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
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an intimate bioscopic experience with THE BEATLES
Did You Know?
Filming began at England's Twickenham Studios the first week of January 1969; a rehearsal area was set up on a soundstage, and the band was expected to arrive at around 8:00 a.m. to begin shooting. After several days freezing on the barely heated, cavernous set, and hating the early-morning hours, The Beatles
changed the location to their own "new recording studio", set up in the basement at Apple. They arrived there in the second week to discover a largely empty room, featuring neither the technical innovations promised them nor even normal studio features. Eventually recording equipment was rented, cables were pulled under the door and the building's noisy central heating (also located in the basement) had to be shut off while they worked (studio designer Alexis
, aka "Magic Alex", promptly disappeared from The Beatles' circle of assistants). The new location proved as cramped as the first one had been overlarge, with band, recording crew, camera crew, Yoko Ono
, Linda McCartney
and others all together in the same room. 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
Yeah, okay, well, I don't mind. I'll play, you know, whatever you want me to play. Or I won't play at all if you don't want me to play, you know. Whatever it is that'll please you, I'll do it.
Referenced in Rewind This!
One After 909
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Published by Apple Records
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