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LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD
Critics Choice Award Best Documentary Broadcast Film Critics Assoc. Award
NBR Award: Top 5 Documentaries National Board of Review
"A fitting, sonorous tribute the pop idol, movie producer, spiritual searcher and constant gardener" -Time
"Those of us who aren't as familiar with the band's most spiritual member are in for an unexpected treat" -Variety
"An absorbing and beautifully made film" -New York Times
Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World focuses the
imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema's most pre-eminent filmmakers
on one of the world's most influential men. The film takes viewers on the
musical and spiritual voyage that was Harrison's life, much of it told in
his own words. Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces
Harrison's life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as
a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist, and filmmaker. The film includes
interviews with Harrison and his closest friends (Eric Clapton, Terry
Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Jane
Birkin, Ringo Starr, etc.) as well as performances, home movies, and
photographs. Much of the material in the film has never been seen (or
heard) before and the result is a rare glimpse into the mind and soul of one
of the most talented artists of his generation as well as a profoundly
intimate and affecting work of cinema.
Harrison's platinum-selling solo record All
Things Must Pass was released as a triple album and featured the hit single
"My Sweet Lord." "I will never forget the first time I heard All Things Must
Pass, the overwhelming feeling of taking in that all glorious music for the
first time," says Scorsese. "It was like walking into a cathedral." Harrison
organized the landmark benefit Concert for Bangladesh-the first major rock
concert to address a world crisis, launched HandMade Films, a key factor in
the revival of the British film industry in the 1980s and spent 30 years
restoring one of the great estates and gardens in England, Friar Park. In
every aspect of his professional, personal and spiritual life, until his
final hours, Harrison 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
Directed by Martin Scorsese, U.S.A., 2011, 208 mins.