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Across the universe - Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson, Julie Taymor

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Movie propaganda

All you need is love.

A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock 'n' roll, the film moves from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counter-culture movements, with "Dr Robert" (Bono) and "Mr Kite" (Eddie Izzard) as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy - against all odds - to find their own way back to each other.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film musical romantic comedy relationship Sixties 60s UK Vietnam War draft USA protest hippy LSD Beatles

Persons of interest

  • Jim Sturgess .... Jude
  • Evan Rachel Wood .... Lucy
  • Joe Anderson .... Max
  • Dana Fuchs .... Sadie
  • Martin Luther .... JoJo
  • TV Carpio .... Prudence
  • Eddie Izzard .... Mr Kite
  • Bono .... Dr Robert
  • Jacob Pitts .... Desmond
  • James Urbaniak .... Bill
  • Linda Emond .... Barbara Carrigan
  • Julie Taymor .... Storywriter
  • Dick Clement .... Storywriter
  • Ian La Frenais .... Storywriter
  • Dick Clement .... Screenwriter
  • Ian La Frenais .... Screenwriter
  • Julie Taymor .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Oh, right. Across the universe is like Rent for Baby Boomers with a little Moulin Rouge thrown in. The score is almost all Beatles songs woven into a tale of the radical Sixties, with protest movements, the Vietnam War, free sex, acid trips, bohemian lifestyles and so-on. It's a little bit predictable but the songs are really good and the singing is more than acceptable. Enjoy.

The musical, romantic comedy movie Across the universe is directed by Julie Taymor and stars Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson.

Government security censorship classification

M (Moderate violence, infrequent moderate coarse language, drug references and nudity)

Surveillance time

133 minutes (2:13 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 1 November 2007

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