Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Surviving Beatles Celebrate New Harrison Doc

The surviving Beatles were on hand at the London premiere of Martin Scorsese's new documentary on the life of George Harrison. Sir Paul McCartney called his former band mate "a great man" and "an all-round good boy." Scorsese told reporters that he had always been drawn to the late guitarist's work, that often featured messages of spirituality and hope. The director admitted he was fascinated by the artist. The documentary is titled "George Harrison: Living In The Material World" and will be shown in selected theaters as well as HBO in the U.S. The doc is made in two parts, the first detailing the rise to fame of the Beatles and the second on Harrison's solo music, philanthropic work and forays into film making. Harrison's wife Olivia provided a considerable part of her archival film to the documentary, even though she was at first hesitant because it was so personal. Ringo Starr said he felt touched that the story of George could still resonate so many years after his untimely death, telling reporters "It's far out. It's like the Beatles go on forever."