Image: Movie still from "Get Back", copyright 2021. Apple Coprs Ltd, WingNut Films. All rights reserved
In November over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, The Beatles: Get Back, a 2021 documentary series directed and produced by Peter Jackson was released as a streaming 3 part film presented by Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps and WingNut Films. Additional producers include the two surviving members of the band, Paul McCartney and Ring Starr as well as the widows of those who passed, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. It covers the making the The Beatles album Let It Be in January 1969 (released in 1970) and draws from material originally recorded for Michale Lindsay-Hogg's 1970 doculmentary of the album, alson titled Let It Be. The film consists of three episodes documenting the band's time in the studio, their interactions with each other and discussions regarding songs and their infamous live performance on the roof of Apple Studios Headquarters in London, England.
As a life-long Beatles fan, I totally enjoyed this film. It is a rare glimpse into the creative journey by one of the World's most renown Classic Rock bands in history. Outside some of the humorous and entertaining portions of the film, I learned a few lessons about creativity that I felt was important to share, especially when collaborating with others as well as an individual. They are as follows:
Did you watch this film and if so, what lessons were you able to glean from it regarding your creative projects? Are there other films that you watched recently that have been helpful to your creative process?