Sir Peter, meet Sir Paul and Mother Mary. Filmmaker "The Lord of the Rings," Peter Jackson, was on board a project that Paul McCartney had previously suggested was in the works: a new Beatles documentary that uses 55 hours of studio recordings shot in early 1969 for the 1970s movie , " Let it be.
The announcement will be made today – on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles Concert on the roof of the Apple Records office in London – by Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Ltd., Jackson's production company. [19659002EitherpublicationdateorscheduleisfixedbuttheyearbeforeA2020willappeartocelebratethe50thanniversaryofthe"LetItBe"movie
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The Original The movie "Let It Be" has long been out of print and was only released on VHS and Laserdisc. The film was restored for a planned DVD release in the early 2000s, but that was torn when it was reported that McCartney and Ringo Starr were busy with stressing the tension in the recording studio, as they were just over a year before their dissolution.
Fans who were aware of the McCartney interest in a more optimistic look at the '69 sessions have wondered if the new movie would take the place of "Let It Be," with the original movie forever Trash can was assigned. Fortunately, fears that the movie should be buried forever have proved to be inaccurate: a restored version of director Michael Lindsay-Hogg's theatrical release is scheduled to receive its belated digital release "after the release of this new movie" for Apple's announcement.
The original film "Let It Be" was shot in 16 mm and is not necessarily known for its flawless cinematography. An interesting point of the new film is, therefore, that Jackson plans to refine the footage with the same techniques that are used for his critically acclaimed World War I documentary "You will not grow old" Jackson, his producer Clare Olssen and editor-in-chief Jabez Olssen on one-day engagements in the US theaters and will rely on the restorative powers of the Park Road Post in New Zealand to make these 50-year-old roles look less old. 19659002] Jackson agreed in his testimony with McCartney's assessment that the film from 1970 was inferior to how much fun the Beatles had in the studio when they made the album, which in the end received the title "Let It Be."
"I was relieved to discover reality, very different from the myth," Jackson said. "After Michael Lindsay-Hogg had read all the footage and the entire audio recording 18 months before the release, it's just an amazing historical treasure trove. Sure, there are moments of drama, but none of the discord that this project has been associated with for a long time. Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo collaborate and create classic songs from scratch is not only fascinating. it's funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate. … I am thrilled and honored to have been entrusted with this remarkable material. Making the movie will be pure joy.
The announcement does not mention an audio box set to accompany the film Edition would be a matter of course for the year 2020, and of course 2019 would be a 50th anniversary edition of "Abbey Road ", which was actually recorded after" Let It Be "(mostly), preceded part) but first released. In an interview with Variety last September, Giles Martin, who worked on the "Sgt. Pepper "and White Album deluxe reissued, banning any knowledge of what would happen next in the box set lineup.
The dozens of hours of "Let It Be" outtakes have been a fascination for Beatles fans for 50 years – with many of the audio discards, if not the cinematic ones, circulating on bootlegs. The album that was to be documented was originally supposed to be called "Get Back". The initial concept challenged the Beatles to take a back-to-root step and revive some of their favorite oldies as well as release new tracks live performance in years. This concept fell away, but fans will soon get a chance to hear and see the Beatles on cover tunes, not to mention some original compositions not on the Let It Be album but on "Abbey Road" or her contribution landed break-up solo records. Pepper and White Album packages have made it even clearer that the Beatles were only filmed for a minute at work in the recording studio, not to mention the 55 hours spent on celluloid for this project.
Jackson's commitment surprises. But McCartney angered the nature of the project in an interview with Canada's Radio X last autumn when he asked the inevitable question about the status of "Let it be." "I think there is a new version of it," he said time. "The original movie came out and it was really about the separation of the Beatles. And for me it was a bit sad, the movie. But I know people are watching the … 56 hours of footage. And someone talked to me the other day and said that the general feeling is very joyful and very uplifting. It's like some guys making music and enjoying it, you know.
The executive producers named for the new film are Ken Kamins for WingNut Films and Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde for Apple Corps.
When it rains, for the patient 60s and 70s, rock fans pour out to see wistful outtakes from questionable music films. In a similar example of a modern filmmaker recording vintage footage, Netflix Variety earlier this month confirmed that Martin Scorsese is filming a film about Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue from 1975-76, probably and never before used for the movie "Renaldo and Clara".