The Beatles: Get Back documentary- definitive proof of time travel & neck dive!

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  1. tb-player

    tb-player sarcasm intended… always! Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    This morning, Disney and Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) proved they have access to a time machine by releasing an abundantly joyous sneak peek of Jackson’s upcoming documentary, “The Beatles: Get Back.”

    56 hours of unreleased/unseen footage? Definite proof that Jackson went back in time and shot it himself. Seriously though, it looks amazing.

    And make note of the 3:59 mark if you think neck dive is a myth. Even Sir Paul dealt with it (with a hearty smile, in this case)
  2. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    This looks awesome!
    I'm not a massive Beatles fan, but I am really looking forward to this.
    Best bit for me at 4.03 ... now that's how you take off a coat!
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  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Certainly a more upbeat and jolly atmosphere than what the old Let It Be film presented. The way that was put together displayed a dour, miserable scene, a chronicle of a band falling apart at the seams with apathy and acrimony, finally pulling it together briefly on the roof. Supposedly Paul wanted to “get back” to playing live, performing new, stripped-down material, and do some anonymous pub shows for a laugh, but that didn’t go over well with at least John and George, so this is as far as it got.
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  4. tb-player

    tb-player sarcasm intended… always! Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    And it’s looks like a really nice coat. lol
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  5. tb-player

    tb-player sarcasm intended… always! Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    My first thought when watching this was that I hope this isn’t the only happy scene & the rest is a bunch of fighting.
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  6. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    That old film footage has been meticulously restored. Impressive. I want to see this.
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    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Looking forward to seeing this as well. :bassist:
  8. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba

    Apr 30, 2017
    Yeah pretty excited about this one. I was fortunate to see Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” in its limited theatre release. For those that don’t know, Peter Jackson (of Lord of the Rings fame) was given most of the remaining (and quickly deteriorating) footage from World War 1 to restore, repair and edit into a documentary. As a history buff and collector of war items, it was a labor of love. It was very well received and reviewed. Now as a fan of the Beatles, Peter and his money are no doubt going to make this opportunity an event not to miss for fans of the group. It looks like it was recorded yesterday! I purchased a bootleg vhs of Let it Be at a record show as a kid in mid 80s. I will see this in theatres for sure. I am also hoping for possibly more footage of Abbey Road songs being worked on/played in the studio. Will be nice to see them as they were, as opposed to the dour mood the original film focused on.
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  9. ElectroVibe


    Mar 2, 2013
    There was a really good George Harrison documentary a few years ago.
  10. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Of the many basses I've used in the last 50+ years I've only had one that didn't neck dive when playing seated. It's my early '60s Kay K5195. When playing the Kay while seated and I remove both of my hands from it leaving it unsupported, it just sits there.

    The neck of my Hofner violin bass dives for the floor every chance it gets.
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  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    neat stuff! should be fun.
  12. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    So if there was all this great footage of the group having a blast together, why didn't it make it into the original film?

    Obviously I'm not the only one who will be asking this...
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  13. Kevin Teed

    Kevin Teed Guest

    Mar 8, 2013
    Looking forward to watching this!

    My first bass was a Hofner and I fixed this issue by packing the body full of insulation. It really solidified the bass! I highly recommend it.
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  14. Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Apr 16, 2001
    That's what I thought. The quality looks so good, like it was shot this year almost. Can't wait to see this film, I'm a huge Beatles fan.
  15. TemplesOfSyrinx


    Sep 8, 2013
    Like the original film makers had an agenda or something? John & Paul hate each other! Ringo & George are marginalized! Yoko broke up The Beatles!

    I don't think the original film makers had a clue to the lasting impact The Beatles would have on the world. They were just trying to maximize their profits by promoting dissent at the end. Short sighted thinking. Just one man's opinion.
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  16. tb-player

    tb-player sarcasm intended… always! Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    See? Time machine!!

    You heard it here first.

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  17. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'.
    --Kurt Vonnegut
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  18. David_70

    David_70 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    Lifetime Beatles fan. Embarrassed to say I’ve seen rooftop concert many times, but never bothered to find and watch “Let it Be” film. Just watched it. I’ve heard for years about acrimony, dour moods, etc. I saw nothing but smiles and a constructive and playful atmosphere. One moment where George and Paul debate over guitar part in a Paul song — big deal. It was civil. The same fun mood you see on rooftop is in studio, with Linda’s kid frolicking around, etc. Psyched to see new film — but old film was nothing like I’ve heard it portrayed.
  19. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba

    Apr 30, 2017
    That’s fair I think 50 years on. At the time though the split was fresh, so of course people will read into whatever they can to see why they broke up. What a lot of people remember about that film is Paul being sort of bossy, George just telling him that whatever pleases him he’ll do it, and Ringo and John sometimes having long faces like they’re tired of being there. Of course guys who actually do a lot of studio work know you look and feel that way sometimes. Many times you’re just waking up, and in baggy clothes for comfort (not dressing up for a show). I don’t think the drab atmosphere of their studio helped the film. Looked pretty sterile in there, visual wise. I still enjoyed it. Will probably like this one more.
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  20. David_70

    David_70 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    Paul was definitely the driver over the last few albums, so could be looked at as “bossy.” While I didn’t think John looked bored, Ringo did — but I interpreted that expression as stoned or hungover (ha ha). Love when he lights a cigarette before “Dig a Pony” (really bad timing) and they have to halt and re-do (of course, same version as on the record). Ringo rules. Love his drumming.
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