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Old Mar 05, 2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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1st time on this site, but registered to ask a specific question....In the movie Across the Universe, there is a charater named Paco. I read somewhere that this character is a reference to the song Old Brown Shoe??? Is this true and if so, where is the connection? If not, does ANYONE know what song the character Paco is from?????? PLEASE HELP! Thanks!
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Old Mar 05, 2008, 09:51 AM   #2
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1st time on this site, but registered to ask a specific question....In the movie Across the Universe, there is a charater named Paco. I read somewhere that this character is a reference to the song Old Brown Shoe??? Is this true and if so, where is the connection? If not, does ANYONE know what song the character Paco is from?????? PLEASE HELP! Thanks!


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Old Mar 05, 2008, 11:38 AM   #3
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I'm gonna move this to the movies forum, maybe somebody will answer it there.
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Old Mar 05, 2008, 08:33 PM   #4
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Haven't seen the movie, so I can't help, sorry.......
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Old Mar 06, 2008, 07:14 PM   #5
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Sadly, I can't help because I can't see the connection. Where did you hear this from?
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Old Mar 08, 2008, 05:09 AM   #6
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I dont even remember there being a Paco in Across the Universe (and i really dont see what connection that name would have with Old Brown Shoe).
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Uh, what? Paco? I don't remember anyone with that name in the movie. Now I'm gonna go nuts watching the movie again looking for Paco. I have a feeling it's gonna be like "Where's Waldo".
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I thought Paco was the guy who led that anti-war group that Lucy was in?
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I thought Paco was the guy who led that anti-war group that Lucy was in?
Yes, as far as I remember it's him. But I don't see any connection with the song at all, sorry.
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I dont even remember there being a Paco in Across the Universe (and i really dont see what connection that name would have with Old Brown Shoe).
George's stretchy voice, the linear and logical opposites narrative, the beatley and crunchy piano chords, the laid back sound there are many things that i find attractive here.

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Yeah, I agree that it's a good song, but what's that got to do with the name Paco?
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Yes, Paco was the guy that lead the anti-war group that Lucy was in. If you google "across the universe", the wikipedia site has listed a ton of information about this movie and actually lists the character names and the song that they have reference to. It lists Paco, played by Logan Marshall Green as being referenced to the Beatles song "Old Brown Shoe"???? I cant find the connection! I thought that this would be the place that somebody out there would know what the connection is or would be able to tell me what the correct song "Paco" is from???
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Yeah, I agree that it's a good song, but what's that got to do with the name Paco?
yes it is a good song, but it is possible the connection can be found here.
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Um, as far as I know, there is NO character by the name of Paco in any Beatles song, suggested or otherwise. Hope this clears things up.
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well yes of course, it's just that i hoped that this would lead somewhere.
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I think it led to the fact that he's not a character in any Beatles song. Therefore no one is seeing a connection.
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Does that Paco wear old brown shoes? That's the only connection I can think of (I haven't watched the film).

Paco is a Spanish diminutive for Francisco (I've never known whether that's Frank or Francis, or whatever), in case that sheds some light for someone (not for me).
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Paco was the head of that sect group that Lucy consideration was behind the war. He was the guy that Jude thinking was cheating with her. He's seen when he brings the TV to their apartment building and again when Jude comes into her place of work and sings.
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Well yeah. I think we were just trying to figure out if the name Paco had a Beatles connection since all the other main characters were named after characters from Beatles songs.
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