jazzville skyline: “…meet a beatle…”

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by rocky-o

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese has, of course, created some of cinema’s greatest celluloid, but he has also, on many occasions, made wonderful inroads into the world of documentary filmmaking…(and y’all know how I love documentaries…)

Well, his new one is no exception…this time he turns the spotlight on ‘The Silent Beatle’, George Harrison, in a film titled “George Harrison: Living In The Material World”…and here, George is anything but silent…

Though we lost Mr. Harrison several years ago, this 2-disc/3-hour long dvd set is certainly a fine testament to a man who spent a substantial part of his life playing third-fiddle to the Lennon-McCartney juggernaut…

And while the first disc explores those redundant ‘Beatle’ years, the second disc is where the true George lives…

His solo career, his spirituality, his friends (many of whom are interviewed here, including Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton), the breakup of his marriage (after said-friend Eric Clapton stole his wife away by writing a little song for her called “Layla”)…yea…it’s ALL here…

And it is all beautifully presented, filling out a life that many only saw as a shadow…but there was so much more…

Intelligent, articulate, entertaining…those words could be used for both this documentary and Mr. Harrison himself…

His soul truly comes alive and you really get to know, not only the musician or songwriter who wrote such great pieces like “Here Comes The Sun” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, but also the individual, and what a friend he was to others…

So, although you may have heard some of it before, or even perhaps most of it, definitely give this documentary a twist and shout, for a twist on the legend you think you know…


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