Monday, February 05, 2007

Via Pop Candy comes a heads-up about a film that I've been looking forward to: Julie Taymor (Titus, Frida)'s Across the Universe, which appears to be a coming-of-age love story set in the mid-60's, surely a snooze-fest description if I've ever heard one...and even worse, the Beatles music that's at its core brings up uncomfortable memories of Sgt Pepper's the film- but that's not reckoning with Taymor's marvelous imagination. Here's the new trailer. At first, it looks kinda dire and dreary, Hair-like even, but just wait until the last thirty seconds or so and then we see the sort of thing which has made Taymor one of my favorite filmmakers after only two movies. Guess we'll find out in September!

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