The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
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A documentary showing both how The Beatles made music together, and how they split up. Hundreds of hours of raw footage was condensed into the final product. The rooftop performance ending the film remains a rock-n-roll archetype. Written by Ed Chen <>

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Release Date:

20 May 1970 (UK)  »

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Digitally re-mastered by Apple Corps in 1992 form the original 16mm negative for a planned video re-release, however this was canceled at the last minute. In 1997 a UK company, VCI, announced plans to issue this remastered version again in England, which would have been the first time the film had appeared on video in the UK. However it was again withdrawn at the eleventh hour. Clips of the re-mastered footage, as well as several outtakes, can be seen in The Beatles Anthology (1995). See more »


At one point rehearsing "I've Got A Feeling", John is heard singing (and bantering) with Paul, but his mouth isn't moving on camera. See more »


Paul McCartney: [to George] I'm not trying to get you. But I really am trying to just say, "Look, lads- the band, you know. Shall we... try it like this, you know?"
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Featured in The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) See more »


Dig It
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
Published by Apple Records
Courtesy of Apple Records
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This one's a tearjerker
1 November 1998 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I watch Let It Be every Halloween because for me, a hardcore Beatle scruff, it's one of the scarriest (and saddest) films ever made. The most frightening thing perhaps is Paul McCartney's beard, which makes one reconsider his title as the Cute Beatle. What we see is our beloved Beatles shot in documentary style as they are breaking apart. Albeit most of the music is in the works through the first part of the film, and the Beatles get into arguments but the music they're making sounds awful. They're all burned out and it's obvious that the presence of the film cameras didn't help any. It all ends with a concert on top of the Abbey Road Studios (yes, on top as in on the roof) which turns out to be the shining moment of the film. That impromptu concert turns out to be the last one the Beatles gave together. This is a very depressing film, folks, and it's hard for me to recommend it even to the hugest of Beatle fans, because it's so sad.

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