It’s been 50 years since The Beatles played a concert as a full band. To mark this milestone, the band’s surviving members announced that there will be a new documentary called The Beatles: Get Back. It’s created with never before seen footage and audio of the Beatles in the studio recording what would become the 1970 Let It Be film, as well as their final, legendary rooftop performance in London. Asked to lead this project is none other than iconic director, Peter Jackson, who has said that the film is:
“the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about — it’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together.”
In his most recent award-winning film, They Shall Not Grow Old, Jackson took footage over 100 years old and converted it to be played back in modern cinema with the best graphics possible, an astounding feat in film. This is why he has been given the honor to do the same with The Beatles: Get Back, modernizing footage from when The Beatles were in the studio, creating what is the now hit classic “Let It Be.”
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Dhani Harrison, George Harrison’s son, spoke of how overwhelmed he was from the film,
“It’s so ridiculously amazing looking — I could see John Lennon’s fillings,” Harrison said. “I emailed Peter yesterday and said, ‘This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.’”
Ringo Starr even commented on the documentary stating his joy in that it showed the Beatles as they truly were prior to their break up. They were happy, laughing, having a good time. Simply being four best friends in a studio making music together.
The Beatles: Get Back will be released by Disney on September 4. You can take a look at Ringo Starr speaking on the film now, below. Enjoy!