Peter Jackson Astonishes With Beatles Documentary

“In a brilliant move, the Beatles [have] hired a man who knows how to create a climactic finale: Lord of the Rings maestro Peter Jackson, [setting] him to work on the 56 hours of 50-year-old ‘Let It Be’ tapes,” Jem Aswad writes for Variety. Aswad reviews Jackson’s upcoming documentary film The Beatles: Get Back that covers the making of the band’s 1970 album Let It Be.

“Judging by the five-minute preview he dropped [in December] – ‘not a trailer or a sequence from the [forthcoming] film, it’s more like a montage of moments’ that ‘give you a sense of the spirit of the film that we’re making,’ [Jackson] says at the beginning – the results are astonishing. It’s been a long time since we’ve been totally, jaw-droppingly surprised by any ‘new’ Beatles anything, but judging by the preview released, Get Back is the final frontier,” Aswad writes.

“It’s like finding a box of old photographs, or hearing a story that shows how much your aunt and uncle really did love each other. Or, more accurately, it’s an alternate ending to a movie – a Casablanca where Bogey gets on the plane.”

Get Back is set for release in August 2021.

Original article by Jem Aswad, Variety, December 22, 2020.

Tags: Peter Jackson  The Beatles: Get Back  Variety Magazine  

  • Stephen Edlin - 1:03 pm on January 15th, 2021
    I just cant wait for the movie.The time of the Beatles being omnipresent was coming to an end.They left that decade still young still at their peak.I hope we see that time in the groups life in a new light,with more positives than negative s.
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