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Peter Jackson has said Disney wanted to remove all swearing from his The Beatles: Get Back documentary, but were convinced otherwise by Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.
The director’s three-part film charts the making of the band’s penultimate studio album ‘Let It Be’, and shows their final concert on London’s Savile Row rooftop in its entirety.
Speaking to NME, Jackson recalled Starr and McCartney’s first reactions to the documentary, who, to the director’s surprise, didn’t ask for any changes to be made.
“When they got to see the finished thing, I was expecting notes,” Jackson said. “It would’ve just been normal to get a note saying: ‘Oh, that bit where I say that – could you cut that out?’ Or ‘could you shorten the conversation there?’ And I didn’t get a single note. Not one request to do anything.
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In 1999, a man attacked George Harrison and his wife Olivia in their home, Friar Park. The man attacked George with a kitchen knife and stabbed him 40 times until Olivia could knock him out with a lamp and a fireplace poker. George was recovering from throat cancer, but he had to get part of his lung removed due to the attack. When the news of the home invasion broke, Tom Petty was fearful that his friend was gravely injured.Unfortunately, many believe that the attack took years off George’s life. He was just getting over his first bout of cancer, but it returned later on. Fortunately, when the time came, George left his body the way he wanted and with dignity in 2001.
I’ve just finished the third part of Peter Jackson’s “Get Back,” which ends with the Beatles on the roof at Apple Records, 3 Savile Row after 22 days of rehearsing in January 1969, recording, praying, squabbling, and in the end, coming together.
In Part 3, the group is faced with the decision made by filmmaker Michael Lindsay Hogg, producer George Martin, and recording engineer Glyn Johns that they will indeed play a show on the roof. This is their first live performance since 1966, and, as it turns out, their last ever.
Much happens in the two hours preceding the performance. Paul McCartney, perhaps seeing his control over the situation ebbing, doesn’t want to do it. But John and Ringo do, and George comes around. Once they’re on the roof, all the tension and creative architecture of the preceding 22 days disappears. It’s really a joyous moment. If you know the “Let it Be” from 50 years ago, this much longer take on what happened is incredibly gratifying.
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Fans may have heard about the fateful moment where George Harrison quit The Beatles for several days in 1969 before. But, despite the fact that Harrison’s walkout was captured on film by Let It Be director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, almost no one has seen the footage—until now. The Beatles: Get Back Part 1, the first of a three-part docuseries from Peter Jackson that is now streaming on Disney+, concludes with what may have been one of the Fab Four’s most dramatic moments.
The scene comes at the very end of Part 1, during The Beatles’ seventh day rehearsing at Twickenham. The band is under incredible pressure to write a new album, record it, and rehearse it for a live show in just 22 days’ time, and tensions are running high. The band is rehearsing their new song, “Get Back,” and Paul McCartney is offering Harrison some direction.
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Peter Jackson’s three-part documentary chronicles an intensely productive month for the band, culminating in the legendary Jan. 30, 1969, public performance that would be its last.They might have been the most famous musicians in the world, but there was a bit of understandable nerves when The Beatles convened just after New Year’s in 1969. For the past two years they’d sworn off touring, focusing instead on studio experimentation with such aurally adventurous releases as Sgt. Pepper’s and Magical Mystery Tour. Now they wanted to write songs together again, the old-fashioned way, and perform them in front of people.
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‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Review: Peter Jackson’s Documentary Epic Is an Addictive Look at Who the Beatles Were
A heady expansion of the "Get Back" footage becomes an essential diary of the group's greatness.
How does anyone, especially a Beatle, write a melody? The answer may be as simple as it is mysterious. In “The Beatles: Get Back,” Peter Jackson’s sprawling and revelatory fly-on-the-studio-wall documentary, there’s a great moment when we get to see it happen. It’s January 1969, and the Beatles — long-haired, scruffy, bearded, looking less like the “lads” they still call themselves than the grown men they’ve become — have taken over the colorfully dank, cavernous Twickenham Studios. There, they have just three weeks to create and rehearse 14 songs, at which point they’re supposed to play them in front of a live audience for a TV special. (They’re locked into the timing because Ringo has been cast to star opposite Peter Sellers in “The Magic Christian,” a movie set to begin shooting on Jan. 24.)
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