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    The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison, are shown in this November 1963 photo.

    55 Hours of Never-Before-Seen Beatles Footage in New 'Let It Be' Film

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    “It’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together," film director Peter Jackson, tasked with the new movie about the Liverpool band, promised viewers and fans.

    In a Twitter thread posted on Wednesday, the official 'The Beatles' account delivered the news of the collaboration with the Lord of the Rings director Jackson.

    The film will feature footage dozens of hours of studio footage, shot between January 2nd and January 31st, 1969. During these sessions, the famous band produced the Grammy Award winning album Let It Be, eventually released 18 months later in May 1970.

    The Beatles break up was acknowledged publicly in April 1970, when Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the group.

    The Beatles perform at TV studios in London, June 1966, prior to their tour in Germany and Japan
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    The Beatles perform at TV studios in London, June 1966, prior to their tour in Germany and Japan

    "The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall' experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about. I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth. It's simply an amazing historical treasure-trove. Sure, there's moments of drama — but none of the discord this project has long been associated with," Peter Jackson commented.

    Social media branded the new film "Lord of the Ringos" in reference to Peter Jackson's fantasy adventure films based on the novels by J. R. R. Tolkien.

    The release date of the film has not been yet confirmed.  


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