Last night I watched the entire Let It Be movie on YouTube. The only other time I watched this film was at a midnight movie with my brother Jim in Des Moines, Iowa and we were both a little out of our heads to quote Ron Nasty!
It’s an uncomfortable movie to watch at times because you can see the group kind of falling apart. Paul is kind of bossy throughout all of it, John is with Yoko, George seems annoyed and Ringo just seems to be going with the flow. It’s only at the end when they have their final rooftop concert that they seem to have some genuine fun.
Anyway, it’s hard to believe, but next year is the 50th anniversary of Let It Be and I have six links to online articles about the movie and a possible reworking of it that might come out next year. And then the MBIP Coming Attractions are listed below the links. Now I have to go clear all the snow off of my car! Have I ever mentioned hear how much I fucking hate winter?
Let It Be - Film - This is a nice synopsis of the movie with some decent still photos from the film.
The Making of The ‘Let It Be’ Film: Daddy Has Gone Away Now - A 1970 article from Rolling Stone on Let It Be co-written by MBIP friend, David Dalton!
We reveal secrets of the Beatles film ''Let It Be” - An Entertainment Weekly interview with the director of Let It Be, Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Rotten Tomatoes - It got a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. You can read critics reviews along with audience reviews in this article.
Paul McCartney says “new version” of Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ film is in the works - You can read and listen to Paul McCartney talking about a new version of Let It Be that is supposed to come out next year.
From the Observer archive, 24 May 1970: the Beatles' Let It Be is a bore. Thank heavens for the music - An interesting review of the movie when it came out in 1970.
Yesterday was kind of a shitty day. It started off with me having to go in to work about seven hours early due to the snowstorm because a co-worker couldn’t make it in. So I got behind on the blog, went to work and realized that most places were shutting down early in the afternoon/evening. After a horrific ride home seeing cars scattered here and there in ditches and off to the side of the road, I decided to park the MBIP Mobile and just order in a pizza and have that in the warm and safe confines of the MBIP Headquarters. But then I found out that the weather was so shitty, not even Domino’s was delivering. So what did I do for my Saturday night dinner? Well, tune in tomorrow to see if I was reduced to eating ice cubes from the MBIP freezer!
Wednesday will be the seventh annual counting of the gumball machines with special guest star, Chad Wallace, who’s braving the weather and driving in from Springfield today to continue this exciting MBIP tradition!
Thursday will be some more Peoria After Dark photos and hopefully it won’t be as cold as last week!
Okay, I have to get ready to go count gumballs with Chad Wallace, actually he’ll be doing all of the counting while I take photos. Have a wonderful and funderful Sunday and hopefully this snow will start melting soon!