Let It Be (1970)
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The dissolution of the Fab Four is captured on camera in Michael Lindsay-Hogg's documentary, a filmed record of the sessions for what would become the Beatles' final release, Let It Be. (Abbey Road, cut shortly after these sessions, was in fact the group's final recording, but it was released a year before these often-delayed songs.) Included is footage shot at the famous rooftop concert that was the Fabs' final live appearance. The Beatles are shown rehearsing, performing, arguing, and
May 20, 1970 Wide
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The sycophancy of the direction notwithstanding, this survives as a fascinating record of both the Beatles' collapse and their unending power over their audience (us).
Sanitized it may well be, but agonizing nonetheless -- it's a domestic squabble that somehow touches history.
The scenes included in the film show the four simply trying to make music, and often as not having fun doing it.
Like the album it shares a name with, the film is not all it should have been.
Phoney documentary with great music. Notable for the bits of truth that get through
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