Up Periscope Yellow: The Making of the Beattles Yellow Submarine

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004 - Performing Arts - 267 pages
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(Limelight). Al Brodax was the producer and co-author of the ground-breaking animated film, Yellow Submarine . In this book he recalls a frenzied, madcap escapade that came to be reflected in an enduring piece of screen history. In addition to Al and The Beatles, the "cast" included more than a dozen animators, platoons of inkers, background artists, soundmen, cameramen, and various essential expediters. They produced, aside from the film, more than a dozen pregnancies and one or two marriages. This generously illustrated book is a special gift to fans of the Beatles, of Yellow Submarine and of spirited, flavorful writing about movies. (267 pages, 8 x 9.33 )
 

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Up Periscope Yellow : The Making of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine

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Judging from the fan fury that greeted the use of the Beatles'"Revolution" in a Nike commercial 15 years or so ago, and given the high artistic esteem they are held in, it's easy to think the Fab Four ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
In the Beginning
3
Hot Ticket Short Option Long Odds
21
Baby Youre a Rich Man
31
In the Shadow of the Dorch
37
Help They Need Somebody
45
Writers the Short List
63
Getting It Together
91
The Crucible August 1967July 1968
127
And in the End
259
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About the author (2004)

Albert Philip Brodax was born in Manhattan, New York on February 14, 1926. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served as a medic. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and a Combat Medical Badge. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Wisconsin in 1948. He found work in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency in New York and went on to become a television writer and producer, assigned to Your Show of Shows and Omnibus. He also helped produce a Broadway adaptation of Sherwood Anderson's book Winesburg, Ohio in 1958. In 1960, he was hired by King Features Syndicate to run its new motion picture and television division. After producing 220 Popeye cartoons, he collaborated with Bob Kane on the animated spy spoof Cool McCool and produced television versions of the comic strips Krazy Kat, Beetle Bailey, Snuffy Smith, and Barney Google. He produced The Beatles animated series, which ran on Saturday mornings from 1965 to 1969. In 1968, he turned the Beatles song Yellow Submarine into an animated film. It won an award from the New York Critics Circle for achievement in full-length animation. He produced a short-lived live-action television series based on the comic strip Blondie before leaving King Features for ABC. At ABC, he produced the Sunday-morning children's shows Make a Wish and Animals, Animals, Animals. In the 1980s, he worked as a consultant for Marvel Comics and Computer Graphics Laboratories. His book, Up Periscope Yellow: The Making of the Beatles Yellow Submarine, was published in 2004. He died on November 24, 2016 at the age of 90.

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