George Harrison Documentary Released Today [VIDEO]
The documentary will follow the life and times of 'The Quiet Beatle" and it's directed by a big name in Hollywood, but is it worth watching?
The Martin Scorsese project George Harrison: Living in the Material World takes viewers from George Harrison's childhood in Liverpool, England to his meteoric rise to fame with The Beatles and on into his later years as he continued his philanthropic work and battle with cancer. The film also takes a look at George's spiritual exploration and philosophical outlook on life, most often in George's own poetic words.
George's wife, Olivia helped out with the film, which highlights previously unreleased footage of George and interviews with those that were closest with him. Most notably, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty.
The film originally aired on HBO and, since I am poor and don't have that channel, I am really looking forward to seeing this. For those of you that are into critical acclaim and award nominated films, George Harrison: Living in the Material World is both. Peter DeBruge of Variety says, "Those who know a fair amount about the Beatles will look at Living in the Material World and marvel at just how much ground Martin Scorsese's George Harrison opus covers in 3 1/2 hours."
It was also nominated for a BAFTA Award (which is the UK equivalent of the Academy Awards) for Best Documentary, and a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary, so in my honest and humble opinion, it's worth plunking down $20 for it. There is also an expanded digi-pack with the DVD/Blu Ray, a book and a CD. That's closer to $70, but if you're a true fan, my guess it will be money well spent.
In other Beatles film news, their first concert from February of 1964 is hitting the big screen later on this month. You can read more about it and buy advanced tickets by clicking HERE.
Need more convincing that you should buy this DVD? Here's the trailer.