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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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The original title was "The Beatles Get Back" but since the group had released the "Get Back" single in the previous year, the movie and soundtrack album titles were re-named. During the rooftop concert, the police came in and interrupted the performance. The Beatles were disappointed that the London police asked them to stop - they were hoping that they would be arrested and dragged off to jail for disturbing the peace! Paul McCartney said that it would have been a "great ending for the movie". 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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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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I Me Mine
Performed by The Beatles
Written by George Harrison
Published by Apple Records
Courtesy of Apple Records
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Very glad to have finally seen Let It Be after so many missed opportunities...
4 January 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Having never seen any VHS copies of this last Beatles movie and since it will probably be a very long time before it gets on DVD, I was stoked when I found out YouTube had this uploaded since the later part of summer 2007 and it was still there. All the things director Michael Lindsay-Hogg filmed were fascinating to me especially when Ringo played some piano with Paul or when John and Yoko danced or when Heather-a young pre-teen who's Paul's future wife Linda's daughter from a previous marriage-hung around the Apple Studios. (Oh, and while I did know of George's argument with Paul over George's guitar playing from an outtake that was used in "The Beatles' Anthology", only Paul's explanation to him about that is in here.) Then there's organ pianist Billy Preston who might have officially become the fifth Beatle had the group not split up some time after this film. The real exciting part was the legendary rooftop concert that caused some traffic and had Paul ad libbing some lines about getting arrested at the end of "Get Back"! What a way to end the film and loved hearing mostly positive comments from the crowd below. So on that note, Let It Be is very essential viewing for all Beatles fans or just any that loves good music performed live on film.


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