Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated three-part documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, is almost here, but we can’t help but wonder what The Beatles think of it. The band and fans were never quiet about their negative opinions of Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s original film, Let It Be, which premiered in 1970, coincidentally the same year the band broke up. Ringo Starr called it “joyless,” while George Harrison said he couldn’t watch it because it “aggravated” him.
However, now that Paul McCartney and Ringo have seen the final product of Jackson’s meticulous work on the 60-hours of unseen footage that Lindsay-Hogg shot back in 1970, their opinions seem to have changed.
The Beatles | Apple Corps Ltd.‘The Beatles: Get Back’ changed Paul McCartney’s perception of how the band split
Paul himself must have slightly forgotten The Beatles’ dynamic during the Let It Be sessions. He told the Sunday Times that watching Jackson’s documentary reminded him that the band actually had fun.
“I’ll tell you what is really fabulous about it, it shows the four of us having a ball,” Paul said. “It was so reaffirming for me. That was one of the important things about The Beatles, we could make each other laugh. John and I are in this footage doing ‘Two Of Us’ and, for some reason, we’ve decided to do it like ventriloquists. It’s hilarious. It just proves to me that my main memory of the Beatles was the joy and the skill.”
Apparently, Paul also must have bought into the myth that The Beatles started to split during the sessions because after watching the documentary, his perception of how they broke up has changed.
“Really yes,” Paul replied when asked if his perception had changed. “And there is proof in the footage. Because I definitely bought into the dark side of The Beatles breaking up and thought, ‘God, I’m to blame.’
“It’s easy, when the climate is going that way, to think that. But at the back of my mind there was this idea that it wasn’t like that. I just needed to see proof.”
Paul previously stated that he’d started believing the myth that he’d broken up the band. However, that was just a headline that “stuck.” Now, fans will get to see what really happened.
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Ringo Starr hated ‘Let It Be’ but he think Jackson’s documentary is a ‘master piece’
Ringo was definitely vocal about Lindsay-Hoggs’ Let It Be. The drummer often referred to the film as “joyless.” Ringo said he wasn’t a fan of the original Let It Be film during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. But what Jackson’s done is great.
“I had a lot of talks with Peter Jackson because I didn’t actually like the original one [Let It Be] because it was very dark. Not even dark, it was dull. It was all about this argument that John and Paul had,” Ringo explained.
“Peter was in LA and he was saying [Get Back] was …read more
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet