G | | Documentary, Music
The filmed account of The Beatles' attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
The original title was "The Beatles Get Back" but since the group had released the "Get Back" single in the previous year, the movie and soundtrack album titles were re-named. During the rooftop concert, the police came in and interrupted the performance. The Beatles were disappointed that the London police asked them to stop - they were hoping that they would be arrested and dragged off to jail for disturbing the peace! Paul McCartney said that it would have been a "great ending for the movie".
Yeah, okay, well, I don't mind. I'll play, you know, whatever you want me to play. Or I won't play at all if you don't want me to play, you know. Whatever it is that'll please you, I'll do it.
Due to the 2 camera technique used to film most of the scenes, during much of the performances the audio does not match up with the performers. One such example is during the Suzy Parker segment, and again during I Got a Feeling, though this scene was filmed using 5 cameras.
There are bootleg tapes that exist of some footage not used in the final release, including a moment where Peter Sellers visits the band.
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