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George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

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Inter-cut with archive material, friends, family and associates of the musician tell the story of his life and how spirituality became such a major part of it.

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George Harrison first became known to the world as "The Quiet Beatle" of the Fab Four, but there was far more to his life than simply being a part of The Beatles. This film explores the life and career of this seminal musician, philanthropist, film producer and amateur race car driver who grew to make his own mark on the world. Through his music, archival footage and the memories of friends and family, Harrison's deep spirituality and humanity are explored in his singular life as he took on artistic challenges and important causes as only he could. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Olivia Harrison chose Martin Scorsese to direct this documentary about George after she had seen his 2005 Bob Dylan documentary, American Masters: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005). See more »

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Features The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) See more »

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Much better than expected
7 November 2011 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

I had very low expectations- I have seen so many movies about the Beatles and they all use the same tired old video clips we've all seen a million times.

Much to my surprise, most of the material was fresh , amazing material that I'd never seen before.. with insights from Paul and Ringo that held me spellbound.. how George was introduced to John Lennon and the first song he played on top of a bus(watch the movie for the details) -just the little things you'd never know unless you saw the movie..

In my opinion, the first half was better than the second half, I think mostly because I knew how things would end... and I really, really didn't want it to end. But it did.

I miss George and John. It was a fantastic movie.


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