Part 1 of the Martin Scorsese documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World was broadcast on HBO last night. Overall, I thought the film was excellent and well worth watching. Here are some of the aspects to the film I enjoyed:
- the new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Martin, Eric Clapton, Pattie Boyd, Astrid Kirchherr, Klaus Voormann and George's family
- the archival footage: lots of unseen and upgraded clips, including the George Harrison/John Lennon interview on David Frost from 1967, the It's the Beatles special from 1963 (in better quality than I've ever seen), home movies and there's even footage of George Harrison watching the Beatles' promo clip of "This Boy" from the mid-1970s.
- many rare and unseen photos, narrated on occasion by Dhani Harrison using George's letters to his parents
Definitely recommended for fans as there is plenty new here to enjoy.