“Tune in, turn on, drop out, switch in, switch on,and explode.”
One of my favorite movies that depicts America at the time of Vietnam is Across the Universe. This movie pays tribute to The Beatles while telling the love story of two college aged students and their friends and family. Since we were talking about Hippies this week in class it reminded me of this song Mr. Kite. This song, as depicted in the movie, shows how kids who had grown up in structured middle class families rebelled and became apart of the hippie movement. They experimented with marijuana and LSD and made their own rules to live by. This clip shows the “oneness” that people tried to experience, with nature and each other, while taking drugs. Also, if you listen to the lyrics, you can also assume that The Beatles were also on drugs while they created this song.