Master film director and music aficionado Martin Scorsese has placed the spotlight on the life and times of 'the quiet Beatle' George Harrison, in the anticipated BBC documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World. The title of the documentary refers to Harrison's 1973 solo album of the same name.
Scorsese has been working on this documentary since 2008, sourcing archival footage, as well as interviewing key figures in Harrison's life. Interviewees include Olivia Harrison, Dhani Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Eric Idle, Phil Spector and Tom Petty.
George Harrison: Living in the Material World is a document of Harrison's life, exploring the rise of The Beatles to Harrison's much admired solo work in the 1970s and 1980s, to the formation of the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. In addition to covering Harrison's musical achievements, Harrison's personal interests are explored; from his love of cinema and the formation of HandMade Films to his interest in Indian music and culture.
The documentary is produced by Harrison's wife Olivia and will be released in the UK on October 2nd and in the US on October 5. In Melbourne, Cinema Nova will be screening George Harrison: Living in the Material World for a strictly limited season from October 20th to October 23rd;
I am beyond excited to see this documentary! I don't think I've ever gone to see something like this on the big screen, and what better way to start off than going to see a documentary on George Harrison? I can't think of anything.
By Daniella - senior reviewer Monday, 17th of October @ 04:48 am