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Directed by Martin Scorsese, George Harrison – Living in the Material World is a stunning double-feature-length film tribute to one of music’s greatest icons.

 

Scorsese uses never-before-seen footage from George Harrison’s childhood, throughout his years with The Beatles, through the ups and downs of his solo career, and through the joys and pain of his private life, to trace the arc of George’s journey from his birth in 1943 to his passing in 2001. Living in the Material World features private home videos, photos and never before heard tracks to chronicle the incredible story of the extraordinary man.

 

Despite its epic reach, the film is deeply personal. Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, among many others, talk openly about George’s many gifts and contradictions and reveal the lives they shared together. In every aspect of his professional, personal and spiritual life, until his final hours, George blazed his own path.

 

As his friend John Lennon once said: "George himself is no mystery. But the mystery inside George is immense. It’s watching him uncover it all little by little that’s so damn interesting."

 

Looks pretty good. I've just pre-ordered it.

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Missed this but I'll pick it up on BluRay or DVD at some point. Wasn't it him that did the Dylan documentary? That was great.

 

:kasper: Holy s***.  :mike:

 

.... as in wasn't it Scorsese who directed the Dylan documentary... and he did http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Direction_Home ... it was very good...

I fail to see the joke...

 

:lol: Well there's your answer.

 

I still need to see Shine A Light too

 

Anyone know of any good Neil Young docu's?

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I've honestly never been able to get into No Direction Home.

 

Tried watching it about 4 times now.

are you much of a Dylan fan?

 

Yeah, I am. That's why I was surprised.

 

Also you can barely understand a word that the mumbling fucker says all of the way through it.

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I've honestly never been able to get into No Direction Home.

 

Tried watching it about 4 times now.

are you much of a Dylan fan?

 

Yeah, I am. That's why I was surprised.

 

Also you can barely understand a word that the mumbling f***er says all of the way through it.

Ah fair enough. I had read much or seen much about Dylan (aside from hearing some albums obviously) when I watched it and I enjoyed it. Dylan is impossible to understand alright. The film with Cate Blanchette is really good actually. I'm Not There, I think it's called.

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Still think the Imagine documentary about Lennon is one of the best musical documentaries I've ever seen. The way they've edited it so it's Lennon's voice doing the narrating is brilliant.

Which one is that?

EDIT: Shit, missed the Imagine bit at the start. Must check it out so.

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I spent my early teens with the rise of the Beatles....the "Spiritual" George Harrison sems at odds with his own life....Massive house / screwing around...I'm always a little sceptical when friends of famous , rich people elevate them to God like figures...And the bit at the end when Olivia Harrison suggests his body somehow emits light as he died is worrying...some folk will actually believe stuff like that.....otherwise  interesting Documentary.

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