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How the documentary "The Beatles: Get Back" recasts old narratives

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Filmmaker Peter Jackson says the 57 hours of footage he used to create the film shows Yoko Ono as a “benign” presence.
For more than 50 years Beatles fans and historians have wondered what caused the world’s most famous band to break up. A documentary, produced and directed by Peter Jackson, may cast doubt on one of the more popular narratives regarding Fab Four’s split – the role of Yoko Ono. While sifting through 57 hours of footage shot in January 1969, Jackson said he came to see Ono’s presence around the band as “benign”, doubting the influence she had over the Beatles’ breakup.

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