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 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 recording, and they allow the cameras to record their every word and note in the recording studio.
“THIS SURVIVES AS A FASCINATING RECORD OF BOTH THE BEATLES’ COLLAPSE AND THEIR UNENDING POWER OVER THEIR AUDIENCE.”
- Time Out
“IN MANY WAYS, IT IS THE BEST BEATLES FILM.”
- Phil Hall, Film Threat
“THE ONLY GLIMPSE WE WILL HAVE OF THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL AND INFLUENTIAL MUSICAL GROUP AT WORK.”
- Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
4pm LET IT BE (Free)