Thursday, June 03, 2010

Jew Meanies I was fascinated to read the following about the movie Yellow Submarine: "In the DVD commentary track, production supervisor John Coates adds an additional perspective, stating that 'blue' was a play on 'Jew', not as a reflection of any anti-Semitism on the part of the filmmakers, but rather as a commentary on the stereotypical casting of Jews as villains. There is also a scene where a Blue Meanie questions some disguised Beatles, asking, 'Are you Bluish? You don't look Bluish...' However, Millicent McMillan recalls that the Blue Meanies were originally supposed to be red, or even purple, but when Heinz Edelmann's assistant accidentally changed the colours, the film's characters took on a different meaning."

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