I recently saw a bootleg version of the film - the first time I had seen it in entirety. Wasn't great quality, as the audio and video were slightly out of sync - but a few things were clear:
1. Paul was definitely running the show. He was in charge, directing things. He seemed to be providing the momentum for the entire band at that point.
2. John seemed to be in good spirits, usually smiling, relaxed, enjoying himself. I was expecting bitter and twisted expressions but most of the time he seemed to be loving being involved, even if it was just quietly strumming a guitar in the background.
3. The rehearsals were very loose, Ringo seemed to be the only one keeping tight throughout, as a drummer should do. Everyone else was in jam-mode. Besame Mucho was hilarious.
4. The 'rehearsed' live segments were excellent. Two of Us was great during rehearsal, but they got it together and did an even-tighter second version. I think Paul should play this song live once again.
5. The rooftop concert was a revelation. I had seen pieces of this concert before, but to watch the onlookers on film is a fascinating artifact of social history.
I can't wait to see this when it finally comes out on dvd.
I needed comfort of love just to get me some piece of mind.. wo-oh