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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The film - shot in 16mm - was originally intended to end up as a television program. When it was decided to use the material to produce a theatrical release, the end result (via blowup from 16mm to 35mm) matted the top and bottom of the frame, resulting in awkward picture compositions and obscuring picture information. Many shots were even repositioned (up or down) so that heads etc. would not be totally obscured. The later home video release in the early 1980's was a pan-and-scan of this matted version that cut of the sides resulting in the viewer only seeing the center of the filmed frame! See more
Due to the 2 camera technique used to film most of the scenes, during much of the performances the audio does not match up with the performers. One such example is during the Suzy Parker segment, and again during I Got a Feeling, though this scene was filmed using 5 cameras. See more
I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we pass the audition.
Featured in The Beatles Anthology
One After 909
Performed by The Beatles
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Published by Apple Records
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