I wasn’t a Beatles fan before watching the doc, in so much I knew (and liked) the catchy songs, but that was about it. It wouldn’t be something I would choose to listen to, put it that way. Eight hours later or whatever it is, I am just blown away by them as a band. The documentary is without doubt one of the best things I’ve ever watched, I just didn’t want it to end. I’m now working my way through their catalog and watching / reading any interviews I can find. It blows my mind that this footage exists of the biggest band that has ever existed and most likely will ever exist and it’s basically completely candid and raw. It truly is incredible.
Some favorite bits — the tea and toast at the beginning of each day, the fashion, Paul’s beard, Ringo’s dreamy eyes, anytime Billy Preston was playing, John’s “and now The Rolling Stones”, also John’s random lyrics and everyone just going with it every single time.
Man, what an absolute delight this was.
edit: Just remembered another great part with Mal getting to play the anvil and just seeing the concentration mixed with joy on his face every time he goes to hit it.