Ringo Starr Describes ‘Get Back’ Film A ‘Masterpiece’
The Beatles at the press launch for their new album 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', held at Brian Epstein's house at 24 Chapel Street, London, 19th May 1967. Left to right: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon (1940 - 1980) and George Harrison (1943 2001). (Photo by John Downing/Getty Images)
He Said “Six Hours Is Never Enough”
Ringo Starr has nothing but praises for the Peter Jackson-directed “The Beatles: Get Back”. The six-hour highly anticipated documentary will be aired on Disney+ in November and divided into three two-hour long episodes, using 60 hours of unused footage. Starr was also impressed with Jackson’s work on the film.
“Peter Jackson is our hero,” he said in a virtual press conference to promote his new EP. “He’s done a great job. I love it, but I’m in it, of course, so six hours is never enough.”
“Peter Jackson took control of it, and we do thank him from the bottom of our heart,” he told UCR. “It’s now a six-hour masterpiece. …There’s so many moments in the whole documentary, in the whole making. We keep looking around the corner for the hobbits.”
“I was always moaning about the original,” the drummer explained. “There’s no real joy in it. [Get Back]’s got the start, the middle, the finish. The start is very slow, and then we get into it, and then we’re at it. Then we’re out.”
“I think everyone will enjoy it because you’ll see this band work really hard,” he added. “We went through emotional ups and downs and get to where we got every time, but that’s just how it was. Four guys in a room, you’re gonna have a few ups and downs.”
We can’t wait to watch this documentary!