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Let It Be
26 December 2020
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I really don’t understand why Let It Be is constantly being regarded as a depressing documentation of the breakup of The Beatles.  When I saw it in the movies fifty years ago I thought it was joyous.  I remember coming home feeling great!  So lately I’m thinking that maybe I misremembered.  Until yesterday when I saw a link to a fan’s restoration of it on expectingrain.com

I remembered it correctly!  It was great.  There was that one scene where George seems irked at Paul.  So what!  That kind of thing probably happened during the recording of every Beatles album!  I’m looking forward to the new Peter Jackson thing, but the original doesn’t need any correcting.

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finally going to torrent/watch this

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intagliogutenberg said
I really don’t understand why Let It Be is constantly being regarded as a depressing documentation of the breakup of The Beatles.  When I saw it in the movies fifty years ago I thought it was joyous.  I remember coming home feeling great!  So lately I’m thinking that maybe I misremembered.  Until yesterday when I saw a link to a fan’s restoration of it on expectingrain.com

I remembered it correctly!  It was great.  There was that one scene where George seems irked at Paul.  So what!  That kind of thing probably happened during the recording of every Beatles album!  I’m looking forward to the new Peter Jackson thing, but the original doesn’t need any correcting. 

Very similar to my own experience, intagliogutenberg.

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intagliogutenberg said
I really don’t understand why Let It Be is constantly being regarded as a depressing documentation of the breakup of The Beatles.  When I saw it in the movies fifty years ago I thought it was joyous.  I remember coming home feeling great!  So lately I’m thinking that maybe I misremembered.  Until yesterday when I saw a link to a fan’s restoration of it on expectingrain.com

I remembered it correctly!  It was great.  There was that one scene where George seems irked at Paul.  So what!  That kind of thing probably happened during the recording of every Beatles album!  I’m looking forward to the new Peter Jackson thing, but the original doesn’t need any correcting.

  

The only correction i’d do to the original is actually adding more footage of the Beatles working on the music. I do not care at all about John and Yoko dancing, Paul explaining how the cameras should move, how George introduced Bill Preston to the others, etc…i’d love to watch them making and talking music. I want to know how and why they did the arrangements they did.

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Vera Chuck and Dave said
finally going to torrent/watch this

  

I got bored like 20 minutes in

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Vera Chuck and Dave said 

I got bored like 20 minutes in

Ya, the first half of the movie is the depressing part.   Hope you got to see the Rooftop performances.
  

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Bongo said

Vera Chuck and Dave said 

I got bored like 20 minutes in

Ya, the first half of the movie is the depressing part.   Hope you got to see the Rooftop performances.

  

  

I used to have, on my computer, a copy of the audio that I pulled from the movie.  It’s not a bad listen, although the quality was terrible.  I don’t have it anymore, but I’ll probably do the same thing with the audio from the remaster, as well as the new movie

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Ya, the first half of the movie is the depressing part.   

Twickenham.

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I’ve certainly never regarded this film as depressing; clearly that’s just a popular narrative because it came out right after the breakup, because the Twickenham portion of the project WAS the genuine low point for the band but it somehow represents the entirety of the sessions to many people when it wasn’t even close, and the Paul-George argument got really blown out of proportion, when it’s one part of a whole. If any part seemed more tense, it was the part right before the January 31 shoot, when Paul is venting, John’s not saying anything and looks completely bored.

There’s plenty of warm moments in the original film, but the Peter Jackson documentary will really put everything into focus. We’ll get to see not just more moments like we got in the sneak peek, but we’ll definitely see the very real tension there, such as finally seeing the legendary moment George walked out. It’ll be a complete picture.

I know there’s a lot of people who’ve said Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s direction and edits are amateurish, that the lighting isn’t particularly good, and so forth. Is that the truth, though? I’m not sure. Of course, since the Jackson film is purposely avoiding using the exact same footage angles and camera shots as much as possible, it’ll be a different beast altogether, so you can’t exactly take your bootleg DVD of the original film to compare directly to the Jackson one. A Blu-ray release, which has long been hinted for the original film, will give us that chance.

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I’ve certainly never regarded this film as depressing; clearly that’s just a popular narrative because it came out right after the breakup, because the Twickenham portion of the project WAS the genuine low point for the band but it somehow represents the entirety of the sessions to many people when it wasn’t even close, and the Paul-George argument got really blown out of proportion, when it’s one part of a whole. If any part seemed more tense, it was the part right before the January 31 shoot, when Paul is venting, John’s not saying anything and looks completely bored.

There’s plenty of warm moments in the original film, but the Peter Jackson documentary will really put everything into focus. We’ll get to see not just more moments like we got in the sneak peek, but we’ll definitely see the very real tension there, such as finally seeing the legendary moment George walked out. It’ll be a complete picture.

I know there’s a lot of people who’ve said Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s direction and edits are amateurish, that the lighting isn’t particularly good, and so forth. Is that the truth, though? I’m not sure. Of course, since the Jackson film is purposely avoiding using the exact same footage angles and camera shots as much as possible, it’ll be a different beast altogether, so you can’t exactly take your bootleg DVD of the original film to compare directly to the Jackson one. A Blu-ray release, which has long been hinted for the original film, will give us that chance.

  

This YouTube clip puts everything in a whole different perspective:

 

 

“So let’s look at what The Beatles accomplished in just 17 days:

 

  • No.1 they got an album out of it that was a No.1 album in both the UK and the United States
  • They had three No.1 singles out of it
  • They had the Let It Be film
  • They basically launched the Abbey Road album with the sessions from this time period as well as demos for John, Paul and George’s first two solo albums
  • Then we’ve got the last concert they ever appeared in together
  • Plus we’re going to get the Peter Jackson film which is going to be six hours or more of footage

 

(referring to books) these guys called it a disaster, this is a f***ing miracle”

 

Put like that it sheds new light entirely.

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Yoko’s omnipresence is the best part of the film.

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Expert Textpert said
Yoko’s omnipresence is the best part of the film.

  

She certainly adds something to it. (BTW, gotten to see the alternate history thread yet? If so, tell me privately.)

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