Cinema: McCartney and Others

The new Beatles film, Let It Be, is instant history. Not only is it supposed to be their last movie; it is also the only extensive audiovisual record of the way they work together in a recording studio. Rock scholars and Beatles fans will be enthralled with the film. Others may find it only a kind of mildly enjoyable documentary newsreel.

Shot 15 months ago, mostly in and around the Apple recording studios, the film concentrates heavily on Paul McCartney, so much so that the billing might be changed to "Let It Be, starring Paul McCartney and some other Beatles." There are...

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