“The Beatles: Get Back” Trailer Will Knock Your Socks Off
If you can watch this without drumming your fingers or tapping your feet, you’re made of stronger stuff than we are. The official trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back offers a stunning look at footage that has been locked in a vault for the past 50 years. That original film recording session, 60-hours worth of it, was shot by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, yet it was stored away and went more or less unseen and unheard—until now. Jackson’s docuseries threads all that footage (and more than 150 hours of audio) together to give us a look at a seminal recording session in 1969 when the band was attempting to write and record 14 brand new songs before their first live show in more than two years.
Despite the fact that the Beatles were a global phenomenon by 1969, they were nervous about performing on stage after a long stint away from a live audience. They were also attempting to create music up to their standards on an impossible deadline. On top of this, John, Paul, George, and Ringo had their own robust personal lives (you won’t want to miss Yoko’s arrival in this trailer), all of which played into their madcap recording sessions and the tensions that arose. At one point, Paul reminds his bandmates that they always did their best work when their backs were against the wall. So, after some arguing and tension, and after George walks off (and comes back), the band composes some of the most iconic songs of the 20th century.
The Beatles: Get Back offers Beatles fans, music fans, and film fans alike a stunning front-row seat to the creative process of one of the world’s most transcendent bands, as well as a chance to take in their last live performance together, the famous rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row.
Check out the trailer below. The Beatles: Get Back hits Disney+ over three days, November 25, 26, and 27.
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Featured image: Pop group The Beatles George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon with fans, circa 1968. (Photo by Daily Express/Archive Photos/Getty Images)