‘The Beatles: Get Back’ – Peter Jackson Unveils Sneak Peek of Upcoming Documentary
The Lord of the Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson has released footage of his highly anticipated Beatles documentary, The Beatles: Get Back.
The film was supposed to be released in September but was postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.
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Introducing the film from his editing room, Jackson said, “This film should be finished around now, but like the rest of the world, it's affected by the COVID pandemic. So the only good thing is that we're in New Zealand in the film and now that our country has largely wiped out the virus, we have been able to go back to the editing room and continue with the editing we're doing. ”
Jackson said the film had access to 56 hours of never-seen footage from the band. "And it's really great stuff," Jackson explained. "I'd say we're about in the middle of editing, but because you've been so patient and the movie has been postponed until 2021, we thought it was a good time to give you a sneak peek at what we've got." worked on the mood and energy the film will have. "
The filmmaker explained that the footage is not a trailer - "These are going to be out next year," he said - and it's not a sequence from the film either. "It's like a montage of moments we pulled footage from during the 56 hours. And it just gives you a taste of the spirit of the movie we're making," said Jackson.
"Hopefully it will bring a smile to your face in these rather bleak times we are in."
Check out the footage here:
"The Beatles: Get Back" is a happy counter-narrative to the 1970 Beatles swan song "Let It Be", which documented the breakup of the group and is a rather shabby experience. It's brighter both visually and spiritually, with shots of the Beatles joking around, making fun of each other, singing with goofy accents, and generally indulging in vintage mop top hijinks. It also includes additional footage from the group's iconic 42-minute "Rooftop Performance", which covers the "Let It Be" movie, which was their last live performance.
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