Post by thedirtman on Aug 19, 2013 21:24:45 GMT -5
Published on Aug 18, 2013 Let It Be is a 1970 documentary film about the Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. The film features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original Beatles release. The film was originally planned as a television documentary which would accompany a concert broadcast. When plans for a broadcast were dropped, the project became a feature film. Although the film does not dwell on the dissension within the group at the time, it provides some glimpses into the dynamics that would lead to the Beatles' break-up. The film has not been officially available since the 80s, although original and bootleg copies of home video releases still circulate. The film's director Michael Lindsay-Hogg has stated that the film may be released on DVD and Blu-ray sometime in 2013. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr collectively won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for the film.