I just re-lived the late sixties, early seventies with Across The Universe. This is a beautifully crafted film that takes the age from inocence to angst using Beatle songs to pave the way. It is gorgeous. It pays tribute to the icons from Janis Joplin to Jimi Hendrix to Timothy Leary with psychedelic colored water movements, cloth mazes, walruses and get down blues. The dance sequence at the Induction Center with stomping boots, conveyer lines and boxed up young men conveyed both the fear and the robotic mentality. I noticed that one of the writers was Judy Taymor of Lion King fame...good on her.
As a side note - the contestants on AI who tried to sing the Beatles for two straight weeks should have seen this movie before even attempting it.