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A Double-layered Nostalgia: ‘The Sixties,’ the Iraq War and The Beatles in Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe (2007)

In 2007 Revolution Studios released renowned theatre and opera director Julie Taymor’s Beatles musical Across the Universe. Taymor and fellow writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais used 33 Beatles’ songs to form a story of young bohemians in New York during the Vietnam War era. [1]  Across the Universe received praise for its attempt at reinvigorating the musical genre, its strong artistic visual style, and its reinterpretation of …

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