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Sir Peter Jackson's Let It Be
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NME article on the film

I think we all agree with this statement.

Jackson’s film had better include every second of footage from when they step onto the roof to when the filth drags them off, or we’re calling the police again.

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NME article on the film

I think we all agree with this statement.

Jackson’s film had better include every second of footage from when they step onto the roof to when the filth drags them off, or we’re calling the police again.

  

Yes to this.

And that includes footage from all operating cameras!!

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Episode 16 of 'The Beatles Anthology Revisited' is a great source to get a balanced view of the 'Get Back ' period straight from the Beatles and others around at the time. All four Beatles, that's including Ringo, are down on the period in places but there are positive statements, some fun clips and great music as well. 

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Ahhh Girl said
I think we all agree with this statement.

Jackson’s film had better include every second of footage from when they step onto the roof to when the filth drags them off, or we’re calling the police again.

  

Actually, I'm not in agreement here (surprise, surprise...;-)...  I only just learned about the additional material played a couple of years back and subsequently sought out the audio, especially when I heard that 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' was played...  I was disappointed (perhaps I'd built up high expectations) for the extra performances were merely snippets for the most part ('God Save The Queen' was the best "new" bit, in my opinion) and it changed my whole view of The Rooftop Concert forever afterwards...  What was once for me a solid live "show" then became a live recording session for the song 'Get Back ', of which there were multiple takes (atleast 3 maybe 4, if I remember correctly)...

I'm more concerned about the audio being altered, as it was for the original album and inferior 'Naked' project...  the sound from the 'Let It Be ' film for The Rooftop Concert, as released, is outstanding and brings a certain rawness that was later polished up and lost something indispensable, in my opinion...  it sounded like a Beatleg which was also in line with their original vision for the 'Get Back ' project...  Everyone goes on about the studio overdubs ('The Long And Winding Road ', in particular) ruining the album but I always thought the opposite...  the live tracks were what really suffered from the overhaul, the film's audio preserved the moment much better...  I'm for extra footage before and after, and maybe a little inbetween, but the "show" should be edited down and not be made to look like just another recording session where the only difference is that they went outside...:-)

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I wondered why people were discussing this. I missed that there is an actual release of Let it Be on the way as well as a new film. That’s good news.

Of course I have yet to finish listening to the White Album box. I still have two more discs to go. I think that’s because every time I see a Beatles fan criticize Yoko Ono I postpone listening to The Beatles a little more.

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@Expert Textpert  Yoko is amazing. Go listen to the White Album . (and no, I'm not just saying that. 😉 )

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The Lord of the Ringo - Extended Edition.

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Expert Textpert said 

I wondered why people were discussing this. I missed that there is an actual release of Let it Be on the way as well as a new film. That’s good news.

Of course I have yet to finish listening to the White Album box. I still have two more discs to go. I think that’s because every time I see a Beatles fan criticize Yoko Ono I postpone listening to The Beatles a little more.

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ET, you know the film footage of Yoko performing with the Beatles minus George? Do you think that could be a valuable addition to whatever Jackson assembles? I fantasize about seeing that stuff available for official viewing, but I have my doubts it will be...

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(Fiddy, ExTex is quite likely the biggest Yoko booster around here!)

  

I know. 🙂 I saw the debate in the Yoko Ono thread. (wow, autocorrect really does not like her name.) 

aaaaaand to keep from derailing too much, I'm very excited to finally see Let It Be ! (I still haven't gotten around to watching it online...)

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Von Bontee said

Expert Textpert said

I wondered why people were discussing this. I missed that there is an actual release of Let it Be on the way as well as a new film. That’s good news.

Of course I have yet to finish listening to the White Album box. I still have two more discs to go. I think that’s because every time I see a Beatles fan criticize Yoko Ono I postpone listening to The Beatles a little more.

  

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I wondered why people were discussing this. I missed that there is an actual release of Let it Be on the way as well as a new film. That’s good news.

Of course I have yet to finish listening to the White Album box. I still have two more discs to go. I think that’s because every time I see a Beatles fan criticize Yoko Ono I postpone listening to The Beatles a little more.

  

ET, you know the film footage of Yoko performing with the Beatles minus George? Do you think that could be a valuable addition to whatever Jackson assembles? I fantasize about seeing that stuff available for official viewing, but I have my doubts it will be...

(Fiddy, ExTex is quite likely the biggest Yoko booster around here!)

  

I'd love to see that. Yoko is best thing about the Let It Be movie, in my opinion. More Yoko, less Paul.

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Von Bontee said 

(Fiddy, ExTex is quite likely the biggest Yoko booster around here!)

  

I know. 🙂 I saw the debate in the Yoko Ono thread. (wow, autocorrect really does not like her name.) 

aaaaaand to keep from derailing too much, I'm very excited to finally see Let It Be ! (I still haven't gotten around to watching it online...)

  

It's really kind of depressing. John is obviously just "yeah whatever" and not enjoying anything but Yoko, Ringo is just plain miserable, George is about to kill Paul, and Paul is just walking around oblivious to everything, listening to himself talk, being self-congratulatory and trying to run everything.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Good to know, but I'd still like to see it. Rooftop concert, man! Also, I'd like to be able to say I've seen all the Beatles movies, and to memorize some facts for Trivial Pursuit.

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ET is being much too hard on Paul. He’s clearly having the most fun in the studio, and he delivers some sensational vocal performances. I personally find the movie to be a lot of fun to watch, despite the palpable tension in the band, which as blatant or noticeable as many people say. Watching it knowing the history definitely helps you clue into it more, but its still an enjoyable movie watching experience for any Beatles fan. I watched it for the first time with my dad and it was fantastic. 

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ET is being much too hard on Paul. He’s clearly having the most fun in the studiosir walter raleigh said

and there are those of us who'd say that he was going easy on him...  no argument on him "clearly having the most fun" however, that much is evident...  bless him for trying to rally the other troops while they were tired and weary from the war...  someone had to pick up John's slack for there weren't to be anymore "Toppermost of The Poppermost" pep talks...  Paul would have much more success a few months later when he reunited them all, including George Martin, for the 'Abbey Road ' album...  it's to his credit that he was able to pull it off one last time with all of the chaos going on in their lives...  George & Patti getting busted, Yoko's most unfortunate pregnancy problems and not the least of which was the rapidly deteriorated business situation at Apple...:-) 

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I hope we get the full rooftop concert and a lot of the band working on their songs because I enjoy watching the creative process. 

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Elementary Penguin said
I hope we get the full rooftop concert and a lot of the band working on their songs because I enjoy watching the creative process. 

  

Same, I'm over the controversies. I don't have much hope there will be the Ultimate Truth so give me that rooftop concert ahdn_paul_01

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