Peter Jackson‘s The Beatles: Get Back is absolutely magnificent.
Yes, it’s eight hours long. Deal with it, make time for it, and submerge yourself into it. It is well worth the commitment.
The footage is intimate, revealing, and shows what frankly brilliant songwriters Lennon and McCartney were, and how they bounced ideas off each other, like generations of working musicians before and since.
There are moments of jaw-dropping brilliance here; watching Paul McCartney jamming around on his Hofner Bass seemingly with nothing, only for moments later, something to emerge, and that something rapidly becomes Get Back, is absolute genius.
If you even have only a passing interest in the Fab Four, this series is a must watch.
My anoyance is that Donald Duck has got his beak into this. I will no doubt have to suscribe and watch it (the Beatles are part of my life fabric) but I am so p****d about the way it is being put out, I was really looking forward to seeing this at the cinema with a great sound system and in an atmosphere generated by being among other fans.