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Title: Living In The Material World is on BBC2
Post by: Badgirl66 on October 31, 2011, 05:36:35 PM
Martin Scorsese's documentary George Harrison: Living In The Material World is on BBC2 on 12 and 13 November.
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Post by: cubanheel on October 31, 2011, 09:22:15 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you! V V V EXCITED!!!
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Post by: In My Life on November 01, 2011, 04:22:11 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you! V V V EXCITED!!!

I'm glad they're doing this. You're gonna love it cubanheel!
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Post by: BeatlesForever on November 01, 2011, 09:55:51 PM
I'm glad they're doing this. You're gonna love it cubanheel!

I'm very glad too! Its about time that the BBC is going to show it.
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Post by: nimrod on November 01, 2011, 11:44:47 PM
dvd is cheap on ebay, I paid $20
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Post by: BeatlesForever on November 02, 2011, 12:16:13 AM
dvd is cheap on ebay, I paid $20

How's it going mate? I bought mine too on eBay for about the same price and is worth every penny! Take care. 
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Post by: Jema on November 02, 2011, 01:02:09 AM
I kept both parts on my recording list,I told my mom not to ever delete it and if she does "I'll cripple you" - Paul from AHDN  ha2ha I wouldn't actually ever hurt her.I'm happy for the people who will be able to watch it on that channel :)
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Post by: In My Life on November 02, 2011, 03:52:04 AM
I kept both parts on my recording list,I told my mom not to ever delete it and if she does "I'll cripple you" - Paul from AHDN  ha2ha I wouldn't actually ever hurt her.

If she's a Beatles fan she probably thought was pretty funny. ;)
Title: Re: Living In The Material World is on BBC2
Post by: Badgirl66 on November 02, 2011, 05:06:38 PM
dvd is cheap on ebay, I paid $20

  my Deluxe comes  End of November ??? :'(
Title: Living in the Material World doc
Post by: starofwonder on November 13, 2011, 08:35:57 PM
Thought part 1  was great last night  (sat)

Par 2 is on tonite  (sun)  at  9  pm

Nominally about George but in fact it is another  Beatles biog  with interviews
with  Klaus Voorman and others from the Hamburg scene....  we get  Pattie Boyds  spin
on those  heady  60s  years  and  Yoko   and lots of interesting footage.

 I was watching Gazza on  ITV  and just happened to hit on it  during   the advert break
so  set the hard drive recording.
  Should get some nice vid caps from some of the footage  later
think Ill put  part 2  onto the  HD   tonite  too.
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Post by: Klang on November 14, 2011, 09:26:18 AM

I was surprised to see so much lifted or repeated from Anthology. I would have expected Scorcese to avoid that. Still, very enjoyable.

 :)

Title: Re: Living in the Material World doc
Post by: Badgirl66 on November 14, 2011, 06:07:23 PM
i hope in 2 weeks comes my Deluxe Copie
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Post by: cubanheel on November 14, 2011, 06:16:18 PM
I think I need to watch again, but my initial reaction was that it was a bit chaotic and inconsistent, particularly the first part. One minute George's brother is saying that the house was very cold, then almost the next thing was Hamburg, then we jumped to America, which seemed to follow directly from Hamburg! Then there was a lot of chronologically incorect stuff. Seemed to jump forwards and backwards in time, wihtout making a point. Bit odd really, but probably need to watch again. Am glad it was on tv in UK though! Thanks, BBC.
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Post by: Toejam on November 15, 2011, 12:22:53 PM
I thought it had some interesting moments but also it was a bit of a mess. The interesting bits just made me keen to see even more. For e.g the footage of John and George on the Frost show in 67. That's very rare footage and the scene with George and Paul signing the agreement to sort out the Beatles/Apple business things. Is that the day John decided he wasn't going to sign and went off to Disneyland? Amazing that that was filmed and I'd like to see more of that. The second 1/2 was o.k but I'd heard too much of it before.
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Post by: raxo on November 25, 2011, 12:39:03 AM
George Harrison: What Is Life

Michael Palin presents a tribute to his friend George Harrison, who died in November 2001. It features archive interviews with George, as well as contributions from his wife and son, Bob Geldof, Jim Keltner, Jeff Lynne, Brian May, Gary Moore, Tom Petty, Ringo Starr, Ravi Shankar and the Beatles' producer George Martin.

The programme highlights George's contribution to the extraordinary and enduring legacy of the Beatles. Although John or Paul would usually sing the lead vocal, George played a vital role in the distinctive harmonies that enhanced the Beatles' records. Guitarist Gary Moore demonstrates the brilliance of George's solos on their records. And Ravi Shankar talks about how George's love for Indian music and culture influenced Beatles records.

After the Beatles split in 1970, all four released solo records but - to the astonishment of many - it was George who initially achieved the most commercial and critical success. His single My Sweet Lord was a worldwide number one in 1971 and returned to the top of the UK chart in 2002. He organised the Concert for Bangladesh and the triple album of the recordings topped charts around the world. This event, and George Harrison's understanding of the power and responsibility that rock musicians could wield in the world, have had a lasting influence.

George's solo career had periods of great productivity and also two phases when his profile dipped below the horizon. He enjoyed a late 1980s 'comeback' with his hit album Cloud Nine, released the number one single Got My Mind Set On You and two albums with his supergroup The Traveling Wilburys (featuring Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty). The year after George died Brainwashed was released, which featured the music he had worked on since his last solo album in 1987. Among them was the beautiful instrumental Marwa Blues, which won a Grammy Award.

First broadcast on Radio 2 in 2009.



Broadcasts
Sat 29 Aug 2009 at 22:00, BBC Radio 2
Tue 29 Nov 2011 at 03:00, BBC Radio 6 Music



from here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mf12v (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mf12v)
Title: Re: Living In The Material World is on BBC2
Post by: nimrod on November 25, 2011, 01:54:08 AM
actually whilst being good, this doco is not AS good as I expected, I didnt really need to hear some of the old anecdotes from Ringo again and I wouldve liked it to delve more into what made George really tick and what a lot of his songs were about......so a lot more music bias for me wouldve worked, the first part was more a doco on The Beatles and thats been done so many times, it reminded me of a UK show that I used to watch called The Southbank Show by Melvin Bragg, I think Melvin couldve done better actually..
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Post by: Casbah on November 25, 2011, 10:38:17 PM
My favorite part that, to me, sums up my opinion of George:

George calls up Tom Petty after hearing of the death of Roy Orbison and says "Aren't you glad it's not you?" Followed by, "He'll be ok, He's still around."

There were lots of instances when I felt George's wit cut more to the bone than John's. But he also had the spiritual side as well.
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Post by: Marvin on November 26, 2011, 01:54:51 PM
One thing i didn't know was that George wrote the rift on And I Love Her
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Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on November 26, 2011, 04:27:49 PM
I enjoyed it, but I wasn't under the impression it would be so spiritual. It was good though, also in the beginning of the first doc it seemed to be more-so about John then George.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on November 26, 2011, 04:39:24 PM
Very Happy My Deluxe Copie is on the Way (Monday 2 PM) ;yes for 69,99 Euros
Title: Re: Living In The Material World is on BBC2
Post by: Casbah on November 27, 2011, 07:36:30 AM
I heard or read somewhere, I think it was a Scorcese interview, that the songs were remixed for this doc. They sound great in my opinion.
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Post by: Toejam on November 27, 2011, 02:10:45 PM
I heard or read somewhere, I think it was a Scorcese interview, that the songs were remixed for this doc. They sound great in my opinion.
i thought that as soon as ATMP came on at the start of the 1st episode.
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Post by: DarkSweetLady on March 30, 2012, 04:35:09 PM
The US release is on May 1! I'm so excited.

  I do have a question however. On his site that the US release includeds a "96-page book of photography to accompany the film." Was that included in the UK release, if so, what all was included in that book? Also, does anyone know if this will be available in stores or only online?

Thank you! :)
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Post by: tkitna on June 09, 2012, 12:37:23 AM
I've got free HBO this weekend and saw the 2nd part of this documentary. Oh, thanks to HBO also for not stating which part is on at the time too. Anyways, George came off as a cool dude, but I cant help but to feel that all he did in life was to prepare himself for when he died. To me, thats a bit odd. I'm a very religious and spiritual person, but it seems like he wasted a lot of energy and time trying to figure out how to die. Even when he was attacked at home and he was struggling with the guy, all he was thinking was that he wanted to let go and die. I would have been thinking about how I was going to live and protect my wife. Just seems really weird to me.