Yellow Submarine by The BeatlesA whole new generation will be climbing aboard this sunny, psychedelic storybook, while nostalgic Beatles fans of all ages will be clamoring for a ticket to ride.
Once upon a time (or maybe twice), some 80,000 leagues beneath the sea, there lay a colorful land of song and laughter called Pepperland, where Sergeant Peppers Band was always playing your song — until the Blue Meanies burst on the scene and chased all the music and magic away. So began the classic 1968 film Yellow Submarine, inspired by a song and hailed as an avant-garde amalgam of pop art, Beatles music, and highly innovative animation. Now that films dazzling images — and its lighthearted, witty tale — is showcased in a glorious picture book sure to be savored by fans and readers of all ages.
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What’s The Meaning Behind Yellow Submarine By The Beatles?
Released as a double a-side with Eleanor Rigby , Yellow Submarine has become a divisive song among Beatles fans. To many it's a charming singalong for all ages; for others, it's one of the band's weakest moments, and an unnecessary bout of whimsy on the otherwise flawless Revolver. It chimed perfectly with the carefree, nostalgic and childlike attitudes that dominated the burgeoning psychedelic era. I quite like children's things; I like children's minds and imagination. So it didn't seem uncool to me to have a pretty surreal idea that was also a children's idea. I thought also, with Ringo being so good with children — a knockabout uncle type — it might not be a bad idea for him to have a children's song, rather than a very serious song.
Yellow Submarine is a delight that deserves greater recognition. In , The Beatles got in a yellow submarine and sailed away to the sea of green — on screen at least — in an animated caper designed to fulfil their three-picture contract for United Artists, without much effort on their part. It could have sunk without a trace, a cinematic curio of the flower power age. Yet Yellow Submarine has become an enduring cult classic. The yellow sub can be found on all sorts of merchandise, from socks and tea infusers to Lego sets and Monopoly boards. Long before Pixar, this funny little film pulled off the trick of simultaneously appealing to both kids and their parents. Long before Pixar, this funny little film directed by George Dunning pulled off the trick of simultaneously appealing to both kids and their parents.
No, these Fab Four are currently locked in a battle between good and evil. Specifically, between themselves and detonating clowns, apple-bonking henchmen, a giant killer glove and your run-of-the-mill Blue Meanies. You can, and should, catch it on U. Having to make good on a three-picture deal that John, Paul, George and Ringo had with United Artists, their manager Brian Epstein had been looking for one last project to tie up that particular loose business end. The group had no interest in making another movie, however.