Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Martin Scorsese Planning George Harrison Documentary


Guitar George will be the star of a documentary! Martin Scorsese is continuing his current trend of directing documentaries of famous musicians. After covering Bob Dylan and wrapping up his filming of a Rolling Stones biography, Scorsese now has his sites set on former Beatle George Harrison. According to news reports, he plans on extensively interviewing Harrison's widow Olivia, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr and believes that the documentary will take several years to complete. The film will focus heavily on Harrison's heavy Eastern religious beliefs, which inspired much of his work, especially his albums after the Beatles.

I'm really looking forward to this. George is actually my favorite Beatle and the one we don't hear too much about. I've always wanted to write a thesis on the spiritual themes of his music. I can't think of any other rock and roll artist who brought songs about God into the mainstream and as acccepted as George did.

BTW, this isn't exactly retro (well, except for the purposely cheesy special effects and costumes) but check out this cool video by George's musician son Dhani Harrison. Is it me, or does that spaceship look suspiciously like a submarine?

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