Mister Kite in Across the Universe

Mister Kite in Across the Universe

A new movie-musical built around Beatles songs opens nationwide next week.  Across the Universe features characters like Jude, Lucy, Max, Sadie, Mister Kite, Prudence, JoJo, and Dr. Robert.  I’ve just seen a few clips as well as the trailer and it looks very promising.

I’ll be heading into Manhattan tonight with a few fellow Beatles fans for an early showing!  I figure a movie based on some of the best songs ever written has to be at least somewhat decent.  Even if the plot sucks, I know I’ll love the music.  According to Wikipedia.com, the movie features the following songs:

  1. "Girl" Performed by Jim Sturgess (cast member)
  2. "Helter Skelter" Performed by Dana Fuchs (cast member)
  3. "Hold Me Tight" Performed by Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Lisa Hogg (cast members)
  4. "All My Loving" Performed by Jim Sturgess (cast members)
  5. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" Performed by T. V. Carpio (cast member)
  6. "With a Little Help from My Friends" Performed by Joe Anderson, Jim Sturgess & "Dorm Buddies" (cast members)
  7. "It Won’t Be Long" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood (cast member)
  8. "I’ve Just Seen a Face" Performed by Jim Sturgess (cast member)
  9. "Let It Be" Performed by Carol Woods, Timothy T. Mitchum (cast members)
  10. "Come Together" Performed by Joe Cocker, Martin Luther (cast members)
  11. "Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?" Performed by Dana Fuchs (cast member)
  12. "If I Fell" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood (cast member)
  13. "I Want You (She’s So Heavy)" Performed by Joe Anderson (cast member)
  14. "Dear Prudence" Performed by Dana Fuchs, Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, T. V. Carpio (cast members)
  15. "Flying" Performed by The Secret Machines (not cast members)
  16. "Blue Jay Way" Performed by The Secret Machines (not cast members)
  17. "I Am the Walrus" Performed by Bono (cast member) and the Secret Machines (not cast members)
  18. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" Performed by Eddie Izzard (cast member)
  19. "Because" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, T. V. Carpio, Martin Luther (cast members)
  20. "Something" Performed by Jim Sturgess (cast member)
  21. "Oh Darling" Performed by Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther (cast members)
  22. "Strawberry Fields Forever" Performed by Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson (cast members)
  23. "Revolution" Performed by Jim Sturgess (cast members)
  24. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" Performed by Martin Luther (cast member)
  25. "Happiness is a Warm Gun" Performed by Joe Anderson (cast member)
  26. "Blackbird" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood (cast member)
  27. "Hey Jude" Performed by Joe Anderson (cast member)
  28. "Don’t Let Me Down" Performed by Dana Fuchs (cast member)
  29. "All You Need is Love" Performed by Jim Sturgess, Dana Fuchs (cast members)
  30. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Performed by Bono (this song plays over the end credits and is not performed on camera)

Also featured in the film

  1. "Across The Universe" Performed by Jim Sturgess (cast member)
  2. "And I Love Her" – brief extract incorporated into instrumental score
Written by Sean Henri