Paul McCartney says new cut of 'Let It Be' film could happen

Paul McCartney says there's still the possibility that The Beatles' Let It Be film will see the light of day again, but perhaps with a completely different slant.

Paul McCartney in a recent interview with Radio X: 

"The original movie was really about the break-up of The Beatles, and so for me it was a little bit sad, the movie. But I know people have been looking at the footage -- there's something like 56 hours of footage. And someone was talking to me the other day and said the overall feeling is very joyous and very uplifting. It's like a bunch of guys making music and enjoying it, you know. So, I think there is some talk about making a new movie -- re-editing it from the same footage. So, who knows? That may be happening in a year or two."

The scuttlebutt has long been that Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison have been against the film's release because they didn't want any of the "acrimony shown.”

In 2007, Neil Aspinall, then head of the band's Apple Corps, said, "The film was so controversial when it first came out. When we got halfway through restoring it, we looked at the outtakes and realized: This stuff is still controversial. It raised a lot of old issues.”

The only commercial release of Let It Be was on VHS in 1982.

 
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