Peter Jackson will direct a documentary concerning the making of Let It Be, the Beatles’ last album. The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit director will sift by way of 55 hours of unseen studio footage, way over was recorded for his or her different LPs. Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison are all co-operating within the movie’s creation, in response to a press launch.
Jackson will make use of related methods to these used to revive World War 1 footage for his current movie They Shall Not Grow Old. He mentioned within the press launch, “The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about—it’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together.”
He continued, “I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth. After reviewing all the footage and audio that Michael Lindsay-Hogg shot 18 months before they broke up, it’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove. Sure, there’s moments of drama—but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating—it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate.”
After the movie’s launch, a restored model of Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s unique Let It Be film may also be made out there.
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