Beatles doc director reveals Disney wanted to erase swearing, smoking

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The Beatles aren’t changing their image for anyone – not even Disney.

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British rock group has just released their long-awaited musical documentary, “Get Back,” in collaboration with director Peter Jackson Disney+. streaming on,

The series includes several scenes with smoking and explicit language; However, the group refused to remove him.


The three-part show includes a disclaimer from the streamer next to each episode that read: “This footage contains explicit language, mature themes, and smoking.”

The 60-year-old ‘Lord of the Rings’ director explained in an interview with NME Beatles members Paul McCartney, 79, and Ringo Starr, 81, refused to eliminate swearing from the final product.

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“poly [McCartney] describes it as being very crude,” Jackson said. “He told me: ‘It’s a very accurate portrayal of how we were at the time.’ ringo [Starr] Said: ‘It’s true.’ Its truth is important to them. They don’t want whitewash.”

The New Zealand-born filmmaker said, “They don’t want it to be cleaned up. Disney wanted to remove all the swearing and Ringo, Paul and Olivia [Harrison] Said ‘This is how we talked. This is how we talked. That’s how we want the world to see us.'”

“poly [McCartney] describes it as being very crude,” Jackson explained.
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“When [McCartney and Starr] Got to see the finished thing, I was looking forward to the notes. It would be normal to receive a note saying: ‘Oh, that bit where I say – can you cut that?’ or ‘Can you shorten the conversation there?’ And I didn’t find a single note,” Jackson continued, noting how the band members didn’t want to change anything. “Nobody requests anything to be done. One of them said he saw it and took it on his own.” Found one of the most stressful experiences of my entire life. ‘But I won’t give you any notes.'”

Each episode has a long runtime of between two and three hours. At long last, Jackson said, “I want to say that I didn’t really leave out anything that I thought was important…

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Featured never-before-seen footage from Foursome’s January 1969 recording session.

The “King Kong” director said he was afraid to leave out important footage, and therefore, the episode had to last more than two hours. “I felt intensely – and that’s part of my Beatles fan – whatever I don’t include in this movie could go back to the vault for the next 50 years. I was watching and hearing these wonderful moments I thought: ‘God, people have got to see this. It’s great too. They have to see it,'” Jackson concluded.

The series also featured the band’s songwriting and singing processes, as well as the struggles they went through as friends and bandmates. A never-before-seen special showcase from the January 1969 recording session of Foursome and the final live London show on the roof of Apple Corps headquarters on Seville Row.


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