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Just saw a post on The Beatles Facebook page this morning about Peter Jackson putting together a documentary about the Let It Be sessions using 18 hours of recently discovered video. 

Now THAT should be interesting! 

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They stole the idea from the Airplane and Godard.

 

Bertrand.

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12 minutes ago, bertrand said:

They stole the idea from the Airplane and Godart.

 

Bertrand.

Godard? 

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13 hours ago, Scott Dolan said:

Just saw a post on The Beatles Facebook page this morning about Peter Jackson putting together a documentary about the Let It Be sessions using 18 hours of recently discovered video. 

Now THAT should be interesting! 

couple of great quote from readers on superdeluxeedition.com:

 

gwynogue says:

Am I the only one who can hear Yoko saying “My precious!”?

Jim says:

I’m going with “Lord of the Ringos”.

 

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1 hour ago, bertrand said:

Edited, damn autocorrect.

But was that film ever released? 

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4 hours ago, felser said:

couple of great quote from readers on superdeluxeedition.com:

 

gwynogue says:

Am I the only one who can hear Yoko saying “My precious!”?

Jim says:

I’m going with “Lord of the Ringos”.

 

:D

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21 hours ago, Scott Dolan said:

Just saw a post on The Beatles Facebook page this morning about Peter Jackson putting together a documentary about the Let It Be sessions using 18 hours of recently discovered video. 

I say make the entire 18 hours available to the public.

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21 minutes ago, gvopedz said:

I say make the entire 18 hours available to the public.

Yeah, I agree. But, as with “complete recordings” we’re familiar (loaded down with false starts, breakdowns, less than stellar alternate takes), I can see the need to edit it down into a more coherent and thoroughly enjoyable movie, sans the likely boring and tedious filler. 

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Weird. 18 and 55 are radically dfferent amounts of time!

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This material is as important to me as reruns of Raymond. Not that that's bad. 

 

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20 hours ago, medjuck said:

But was that film ever released? 

Hmmm...I saw it at the French Film Institute years ago, but maybe never commercially released in its entirety. The Airplane footage does appear in the Airplane documentary.

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So we get a happy version of Let It Be. And then what happens?

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I must have missed it, where is there any mention of a “happy” Let It Be? 

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Pretty sure the only one to posit that is the author of that piece. And in context even he makes it a tongue-in-cheek throwaway line. 

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I crack up at the notion that Paul & Ringo didn't approve whatever it was that kept the original from being remastered (or whatever it was) because it was too sad for them. And now they want to make it happy. Hey Jude.

Yeah, I know, oversimplified, but I'm with Chuck on this one, only instead of Raymond, make mine Full House. Once you've seen Let It Be, you can't unsee it, no matter how many correctives are attempted.

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Yeah, it’s not as though the contentious nature of the sessions are a big secret, or some kind of urban legend that needs correcting. 

That said, I’ll watch the movie just to check the box. 

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I've investigated a fair enough number of the bootlegs that have already come out of those sessions to know that some are better than others. But there's really no upside waiting to be discovered, unless there's a wormhole to a parallel universe out there somewhere. Color me skeptical that this will be that.

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Bootlegs of their personal interactions? 

That’s really the only value in this that I can imagine. 

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There's the boots that came from the Nagra(?) reels, just open-ended tape rolling to correspond with the footage, I forget the exact mechanics. But there's enough hemming and hawing and posturing and positioning going on in those....it's enough for me.

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Just double checked the Facebook post I referenced yesterday. It did indeed say 55 hours of footage. It later mentioned the album was released 18 months later. I accidentally got mixed up there. 

More tedious is the 140 hours of audio that comes along with it. 

140. Hours. 

Even though I’m a huge fan, I can imagine my ears would glaze over at least 138 hours shy of the end. Maybe 139. 

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When the Lp was released in the UK and Canada it came in a box with a book of pictures  and dialogue.  IIRC the book contained some disconcerting dialogue not in the film. I still have the book but it's falling apart. 

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