Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
Nothing Is Real.
The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant white glove. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and goes to London to enlist the help of the Beatles.
Ok the music is classic....the animation is ground breaking (a huge influence on the great Terry Gilliam)....The Beatles (wow do they look young) appear at the end of the movie....all those are the good things. The bad....the story does not make any sense. The story....blue meanies who hate music attack the land of musicians....the Beatles take a ride on the yellow submarine and save the day.
I judge people by what they say about The Beatles.
I am the ego man, goo goo ga choo.
If you're going to watch an animated musical featuring The Beatles it would probably help if you're a fan of their music. That's nothing unique to this film though, whether or not you like the music in any musical is going to effect your viewing experience.
The movie's characters and character designs are extremely charming and The Beatles themselves are constantly poking fun at themselves. There's a scene where Ringo ends up ejected from the Yellow Submarine and the group's first instinct is to figure out how to go on without him (Learn to sing trios) before Paul finally interjects with "Naw, let's save the poor devil".
The animation borrows…
I was having some crazy Beatles nostalgia today. Last night I was in bed staring at the ceiling and I kept thinking just how surreal it is that a band like this could exist.
I thought about the time I saw this movie in the theatre, and the projectionist decided to turn the volume up to the highest possible level. He or she is the greatest projectionist of all time. My ears were ringing afterwards, but the jingle of Hey Bulldog and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds were perfectly ingrained in my head. Such pretty visuals and thoughts.
I felt like I was at a concert. A surreal one, for sure. The visuals are terrific, but the songs are the selling point here. Awesome selection from their later years and some good tracks from the early ones too, like Nowhere Man.
You have no idea how much I'm craving to watch this again.
Next to no care about The Beatles before watching this, but after tripping balls throughout the entire running time I had a newfound appreciation for their music.
"George: It's all in the mind, you know!"
Recently i have watched two movies which are centered in two legendary bands, those movies being The Last Waltz(The Band) and Pink Floyd-The Wall. They are very different from one another but i enjoyed watching both and one of the things i enjoyed the most was to get to know better these bands that have a huge legacy and name but i actually do not know much from. And with that in mind i went into Yellow Submarine expecting good things since the movie does have quite a reputation but also i was excited because here i had the opportunity to get to know better these guys.
Yellow Submarine is Directed by…
So. Many. Drugs.
How could I not love this movie, I watched it every day when I was a kid.
I'm hardly an unbiased source, but this movie is just so magical. Great way for kids to get into The Beatles.
2. A piece of art.
3. It's like watching a series of music video.
4. Thank you for sharing your music, The Beatles.
5. Indeed, all you need is love.
08:06 pm, Nov. 14, 2014
Obviously there are flaws, very apparent technical ones to start with: the King Features animation team under George Dunning that produced the execrable Beatles Saturday morning cartoon were never masters of character animation and character design, and while they make some leaps here on the latter if not the former, this is still flat and limited in many ways. (Pay specific attention to the prologue, which was cut from the print I saw as a kid -- funny and charming as it is, it beats Jay Ward and H-B, but you can't say much else about it.) And then there's the matter of the Beatles' own involvement; they assumed the film would be shoddy contract-obligation product, and when it turned…
Una película que inventó un estilo. Graciosa, hermosa y fantasiosa.
I warned you not to eat on an empty stomach.
Charming movie with some solid, witty whimsy and some great music. A rather enjoyable, unique movie that doesn't pander to any particular age group or demographic, with some wonderful, though thoroughly odd, imagery.
As a huge Beatles fan myself, it was an obligation for me to watch Yellow Submarine and after a long wait, I finally did. On a visual level, it must be the most literally colorful film ever made. The animation was extraordinary although it may seem a little dated for some, but nonetheless, it fits perfectly the movie's surreal and psychedelic nature.
If anyone is willing to watch a movie where absolutely nothing makes sense, this would be a perfect choice. The story and characters are completely absurd and at times hilarious. Its weird sense of humor is fantastic and the surreal animation is perfectly joined by some of The Beatles' greatest songs. As a musical, few movies can compare…
In many ways, a trifle -- more and more appearing like a series of small cute skits to barely hold together some terrific illustrations of Beatles songs, but the skits are very cute and cool, and the song sequences are mostly brilliant.
The "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" sequence, a tour-de-force of rotoscope animation, is not only one of my favorite pieces of animation, but one of my favorite scenes in any movie ever. And the "Eleanor Rigby" scene comes close.
The restoration, not just adding "Hey Bulldog" but some short pieces around it, improves the film greatly -- it always had some structural issue at the end, and they are finally smoothed out.
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