Beatles fans have good reason to be grateful to Disney + this November.
The streaming service will present “The Beatles: Get Back”, an original documentary directed by “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, according to a press release.
The film was made using 60 hours of footage and over 150 hours of audio filmed and recorded in January 1969 for “Let It Be”, a 1970 documentary about the making of the album of the same name.
However, while “Get Back” covers the same ground as “Let It Be”, it does so from a different angle, literally and metaphorically, to the point where Jackson calls it. a “documentary about the documentary,” according to Vanity Fair.
Still, Jackson avoided reusing footage from the original film unless absolutely necessary.
“One of our mantras is that ‘Let It Be’ is a movie, and our movie is a different movie, and we try not to repeat any streak, with one or two small exceptions where we can’t do anything else. , “Jackson said. “But we try not to step on the toes of ‘Let It Be’ so that it’s still a film that has a reason to exist, and our film will complement that.”
The new film contrasts with the original, which portrayed The Beatles on the verge of going their separate ways. Jackson admits to being nervous when he first looked at the raw footage.
“I was waiting for things to turn out badly and my heart was heavy,” Jackson admitted. “What I found was that I kept laughing. I was just laughing. I laughed and laughed and laughed, and I didn’t stop.
Jackson also realized there was too much footage for a two hour movie, so he turned “Get Back” into three separate episodes, each lasting two hours.
The first episode will debut on the streaming service on November 25, and the rest will debut on November 26 and 27.
The film already has a fan in Paul McCartney. Jackson said after the Beatle saw some of the footage used for “Get Back,” McCartney noted, “Look, this stuff is fantastic, because at the end of the day I’m a Beatles fan.
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