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  Yellow Submarine (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film also includes several references to songs not included in the soundtrack, including "A Day in the Life" where the lyrics are referenced in the "sea of holes" scene.
The animation of Yellow Submarine has sometimes falsely been attributed to the famous psychedelic pop art artist of the era Peter Max; the film's artwork was in fact overseen by Heinz Edelmann.
The film's incidental music was an orchestral score composed and arranged by George Martin.
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 Submarine film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Submarine film is a subgenre of war film which takes place in a submarine below the surface of the ocean.
Films of this subgenre typically focus on a small but determined crew of submariners battling against not only their enemies, but also the extreme pressure of being underwater (as their submarines typically descend past "hull crush depth", a depth which varies from movie to movie) and being in such close proximity to one another.
This imbues films of the subgenre with a great deal of dramatic tension, which is added to by occasional but dramatic battle scenes in which the crew waits with bated breath while sonar pings, depth charges explode overhead, and bolts fly out of bulkheads in the submarine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Submarine_film   (517 words)

 Submarine Movies (Written 4/21/00)
Ince’s film, an anti-war protest which moved against the currents of the time has a scenewhich shows a submarine torpedoing a ship only to have one of the officers attempt unsuccessfully to stop the carnage while managing only to flood the submarine and to drown everyone on board.
The film, which was greatly praised at the time, was only fitfully successful, but the submarine sequence is so well shot and edited that it seems to belong to some other movie.
The film itself is hardly a dramatic masterpiece, but the numerous underwater scenes were strictly state of the art for the period.
www.selu.edu /Academics/Faculty/wparrill/Reviews/submarinemovies.html   (885 words)

The film exploits their discomfort and their boredom to show that war is a dreary life for the submarine crew and not filled with excitement.
The film makes superb use of sound, as every sound in the quiet of the submarine is heard: the splashing against a destroyer's propellers, the eerie ping sounds, the bellowing roar of a depth charge, and even the creaks of a hull.
What the film seemed to be aiming at, was not a big statement against war but how the captain was a professional and treated his men accordingly expecting them to do their best no matter what.
www.sover.net /~ozus/dasboot.htm   (1434 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: Run Silent Run Deep review
In the film's beginning, Richardson loses his submarine to what he believes is a Japanese destroyer.
The film was filmed and kept as accurate as possible, using actual submarines and submarine parts for the sets.
The film quality of the trailer will show you how truly great the transfer of the feature is and is worth a look for this purpose.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video/runsilentrundeep.htm   (1177 words)

Even though the film is loosely inspired by real events that took place in 1961, it sinks not only from dullness but because it just does not develop character and instead relies solely on macho action scenes.
The film opens as Capt. Mikhail Polenin (Liam Neeson), the dedicated first captain of the K-19, is relieved of his command because he cares more about the men and his boat than in blindly obeying the Motherland.
The last malfunction becomes the film's main plotline, as this danger could precipitate a nuclear war because the American destroyer nearby would be destroyed and the fear is that the Americans will retaliate and begin WW 111.
www.sover.net /~ozus/k-19thewidowmaker.htm   (989 words)

 Below - Lightsfade review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Film audiences have seen submarine films before so Twohy and his crew have to work harder to generate any shock.
It is a measure of the film’s success that the film’s air of tension infects the viewer; in this state the unexpected can provide a real jolt.
The film’s excellent sound design, overseen by Scott Martin Gershin is a huge part of the film’s effect.
www.lightsfade.com /reviews/below.htm   (916 words)

 DVD Review - Below   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tensions on board the submarine come to a head when the crew learns that of their three new passengers one is a wounded German POW and another is a pretty English nurse named Claire Paige (Olivia Williams).
While some films are able to overcome their small marketing budgets and gain audiences over time due to positive word of mouth, most underperforming movies are yanked within a week or two of their release and shunted off to the home video department with nary a second thought.
In classic submarine movie tradition, the soundtrack is an aural delight with active surrounds, thumping bass, and surprises coming out of all the speakers.
www.dvdreview.com /fullreviews/below.shtml   (1166 words)

 MovieFreak.com - Below DVD Review
By all means, Below is more than just another submarine film in that the characters and their situation divert the audience’s attention to themselves.
This film is not only scary, but it is very exciting and fun to watch.
Twohy tends to comment on technical and writing aspects of the film while the actors comment on themselves and what is shown on screen.
www.moviefreak.com /dvd/b/below_a.htm   (621 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - 'Yellow Submarine' - the Film
The song 'Yellow Submarine' was written by Paul McCartney for the Beatles' seventh album Revolver and was written for Ringo Starr to sing.
Reported to be the Queen Elizabeth's favourite film, it had the plot of the paradise of Pepperland invaded by evil monsters called the Blue Meanies, and Fred is dispatched in a Yellow Submarine to bring back some heroes - the Beatles - to save them.
In the film, verses one, two and four are sung, whilst on the album only verses one, two and three appear.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A295562   (835 words)

 DAILY BRUIN ONLINE - The enemy below   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The makers of "U-571," a new submarine film following a group of American seamen in their attempt to steal a code-breaker from a German U-boat during WWII, take special care to note that their film is not technically based on any actual events.
Unfortunately, while the crew is there, their own submarine is sunk by a German destroyer, leaving them in the middle of hostile waters on the deck of a foreign, and broken, submarine.
The film is the brainchild of fellow screenwriters Sam Montgomery and David Ayer from an original story by Mostow.
www.dailybruin.ucla.edu /db/issues/00/04.20/ae.u-571.html   (888 words)

 Taves: With Williamson Beneath the Sea
Such was the case on With Williamson beneath the Sea (1932), the filmed autobiography of the pioneer of undersea photography, J.
Submarines were impossible to obtain during wartime, so a full-size facsimile of the Nautilus was built, able to carry thirty actors who could exit through an underwater airlock.
With the development of technicolor, Williamson and his Submarine Film Corporation undertook to photograph the bottom of the sea in the new process.
jv.gilead.org.il /taves/withwill.html   (3581 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Das Boot - The Director's Cut at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Submarine warfare is especially dehumanizing because the fighting occurs at a distance and is measured in sonar pings and explosions.
In the end, it is the impracticality of taking prisoners on board a submarine and the well-being of his crew that tip the balance, but the human cost of war has nevertheless been driven home.
I am not a fan of war films that are mere action films, that glorify war, or that over-simplify human conflict as good versus evil.
www.epinions.com /content_135417138820   (2481 words)

 Widowmaker Nuclear Submarine Accident Film - Johnson's Russia List 10-07-02
The film, starring Harrison Ford as the ruthless captain, was shown at the Venice Film Festival last month but has only now reached Russia, where it is to be screened nationwide.
It tells the story of the Soviet Union's first nuclear submarine developing a major malfunction on a mission to prove Moscow's technical prowess to Washington at the height of the Cold War.
Director Kathryn Bigelow, speaking at a news conference after the film's gala premiere in St Petersburg's magnificent Mariinsky Theatre, said the team added imaginary conflict to the story for the benefit of the viewer.
www.cdi.org /russia/johnson/6476-7.cfm   (495 words)

 Filmtracks: U-571 (Richard Marvin)
Even though the film prospered from reasonable success in the theatres, the idea for an album of Richard Marvin's large-scale score was bounced around for while and eventually abandoned by commercial labels.
In the film, the score opens with a neat aquatic sound effect that was unfortunately abandoned later in the score (this cue does appear on track twenty).
The album contains all the music you will need from the film, though it was the composer's choice to completely re-arrange the cues to his liking --this drive me nuts, and it seems rather odd for this album because the best tracks are still scattered throughout the hour of material.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/u-571.html   (936 words)

 Liam Neeson Fansite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The film, in which the Ballymena-born star appears alongside Harrison Ford, is based on the true story - hushed up at the time by the Moscow authorities and little known about in the West - of the ill-fated Soviet nuclear submarine which was sent to sea in l961.
The film, says Neeson, examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before, in spite of the objections which accompanied the film's screening in Russia: "It is a fascinating tale of ordinary people who became heroes when faced with a tragic situation.
Fifty-two veterans and widows of the crew of the submarine were flown in from across Russia and Ukraine to attend the Russian premiere of the film at a gala event at the Mariinsky Theater on Sunday.
www.liamneeson-fansite.com /info-k19.htm   (11814 words)

 RTE.ie Entertainment - Ford defends submarine film
'K19:The Widowmaker' is based on the true story of a submarine crew's mission to prevent a nuclear meltdown in the Atlantic in 1961.
Ford and director Katherine Bigelow claim that the film portrays the sacrifice that the crew made and that it was a chance to humanise former Cold War enemies but original crew-members disagree, arguing that they are portrayed as "a bunch of alcoholics and illiterates".
Seven of the original crew-members sent an open letter to the Venice Film Festival saying they were "surprised and saddened" that it was being shown.
www.rte.ie /arts/2002/0902/fordh.html   (115 words)

 Yellow Submarine (1968)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
You're browsing the video rental racks, and there it is: a blue background with snappy yellow lettering and a badly drawn submarine (yellow) on the cover.
The film begins under the sea, in Pepperland, an idyllic musical community, which is attacked by the peace-hating Blue Meanies, who are symbolic of American wastefulness.
He recruits the Beatles to return with him to Pepperland to join the battle between the forces of order (the music-hating Blue Meanies and their surreal arsenal of henchmen) and the forces of creativity and love.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0063823   (851 words)

 DVD REVIEW: YELLOW SUBMARINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
At eleven, I would have been too young to appreciate "Yellow Submarine." The film was an extension of the time, and I really wasn't into hallucinogens or pop art.
Essentially the film is an excuse to play off the popularity of the band, and while the songs are still an asset, the wrap around feels like yesterday's news.
The film has been remastered in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround for DVD (there is also a mono soundtrack that duplicates the original theatrical experience), and for the most part sounds decent.
www.lightviews.com /yellowsubmarine.htm   (875 words)

 The Enterprise Newspapers - 'Submarine' docks at Everett Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Another submarine disaster occurred later on the Atlantic coast, and between the East and West the Navy was on the receiving end of much criticism.
By 1929, sound films became the standard, and Columbia remade "Submarine," again starring Jack Holt, in 1931, retitled "Fifty Fathoms Deep." It was redone again in 1937 as "The Depths Below" starring Richard Dix.
Variable speed projectors are used to restore the correct speed of the film, and organist and silent film revivalist Dennis James accompanies each film on the theater's 16-rank pipe organ, in most cases playing from restored original musical scores written for these classic silent films.
www.enterprisenewspapers.com /archive/2004/1/23/200412312175263.cfm   (738 words)

 Yellow Submarine
The animated film Yellow Submarine is a psychedelic adventure in which cartoon Beatles are summoned to defeat the evil Blue Meanies and restore music to a place called Pepperland.
Other than the soundtrack, the Beatles had almost no input into their fourth movie, which was released in London on July 17, 1968, six months before this soundtrack LP.
Of the only six Beatles songs on the LP, two (Yellow Submarine and All You Need Is Love) had already been released.
www.geocities.com /flangehead2/LPs/YellowSubmarine.html   (1048 words)

 SoundtrackNet Review : The Enemy Below   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This film is composed of a rousing military march style fanfare in the "Main Title", which is used constantly throughout the score in various motifs.
The style of music is vastly different from most film music today, but it is a style that some composers have been returning to, such as Michael Giacchino in his music for the Medal of Honor series and Secret Weapons Over Normandy.
Two cues are a collection of music from scenes in the film and are strung together to make lengthy action suites, which make up two of the better tracks on the album.
www.soundtrack.net /printable/review-detail.html?id=3697   (386 words)

 A Review by The Phantom Tollbooth
The rock-and-roll film is largely a thing of the past.
As my friend Garth pointed out to me, it's somewhat of a misnomer to call it a Beatles film, as the Beatles' only contributions were the songs and some brief footage at the end.
When the film was initially released in 1984, there were stories of people dancing in the isles.
www.tollbooth.org /movies/yellowsub.html   (949 words)

 Film: Yellow Submarine
While it starred the Beatles, or at least their cartoon stand-ins, it was the secondaries that stole the show.
On the eve of Yellow Submarine's video rerelease (all cleaned up and remastered with bonus footage), we put a call through to Pepperland (the film's cartoon wonderland, not la belle province) and chatted with Boob himself.
M: Yellow Submarine is not only a masterpiece of pop art and animation, it's also a total psychedelic mindfuck.
www.montrealmirror.com /ARCHIVES/1999/091699/film2.html   (400 words)

 War and Anti-War Films
Most of the films were propaganda depicting the U.S. entry into the war as a noble cause, but some displayed the human side as well.
The film with an all-male cast portrayed the mental and psychological pressures of warfare.
The German/Polish film, Europa, Europa (1990) (aka Hitlerjunge Salomon), by director Agnieszka Holland, was based on the true story of a young, circumcised German Jew (Solomon Perel) who survived the Holocaust by posing as an ethnic Aryan German and joining the Hitler Youth, but continually feared being discovered by anti-Semitic Nazis.
www.filmsite.org /warfilms2.html   (1844 words)

 How Dr. Bob Learned the Inside Story of the Yellow Submarine
The Beatles Yellow Submarine film premiered to mass hysteria 30 years ago this year, and in celebration, Hieronimus and Co., Inc. and TVC of London co-sponsored a Yellow Submarine Reunion Party on October 14, 1998.
Zoh Hieronimus broadcast her program live from the party which was held at the BBC in London and beamed to the States exclusively to WCBM, Baltimore (www.wcbm.com).
Without TVC of London The Beatles Yellow Submarine film would have been a 90 minute "Flintstones" and the planet would have resoundingly walked out of the theaters long before it ended.
www.21stcenturyradio.com /YS/insidestory.html   (1223 words)

 Yellow Submarine Sails Again
From the start those involved were determined that the film would not be a 90 minute Flintstones and that the spirit of The Beatles and their music would be reflected.
Much work had already been done on the film but with no overall plan and it was Erich's job to cobble together the many shreds of writing and animation that had been done already into a cohesive film.
The film was great - it was the first time I'd seen it on a big screen - but the acoustics of the Philharmonic meant that the new surround sound mix didn't work as well as it could.
www.fabfour.addr.com /yellowsub.htm   (3681 words)

 Epinions.com - 10 With Great Depth!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This is in my humble opinion, THE greatest submarine film ever, and it is also one of the very best war films simultaneously.
This film packs wallop on several levels: it's based on a Jules Verne classic, Disney shelled out major bucks to make this film look as good as it does, and how can you go wrong if you've got both James Mason (Captain Nemo) and Kirk Douglas starring?.
Although critically skewered, and left a bleeding corpse by many reviewers, this film was actually quite a cute little comedy, about a bunch of Navy misfits doing the 'underdog rising to great heights in the face of adversity' thing.
www.epinions.com /content_2636816516   (787 words)

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