George Harrison Documentary
July 14, 2011 by Post Team
George Harrison Documentary, Martin Scorsese’s new documentary, “George Harrison: Living in the material world,” based on the life of the former Beatles singer, has been acquired by HBO. The famous director worked with Harrison’s widow Olivia in the movie, which airs in two parts on the cable network on October 5 and 6, according to a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com HBO.
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World” features some unreleased material and interviews with the singer and his friends and colleagues, including fellow singers Harrison Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono – the widow of the fourth band mate John Lennon and musicians Tom Petty and Eric Clapton.
British band The Beatles were the most famous in the 1960′s and helped to revolutionize the scene of rock n ‘roll in America. George Harrison was one of the singer and guitarist of the group. He also released the solo music – like the hits “My Sweet Lord” and the 1987 pop song “I have my mind set on you.”
George Harrison died of cancer at age 58 in 2001. Lennon was gunned down outside his home in New York in 1980, when he was 40. McCartney, 69, and Starr, 71, are the only surviving members of the Beatles and continue making music.
“Like so many millions of people, first came to know George through the music, which was the soundtrack of our world,” Scorsese said in a statement on HBO. “George was spiritually awakened making music – we’ve all heard and felt -. And I think that was the reason I came to occupy a special place in our lives so when I was offered the opportunity to make this movie, I jumped to him. ”
George Harrison married his second wife, Olivia, in September 1978, just after the birth of his son, Dhani, the only son of the singer. Before that, George Harrison married Pattie Boyd model from 1966 to 1977. He later married Clapton.
“Spending time with Olivia, interviewing many of the best friends of George, review of all these images, some never seen before, and listen to all the great music – it was a pleasure and an experience you will always be saved as a treasure, “Scorsese said.
Scorsese, Olivia Harrison, said, “felt that George came about: His music, his strong beliefs, its art, its place in the history of the Beatles and his extraordinary life after.”
“Wonderful film Marty has found all that and more,” he said. “I always hope HBO would be our partners in North America due to his respect for art. I am doubly happy to be working with their excellent team.”
Olivia Harrison also plans to launch a book, also called “George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” which contains photos, letters and other memorabilia from the life of George Harrison at the end of September.
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