THE BEATLES - New "LET IT BE" film project with Peter Jackson

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  1. sfligio

    sfligio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    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.”
     
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  3. Terri Norris

    Terri Norris This Is Probably A Beatles Thread

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    Just announced

    NEW FILM PROJECT: Announcing an exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and the acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sir Peter Jackson

    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.”
     
  4. Adam Pajda

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    Super exciting !!!

    My precious !!!
     
  5. sfligio

    sfligio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  7. ODIrony

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    I just want to say here, "WOOHOO!":pineapple:
     
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  8. Mlle. Aurora

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    Plus ... „Following the release of this new film, a restored version of the original Let It Be movie directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg will also be made available“. (From The Beatles‘ homepage).
     
  9. parkgrover

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    Yay...great news!
     
  10. tcbtcb

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    Wow--cool!!
     
  11. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

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    About F****** F****** F****** time
     
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    marcel Alea Iacta Est

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  13. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.”


    This
     
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  14. deadbirdie

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    Lord of the Ringos
     
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  15. bettsaj

    bettsaj “I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.”

    About bloody time
     
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  16. MemoInPR

    MemoInPR Forum Resident

    The untitled film... There's only one title that the film should be named.. GET BACK!!!

    And I want the whole 55 hours available!!!
     
  17. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    $999.99 price tag
     
  18. Jack White

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    Do you hear that noise off in the distance? That was the sound of my bank account crying hysterically.
     
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  19. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Let It Be Now!
     
  20. Adam Pajda

    Adam Pajda Forum Resident

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    Looks like it will be released to coincide with Let It Be 50 Super Deluxe Set in 2020
     
  21. Orthogonian Blues

    Orthogonian Blues Forum Resident

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    And now we know what is being released in spring 2020 for Let It Be's 50th anniversary.
     
  22. realkilroy

    realkilroy Forum Resident

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    Right. 3D/60 fps.
     
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  23. hodgo

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    Fantastic News! I hope they round the movie off with the Roof Top Concert in it's entirety!
     
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  24. andrewskyDE

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    FINALLY!!!!!!!! :goodie::goodie::goodie:
     
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  25. Haristar

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    Is it April Fools already?
     

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