Posted Jan 30 2019

Peter Jackson Meets The Beatles

Following on from the trenches of WWI with his superb They Will Not Grow Old, Peter Jackson is tackling a war of another kind – the fallout of The Beatles. Jackson has inherited over 55 hours of unseen footage originally shot by filmmaker Michael Lindsay-Hogg back in 1969, an experiment to catch the group at work that eventually became Let It Be, a movie that famously caught the Fabs on the brink of extinction. Jackson was pleased to discover it wasn’t all like that - “I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth. Sure, there’s moments of drama – but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating – it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate.”

No word yet on when Jackson’s film will be released, there is, after all, a lot to get through, as the director went on to explain -

“The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about – it’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together.”

We here at Last Word are, for one, incredibly excited that one of the greatest bands of all time are about to be matched with one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Roll on Let It Be 2…Or Let It Be Some More…or Let It Be Friendly This Time…or…


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