The new eight-hour film about the Beatles "Let It Be" sessions offers a thrilling portrait of creativity under pressure. But its real lesson is the importance of the slow road.
I sat in amazement as some dialog with John was in frame and in the background you could hear 'Let It Be' being worked out by Paul. I enjoyed the exposure of their creative process and could see the non-linear and iterative methods they used. It reaffirms the concept that creation is not like the greek myth of Athena springing forth from Zeus's head, fully formed. Rather it's an accumulation of bits and pieces, of free associations, and then some catalyzing agent or event that pulls everything together crystalizes order out of chaos.