STORY – The New Zealand director has got his hands on more than sixty hours of footage from the album recording Let It Be, early 1969. He made a six-hour miniseries, available on the Disney + platform, which reveals an unprecedented facet of the group.
Peter Jackson, prodigy filmmaker who directed the saga of Lord of the Rings, recovered a few months ago more than sixty hours of unreleased films, shot in January 1969, showing the Beatles in studio and in concert. From this material, he produced a copious miniseries, The Beatles. Get Back, or three episodes of two hours each, available on the Disney + platform, which offer a fresh and exciting look at the album Let It Be, whose genesis was complicated to say the least … and little known.
End of 1968: the Beatles have not given a concert since the summer of 66. Suffice to say an eternity when the English groups of the time like the Rolling Stones or the Who crisscross the roads and line up the tours after each new album. The Beatles stopped live performances when they felt unable to reproduce their recordings live: how to include in a concert Strawberry Fields Forever Where Penny Lane? The white double album has abandoned sophistication