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Cameron H.

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  1. 39 minutes ago, JammerLea said:

    Yeah, I agree with that. The Peter Max-like artstyle isn't exactly the easiest on the eyes, though I find it fun. The characters, including The Beatles, aren't particularly cute in it. It does lend itself to the surreal settings at least. While watching last night I joked that the artists were asked to draw their nightmares lol

    The imagination does impress me though. I'd love to know more about the painting process for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". 

    I think for me the Sea of Science's "Only a Northern Song" is the least interesting,  visually and just... in general. Doesn't seem like there's much science to it lol

    Yeah, that was a pretty basic sequence, although maybe for the time it was cool? It also doesn’t help the “Only a Northern Song” (which I like, btw) was a George Harrison “Fuck you” to people making more money off his music than he was.

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  2. 4 hours ago, JammerLea said:

    I rewatched this last night and my roommate had a hard time getting through it, but I still love it lol Yeah, the stories is pretty mediocre, but the animation and bizarre creativity that went into it is really fun to me, maybe because I'm an artist lol.

    I'd say this definitely introduced me to a few of the lesser known songs too.

    Again there were originally two versions of this movie, as the US version had the "Hey, Bulldog" sequence cut. I originally saw it on VHS from a movie rental so I missed out on that. I finally got to see it when it was finally rereleased in full in 1999 and I think it's probably my favorite part now (and one of my favorite songs). The four-headed dog is pretty cute somehow.


    This also inspired me to reupload my old Yellow Submarine website, so here's that in mostly unedited embarrassment. Please don't share, it is not good. XD;

    Yeah, I can’t imagine people without a predisposition toward either The Beatles or the artwork would appreciate Yellow Submarine very much. Again, I’m not really watching it for a plot or story. I like the music and the images and the weird faux-Beatle mutterings are like ASMR for me.

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  3. 14 minutes ago, taylor anne photo said:

    I think some of the songs are maybe "b-sides" which I would just as a catchall term for "lesser known" but I wouldn't say that about Eleanor Rigby or All You Need is Love. Maybe I'm just naive since I think those songs are hits but if you think about it terms of their actual hits then yeah maybe they aren't the ones people expected to be thrown in a movie.

    Also is it just me or is Eleanor Rigby a really depressing way to start an animated movie?

    I thought it was interesting in the sense that it was played over scenes of London being very drab and uniform, a direct contrast to Pepperland and The Beatles house of whackiness. Almost like, if we let the Blue Meanies win, Pepperlan will become just as stuffy as London.

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  4. 15 minutes ago, Cinco DeNio said:

    How much should Yellow Submarine be tied into the Sgt. Pepper album?  I remember Nowhere Man from the Sgt. Pepper movie and the Blue Meanies (referenced as the Blue People) in Across the Universe.  I juggled three movies in my head as I watched it.  I really enjoyed the first part (up to the Beatles getting into the submarine) and the last (the fight for Pepperland).  The rest, floating around somewhere, lost me.

    Not really at all. They’re their own separate things. Yellow Submarine is a lot of meta jokes and Easter Eggs, but that’s as far as it connects to anything.

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  5. What always amazes me about The Beatles, as someone who wasn't alive when this was all happening, is just how much they changed in such a short period of time. I always tend to think of them in terms of Pre and Post Sgt Pepper, as if these are two separate epochs, when it all kind of happened all at once. Like, the oldest song in this movie is "Nowhere Man" which seems almost like baby Beatles with their matching haircuts, but it was only about three years old by the time Yellow Submarine came out.

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  6. 24 minutes ago, Cam Bert said:

    This is something you and Cameron can speak to more but it felt like four hits and four b-sides to me. Not that the ones I was unfamiliar with were bad but it seemed like a majority of them were like "Oh, curious never heard this one before" or "This sounds oddly familiar..."

    I wouldn't call them B-Sides (as I like them all, especially "It's All Too Much"), but, yeah, the newer songs were basically, for The Beatles anyway, throwaways. What happened was the Beatles were under contract with United Artists to do three movies, but The Beatles didn't like Help! (Their second film) So in order to fulfill their obligation they were like, "Okay, do an animated movie, and we will give you a couple of songs," and to satisfy the stipulation that the  actually "appeared" in the movie, they filmed the little coda at the end.

    I like all of the music in Yellow Submarine, but I think of it more as a musical security blanket than an actual film. The plot is pretty generic and the voice acting isn't fantastic. It's more about the images and the music washing over you. However, if you're not really into the Beatles, I can see it being kind of "meh."   

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  7. 1 minute ago, Cam Bert said:

    I did find it very funny that Ringo at the start of the movie was bemoaning how nothing exciting or interesting happens to him and then he goes to his house. In the house he's driving a car, giant things going from room to room, King Kong, etc. No wonder the streets of Liverpool are boring and nothing seems to happen if that's your house.

    I love how in the movies, the Beatles always live together. 

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  8. 9 minutes ago, Cam Bert said:

    As the Beatles guy why do you think that is? I mean he's not the most conventionally handsome of the bunch. My theory would be that he does seem to be the most outgoing of them all though.

    I think he has a very unique face which is often better than traditionally handsome features (see: Adam Driver). I also think there's something about him, his height, his face, and his sense of humor, that just made him seem more approachable. Although, from what I understand, he was one of the grouchier of the four when it came to fans. He's also the only Beatle that ever really showed any aptitude and desire to be an actor. The rest are okay, but he is a bit more natural at it. 

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  9. Just now, Cam Bert said:

    I would have never guessed that of all the Beatles Ringo would have gotten the most screen time. Probably because he had the most puns.

    Honestly, Ringo was, for a long time, the most popular Beatle. He would get the most fan letters and the most screen time in ALL of the Beatles movies.* He gets a huge solo scene in A Hard Days Night, the plot of Help (such as it is) revolves around one of his rings, and even though it doesn't really have a story at all, Magical Mystery Tour is about him taking his Aunt on a bus tour. The only movie I'm not too sure about is Let it Be, but that's more of a documentary.

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  10. 54 minutes ago, FrancisRizzo3 said:

    FYI, Master of Disguise is available for free on Hoopla, if your library offers that service.

    What a waste of time it was to watch.

    Thank you! Just listening to the trailer was painful. I really didn't want to spend any money on this.

  11. 1 hour ago, theworstbuddhist said:

    High five, Cameron H, we both got told off by Paul this week, lol. Not that I disagree with him in my case.

    I strenuously disagree in my case. He dismissed what I wrote as if it was something *I* was saying and not a direct quote from the movie. 


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