Movie Night – Yellow Submarine (1968)

Sunday August,  31st  2014,  Yellow Submarine  (1968),  director:  George Dunning,    85 minutes. In English. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

George Dunning(Best known for his work on The Beatles feature ‘Yellow Submarine’) was born on November 17, 1920 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was a producer and director, known for Yellow Submarine (1968), The Flying Man (1962) and The Apple (1963). He died on February 15, 1979 in London, England

Animator, trained under Norman McLaren at the National Film Board of Canada. With UPA from 1955, later taking over their London operation. Remained in England after the unit’s closure, and formed his own company. An expert at glass work and pencil animation.

At the beginning of the story, Pepperland is introduced by a narrator as a cheerful music-loving paradise under the sea, protected by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The titular Yellow Submarine rests on a somewhat Aztec-like pyramid on a hill. At the edge of the land is a range of high blue mountains.

The land falls under a surprise attack by the music-hating Blue Meanies (who live in or beyond the blue mountains), who seal the band inside a music-proof bubble, make the Pepperlanders immobile as statues by shooting arrows and throwing loads of big green apples upon them (a curious reference to the Apple Records music label), and drain the countryside of colour. The attack starts with magical projectiles fired from big artillery stationed in the blue mountains….

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net