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4 October 2011 (UK) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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A passionate and clear documentary See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

George Harrison ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself

John Lennon ... Himself

Ringo Starr ... Himself
Louise Harrison ... Herself
Harold Harrison ... Himself
Harry Harrison ... Himself
Peter Harrison ... Himself

Olivia Harrison ... Herself (wife)

Dhani Harrison ... Himself (son)

Eric Clapton ... Himself

Pattie Boyd ... Herself
Pete Best ... Himself (archive footage)
Cynthia Lennon ... Herself (archive footage) (as Cynthia Powell)

Julian Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)
Mimi Smith ... Herself (archive footage) (as Mary Elizabeth Smith)
Stuart Sutcliffe ... Himself (archive footage)
Astrid Kirchherr ... Herself

Klaus Voormann ... Himself
Neil Aspinall ... Himself
Mal Evans ... Himself (archive footage)
Brian Epstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Maureen Starkey ... Herself (archive footage) (as Maureen Cox)

Jane Asher ... Herself (archive footage)

George Martin ... Himself
Derek Taylor ... Himself (archive footage)
Joan Taylor ... Herself
Gene Vincent ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmie Nicol ... Himself (archive footage)

Mick Jagger ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Brown ... Himself (archive footage)

Ravi Shankar ... Himself
Lakshmi Shankar ... Herself (archive footage)
Alla Rakha ... Herself (archive footage)
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ... Himself (archive footage)
Ken Scott ... Himself

Jane Birkin ... Herself
Suki Potier ... Herself (archive footage)

Jack MacGowran ... Himself (archive footage)

David Hemmings ... Himself (archive footage)
Gillian Hills ... Herself (archive footage)

Yoko Ono ... Herself

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Dylan ... Himself (archive footage)

Joe Cocker ... Himself (archive footage)

Linda McCartney ... Herself (archive footage) (as Linda Eastman)
Mukunda Goswami ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Cimber ... Himself (archive footage)
Ray Cooper ... Himself
Rod Davis ... Himself (archive footage)
Len Garry ... Himself (archive footage)

Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Billy Graham ... Himself (archive footage)
Eric Griffiths ... Himself (archive footage)
Colin Hanton ... Himself (archive footage)

Eric Idle ... Himself
Jim Keltner ... Himself
Jeff Lynne ... Himself

Jayne Mansfield ... Herself (archive footage)
Malcolm Muggeridge ... Himself (archive footage)

Tom Petty ... Himself
Princess Margaret ... Herself (archive footage)
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother ... Herself (archive footage)
Keith Relf ... Himself (archive footage)
Pete Shotton ... Himself (archive footage)

Phil Spector ... Himself

Jackie Stewart ... Himself
Ivan Vaughan ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
 
Produced by
Margaret Bodde .... executive producer
Rachel Cooper .... associate producer
Erin Edeiken .... associate producer
Blair Foster .... supervising producer
Olivia Harrison .... producer
Tia Lessin .... consulting producer
Scott Pascucci .... executive producer: Grove Street
Martin Scorsese .... producer
Nigel Sinclair .... producer
Emma Tillinger Koskoff .... executive producer: Sikelia Productions
 
Cinematography by
Martin Kenzie 
Robert Richardson 
 
Film Editing by
David Tedeschi 
 
Production Management
Michele Farinola .... executive in charge of production
Glen Zipper .... executive in charge of production
 
Sound Department
Bob Chefalas .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Dudley Houlden .... sound recordist
Bret Johnson .... sound re-recordist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Juan Nunez .... sound recordist
Barry O'Sullivan .... sound mixer
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Paul Tirone .... sound re-recordist
Stuart Wilson .... sound recordist
Allan Zaleski .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Christian Kontis .... digital restoration artist
Robert Legato .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Russell Carpenter .... camera operator
John Colley .... gaffer: UK
Paul Daley .... gaffer
Stuart Dryburgh .... camera operator
Hugues Espinasse .... first assistant camera
Simon Harding .... camera operator
Ellen Kuras .... camera operator
Robert Leacock .... additional cinematographer
Rob Muthamia .... assistant camera
David Penfold .... first assistant camera
Robert Richardson .... camera operator
Lisa Rinzler .... camera operator
Harris Savides .... camera operator
Peter Suschitzky .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Alan Lowe .... assistant editor
Ryan McMahon .... additional on-line editor
Benjamin Murray .... on-line editor
Michael J. Palmer .... first assistant editor
Francis Power .... post-production supervisor
Justin Krohn .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Paul Staples .... archive telecine (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... music editor
Annette Kudrak .... additional music editor
Giles Martin .... additional music producer
Giles Martin .... music production
Joe Rudge .... music clearances
 
Other crew
Jim Berkenstadt .... historical consultant
Marissa Branson .... additional research
Jenny Carchman .... additional production supervisor
Trevor Davidoski .... production coordinator
Sam Dwyer .... additional research
Harry Eagle .... production assistant: uk
Steve Fletcher .... database consultant
Lisa Frechette .... assistant: Martin Scorsese
Danny Gardner .... production assistant
Mátyás Haraszti .... lead translator
Ben Holden .... representative: Spitfire Pictures
Anne Hummel .... additional research
Bomber Hurley-Smith .... researcher
Tia Lessin .... consultant: executive producer
Addison Mehr .... post-production assistant: sikelia productions
Allison Niedermeier .... production assistance
Brett Rader .... production assistant
Richard Radford .... chief archivist
Annie Salsich .... additional research
Adriano Valentini .... production assistant
Andrew Wright .... additional research
 
Thanks
Anna Lascurain .... special thanks
 

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USA:208 min
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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Trivia:
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 (#19.7)" (2005).See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Blow-Up (1966)See more »
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Savoy TruffleSee more »

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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A passionate and clear documentary, 20 October 2011
Author: tomgillespie2002 from United Kingdom

Martin Scorsese has throughout his career, made several labor of love documentaries mainly on the subject of another of his passions, music. In this one his focus is on "the quiet" Beatle. Harrison was always seen as completely secondary to Lennon and McCartney. However, in this film , Scorsese shows the complexity of his character. We see his very important contribution to The Beatles, not only through his own song writing, but also the elements that essentially made many of the Lennon/McCartney compositions.

We follow him through his exploration of, particularly, Indian mysticism and philosophy, and how he integrated this into his everyday life. His contribution to the film industry is summarily gone over, from his involvement with Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1974), through to the creation of the production company, Handmade Films, that became involved in some of the great British films of the 1980's.

What is apparent throughout the film is Scorsese's clear love of the music. Using still photographs, there are many sections that fill the three and a half hours with Harrison's songs. Scorsese uses these throughout, and presents them chronologically, so that we are able to witness the evolution of Harrison's song writing.

A clear documentary made by someone passionate about the subject, the film paints a picture of a very interesting man, who lived through much change around and within himself. This is a very well researched, well constructed story, and whilst long, does not seem that way whilst viewing.

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