Let It Be

Sunday often ends with a musical ponder. In keeping with civil rights, a topic weighing heavily on my mind as the 50th anniversary of America signing the first Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964 approaches – a short clip from Across The Universe.

Across The Universe – directed by Julie Taymor, released in 2007, Oscar nominated for best musical (lost to Sweeney Todd) – not just my favorite musical, it rates as one of my top movies of all time. On the surface a love story based on music of the Beatles, set in the era of Vietnam and Civil Rights protests. What it delivers – a razor sharp statement on war and civil rights, as relevant today as in 1968. A link to the full movie….

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One thought on “Let It Be

  1. The music of the late sixties/Vietnam for me was always personified by Hendrix’ Woodstock performance. I was a nipper so it didn’t mean much at the time ..but later. Different story.
    Never seen this movie. Maybe I’ll give it a whirl?

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