The only thing that I constantly struggle with is when the audio doesn't match the video. I know they explain why that is at the start, but my brain just finds it irritating and I wonder if they should have played the audio over clearly unrelated video.
That aside it's astonishing to watch. I hope it's real and not just edited to seem more amazing than it was. The bit where McCartney begins to conjure 'Get Back' out of almost nothing while they wait for Lennon show up was jaw dropping.
I have no musical creativity in my body so it's been a wonderful insight to the creative process even if it's just a snapshot for one band at one particular time in their career. There's rumours of an 18 hr cut. I don't know if that would be watchable or whether it was just an initial working assembly cut they knew they would have to edit and cut to make it worth watching but I would absolutely watch it if the opportunity presented itself in the future.
If you've ever been in a band and been one of the main (or only) song writers, you know what it's like when you have an idea, or someone else has an idea in a jamming situation and how it evolves. Or when you bring an idea to the group, it's really a hard negotiation sometimes and you see how others react and show their enthusiasm or not. You feel quite exposed.
This film, split into 3 episodes, is a complete gift - a time/event you thought was gone but it's all there in 8 hours, well filmed and utterly watchable. You are transported back to the Beatles jamming out ideas for their last album and you see all the nuances, all the conversations, all the ego battles, all the struggles to sell ideas and you see how their minds work together or individually. You see the birth of some classic songs right there. It's completely fascinating, don't think I will ever want to stop watching it.
Ok a glowing review but I am so surprised this exists, as I said, a complete gift.