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Peter Jackson - NEW FILM OF BEATLES IN STUDIO

New Film Project
We are proud to announce an exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and the acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sir Peter Jackson

The new film will be based around 55 hours of never-released footage of The Beatles in the studio, shot between January 2nd and January 31st, 1969. These studio sessions produced The Beatles’ Grammy Award winning album Let It Be, with its Academy Award winning title song. The album was eventually released 18 months later in May 1970, several months after the band had broken up.

The filming was originally intended for a planned TV special, but organically turned into something completely different, climaxing with The Beatles’ legendary performance on the roof of Apple's Savile Row London office — which took place exactly 50 years ago today.

Peter Jackson said, "The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about."

“I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth,” continues Jackson, “it’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove. Sure, there’s moments of drama - but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating - it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate”.

"I’m thrilled and honoured to have been entrusted with this remarkable footage - making the movie will be a sheer joy.”

Beatles photo credit: Apple Corps Ltd
Peter Jackson photo: Travis Graalman

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Reply #1 posted 01/30/19 3:48pm

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Oooh. cool

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Reply #2 posted 01/31/19 3:22am

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Reply #3 posted 01/31/19 3:49am

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Hope it's more engaging than Let It Be which, rooftop performance aside, was pretty dull.

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Reply #4 posted 01/31/19 1:19pm

SoulAlive

nice!

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Reply #5 posted 01/31/19 1:32pm

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Cloudbuster said:

Hope it's more engaging than Let It Be which, rooftop performance aside, was pretty dull.


Yeah - I agree. Jackson claims to have 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio - he is a darn good filmmaker so hopefully he will come out with a good doc.

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Reply #6 posted 01/31/19 1:52pm

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thumbs up!

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Reply #7 posted 02/01/19 5:53am

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Oh. Are they finally going to rerelease the original Let It Be film in restored form though?

[Edited 2/1/19 6:02am]

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Matthaus said:

Oh. Are they finally going to rerelease the original Let It Be film in restored form though?

[Edited 2/1/19 6:02am]


Yes - that will be released also - - but the Jackson doc will have never before seen footage and audio.

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Reply #9 posted 02/02/19 4:42am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

Cloudbuster said:

Hope it's more engaging than Let It Be which, rooftop performance aside, was pretty dull.


Yeah - I agree. Jackson claims to have 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio - he is a darn good filmmaker so hopefully he will come out with a good doc.


It surely can't be worse. lol

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Reply #10 posted 02/02/19 9:22am

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The thing with Let it Be was it was a real document of making an album but also a break up. Documentaries now are super polished edited and outlined prior to filming, they are not spur of the moment in most cases. So there is a huge difference, also in Let It Be I many times could not even hear things said, a lot of low volume etc...if it were today those things would be cut or better attention to sound. But again as I said documentaries are polished up before release. Years ago the Metallica some kind of monster documentary interested me, the process, thought it was rather good and interesting, then I heard a lot of what was spoken on was outlined to be spoken of and brought up. Kind of like a reality show, which are all scripted.

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lastdecember said:

The thing with Let it Be was it was a real document of making an album but also a break up. Documentaries now are super polished edited and outlined prior to filming, they are not spur of the moment in most cases. So there is a huge difference, also in Let It Be I many times could not even hear things said, a lot of low volume etc...if it were today those things would be cut or better attention to sound. But again as I said documentaries are polished up before release. Years ago the Metallica some kind of monster documentary interested me, the process, thought it was rather good and interesting, then I heard a lot of what was spoken on was outlined to be spoken of and brought up. Kind of like a reality show, which are all scripted.


I think that Jackson mentoined that "Let it Be" was cut in a way that made for a more contentiousness Fab Four than was actually there:

“I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth,” continues Jackson, “it’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove. Sure, there’s moments of drama - but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating - it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate”.

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Reply #12 posted 02/04/19 9:06am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

Jackson claims to have 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio - he is a darn good filmmaker so hopefully he will come out with a good doc.


thumbs up!
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Reply #13 posted 02/04/19 1:29pm

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excited

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