Paul McCartney Has New Thoughts About “Let It Be” Documentary
Paul McCartney in an interview with Al Roker - TODAY / Youtube
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney seems to have changed his mind regarding the film, Let It Be, which was released some 50 years ago. Upon the unveiling of the original film, McCartney says, “Because it was so close to the Beatles’ breakup, my impression of the film was of a sad moment.”
In the recent news of director Peter Jackson weaving 58 hours of archival footage for an upcoming Let It Be documentary, Paul feels a bit different now, saying, “The director tells me that the overall impression is of friends working together.” The documentary was announced earlier this year in January, with the director claiming it like a fly on the wall experience. “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,” Jackson said.
The behind-the-scenes footage from the Let It Be sessions was originally planned to be a television documentary but then became a feature film that screened in theatres for a limited time, before becoming a rare VHS collectible. The upcoming documentary will use raw material from the past project, with Jackson saying, “After reviewing all the footage and audio that Michael Lindsay-Hogg shot 18 months before they broke up, it’s simply an amazing historical treasure trove.” He claims that the film will be “funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate.”