Musings on the byways of popular culture
21/12/2020 by Bargepole 111 Comments
A brief preview of the Peter Jackson film.
Paul Wad says
21/12/2020 at 09:47
Dear Mr. Jackson
I would be prepared to watch a 56 hour film, so please leave it all in.:
A terribly excited Beatles nut
22/12/2020 at 01:30
Given that Peter Jackson managed to expand the Hobbit into three 3 hour movies, you may get a 100 hr film…….
John Walters says
21/12/2020 at 09:52
You just beat me to it Mr. Bargepole.
This looks so good. Looking forward to seeing the whole film.
Nick L says
21/12/2020 at 10:07
Looks like great quality footage doesn’t it? Really looking forward to it.
Moose the Mooche says
21/12/2020 at 10:09
It will be after we’ve all been watching washed-out dubs of the 1979 BBC2 broadcast for all these years,..
21/12/2020 at 10:08
Looks like they were having a lorra lorra laughs.
Nary a sign of Yoko on that preview.
These two things may be related.
21/12/2020 at 10:15
I was intrigued by the brief shot of Yoko and Linda chatting.
21/12/2020 at 10:17
“I’m tired of this ‘band’ shit, aren’t you? He never has any time for me ”
“It’s okay, I’ve got this..”
Freddy Steady says
21/12/2020 at 10:24
Martin Hairnet says
21/12/2020 at 10:23
Eh? Yoko is rarely more than a millimetre from John and faces Paul as he sings Get Back – with interesting legs apart body language.
I do like the look of this, but I hope we’re not getting a rewriting of history. You can make a lot of different films with 56 hours of footage.
Black Type says
21/12/2020 at 12:11
I think it’ll be more redressing the balance away from the long-established narrative.
21/12/2020 at 12:22
Yes. From that clip it looks like ‘Let it Be – The Happy Families Mix’.
21/12/2020 at 12:30
You certainly can.
21/12/2020 at 15:21
Yoko bashing. How predictable.
21/12/2020 at 10:13
On a miserable day in a rubbish year, this has put a smile on my face & given me something to look forward to in 2021. Thanks for posting
Junior Wells says
21/12/2020 at 10:19
You know what stuck out in that clip? The cups of tea and half drunk glass of milk. Rock’n’roll !
21/12/2020 at 10:22
I like the bit at about 5:10, where John is hopping about with his jersey pulled over his knees.
Arthur Cowslip says
21/12/2020 at 10:33
21/12/2020 at 10:35
I was skeptical when I first heard about it – Sorry, Paul, but The Beatles is a story, and Abbey Road can only offer narrative redemption if Let it Be remains “the shittiest load of badly recorded shit with a lousy feeling to it ever”. But this look and sounds excellent.
21/12/2020 at 10:36
“Ooh. I think I just came”.
Any idea when in 2021?
Rigid Digit says
21/12/2020 at 10:40
September I think – I read somewhere it was to be delayed by 9 or 12 months.
This teaser though makes me hope it might be early summer.
21/12/2020 at 10:59
21/12/2020 at 12:26
If this is one of those releases where you get an advance review copy, then please let me offer my services as the designated reviewer!!
(Oi, get to the back of the queue, Cowslip…..)
21/12/2020 at 10:39
Me excited! Looking great. The original Let It Be went for the fraught moments with little chinks of lightness. This one looks a whole lot more joyous.
Bring it on …
Blue Boy says
looks fantastic. Things to look forward to in 2021, Part One… (well, and the vaccine as well)
21/12/2020 at 12:32
If I had to choose between this and the vaccine…. ooooooh…. tough choice…..
21/12/2020 at 16:51
The two go together, you need to have the vaccine to stay alive to watch the film !
21/12/2020 at 12:31
On the subject of whether or not the Get Back sessions were tense or joyous, I suggest they were almost certainly both. This was effectively a close, loving, bickering family, with the cameras on them as they were under immense pressure and scrutiny and dealing with all manner of issues that few human beings ever have to deal with. So there will have been highs and lows, and it would have been perfectly understandable for someone to flounce one minute only to turn up again acting as if nothing had happened. You could probably cherry pick the footage to tell any story you wanted.
And that’s why we need a 220 disc Blu Ray edition with all the footage from every angle….:)
21/12/2020 at 12:48
Looks very good of course, but I kind of hope we don’t just get an extended grin-fest with Ringo gurning and John doing his silly voices. A wee bit of George telling Paul to fuck off with his directions would be fascinating too.
21/12/2020 at 12:52
If you want to be entertained rich young men swearing at each other, I refer you to association football.
21/12/2020 at 13:32
I think we all have some, possibly purient, interest in seeing the Beatles argue, if only as a documentary record. It’s part of their story.
21/12/2020 at 14:26
The Beatles started the sixties being screamed at… and ended it with people chanting “Fight… fight… fight…”
21/12/2020 at 14:35
Yup. The biggest kids in the playground get the most attention.
21/12/2020 at 13:33
Needs the balance. Too much of the happy would not tell the tale of the sessions.
Theres a brilliant moment of extremes in Let It Be – all seems a bit tense and stand oafish, and the Macca and John start singing together on Two Of Us. Great moment.
21/12/2020 at 14:08
Stand oafish? Is that a square-bashing command? Where’s me old military photographs….
21/12/2020 at 15:20
We already had a misery fest in 1970, let’s have a different one in 2021. The original film will still exist and will no doubt me buffed up for a Blu-ray release.
21/12/2020 at 13:42
Oooh, a film about a pop group fifty years ago when I was 13.
(I’ll get me bag of boiled sweets)
21/12/2020 at 13:51
Choc ice for me please.
21/12/2020 at 14:05
Security! We have a Beatles skeptic in here!
21/12/2020 at 14:47
Just wait til @twang hears about this…
21/12/2020 at 15:07
GCU Grey Area says
21/12/2020 at 15:03
More than one. And I don’t like the Rolling Stones, either.
H.P. Saucecraft says
21/12/2020 at 17:54
The Rolling Stones were never “likeable” – they never gave a toss if you liked them or not. That’s one of the things that makes them so very, very great.
21/12/2020 at 20:03
Oh, I get that, and I can see why they are a great band, but I don’t like the noise they make. The Beatles had folded by the time I was aware of pop music, and although I can quite see what makes them great, their noise doesn’t do it for me either. My loss on both counts.
21/12/2020 at 22:56
I can understand why a chap would opt for either one or the other of these popular beat combos, but not being a “fan” of either? Whose recordings do you spin on the Dansette whilst doing the “Twist”?
22/12/2020 at 00:19
Yardbirds…or Johnny Burnette…
22/12/2020 at 08:23
I’m sorry, I must be a great disappointment.
22/12/2020 at 09:49
*covers face with hands, sobs soundlessly*
22/12/2020 at 16:27
I’m so sorry, papa, I will join the Legion D’Etranger, and do good works and remove the stain on this website’s honour I have caused.
23/12/2020 at 03:16
Here – take this bag of Werther’s Originals as wayside sustenance.
23/12/2020 at 10:46
Those sodding sweets. I’m convinced there’s a Werther’s Original – Induced False Memory Syndrome. Ooh, grandad loved these in the war. No he f8cking didn’t; they were called Werthers Echte then and made in Germany. I bet they weren’t even available in the UK until the 1990s.
Ciabatta. 1983. Lymeswold, Shropshire Blue we gave your boys one hell of a beating.
And breathe. . .
23/12/2020 at 10:55
Enjoying your authentic Ploughman’s Lunch, Area?
22/12/2020 at 00:10
“Those Rolling Stones are just yobs” – my Mum.
22/12/2020 at 01:42
That was great, wasn’t it? The Fabs always had Mum appeal – at least until they got “weird” – but the Stones were always – *shudder* – not nice.
22/12/2020 at 05:14
My mum was 43 or so at the time.
22/12/2020 at 09:50
Was this before or after she had you, MIke?
21/12/2020 at 15:23
Fist film i remember seeing in the cinema was Oliver! in Cardiff. I can still remember the sweets we had and what the packaging looked like. I was 6.
21/12/2020 at 16:44
How was the film, Mrs Lincoln?
MC Escher says
24/12/2020 at 10:07
I’ve seen some fist films too, but only as an adult. Hurr?
24/12/2020 at 10:20
Tony Japanese says
21/12/2020 at 14:13
Anybody else looking forward to what Peter Jackson manages to do with the 56 hours of EU/UK Brexit negotiation footage that are no doubt around somewhere? Boris and Barnier dancing around the table etc
21/12/2020 at 14:36
“It’s complicated…we’ll custom check, you know, whatever you want us to custom check, or we won’t custom check at all if you don’t want us to custom check. Whatever it is that will please you, we’ll jolly well do it”, etc
21/12/2020 at 15:08
“I hope we passed the audition”
“No you haven’t, you mop-haired cunt, get off”
Charlotte Rampling surely a shoo-in for the role of Ursula von der Leyen.
21/12/2020 at 15:33
She’s not as sexy, but that would probably be distracting.
Jim Carter as Michel Barnier.
Michael Sheen as Macron, so that he can do another one of his silly voices.
21/12/2020 at 16:09
Bunter – Matt Lucas
Frost – David Brent
21/12/2020 at 16:45
Michael Sheen would have to be David Frost… he’s played him already 😉
21/12/2020 at 16:46
“Ow much is the feesh? Duzz it have cheeps?”
21/12/2020 at 18:39
Ursula von der Leyen looks a lot like a girl I knew, who was very lovely. And still is.
I keep expecting Ms von der Leyen to sound pwoppa Essex.
22/12/2020 at 00:12
Joke circulating on Twitter saying that the comely Ursula is a gynaecologist in real life, so she certainly recognises what she’s negotiating with.
24/12/2020 at 02:42
I saw wot you did there…
Looks amazing, almost brought tears to my eyes.
22/12/2020 at 09:51
“Almost”? You cold, heartless brute, you.
21/12/2020 at 15:54
Suddenly there is something to look forward to in 2021. Bring it on.
21/12/2020 at 21:12
But what a tease. It feels like years away.
21/12/2020 at 22:09
We’re all getting older. Eight months is nowt, the merest flutter of Maggie Mae’s petticoat.
Black Celebration says
21/12/2020 at 21:34
When they crack into the song, it’s a spine-shiverer and no mistake. Even though it’s a song of theirs I don’t particularly like.
22/12/2020 at 04:29
‘Get back’ is pretty funky here. Some tasty drum fills.
22/12/2020 at 09:29
Ringo is often characterised as a thudder but his lightness of touch on these sessions is often quite delicious.
22/12/2020 at 09:52
Are you a poof sensitive, bookish type, Moose? AFAF.
22/12/2020 at 09:57
22/12/2020 at 10:11
Don’t you find his paradiddles just a soupçon jejeune?
22/12/2020 at 10:23
Nooooo, they were bona!
22/12/2020 at 13:45
I read a breathless report somewhere that there is previously unseen footage of John walking in carrying a cup of tea. I can barely contain my excitement.
22/12/2020 at 19:11
But not the bit just after, where he spills it on Ringo’s drums and John gets decked. George mutters “He had it coming.”
hubert rawlinson says
22/12/2020 at 20:15
‘Cup of tea’ John channelling his inner Rutle.
22/12/2020 at 21:50
The cups of tea are my second-best bits of recording. Plugging things in is tops, obviously.
I am very dull.
22/12/2020 at 23:00
It’s like the ginger biscuits never happened…
23/12/2020 at 07:57
Similarly, the soundcheck is my fave bit of a gig.
23/12/2020 at 08:37
What’s your favourite frequency?
23/12/2020 at 10:25
He doesn’t know, he’ll have to ask Kenneth.
23/12/2020 at 11:51
600hz since you ask.
23/12/2020 at 12:09
I don’t like your tone.
23/12/2020 at 13:38
The hue saturation levels are all wrong
23/12/2020 at 14:00
Is it in NTSC pal? (Crap video joke)
23/12/2020 at 14:49
Never the same crap.
23/12/2020 at 19:44
24/12/2020 at 09:58
Is that a joke by Harry SECAM?
24/12/2020 at 10:21
@fentonsteve your “standards” are slipping.
(Actually, that was brilliant, made me laugh out loud)
24/12/2020 at 14:08
I thought I was getting Beta*.
24/12/2020 at 07:36
23/12/2020 at 14:33
There was someone famous, who hated soundchecks, when, at soundcheck, he’d say ‘this won’t take long, did it?’.
Jerry Douglas maybe?
23/12/2020 at 01:27
It’s slightly comical to see them all carrying dainty china cups of tea…but this is how tea was generally presented in the old days, particularly if it came from a tea trolley. Mugs were for tradesmen.
Tony Benn presented himself as “one of the lads” by drinking tea out of a mug.
23/12/2020 at 10:50
Hardly china. Bog standard British canteen crockery. China only came out for when the vicar was visiting. No sign of that footage yet.
23/12/2020 at 12:39
And not just china – the good china.
23/12/2020 at 18:02
There was a lot of teabagging in Hamburg.
23/12/2020 at 18:24
Get your sack to where it once belonged
24/12/2020 at 00:10
Oh purlease Moose!
24/12/2020 at 01:03
Help me out of this miiiiind!
Lando Cakes says
22/12/2020 at 22:44
I intend to spend the rest of the Christmas holidays trying to take my coat off like Lennon.
24/12/2020 at 17:41
Sadly, that’s the only five minutes of the band getting on that they could find in all 56 hours of footage.
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