Published on August 4th, 2011 | by Mo Fathelbab2
Showtime Press Tour: Paul McCartney’s ‘The Love We Make’
Paul McCartney appeared via satellite to a group of reporters at The Beverly Hilton on Thursday to discuss the new Showtime documentary The Love We Make. Filmmakers Albert Maysles (Gimmie Shelter, Grey Gardens) and Bradley Kaplan (Muhammad and Larry) followed him around New York City in the weeks after September 11, 2001 as he met grateful yet still shaken residents and planned a massive concert. It was shot in the classic Cinema Verite style and features interviews and appearances by McCartney’s fellow musicians, as well as Former President Bill Clinton.
McCartney revealed that he was on the tarmac of JFK International Airport when the attacks of September 11th happened. He was whisked away to Long Island and wound up watching the horrible event unfold on a television set, like everyone else around the world. “In the aftermath, New York City had changed. I sensed a lot of fear in the air, which was something I have never felt in the city.”
And when it comes to New York City, McCartney mentioned that his original connection to the city was through The Beatles, with appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and their iconic shows at the old Shea Stadium. His also mentioned that his other connections to The Big Apple include his late wife Linda and his current love Nancy Shevell.
Not everything was serious at the Q&A. For fans of The Beatles, McCartney awesomely revealed that the song “Let It Be” was written after his mother, Mary, came to him in a dream, saw that he was a tad distressed, and simply told him to “let it be”. So there’s something you all can use on Trivia Night.
The Love We Make debuts on Showtime on Saturday, September 10th.