Ringo Starr has never been a fan of The Beatles' original Let It Be documentary directed by Michael Lindsey-Hogg, and he's not shy when it comes to talking about it.
But Lindsey-Hogg tells Rolling Stone he doesn't care. "That’s his opinion. And we all have them. I mean, the polite version is everybody’s got elbows and everybody’s got opinions. I like Ringo. And I don’t think he’s seen the movie for 50 years...
"And I think, if you haven’t seen the movie in a long time, and you may not have the best memory in the world, all that kind of gets mixed up in your brain about what it was like. Because when I saw it last, I’m thinking, 'What is he talking about?' In fact, there’s great joy and connection and collaboration, and good times and jokes and affection inLet It Be. It ends with the concert on the roof, which is the first time they played together in public for three years, when they are magical... So I just don’t think he’s seen it for a long time. And again, with respect, I don’t care. As a human being, he’s wonderfully quick and funny."
Asked how he feels about director Peter Jackson going back to the footage to put together the new film Get Back, Lindsey-Hogg says, "I love Peter’s work. And so I thought, if it’s going to go into any hands, he’s imaginative, and he’s tough, and, I learned, he loves The Beatles. I had to cut out certain things, which I always hoped would come to light again. Now he’s going to release six hours versus an hour-and-a-half. There was no way that we’d have had six hours of Beatles in 1970 as a movie!... Peter has a bigger canvas, so he’s going to paint a bigger picture."
And he adds that The Beatles plan to re-release his film. "The plan was that Let It Be would come out in some form, after Peter’s had had its run -- could be one of the streaming sites in some form, could be a limited theatrical release. I know that [Quentin]Tarantino’s theater in Hollywood, the New Beverly, wanted to show it as a film. It’s in everybody’s interest to put out Let It Be again after Peter’s because they’re totally different films. They’re not competitors."
Get Back will air on Disney+ on November 25th, 26th and 27th.