Paul McCartney Documentary To Follow His Life After The Beatles
Paul McCartney‘s life after The Beatles and the years leading up to his breakthrough with Wings in the 1970s will be the main focus of the new documentary Man On The Run.
Directed by Morgan Neville, who has reportedly obtained “unprecedented access to a never-before-seen archive of Paul and Linda’s home videos and photos, as well as new interviews.” Thus, his film will serve as a “definitive document of Paul’s emergence from the dissolution of the world’s biggest band and his triumphant creation of a second decade of musical milestones — a brilliant and prolific stretch.” As per Neville:
“As a lifelong obsessive of all things McCartney, I’ve always felt that the 1970s were the great under-examined part of his story. I’m thrilled to have the chance to explore and reappraise this crucial moment in a great artist’s life and work.”
Continuing to express his love for McCartney and his work in the 1970s, Neville added:
“I was too young to buy Beatles records when they came out, but I could buy Wings records, and I loved them. To me, the story of what happened to Paul McCartney in the wake of The Beatles when he had to rediscover himself is the story that has never been told.”
It seems like it was a dream come true for Neville to do such a project. He concluded:
“When Universal called me about this, it took me about three seconds to say I have to do this. It’s the kind of thing I think I’ve been training for since I was ten years old.”
The director recently worked for Anthony Bourdain’s most recent documentary entitled Roadrunner. Prior to that, the director received an Academy Award for his 2013 film 20 Feet from Stardom, which examined the lives of some of the most well-known backing singers in the music business.