Get Back, Peter Jackson’s new three-part documentary chronicling the making of The Beatles’ penultimate album, 1970’s Let It Be, is set to premiere on Disney+ over Thanksgiving weekend (November 25th, 26th, and 27th). In anticipation, Disney+ has shared a stunning new trailer for the film, which you can watch above.
As previously reported, Jackson spent three years resorting and editing footage of The Beatles originally captured by Michael Lindsay-Hogg for his companion film Let It Be, including 55 hours of never-released footage and 140 hours of audio taken from the recording sessions. The Lord of the Rings filmmaker apparently uncovered too much good stuff to squeeze into one film, so he and Disney made the decision to release the documentary as three two-hour installments.
“In many respects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s remarkable footage captured multiple storylines,” Jackson previously said in a statement. “The story of friends and of individuals. It is the story of human frailties and of a divine partnership. It is a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969. But it’s not nostalgia – it’s raw, honest, and human. Over six hours, you’ll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible.”
From Paul McCartney’s and Ringo Starr’s perspectives, the film will be a more honest portrayal of the Let It Be sessions. “I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about the Beatles recording together,” said McCartney. Added Starr, “There was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the Let It Be film that came out [in 1970]. There was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show that.”
Notably, the documentary features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row on January 30th, 1969.