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Across the Universe

So... I finally was able to see Across the Universe this weekend. It was definitely worth the wait it took to play in Ohio. I find this period of history so compelling... My parents were just a few years too young to really appreciate living during the late 60's. I find myself wondering what I would have done in that time... Burning my draft card? Hiding my Homosexuality? So much has changed... for the better. I feel we must understand the importance of learning from history and use this history to brighten the future. Have we not learned anything from Vietnam and unnecessary wars? I'm counting down the days until DICTATOR Bush is no longer in charge of our "great" country and rejoice in the optimism we will once feel again. Just like the movie, I want to go to the top of a building in NYC... or any other city for that matter and sing through a gargantuan megaphone...."All You Need is Love". See the Movie!!!!



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dugie_style
Oct. 8th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
This was one of the most amazing movies I have seen in a long time!! We saw it back on Wednesday, though it has been out at theatres here in Chicago for about a month now. I bought the soundtrack 2 days ago and I can't get enough of it!!
motleyprose
Oct. 8th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
I love the 1960's, too--I think that 1968 will go down in history as one of "those" years, like 1789 or 1492.

Right now I'm writing a novel, and it includes two flashbacks to 1968--which is hard, because I wasn't even alive then. But I'm making the concious decision to just focus on the characters not to try and clutter it up with, you know, Nehru jackets and "White Rabbit" blaring on the record player.

Though there have been a few late-night phone calls to mom so I can ask things like "what's a paper dress?" or "how did people make coffee before coffee machines? What? A percolator? What the hell is that?" :)

I think that, if reincarnation exists, I must have lived through the 1960's. That and the Revolutionary War, I think--it's only those two odd periods that hold my attention about American history. Everything else is just noise and The Hawley-Smoot Tarriff.
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