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Directed by three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back” takes audiences back in time to the band’s January 1969 recording sessions, which became a pivotal moment in music history.

 

The docuseries showcases The Beatles’ creative process as they attempt to write 14 new songs in preparation for their first live concert in over two years.

 

Faced with a nearly impossible deadline, the strong bonds of friendship shared by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are put to the test.

 

The docuseries is compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage shot over 21 days, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and from more than 150 hours of unheard audio, most of which has been locked in a vault for over half a century.

 

Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to this Beatles treasure trove, all of which has now been brilliantly restored.

 

What emerges is an unbelievably intimate portrait of The Beatles, showing how, with their backs against the wall, they could still rely on their friendship, good humor, and creative genius.

 

While plans derail and relationships are put to the test, some of the world’s most iconic songs are composed and performed.

 

The docuseries features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, codyman said:

Looks fantastic.  I can only imagine the work it took to dig through the archives and try to sync all this footage.  Reminds me of how the Apollo 11 doc (2019) which had to sync 70mm silent footage to 11,000 hours of 30 track tapes from a very unusual audio recorder of the era.  https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/

I worked on the Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace film, syncing a number of cameras worth of silent footage to a single mono nagra rolling in the room with just a 415t getting the nat sound. Cameras were totally trigger happy, we would be lucky to have a full 20 sec of footage at a time. The nagra reels would run out and there would be a gap in the audio. It took forever, but with different camera angles overlapping, even a close up of someone in the audience for 3 seconds were eventually identified and synced up correctly. There’s no way this work could have been done pre NLE software, which is why it remained shelved for nearly fifty years (and then released nine years after we synced the footage!). 

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