Peter Jackson, known for his masterful work in directing iconic films such as “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has now stepped into the world of music videos. In a surprising move, Jackson has directed his first-ever music video for the last Beatles song titled “Now and Then.”
The highly anticipated video features never-before-seen archival footage of the legendary Beatles, including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison. This footage, carefully compiled by Jackson, adds an extra layer of excitement for fans who have long cherished the fab four.
A press release describes the video as “poignant and humorous,” capturing the essence of The Beatles’ love for one another. Jackson has gone above and beyond to ensure that the video celebrates the incredible bond shared by the band members.
However, behind the scenes, Jackson admits to feeling the weight of the project on his shoulders. The stress and anxieties that came with directing a video for such an important project were immense. However, he embraced the challenge with open arms, understanding the significance of creating something truly authentic.
To accurately portray the band’s journey, Jackson insisted on using genuine footage of The Beatles. He sought contributions from McCartney, Starr, Apple, Lennon and Harrison’s families, and even reached out to Pete Best, the drummer who was replaced by Starr just before The Beatles skyrocketed to fame.
Striking a delicate balance between sadness and humor, Jackson aimed to pay tribute to The Beatles’ incredible legacy. He wanted to ensure that the video captured not only their musical brilliance but also their joyful camaraderie.
Upon completing the video, Jackson expressed his immense pride in the final product. He considers the video a timeless piece of art and plans to cherish it for years to come. This humble acknowledgement showcases Jackson’s dedication to creating a video that truly reflects the spirit of The Beatles.
Peter Jackson’s foray into the music video domain proves that his creative genius extends beyond the realms of blockbusters. Fans can eagerly await the release of “Now and Then,” hoping to witness the magic that Jackson has undoubtedly woven into this ode to The Beatles’ remarkable journey.