George Harrison: Living in the Material World
George Harrison may have been “the quiet one,” but he led perhaps the most diverse life of any of the Beatles. For years after his death in 2001, George’s widow Olivia found the idea of participating in a documentary about her late husband too painful. Her treasure trove of keepsakes from George’s life remained hidden in the attic. When the time came, she turned to a filmmaker who connected with George on many levels, sharing not only a passion for music and film but also a desire for meaningful spirituality: Martin Scorsese. Five years in the making, the film reveals an incredible cache of footage and photographs, home movies, unreleased songs and writings. Perhaps most remarkable and most revealing are emotionally charged interviews with Harrison intimates like his wife Olivia, his only son Dhani, ex-band mates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Phil Spector (prior to his 2009 conviction for murder), Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam.
Martin Scorsese (b. 1942 in New York, U.S.A.) is an essential figure of modern film, with a series of titles that have made history: "Mean Streets" (1973), "Taxi Driver" (1976) – winner of the Golden Palm at Festival de Cannes, "Raging Bull" (1980), "Goodfellas" (1990), "The Age of Innocence" (1993), "Casino" (1995) and "The Departed" (2006), for which he secured an Academy Award as Best Director.
Selected filmography: "Mean Streets" (1973), "Taxi Driver" (1976), "New York, New York" (1977), "The Last Waltz" (1978, doc), "Raging Bull" (1980), "The King of Comedy" (1983), "The Color of Money" (1986), "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988), "Goodfellas" (1990), "Casino" (1995, released in Lithuania), "Bringing Out the Dead" (1999, released in Lithuania), "Gangs of New York" (2002, released in Lithuania), "The Aviator" (2004, released in Lithuania), "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" (2005, doc), "The Departed" (2006, released in Lithuania), "Shine a Light" (2008, doc), "Shutter Island" (2010, released in Lithuania), "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" (2011, doc, "Kino pavasaris"), "Hugo" (2011).
- Year: 2011
- Country: USA
- Runtime: 198 min.
- Director: Martin Scorsese
- Participants: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, George Martin, Olivia Harrison, Paul McCartney, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Terry Gilliam
- Producers: Olivia Harrison, Nigel Sinclair, Martin Scorsese
- Cinematographers: Russell Carpenter, Stuart Dryburgh, Simon Harding, Martin Kenzie, Ellen Kuras, Lisa Rinzler, Harris Savides, Peter Suschitzky, Robert Richardson
- Company: Grove Street Pictures / The Festival Agency
- Dialogs: English
- Subtitles: Lithuanian
- Classification: N-16
- IMDB rating: 8.1