Trailer – George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Following on from the enlightening No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Martin Scorsese’s latest musical documentary focuses on the alleged “quiet Beatle”: Mr. George Harrison. The documentary will debut at the San Sebastian Film Festival on September 16th, before premièring in the USA via HBO on October 5th and 6th. You can now watch a tantalising two-minute trailer below.
The film is a whopping 3 and a half hours long, hence the two-part broadcast on HBO, and includes a whole host of contributions from the likes of Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Eric Idle, amongst others.
According to Scorsese, he was attracted to the project because:
“That subject matter has never left me…The more you’re in the material world, the more there is a tendency for a search for serenity and a need to not be distracted by physical elements that are around you. His music is very important to me, so I was interested in the journey that he took as an artist. The film is an exploration. We don’t know. We’re just feeling our way through.”
-James Godwin, August 23rd, 2011