Let It Be film director Michael Lindsay-Hogg is among one of the many fans of Peter Jackson's nearly eight-hour Disney+ docu-series, The Beatles: Get Back.
Having shot all the footage over 50 years ago, Lindsay-Hogg admitted to Variety, his interest was piqued as to how it all held up, explaining, “I was very interested to see how Peter put Get Back together. It’s like mine was a short story and his was a full-length novel. They each have different qualities, but I feel both can exist together. Peter has been very supportive of that and offered us the same equipment he pioneered in making his movie. The original (Director of Photography), Tony Richmond, and I have been working on the print, and it’s much lighter and doesn’t have the problems with the image being cut off for showing on TV.”
As may have seen throughout the Get Back footage, the Beatles were not on the precipice of splitting during the Let It Be sessions. But as Michael Lindsay-Hogg explains, having the movie released as the band broke up tainted history towards the project: “People are still living on confused memories of what was happening back then. Let It Be is not a breakup movie. We finished it long before things blew up. It’s a joyous movie when they were happy, performing on a rooftop. It’s f***ing great.”