Sunday, 8 April 2012


George Harrison: Living in the Material World is a 2011 documentary film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the life of Beatles member George Harrison.

The film follows music legend George Harrison's story from his early life in Liverpool, the success of Beatlemania, his travels to India, the influence of Indian culture in his music, and his relevance and importance as a member of The Beatles. It consists of previously unseen footage and interviews with Olivia and Dhani Harrison, friends, and many others.
After Harrison's death in 2001, his widow Olivia was approached with several offers by various production companies wanting to produce a film about her late husband's life, but she declined due to his wish to tell his own life story through his video archive. Upon meeting Scorsese, she gave her blessings and signed on to the film project as a producer.

According to Scorsese, he was attracted to the project because "That subject matter has never left me...The more you're in the material world, the more there is a tendency for a search for serenity and a need to not be distracted by physical elements that are around you. His music is very important to me, so I was interested in the journey that he took as an artist. The film is an exploration. We don't know. We're just feeling our way through."
Throughout 2008 and 2009, Scorsese alternated working between Shutter Island and the documentary.
The documentary premièred at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool on 2 October 2011.It was shown on HBO in two parts on 5 and 6 October 2011 in the US and Canada and as a two part Arena special on BBC Two on 12 and 13 November 2011 in the UK.

(Directed by Martin Scorsese, this is the trailer for George Harrison: Living In The Material World.
Released 10 October on DVD, Blu-ray, and as a Deluxe Edition, which includes 2 DVDs, a Blu-ray, a 96-page book and a CD of never-before-released tracks).

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