Ringo Starr Looks Forward to Seeing Peter Jackson's Version of 'Let It Be' Documentary
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During a Zoom interview, the Beatles drummer compares the upcoming 'The Beatles: Get Back' and the 'miserable' movie Michael Lindsay-Hogg made 51 years ago about his band.

AceShowbiz - Ringo Starr is glad director Peter Jackson revisited The Beatles' "Let It Be" era for a new documentary because Michael Lindsay-Hogg's 1970 film sucked the fun out of the band.

"The Lord of the Rings" filmmaker worked through close to 60 hours of footage shot during recording sessions for The Fab Four's 12th studio album for his upcoming "The Beatles: Get Back" documentary - and Ringo insists it's a much better film than the one Lindsay-Hogg made 51 years ago, because it doesn't focus on disputes among bandmates.

"I didn't feel any joy in the original documentary; it was all focused on one moment which went down between two of the lads [Paul McCartney and George Harrison]," Ringo said during a Zoom interview with the media, while praising Jackson for his focus on The Beatles' Apple Corps rooftop concert in 1969.

"The rooftop concert was also only about seven to eight minutes long," he added. "With Peter's [documentary] it's 43 minutes long. It's about the music and a lot of joy."

"I had several talks with Peter about how I felt [about original film]. I thought it was miserable. I said, 'There was lots of laughter, I was there, we were laughing, we were having fun. We were playing and doing what we do.' "

"Peter kept coming into L.A. with his iPad and he'd show me sections. He said, 'Look what I've found here', and he showed us laughing and having fun as a band. There was a lot of joy in making those records, those tracks, so I'm certainly looking forward to seeing the whole thing."

"The Beatles: Get Back" is scheduled for release on August 27.

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