History Film / AcrossTheUniverse

8th Jun '18 2:47:26 PM nebodija
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* WhamShot: After Lucy chooses staying with the activist group over her relationship with Jude, she returns to their headquarters one night to find [[spoiler:the place completely deserted, with even the posters torn from the walls]]. She hears a mysterious sound from upstairs and follows it to find an even bigger wham - [[spoilers:the members of the group, secretly ''[[HeWhoFightsMonsters building pipe bombs]]'']].

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* WhamShot: After Lucy chooses staying with the activist group over her relationship with Jude, she returns to their headquarters one night to find [[spoiler:the place completely deserted, with even the posters torn from the walls]]. She hears a mysterious sound from upstairs and follows it to find an even bigger wham - [[spoilers:the [[spoiler:the members of the group, secretly ''[[HeWhoFightsMonsters building pipe bombs]]'']].
6th May '18 1:27:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: With the song "A Little Help from My Friends"

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With the song "A Little Help from My Friends"



* LargeHam: ''Bono'' as Doctor Robert.

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''Bono'' as Doctor Robert.
15th Apr '18 6:06:18 PM HamburgerTime
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* MindScrew: The last scene of the climactic "Across the Universe"/"Helter Skelter" sequence, where we suddenly cut to a group of nude, masked women who have never been seen before, who then fall into a pool of water as if they've been killed. Its exact meaning has been debated since the film premiered. It's also decidedly unclear how much of the Mr. Kite sequence is actually happening, and how much is the characters hallucinating while high.
* MsFanservice: Sexy Sadie, naturally, who's fond of strutting around the apartments she owns, in front of her tenants, in nothing but her bathrobe. Max and Jude mutually agree that living in her run-down building is WorthIt if they get to be around her.


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* WhamShot: After Lucy chooses staying with the activist group over her relationship with Jude, she returns to their headquarters one night to find [[spoiler:the place completely deserted, with even the posters torn from the walls]]. She hears a mysterious sound from upstairs and follows it to find an even bigger wham - [[spoilers:the members of the group, secretly ''[[HeWhoFightsMonsters building pipe bombs]]'']].
3rd Jan '18 8:18:29 AM ClintEastwood
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* RecycledSoundtrack: The version of "A Day in the Life" used in the film was recorded by Music/JeffBeck in 1999, being the only cover not original to the film.
24th Dec '17 9:58:44 AM Synchronicity
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Jude Feeney is an [[{{Expy}} aimless young man from Liverpool]] who heads to America in hopes of finding his absent father, who knew his mother in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII but had never been told that Jude was born. When the man proves to be something of a disappointment, he falls in with UsefulNotes/IvyLeague frat boy Max (... well's Silver Hammer, not sung in the film) Carrigan. (Max helped him find his dad; Jude helped Max escape campus authorities; it went on from there.) The two move to New York with Max's sister Lucy. Jude finds himself falling for Lucy, who willingly reciprocates.

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Jude Feeney is an [[{{Expy}} [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed aimless young man from Liverpool]] who heads to America in hopes of finding his absent father, who knew his mother in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII but had never been told that Jude was born. When the man proves to be something of a disappointment, he falls in with UsefulNotes/IvyLeague frat boy Max (... well's (well's Silver Hammer, not Hammer[[note]]not sung in the film) film[[/note]]) Carrigan. (Max helped him find his dad; Jude helped Max escape campus authorities; it went on from there.) The two move to New York with Max's sister Lucy. Jude finds himself falling for Lucy, who willingly reciprocates.



* SpiritualSequel: To the movie version of ''{{Hair}}''.

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* SpiritualSequel: To the movie version of ''{{Hair}}''.''Theatre/{{Hair}}''.
24th Dec '17 9:32:35 AM nombretomado
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** One particularly {{egregious}} example of this is "Girl"; though it only uses one verse, the orchestration and out-of-context lyrics changes the song from a lament about [[YokoOhNo a man whose girlfriend's presence is putting serious strain on his social life with his buddies]], to a simple ballad about a lost love.

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** One particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example of this is "Girl"; though it only uses one verse, the orchestration and out-of-context lyrics changes the song from a lament about [[YokoOhNo a man whose girlfriend's presence is putting serious strain on his social life with his buddies]], to a simple ballad about a lost love.
3rd Apr '17 2:22:30 AM MarkLungo
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** Sadie and [=JoJo=] are very obviously [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed fictitious counterparts]] to Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. The former's performance of "Helter Skelter" is reminiscent of Joplin's singing style and voice.

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** Sadie and [=JoJo=] are very obviously [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed fictitious counterparts]] to Janis Joplin Music/JanisJoplin and Jimi Hendrix.Music/JimiHendrix. The former's performance of "Helter Skelter" is reminiscent of Joplin's singing style and voice.
3rd Apr '17 2:19:21 AM MarkLungo
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* TheCameo: In order: Music/JoeCocker as a hobo, a pimp, and an aging hippy singing "Come Together", Bono as a wacky Creator/KenKesey {{Expy}} singing "I Am the Walrus" (and [[LargeHam ACTING]]), Creator/EddieIzzard as Mr. Kite, and Creator/SalmaHayek times 6 as a [[HelloNurse sexy nurse.]] Except for Salma Hayek, all qualify as [[OneSceneWonder One Song Wonders]].

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* TheCameo: In order: Music/JoeCocker as a hobo, a pimp, and an aging hippy singing "Come Together", Bono [[Music/{{U2}} Bono]] as a wacky Creator/KenKesey {{Expy}} singing "I Am the Walrus" (and [[LargeHam ACTING]]), Creator/EddieIzzard as Mr. Kite, and Creator/SalmaHayek times 6 as a [[HelloNurse sexy nurse.]] Except for Salma Hayek, all qualify as [[OneSceneWonder One Song Wonders]].
3rd Apr '17 2:17:30 AM MarkLungo
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Also along for the ride are (Sexy) Sadie, their landlady who is also an aspiring singer, Jojo ("was a man who thought he was a loner"[[note]]from "Get Back"[[/note]]), a talented guitarist who makes his way to New York after the events of the 1967 Detroit riot, and (Dear) Prudence, a closeted lesbian who crashes into their shared apartment after running away from an abusive boyfriend. Everyone falls in love and for the hippie scene present there. But the real world intrudes as UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar wages on, and the political involvement (willing and otherwise) of various members of Jude's TrueCompanions becomes more and more perilous. It threatens to pull Jude and Lucy apart -- she's involved, and he doesn't approve of that part of the movement she's in...

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Also along for the ride are (Sexy) Sadie, their landlady who is also an aspiring singer, Jojo ("was a man who thought he was a loner"[[note]]from "Get Back"[[/note]]), a talented guitarist who makes his way to New York after the events of the 1967 Detroit UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} riot, and (Dear) Prudence, a closeted lesbian who crashes into their shared apartment after running away from an abusive boyfriend. Everyone falls in love and for the hippie scene present there. But the real world intrudes as UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar wages on, and the political involvement (willing and otherwise) of various members of Jude's TrueCompanions becomes more and more perilous. It threatens to pull Jude and Lucy apart -- she's involved, and he doesn't approve of that part of the movement she's in...
3rd Apr '17 2:16:25 AM MarkLungo
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Jude Feeney is an [[{{Expy}} aimless young man from Liverpool]] who heads to America in hopes of finding his absent father, who knew his mother in WWII but had never been told that Jude was born. When the man proves to be something of a disappointment, he falls in with UsefulNotes/IvyLeague frat boy Max (... well's Silver Hammer, not sung in the film) Carrigan. (Max helped him find his dad; Jude helped Max escape campus authorities; it went on from there.) The two move to New York with Max's sister Lucy. Jude finds himself falling for Lucy, who willingly reciprocates.

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Jude Feeney is an [[{{Expy}} aimless young man from Liverpool]] who heads to America in hopes of finding his absent father, who knew his mother in WWII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII but had never been told that Jude was born. When the man proves to be something of a disappointment, he falls in with UsefulNotes/IvyLeague frat boy Max (... well's Silver Hammer, not sung in the film) Carrigan. (Max helped him find his dad; Jude helped Max escape campus authorities; it went on from there.) The two move to New York with Max's sister Lucy. Jude finds himself falling for Lucy, who willingly reciprocates.
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