The awaited Beatles documentary “Get Back” directed by Peter Jackson was transformed into a series due to the massive material that the director had available. The doc will be released in three parts that has 2 hours each, on Disney Plus next November 25, 26 and 27.
The documentary reunites hours of never seen footager of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr during the recording of their last album “Let It Be”.
Get Back utilizes more than 60 hours of previously unreleased footage from January 1969 – directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg for the film Let It Be (1970). Also uses 150 hours of unprecedented audio as well as the Fab Four’s full show on cover of London’s Savile Row.
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All footage from the documentary series – which captures the band in the middle of the breakup – has been restored using the same technique used by Peter Jackson in They Shall Not Grow Old, a documentary about the First World War. The filmmaker also commented, during an interview with Vanity Fair, on the creation of the production and how no footage is repeated between the original film and Get Back.
Recently, Paul McCartney talked about the documentary, saying:
“I am really happy that Peter [Jackson] has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about The Beatles recording together. The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”
In an interview for The Bealtes’ SiriusXM channel, Ringo Starr has also talked about it, saying:
“Peter is great and it was so cool looking at all this footage. There was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music. Not at all like the version that came out. There was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show that. I think this version will be a lot more peace and loving, like we really were.”