Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A MARTIN SCORSESE DOCUMENTARY ON GEORGE HARRISON

George Harrison
The new George Harrison documentary, Living in the Material World, will premiere on HBO this fall, according to a post on the late Beatle's official website.

The Martin Scorsese-directed film will air in two parts on October 5 and 6. Living in the Material World will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.K. on October 10. There's no word yet on an American DVD/Blu-ray release date. The film, which the Oscar-winning filmmaker worked on with George's widow, Olivia, features rare and unreleased footage, along with interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Phil Spector, Yoko Ono, George Martin and Tom Petty.

Scorsese talked about Harrison's effect on him in a statement: "I will never forget the first time I heard All Things Must Pass, the overwhelming feeling of taking in all that glorious music for the first time. It was like walking into a cathedral. George was making spiritually awake music – we all heard and felt it – and I think that was the reason that he came to occupy a very special place in our lives.

"So when I was offered the chance to make this picture, I jumped at it. Spending time with Olivia, interviewing so many of George's closest friends, reviewing all that footage, some of it never seen before, and listening to all of that magnificent music – it was a joy, and an experience I'll always treasure."

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