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Across the Universe (2007) Poster

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References 

Metropolis (1927)
Bald and semi-naked workers carrying liberty, much like in the Babel sequence.
The Searchers (1956)
Door closing scene is referenced.
The Birds (1963)
Telephone booth scene is referenced.
Playtime (1967)
During the "I Want You" sequence, the isolated cubicles trapping from above.
Magical Mystery Tour (1967) (TV Movie)
The group takes a psychedelic bus ride reminiscent of The Beatles' bus ride in "Magical Mystery Tour".
Yellow Submarine (1968)
The blue people in Mr. Kite's circus resemble Blue Meanies.
Head (1968)
Underwater scenes reference the "Porpoise Song" performances at the beginning and particularly the end of Head.
Let It Be (1970)
The rooftop performance when the cast perform "All You Need Is Love" is a reference to The Beatles' rooftop performance
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Some surreal sequences allude to Alan Parker's film.
Splash (1984)
Lucy and Jude kissing underwater is similar to a underwater scene from Splash.
The Beatles Anthology (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
"Across The Universe" contains a large number of refences not only to the songs, but to the lives of The Beatles too. Also, many situations alludes to the video clips of songs "Free as a bird" and "Real love".

Referenced in 

The Oprah Winfrey Show: High Style on a Budget with Superstar Designer Vera Wang (2007) (TV Episode)
Appearances from the cast and director. Cast perform songs from the film.
Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 3 November 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned a couple of times in Roeper's video pick for Help!
At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David in a review of The Wrestler as another movie in which Evan Rachel Wood has appeared.
Prozhektorperiskhilton: Episode #4.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
The hosts announce this film, which was going to be aired after the show.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (TV Episode)
Jim Sturgess' role mentioned
Glee: Grilled Cheesus (2010) (TV Episode)
Kurt's cover of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is done in the style of T.V. Carpio's cover, from Across the Universe.
Saturday Night Live: Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth on Weekend Update
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011)
Kurt's cover of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is done in the style of T.V. Carpio's cover, from Across the Universe.
Conan: Dragon Tamer 3: Dungeon War 2: The Prequel (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Jim Sturges
The Cinema Snob: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2014) (TV Episode)
"...but it's okay when Across the Universe does it."

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 15 September 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the review.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.

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