THE BEATLES GET BACK - DIRECTOR PETER JACKSON'S MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES (2021)
Made entirely from never-before-seen, restored footage, "The Beatles: Get Back" provides the most intimate and honest glimpse into the creative process and relationship between John, Paul, George, and Ringo ever filmed. Directed by acclaimed, three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, “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.
1. Part 1: Days 1-7
The Beatles have three weeks to complete 14 new songs for an album and live show. As they arrive at Twickenham Studios, the pressures of what's ahead of them starts to sink in. (02:36:41)
2. Part 2: Days 8-16
?Following George's walkout, Paul, John and Ringo hope he'll rejoin the band. They move into their newly built Apple Studio in Savile Row to continue their sessions. (02:53:09)
3. Part 3: Days 17-22
As their new album nears completion and after scrapping their planned TV special, The Beatles must decide if they want to continue with their plans to perform live for the first time in three years. As they exhaust their options, the band and their team look for a more convenient location to perform. (02:18:07)
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