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Let It Be
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Random comment: as a youngster I thought Paul was singing "Letter B".

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https://youtu.be/WmVd9F1fW00

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"I Need You by George Harrison"

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I love that video. I wonder what the Beatles thought of it when they first saw it.

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Watched. Something else off the bucket list. The copy I was able to find had fitful audio/video sync issues, but it was otherwise satisfactory.  

They're not at each other's throats nearly as much as the film's reputation would lead someone to believe, and the gloom and negativity of the experience would not be apparent to me if I didn't know to go looking for it. There's only a little bit of bickering on camera.

A lot of the playing and singing is ragged, but then, these are rehearsals, sometimes of songs they're doing for the first time or very early in the process. I'd imagine anyone seeking this out knows how all the songs turned out in their final form, and that these rough drafts were not the last word. 

McCartney is a bit of a nag, and may say more words than the other three put together. On the other hand (take this from an admitted Apaulogist from way back), his instincts for arrangements and production were usually very good in those days. Whether you loved or hated "Maxwell's Silver Hammer " or "Two of Us" or "I've Got A Feeling " (all worked on here), they always sounded spiffy when he got them just so. And, bless him, he obviously still cared. He doesn't do one thing in all 80 minutes that suggests to me indifference or being "over it." Of course, the whole project was his idea, as so much from 1967 onward was, so I suppose he should have cared.   

The film is fun to watch and now part of history, but it would have been better with some shaping. This is a matter of taste, but I don't care for the fly-on-the-wall style, as opposed to something more disciplined and organized. There is a narrative of sorts here: they rehearse, they rehearse some more, and then they play on the roof. But nearly the whole first hour is disjointed and meandering. You can only tell a bunch of different days have been cut up and jammed together because the clothes change abruptly. Some of the footage is interesting or cute; some of it is tedious. I'm coming to this film backwards from the vantage point of something like The Last Waltz. Not everyone loves that film as much as I do. The late, great Levon Helm, one of its stars, didn't. But it's obviously the work of a master filmmaker who shows us great performances and also interviews the musicians and sequences everything to contextualize those great performances. This isn't so ambitious.   

The famous rooftop performance is wonderful; I'm so happy now to have seen it in its entirety. Even with Lennon's recourse to gibberish lyrics in the middle, this performance of "Don't Let Me Down " is even warmer and more soulful than the official recording.  

Those man/woman-on-the-street reactions are the best thing with which we can credit Lindsay-Hogg, in my opinion. It struck me while watching it, not just in the close-ups but in the longer shots of the masses on the sidewalk, that even the most meticulous period film cannot capture a time and place to match the real thing as we see here. Wow...London in winter of 1969. Young people who are old now, old people who are probably long gone. The fashions, the attitudes, the vernacular. People witnessing musical history, some enraptured and others annoyed. Precious.   

Flawed though it is, this does deserve a proper reissue. I don't hold out hope.  

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Following the release of this new [Peter Jackson] film, a restored version of the original Let It Be movie directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg will also be made available

https://www.thebeatles.com/news/new-film-project-announcing-exciting-new-collaboration-between-beatles-and-acclaimed-academy

I'd imagine these will both be released in 2020, for the 50th anniversary.

Also, I've known this guy for over a decade. We used to work together and often had in-depth Beatles discussions. He posted this on Twitter earlier today – I had no idea.

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Hi, I'd like to ask for some help. For a couple of weeks now I've been working on subtitles for the Let It Be film. It's because I want to translate it into Polish, for the Polish fans. I realise that with the official rerelease and Peter Jackson's version this might seem a little pointless, cos they probably will include subtitles, but I don't want to wait for the rerelease - I wish to make subtitles available for the anniversary of the Let It Be sessions (a little late, but still).

The subtitles are almost finished, I still have some untranscribed dialogue, though. I'm not a native English speaker, so sometimes I miss some of the lines. It would be a great help if you could lend a hand in filling in the gaps.

There are about 25 lines that need help. Sometimes I only need confirmation if I got it right, or minor corrections, but in some cases words or whole lines are missing.

If you are willing, I can send the srt file where I put the unfinished lines in the square brackets. If you could have a look, I would really appreciate it. 🙂

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I'd be happy to help a bit! I'll see if I can figure out how to use srl files.

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Hi, all

Just wanted to say that the subtitles are coming on great. Thanks to The Hole Got Fixed and 50yearslate, I managed to get almost all of the missing lines. Now there are only three to go. I received some suggestions from my two helpers, but I'm still not sure about them. Give 'em a listen, maybe you can descipher something, won't take you much of your time. 😉

03:06 - George is saying something beginning with "It's really..."

25:55 - After singing the chorus from Manfred Mann's Doo Wah Diddy Paul is saying something to Ringo.

30:15 George is giving Ringo advice about his song at the piano.

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Dawidsu said
Hi, all

Just wanted to say that the subtitles are coming on great. Thanks to The Hole Got Fixed and 50yearslate, I managed to get almost all of the missing lines. Now there are only three to go. I received some suggestions from my two helpers, but I'm still not sure about them. Give 'em a listen, maybe you can descipher something, won't take you much of your time. 😉

03:06 - George is saying something beginning with "It's really..."

25:55 - After singing the chorus from Manfred Mann's Doo Wah Diddy Paul is saying something to Ringo.

30:15 George is giving Ringo advice about his song at the piano.

  

I'll look at it later! ahdn_george_08 I love your avatar btw, it was mine when I first joined.

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George at 3:06 sounds like "it's really getting to a show", however that doesn't make much sense.

The Paul bit I don't think you'll ever completely get because of John's loud singing but most of it is "You know and then it's sort of a bit with two....did you?!?"

George's last bit- no clue he starts "Now C, now A..." then I'm gone.

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Alright, the subtitles are ready! Thank you to 50yearslate and The Hole Got Fixed for help. I'm posting the link below. In the zip file you'll find both the English and Polish subs (you never know 😉 ).

Let It Be - English + Polish subtitles

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@Dawidsu, I'm sorry but download links are not allowed on the forum. Could you upload it to somewhere else and post a link to that?

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Well done all - especially @Dawidsu, you did an incredible job.

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Well done guys, a great service to Polish Beatlemaniacs I'm sure a-hard-days-night-john-3john-lennon-salute_gif

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Beatlebug said
dawidsu, I'm sorry but download links are not allowed on the forum. Could you upload it to somewhere else and post a link to that?

  

He owns the copyright though, doesn't he? Surely that wouldn't be a problem?

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The issue with downloading is with material which is copyrighted like the Beatles music and we generally play it safe when it comes to links on the forum as we don't want any lawyers poking their noses in and irritating Joe. There are always exceptions to the rule, however, and I personally think this is one. Could be wrong admittedly so lets flag @Joe for a definitive ruling.

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I modified the link a bit, so it doesn't lead directly to the file. I hope that's better.

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@Dawidsu Great job! paul-mccartney-thumb_gifI'm sure someone out there will appreciate the Polish subtitles. apple01

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@Dawidsu perfect. apple01

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