28 January 2008



my new favorite movie: 'across the universe'!!


wow. as in WOW. as in WOW!
i'm not kidding, wow.


after watching this, i realized that this is exactly why i love films - because of its great power to stir every kind of emotion in you, to share powerful stories that we can grow from, and to give tribute to amazing people who we want others to know more about.

just thinking about this movie still makes my hairs stand on end!!



maybe like 80% of the movie my jaw was just dropped still in awe, and the other 20% i was either singing or crying. i can't believe a film can be this amazing. it is now tied with 'eternal sunshine of the spotless mind' as my all-time favorite movie. i got the chance to watch this amazing film a few weeks ago and i highly recommend that everyone who gets to read this post, watches it.

if you are a big beatles fan (and i am a huge one), i promise you will love it!!

the filmmaker, julie taymor, is of theatrical background ('the lion king' being her most famous), and actually first screened her film to an audience of two. one being her, and the other, being THE paul mccartney. she excitedly shared to oprah how he sang under his breath to some musical parts of the film, and how she asked him after the film, "is there anything you didn't like?", and he replied, "what's not to like?"

imagine a stage play on the big screen.
imagine artwork made into a film.
imagine a perfect cast whose characters are inspired by the songs of the beatles ('jude' and 'lucy' being the hero and heroine).
imagine a modern-day interpretation of our favorite beatles classics like..
'let it be' (put together with deaths in the time of war),
'if i fell' (as the song sung by lucy when she realized she was falling for jude),
'come together' (supported by activists and artists all coming together in new york city),
'i want you' (put together with recruiting soldiers to fight in the war), and
'all you need is love' (as a perfect tribute scene to the beatles, and is the part i cried a river to)!!

a total of 33 beatles songs were used in the film, and as i read more trivia on the film, even some scenes that you would think aren't major scenes, are actually interpretations of other songs not included in the musical part of the film.

oh, and i mustn't forget. bono, yes as in THE bono, sings and acts for this fantastic film!

so if you're interested to see the mind-blowing visuals and to hear the versions of the beatles songs that'll shake you from the core, here is the full trailer of 'across the universe'.



i swear to you you will love this film! try to watch it if you can! you haaave to! =p

83 comments:

ann said...

thanks bianca!

i'l surely watch the film! :)

have a happy day! gudluck on your blooming luvlyf! =)

Anonymous said...

gOod dAy biaNca=) parang c adam & eve ung pix s movie..hehe! kelan un pinalabas? thanks..God bLess(" ,)

Kuy Carag said...

Wow! Mukhang maganda nga! Can't wait to watch it! :D

Justine said...

Aww we're the same. This movie totally made my jaw drop when I watched it a few weeks ago. And my most favorite movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It's nice to read about someone who appreciates beautiful and well-made movies such as those :D

Anonymous said...

hi BiaNca!

yep, love the film, too!

u take care, God Bless!

dak said...

hi bianca! i didn't know you have a blog. well, you have a nice one! kudos to you!

ely juridico said...

wow buti ka pa you've had a chance to watch it na! been waiting for it for so long to be shown here sa manila ever since it had its limited theatrical run sa usa last september 2007.

parang it seems na it's never going to be shown locally sa sobrang tagal dumating. wag naman po sana!!!

my only consolation is the bootleg download i have of its fantabulous soundtrack.

tama ka, sobrang galing talaga ni ms. taymor to have come up w/ that kind of an idea for a film. isa syang napak-creative at original na filmaker.

btw, like you i also happen to love "eternal sunshine.." kasi for me the more the different the approach the more engaging & challenging to watch kasi siguro it makes you wanna think out of the box kumbaga...

roxAnnE trIxiA said...

wow.. ang saya talaga ng life mo ate bianx.. promise!! i love it..love it.. loooooooove it!!.. kaya idol kita ate eh! parang wala ka lang prob.. hehe.. wish you the best ate bianx! sana magkaroon ka pa ng maraaaaaaaaaming projesct..(sa skul??) this year! mabait ka kasing nata.. kaya bibigyan kita ng power.. bogoom-bogoom! you are sooooooooooooooow gorgeous! ayus?? sana mag-direk ka ng movie na kasing ganda nyan.. sana!!




---posh16---

Anonymous said...

Wow just saw this movie being featured a while ago in Oprah's show. I wanna watch this film as well. San kaya ako makakakuha ng copy? :)

den said...

I love love love this movie and have seen it 6 times. I've said it so many times.. Across the Universe trumps all the other movies that I saw in 2007. Like you, I'm a huge Beatles fan and I love how I find a new allusion to the fab four each time I watch this movie. I love how the cast sang live as if each song is an extension of the dialogue. I love how Jim Sturgess as Jude exudes a likeness to both Lennon and McCartney. I love the appropriate use and careful choosing of the songs. My favourites are I've Just Seen a Face, I Want You, Something and Strawberry Fields. I love how Taymor used facts as tools to tell Jude and Lucy's story (so much so that even if there are so many things happening in the background, the essence of the movie isn't lost in the details. And instead, the unfolding of historical events run a course that is parallel to the evolution of the characters themselves). Anyway, I realise that this comment is becoming longer than it should be. This is what happens when I get started on this movie. Let me know if you can't get your hands on the soundtrack with 31 tracks on it. I might be of help there. :)

Arie said...

After watching this, I suddenly realized that John, Paul, George, and Ringo are damn great poets. Hey Jude is not a song but a great literary piece. One of my all time favorite mysteries is Eleanor Rigby.

m a r g e said...

thanks for posting about this movie. we werent able to catch this on big screen so last week i thought of borrowing it on Netflix when it comes out on DVD.

Slick said...

WHOAH! O_O,it's coincidentally odd that i was reading stuff about the universe just before i viewed the new entry of your blog, Biancs. Anywho, i don't really mind kung kahit anong genre ng movie ang pinapanuod ko, out of curiosity I'll watch this. =)

GOOD LIFE OF ALEX said...

yeah! heard a lot of good things about this movie... can't wait to see this one! love the beatles! love the song "across the universe"!
i also heard that teresa carpio the actress who played prudence in the movie is a pinay... how true?

Anonymous said...

hey bianca!

yah your definitely right the movie is awesome!..i really love it!..=)

have a fantastic week for you!..godblees!..=)

beetledom said...

bianca says: my new favorite movie
"across the universe"!!

beetledom says: my all-time
favorite beatles' song
"across the universe"!!

WORDS ARE FLOWING OUT LIKE
ENDLESS RAIN INTO A PAPER CUP
THEY SLITHER WHILE THEY PASS
THEY SLIP AWAY
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

POOLS OF SORROW WORDS OF JOY
ARE DRIFTING THROUGH MY OPEN
MIND POSSESSING AND CARESSING ME

JAI GURU DEVA OM
NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY
WORLD (4X)

IMAGES OF BROKEN LIGHT WHICH
DANCE BEFORE ME LIKE A
MILLION EYES
THEY CALL ME ON AND ON
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.......

ps: bianca, didn't you mention
before "across the universe"
is also your favorite beatles'
song??!!

Anonymous said...

i wanna watch that movie noon pa nung napanood ko yung trailer nya tsaka nung guest si julie taymore sa oprah sometime last year.
oprah loved it at nagkaspecial screening pa to because oprah loved the movie so much

.acciemaj. said...

this is the trailer i've seen when i was in Cali. i never got to watch it though coz it wasn't shown in the local theaters there.i think this is the one with the whole prod thing in a bowling arena and stuff.hopefully,i'll get to watch it somewhere someday,hehe!

try to check out 'I'm Reed Fish'.it was part of the tribeca film fest last year.it's an indie film by reed fish.

thanks for sharing! keep on keepin' on! :)

Lucia said...

I can't wait to watch "Across the Universe!" Kaso sa March pa showing!

therese said...

showing na dito sa phils? i've been waiting for this film since last year! wheeeeeeeeeee! can\t wait to watch it! thanks bianca!

sexy? haha said...

where did you guys get your copies? i only have the soundtrack, and ive been looking everywhere for the dvd.

Anonymous said...

i love it!! can't wait to watch it!! thanks bianca :-)

an2netluv said...

wow, reading your entry and watching the trailer gave me goosebumps! I'm a HUGE Beatles fan and I cannot wait to watch this. I do hope they show it locally. Thanks for the post! :)

the menace said...

hey finally foun you bianca!

bianca said...

hello anonymous! (shucks ang daming anonymous actually so hello na din sa inyong lahat. =p)

hello to anonymous who wrote me about another blogger.. i went to the site! di naman ako na-alarm, i think she has her own unique personality! but as for that post you said, flattered naman ako na may post siyang ganun. =p thank you for your concern! and sa concern na din ng ibang anonymous na bumibisita dito! =p

dabamehon said...

hello bianca!!!excited na talaga ako panoorin yan...thank you so much.
ingat and god bless you always!!

prince_paranoia said...

i love eternal sunshine of the spotless mind too.

im anxious to see this movie din, great trailer indeed!

Kriann said...

saw the trailer of the movie July or August of last year and I was so excited to watch this film but when I googled it up, I gathered that it'll be shown here in the Philippines Jan/Feb this year. I almost forgot about this movie, thanks for 'reminding' me. :)

GreenMangoes said...

trailer pa lang wow na wow na ako. as in!

sana nga ipalabas ito sa pinas. at kung hindi man, sana magkaroon na ng original vcd dvd copy nito sa atin.

nicole said...

Ms. KC Concepcion also blogged about this film.. gaya2x ka talaga Bianca!

Anonymous said...

Nadine:
wow it looks like i really have to watch it. i'm a beatles fan! =D





http://psstnadine.blogspot.com

arianne said...

i'm sorry kung nagreact sa kababawan pero.. it's a nice film kaya madaming nagustuhan talaga sya not for anything but the quality of the film itself.

bianca, sa totoo lang i don't know how you put up with things like these.. ang babaw lang nya pero very judgmental at parang kailangan kung nasa blog na ni kc off limits na sa iba.. ano ba yun..

Marie said...

hello bianca! Thanks for promoting the film ;)

rara said...

hindi ko pa napapanood...

Anonymous said...

ive actually watched this movie a while back. its actually out on dvd now here in toronto. at first i wouldnt have ever watched it, but my friend insisted of me watchin it. and so i did. even tho i wasnt much of a beatle fan, i really enjoyed it. i loved the version of "i wanna hold your hand" by t.v. carpio. i couldnt stop listening to it. :)

-bee

sexy said...

i love bianca!

bianca said...

quarterback and just_so_you_know!

aaw. you two are so sweet to post your feelings here on my blog. i really appreciate it! imagine, you took time pa to say something about someone whose blog you read lang. =p thank you! but like i always say, peace loving blog ito and i feel if you mind it, naku baka mas humaba pa dahil matutuwa sila na napansin ang negativity! but really, i appreciate it. :) GoD bless us all! =p

.acciemaj. said...

hey!i'm a tv buff? not much..hehe..anyways,thanks for that! wow!never expected a comment from you! so it's kinda big of a deal to me. though i don't know you personally or something,i must say (again)you really deserve an applaud for inspiring people esp. from our generation.now i'm singing ''waiting on the world to change'':) i'm glad i found your blog. it's kinda funny coz i knew about this when i was in cali pa.my friend (eh i'm the one pa from pinas)from sanfo told me to check out your blog.tfc connect,hehe.the rest is history. jeez,i'm saying too much now! sorry. anyway,thanks again. keep on keepin' on! share love.spread joy. have fun.

Anonymous said...

Hi bianca,
this isnt about the movie, but with your "help a kid project". I'd like to help in anyway. If you need any volunteers,I am very much willing.
More power! Such a kind heart you have.
Marge (marge_dlp@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

Hi Bianc, I Luv you! xoxoX <3

bianca said...

just_so_you_know! ack! maybe ako ang mali, what's your blogsite? :) i can't check it out without approving your comment! i'm sure if i see your blog, i will remember. =p

Anonymous said...

O_o? o_O?Hi, Bianca.alam mo ang weird ng mga responses mo, wala naman dyan ang mga nickname na tinutukoy mo, ah *mind status=BLOWN* (*_*)

Anonymous said...

wish ko lng mapanood ko, and thanks for the post!=p

i said...

hello bianca, i hope you continue inspiring the youth and helping others, of course without forgoing your own happiness. I wish you more travels this year ☺

Anonymous said...

haluw bianca!!!!

good day to you!!! mukhang interesting yang movie na yan ha!!!

anyway,,, bakit ba wala na bang karapatan si bianca na nagbigay ng kanyang opinion about sa movie porket nauna na si kc na mag comment?! grabe naman kayo,,, ang babaw nyo....

arie said...

just another quick thought, this film gave me the impression na high nga ba sina lennon and mccartney when they writing the songs? notably, the songs that were used in the movie. kasi eto na yug period na turbulent na rin yung band, they were near the split-up period na rin. what do you think, bianca?

by the way, i played the dvd again last night. the joe cocker cameo as a homeless dude singin' 'come together'is one of my favorite parts.

she said...

aaah!

ang gandaaaa!! :)

hindi ko pa napapanuod pero alam ko maganda. will watch it. :)

thanks bianca. God bless you. :)

just_so_you_know said...

i'll just pm you na lang in multiply.nevermind that stupid anonymous. hindi lang sya makarelate hehe :p

jodel said...

what a nice trailer. . .

i wonder if watched it. . .

i'll start looking for a copy. . .

thanks ate bianca. . .

sana you can always have your movie reviews. . .=J

Francesca said...

Bi! Where'd you get to see the movie? I saw the trailer once in the movie house but never saw it again! Been waiting for this film to come to Manila! Let me know! And can we please plan a dinner or something, soon? I haven't seen you since our td christmas party! Anyway, let me know about the film k? Can't wait to watch it! :)

- Cheska Y.

justme said...

actually, hindi lang naman yung blog entry na ito ang ginaya mo kay KC eh, pati na rin yung hilig mong mag travel (kuno) at yung hilig mo sa photography. Lahat yan mga passions ni KC. You never mentioned it before na hilig mo yan, lately na lang after KC blogged about her interests.

juno said...

My friend blogged about this film too, so does that mean ginaya lang nya si KC & Bianca? I am curious anout this film too since I'm a big Beatles fan and I love musicals. I also like photography, travel..I've read Angelina Jolie's book too & loved it..so siguro gaya-gaya din ako kay Bianca? Actualy some people just have similar interests. Kaya nga I like to read B's blog coz we share similar interests. I don't know her personally but I can relate to her through this blog. And if I'm not mistaken, she mentioned it in an earlier post (cant remember the date) that she would like to travel more. Matagal na yun wala pa yata sya sa PBB. Kaya hindi kuno yung hilig nya sa pag-travel. Photography naman is a common hobby or pastime for many people. So why don't we just enjoy Bianca's blog entries and stop comparing her to other people. She's her own person. And this is not a showbiz blog..these are her personal thoughts that she's kind enough to share with the public. Kaya tigilan na ang negativity please.

good life of alex: T.V. Carpio is half pinay/ half chinese. =)

cassy said...

matagal na nagbloblog si ms. bianca. since september 2003 pa. yellow pa nga yung blog template niya nun. e si KC, 2005 lang ng nagblog! so does that mean, ginaya ni KC si Bianca sa pagbloblog?! Of course not! and the same goes for blogging about ALMOST the same things! masama bang magpost tungkol sa photography, travel, "Across the Universe" and whatever dahil may iba ng nakapagpost tungkol dun?! read bianca's old magazine features at mas lalo niyo pang malalaman kung sino siya at kung ano rin ang mga hilig niya!

roxAnnE trIxiA said...

hehe.. eow ate bianca.. So gorgeous mo talaga! whohoo.. you know ate,. yung mga papansin na nagcocomment dito,. at inaaway ka.. idol ka rin nila! and pinag-aaksayahan ka rin nila ng oras! love ka kasi nila.. WhY?? eh,. vumisit sila sa blog mo,. tapos mag cocomment! diba.. i know this is a peace loving blog,. kaya peace everyone! I just love Bianca sooow much.. i dont compare you kasi,. iba ka naman sa kanila,. eventhough mas maganda ka or mas sexy ka,. iba ka parin! and we love you for being different! I hope you will stay as pretty as you are and keep inspiring young people just like me,. na magrerebulosyon para sayo,.!

I hope na ang lahat pa ng gusto mong maabot eh maabot mo na,. at sana rin,. kahit bata ka pa namna,. yung lovelyf mo,. sana.. ma-meet mo na ang man of your dreams,, oh diba! God bless you ate,.

--posh16--

bianca said...

to anonymous! madami kayo but you probably know who you are! you are so sweet for sharing your opinions on my blog.. super i appreciate it!! everyone is entitled naman talaga to his or her own opinion, totoo yun, and that's why some comments whether pro or anti, get posted here. but like i always say, this is a peace loving blog! and some people might just go on and on with negativity when they know their negativity is noticed. :p idaan na lang natin sa positivity! peace everyone!

.acciemaj. said...

wow! i guess this is the most interactive entry that u got huh! but ya,it's good to stay peace with everyone! why not,di ba?thanks coz i learned to welcome negativity! despite of the bad/sad things that are happening to me right now,i just so pray,keep moving and smile. :)

"I know, but I still
Believe in ignorance as my best defense
So go on, wreck me
Funny how I carry on, and not be taken over
Will not roll over on anyone,
Cuz anyone would stand up on my side" :)

Anonymous said...

wanna watch ds film very soon!

Anonymous said...

Question lang... who, among all the anonymous that have been leaving comments to you, are you pertaining that message to?? Hint naman dyan...pleazzze!!

Des said...

definitely papanuorin ko 'to...
maganda ung trailer..pati ugn song!!!thanks ate bianca for sharing it :D

btw, showing na ba'to sa sinehan o tpos na?mga dvd lng ako nanunuod eh...

ilovebianca said...

god the trailer made my hair standup

imogen said...

im soooooo looking forward to this movie! buti ka pa napanood mo nah, the release date is next month pa... but im soo excited. ^^

and to think u just said just like "eternal sunshine..", whoala. that's my favorite movie too.!

cant wait to see it on the big screen.. ^^

anyways tc good.

trixie said...

hello bianca! grabe, when i read your review sa movie na ito, gusto ko panoorin agad! kahit hindi ako super in love sa eternal sunshine, i appreciated the film. and i trust your taste in movies! =)

i'd also like to note that you are super patient (not to mention cool) to put up with the comments of some of the people here. hello?! halos lahat kaya ng ka-generation natin appreciate films, would love to travel (affordable na kasi) and like to take photos. basta, di sila polite. pero in fairness, binabasa nila blog mo ha! =)

anyway, have you watched amelie and a very long engagement? galing kasi, esp amelie's plot and cinematography. =)

Anonymous said...

hay bianca. yes, i'll definitely look for a copy of this movie. reading your post really excite me and i was like " matry nga ito." I'm a beatle fan din kasi.. hehehhe~ take care bianca...

Anonymous said...

tina of CEBU here: ( guys ganito nlng gawin nyu)

ayun bianca, i didn't know that you answer some of the comments pala.

like everyone here, i also like your entries..

thanks for sharing to us what you know about.

ang galing mo!!!

chase said...

girl, this is the entry pala na sinabi ko sayo na natatawa ako sa mga comments...haha!

nicole...i'm just curious why do you keep visiting this site or wasting your time here if you think gaya-gaya yung owner...are you a ninja? hahahaha! =p girl, if you don't like what you're reading or seeing...the best solution is to stay away but if you really want to be a comic relief here...feel free to post! i'm just gonna wait for your comments na lang and start laughing after reading it! *wink, wink, wink* =p

anonymous...wag mo ng problemahin ang responses ni bianca, ang mahalaga eh gets nung sinabihan nya..unless ikaw yung sinagot nya at di mo magets yun..dun ka na lang mamroblema okay. =)

monica...ayos ba? hehe! hey, if there's a possiblity na maka-join ako dun sa sinabi ko sayo kanina...pasama ha...sana! hehe! =p

mabuhay ang gaya-gaya! hahaha! =p

jam said...

i love this movie too! sobra! i instantly became a beatles fan after watching this..i even wrote down all the song titles from the movie so that i'll know what to put in my ipod.. haha! i like lucy and jude's love story..cute! hehe.. i fell in love with this movie.. thanks for this entry! i watched it after i read this..i got curious.. hehe.. cheers to you! :D

oh and by the way..don't mind the comments on being "gaya-gaya".. you know what's true.. :D
hope you're okay! take care! :D

therese said...

wheeeeeeee! finally, i saw the film! i love it!! grabe, so nice.. iv been waiting for this film since last year..

guys, you can download the film sa torrent.heheheh
=p

do you have a multiply acct bianca?

m a r g e said...

i think it is very unfair to mention that Bianca is trying to copy the content of someone else's blog. i also have the same raving for Across the Universe back in September, and i read the other blog also, she raved about the movie back in Feb still. now Bianca raved about the movie as a movie, when she was able to see it. that is a major difference. i dunno. im jumping ship here. hehe! im this major blog-hopper i guess. =)

oh yeah: end point, we just all like the same genre of movies so buzz off dirty minds! =p

m a r g e said...

and oh yes, by the way, i saw the movie already on blu-ray. awesome!

Anonymous said...

AHHH FOR THE 1ST TIME IN MY LIFE, I FELL INLOVE WITH A MOVIE! I SWEAR THIS MOVIE IS JUST THE BEST!!! I'VE BEEN SINGING THEIR SONGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS! I LOVE HOW THEY COVERED ALL THE SONGS! 5 STARS PLUS 2 THUMBS UP! haha

Anonymous said...

The movie itself was. WOW. awesome ate :> It made me a reason tuloy to listen to the Beatles :))

I really loved it. Good Job! :P

Emilie said...

I've seen the movie twice :D . I love it.I have those original songs in my ipod and after watching the movie I downloaded the ost :D

Anonymous said...

hi bianca...
just want to ask you, what are your recommended movies?
hope you could blog about it. thanks and God bless

-nice

ladyingreen said...

hey bianca.. oh my gosh! i finally got to watch this movie just today before i got to school. i am so in love with this movie. i like their version of the beatles songs. i am so loving this movie. i can go on all afternoon watching this movie. thanks to you i got to learn about this film. thanks!

Anonymous said...

"who you are defines what you do"
-Max (Across the Universe)

have a good day ate bianca wheheh:)

Anonymous said...

saw the movie earlier bianca.
it was great!

kaka inlove!
hehehe
i'm planning to share it with students. ^-^

thank you

6ixthman said...

it was actually shown on GB3 last week - good thing i read your blogs so i watched it with my wife - ONE OF THE BEST MOVIE THIS YEAR. I actually watched it twice - thanks for the info.

I'm a revolution. ;) said...

I watched this film, it's over the top! :D I love love LOVE it. :)

pau said...

If you're a die-hard beatles fan like me who watch movies, I suggest go for I am Sam. I think I am Sam was the first movie (ever) to use beatles cover for the soundtrack. Really great story, and the accompaniment of the beatles music fits perfectly well.

Reina said...

I really love your thoughts, Ate Bianca. I am one of your fans. Someday, I want to be like you - tv host, writer, fashion icon. Sadly, I'll study at UST (Pol Sci) cos I didn't pass the ACET. :( God bless!

Sorry, off topic ;)

f. jordan said...

yup. i agree. Across the Universe is one great movie. bow.

freakazoid said...

The film is not riveting at all. It's just a typical musical film you see anywhere. the good thing about it is they made a pretty well renditions of our Beatles favorites.

Tracy. said...

Just saw the film today. And you are so right about it! I'm not a huge Beatles fan but after seeing the movie, I began downloading their songs. Hahaha! And I loooooved the story, too! :D

Bagay sina Jude and Lucy! HAHA. :P