Let It Be (1970)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Vocal Music, Concerts  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Synopsis by Dan Pavlides

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 allow the cameras to record their every word and note in the recording studio. The film opens with Paul showing Ringo a piano composition, while the group is surrounded in silence, seemingly light years removed from the screaming hordes of fans that necessitated their withdrawal from performing live. Billy Preston later drops by to jam on keyboards. For this film, the Beatles collectively won an Oscar for "Best Original Film Score," their only Academy Award.



band [music group], behind-the-scenes, concert-footage, music, recording-studio, rehearsal, rock-music