George Harrison Documentary To Debut On HBO
Martin Scorsese‘s documentary about George Harrison will debut on HBO this autumn.
Co-produced with Harrison’s widow, Olivia, it will feature home movies and interviews with surviving Beatles.
Living in the Material World will be shown on HBO in two parts in October. It will be available on DVD on October 10.
Other interviews include Harrison’s friend Eric Clapton, John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, and record producers Phil Spector and George Martin.
Scorsese said the documentary had allowed him to spend time with Olivia Harrison “interviewing so many of George’s closest friends, reviewing all that footage, some of it never seen before, and listening to all of that magnificent music”.
He said the first time he heard Harrison’s 1970 solo album All Things Must Pass “was like walking into a cathedral”.
“George was making spiritually awake music, we all heard and felt it, and I think that was the reason that he came to occupy a very special place in our lives.”
An accompanying book, written by Olivia Harrison, will feature photographs, letters and diary extracts from the star’s personal archive.