Luther McCoy & T.V. Carpio
’’Something" Performed by Jim Sturgess
’’Oh! Darling" Performed by Dana Fuchs & Martin Luther McCoy
’’Strawberry Fields Forever" Performed by Jim Sturgess & Joe Anderson
"Revolution" Performed by Jim Sturgess
’’While My Guitar Gently Weeps" Performed by Martin Luther McCoy
’’Across the Universe" Performed by Jim Sturgess
’’Helter Skelter" Performed by Dana Fuchs
’’Happiness Is a Warm Gun" Performed by Joe Anderson
"Blackbird" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood
’’Hey Jude" Performed by Joe Anderson
’’Don't Let Me Down" Performed by Dana Fuchs
’’All You Need Is Love" Performed by Dana Fuchs & Jim Sturgess
’’Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" Performed by Bono

Strawberry fields forever!!!!!!!!!


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Pragmatic Plato said...

I have the soundtrack it is great. I was stunned by the visuals in the preview.

lil_hammerhead said...

I don't see "Jackaroo" listed.

Tamara said... you and Plato have the same soundtrack? what a coinky-dink