Essay on Analysis Of The Movie ' Across The Universe '

1546 Words May 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Made in 2007, Across the Universe is a historical musical that showcases the harsh realities of 1960’s England, America, and Vietnam. Revolving around a young man from Liverpool who falls in love with a beautiful American girl amidst the Vietnam war and antiwar protests, the movie incorporates songs by the Beatles. The movie is very visually pleasing and reflects the feelings of the Vietnam war somewhat accurately, however the way the movie portrays these feelings is not completely realistic. The movie was made to be alternative and edgy and show a different side of the sixties through the lense of the Beatles. Even though it does accomplish this, the movie contains animation and songs that make it more psychedelic than realistic. While its central themes incorporate aspects of the Vietnam war and life in the sixties, its alternative style distracts from the historical features of the film, but even though it is not completely accurate Across the Universe does contain some historical aspects.
The Vietnam war began in 1954 and for the United States, it was the longest war in history. The United States purpose for getting involved in the war was to help South Vietnam fight against the communist regime of North Vietnam and the Viet Cong. Unfortunately, it was an extremely difficult war for the Americans because the Viet Cong would regularly ambush the military and could easily blend in with the natives. These difficulties resulted in the death of over 58,000 American…

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