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Let It Be (1970)

G  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  20 May 1970 (UK)
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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 <echen@bcm.tmc.edu>

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an intimate bioscopic experience with THE BEATLES

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A restored version of the film with additional material was planned for DVD release in 2003, to accompany "Let It Be...Naked," Paul McCartney's remix of the "Let It Be" album. However, in restoring the film, Apple Studios discovered that the additional unreleased footage of the Beatles contained too many controversial issues that still need to be resolved. Reportedly, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have decided that the movie and its additional material will not be released on DVD during their lifetimes, over concerns that it could hurt the Beatles' brand. See more »

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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 »

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John Lennon: I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we pass the audition.
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Spoofed in In the Red (1998) See more »

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Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Published by Apple Records
Courtesy of Apple Records
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Strangely cool
29 July 2006 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

The Beatles is probably the most famous musical act ever that has been on the ground of this Earth. That said the movie 'Let It Be' presents the group at a stage where they were about to break-up. They were not at their best during the filming, but what is shown in the movie is still about the most fabulous thing ever to see. There is no way anymore to get any closer to them than the 'Let It Be' movie.

John, Paul, George and Ringo will perform nicely raw versions of their famous hit songs. They haven't yet figured out all the lyrics yet but it's still nice to hear any the songs in a unfinished stage. The movie will also show you how they were playing some of their oldies as a warm up songs before starting with another take of their newer songs.

The atmosphere seems to be bit dark, Lennon is passive and Paul is clearly the one who is steering the ship now. Some visitors who appear at the studio make the daylight occasionally shine but as a better than nothing solution the rooftop concert in the end is "really enjoyable" like one of the passers-by say. It's all somehow sad, but strangely cool .


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