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(Vulture)   Robert Zemeckis finally puts the Yellow Submarine remake into permanent dry dock   (vulture.com) divider line 36
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2013-01-02 08:17:17 AM
Somethings should be left alone, this is one of those items.
 
2013-01-02 08:18:34 AM

thesharkman: Somethings should be left alone, this is one of those items.

 
2013-01-02 08:30:55 AM
I wouldn't have had ANY problem with this as long as he used the original soundtrack and just redid the animation.

But even in the original it wasn't the Beatles' actual voices so I don't know why anyone was so upset about this remake in the first place?!
 
2013-01-02 08:35:25 AM

buntz: even in the original it wasn't the Beatles' actual voices


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Part of it was.
 
2013-01-02 08:43:33 AM
I don't know about the rest of you, but in the town where I was born lived a man who sailed the sea....
 
2013-01-02 08:57:31 AM
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Our yellow submarines. Where are they, Herr Goering? The British have plenty of them. Talking big is all he's good for, that fat slob.
 
2013-01-02 08:58:26 AM

karnal: I don't know about the rest of you, but in the town where I was born lived a man who sailed the sea....


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2013-01-02 09:18:01 AM
Good.
 
2013-01-02 09:21:34 AM
Yeah, yeah....everyone wants to re-make "Yellow Submarine." But why won't anyone rise to the challenge and make "200 Motels?"

Challenge: Make it watchable
 
2013-01-02 09:27:06 AM
How about a remake of this one. With One Direction...Justin Bieber...and Russel Brand!

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2013-01-02 09:31:56 AM

Nana's Vibrator: How about a remake of this one. With One Direction...Justin Bieber...and Russel Brand!

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I love that movie more than I should.

CHECK IT, HONKIES! BILLY PRESTON GOT THIS shiat!
 
2013-01-02 09:39:23 AM

Skarekrough: Yeah, yeah....everyone wants to re-make "Yellow Submarine." But why won't anyone rise to the challenge and make "200 Motels?"

Challenge: Make it watchable


I'll one up you: Remake "Alice's Restaurant", and make it as good as the song.
 
2013-01-02 09:47:44 AM
They already have a remake, it's called 'Adventure Time', or 'SuperJail' or any of the other psychedelic cartoons warping our nation's youth.
 
2013-01-02 09:49:52 AM

dittybopper: Skarekrough: Yeah, yeah....everyone wants to re-make "Yellow Submarine." But why won't anyone rise to the challenge and make "200 Motels?"

Challenge: Make it watchable

I'll one up you: Remake "Alice's Restaurant", and make it as good as the song.


remake Magical Mystery Tour, base it off this book since that is what they wanted to do. That movie is farking awful.
 
2013-01-02 10:04:46 AM

moistD:
remake Magical Mystery Tour, base it off this book since that is what they wanted to do. That movie is farking awful.


A great moment from The Beatles Anthology documentary discussing the MMT movie:

John (1970s radio interview): That whole thing was Paul's idea...
George: Paul came up with the idea to do a film based on the album...
Ringo: As for the movie we just all went along with what Paul wanted to do...
Paul: We sort of all came up with the idea together.
 
2013-01-02 10:11:48 AM

exparrot: They already have a remake, it's called 'Adventure Time', or 'SuperJail' or any of the other psychedelic cartoons warping our nation's youth.


I can't speak for Super Jail, but Adventure Time is the best show on television
 
2013-01-02 10:20:18 AM

TimSTP: moistD:
remake Magical Mystery Tour, base it off this book since that is what they wanted to do. That movie is farking awful.

A great moment from The Beatles Anthology documentary discussing the MMT movie:

John (1970s radio interview): That whole thing was Paul's idea...
George: Paul came up with the idea to do a film based on the album...
Ringo: As for the movie we just all went along with what Paul wanted to do...
Paul: We sort of all came up with the idea together.


hahaha nice! I've always read/heard that it was Paul pushing it constantly. He saw what was happening in the US with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters and wanted to create something organic as well. But since it was The Beatles no matter where they went they couldn't just let things happen, people followed them constantly. On top of that, creating an organic journey/drug experience/adventure where you just film things doesn't work when you set out with a plan to do just that.

I've seen that film many many ways and its just terrible.
 
2013-01-02 10:39:07 AM
And while we're at it, lets remake the works of Monet and Picasso while we're at it.
 
2013-01-02 10:42:35 AM
I've got a hole in me pocket.
 
2013-01-02 10:43:09 AM

Nana's Vibrator: How about a remake of this one. With One Direction...Justin Bieber...and Russel Brand!

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That might actually be better than what we got with the first one.
 
2013-01-02 11:03:20 AM
You have idiots in their 20s on Facebook questioning if Reindeer or the Titanic are real. You think they know the Beatles?
 
2013-01-02 11:07:04 AM
Pity. Zemeckis' uncanny valley animation might have buried 60's boomer nostalgia.
 
2013-01-02 11:44:52 AM

dittybopper: Our yellow submarines. Where are they, Herr Goering? The British have plenty of them. Talking big is all he's good for, that fat slob.


Two things about that movie:

1. I was introduced to it via the 6-hour German miniseries version. Took a while for someone to convince me that the "movie" version was worth watching.

2. I keep waiting for him to say "The sleeper must awaken!" the entire time.
 
2013-01-02 11:57:20 AM

moistD:

On top of that, creating an organic journey/drug experience/adventure where you just film things doesn't work when you set out with a plan to do just that.

Especially since the organic journey/drug experience/adventure is only interesting to the ones who are actually on it; otherwise, it's like watching someone else's vacation slideshow.

I've seen that film many many ways and its just terrible.


Eh, if you think of it as a series of music videos (and fast-forward past the "story" parts, such as they are), it's not all bad.
 
2013-01-02 01:00:33 PM

buntz: I wouldn't have had ANY problem with this as long as he used the original soundtrack and just redid the animation.

But even in the original it wasn't the Beatles' actual voices so I don't know why anyone was so upset about this remake in the first place?!


I'd go with that. Use the full cut with both the bit from "Baby You're a Rich Man" and the "Hey Bulldog" sequence in, and I'll be in line to watch it. No "Hey this is in 3D" 3D crap, unless you play it real subtle*, and if it gets the cgi treatment, just keep it simple, and use Cell Shading to keep the look of the original artwork.

*my idea is to "trim" the top and bottom of the frame like a faux letterbox effect, so when you get to the hokey lunge at the camera, the object "overlaps" into the active black space a bit. it would look like the ads for current 3D films, how they try to make it seem that the character leaps out, when they really get cut off by the screen edges. my idea of subtle.
 
2013-01-02 02:20:14 PM

Skarekrough: Yeah, yeah....everyone wants to re-make "Yellow Submarine." But why won't anyone rise to the challenge and make "200 Motels?"

Challenge: Make it watchable


This. Frank fan but that was tough to watch
 
2013-01-02 02:44:46 PM
Pretty much everything Zemeckis directed after Forrest Gump should have been put on dry dock.
 
2013-01-02 04:15:02 PM
moistD He saw what was happening in the US with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters and wanted to create something organic as well.

The ironic thing is Kesey got into The Beatles way early & was trying to turn them on their '64 tour. He couldn't connect with them @ the Cow Palace though he hung a banner announcing a welcoming party @ his compound in La Honda, that made Owsley show up & make intros with The Pranksters, thus the Acid Tests were born. When The Beatles finally DID trip it was on Owsley's LSD
 
2013-01-02 04:46:57 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: buntz: even in the original it wasn't the Beatles' actual voices

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Part of it was.


Awww you're counting that tacked on bit at the end? Come on.

Even so, it doesn't matter that the Beatles didn't do their own speaking voices in the movie - there's still no reason to ever do a remake.

But how about giving Let It Be a home video re-release????
 
2013-01-02 05:13:29 PM
Geoffrey Hughes, the guy who did Paul's voice:

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2013-01-02 05:26:11 PM
Shenanigans!Awww you're counting that tacked on bit at the end? Come on.

The Beatles thought it did, in their 3-picture live action contract w/UA. They were really annoyed when it didn't...the only ones disappointed over a monster hit. So they kicked off the whole "Let It Be" fiasco...
 
2013-01-02 06:24:31 PM
Tonight's dinner at Chez Contents will be some form of noodles as I have a sacrifice to thank the FSM for preventing this grisly disaster from happening.
 
2013-01-02 09:02:11 PM
"The Producers" is prima facie evidence that a remake from 1968 can be even better than the original.
 
2013-01-02 09:04:56 PM

FlyingJ: Shenanigans!Awww you're counting that tacked on bit at the end? Come on.

The Beatles thought it did, in their 3-picture live action contract w/UA. They were really annoyed when it didn't...the only ones disappointed over a monster hit. So they kicked off the whole "Let It Be" fiasco...


They didn't get interested until then, because they thought the movie was going to be similar to the Saturday Morning cartoon, which they didn't care for. So, it really didn't count, due to the boys' limited involvement.
 
2013-01-02 09:44:00 PM

Skarekrough: Yeah, yeah....everyone wants to re-make "Yellow Submarine." But why won't anyone rise to the challenge and make "200 Motels?"

Challenge: Make it watchable


I just wish it would be released on DVD/Blue Ray/other. I've got a bootleg DVD transferred from a VHS tape, but it would be nice to have it in good quality.

/I'd also like to see Zappa on Rocksmith.
//The Beatles too.
 
2013-01-03 08:26:28 AM

grinding_journalist: dittybopper: Our yellow submarines. Where are they, Herr Goering? The British have plenty of them. Talking big is all he's good for, that fat slob.

Two things about that movie:

1. I was introduced to it via the 6-hour German miniseries version. Took a while for someone to convince me that the "movie" version was worth watching.


I have all versions, including the 6 hour miniseries. The miniseries is, well, a miniseries. Don't watch it all in one chunk.

2. I keep waiting for him to say "The sleeper must awaken!" the entire time.


I have an even bigger issue with it: The tone of the movie is too dark for the time period in which it is set. In late 1941, the Ubootwaffe was at it's peak. Morale was at an all-time high and losses to enemy action were fairly minimal. The movie should have been set in late 1943, which is actually when the tide had turned against Germany in the Atlantic.

The author of the book actually went on two cruises: The first one, which he based the book and movie on, actually happened in 1941, and despite some drama, which was exaggerated in both the book and the movie, it was actually a moderately successful patrol. His second u-boat cruise, sometime in 1943 or 1944, was an unmitigated disaster that he and the crew of the boat he was on narrowly survived (can't remember the number of the boat right now). It's like he transported the danger and feeling of dread from the second late war cruise onto the first mid-war cruise, sort of melding them together.
 
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