George Harrison Documentary Directed by Martin Scorsese
15 May 2010
Announced at the Cannes Film Festival in May, Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese is directing a documentary about the life of George Harrison. Scorsese has been working with Olivia Harrison for the last 2 years on the film, which will look at Harrison’s entire life.
“His music is very important to me,” Scorsese said of Harrison. “So I was interested in the journey that he took as an artist. The film is an exploration.”
The film will feature previously unreleased footage and photos as well as unreleased recordings that the guitarist saved. Mrs. Harrison, one of the film’s producers, has spent years going through her husband’s tapes, notes and photos to deliver essential elements for the film. “Marty had a connection with George, and they spent some time together. He is as passionate about film and music as George was passionate about music and film.”
In addition to his impressive list of feature films, Scorsese has directed iconic rock & roll documentaries including “No Direction Home”, “Shine A Light”, and “The Last Waltz”.
The film is planned for a 2011 release.
Photo: CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 15: Director Martin Scorsese and Producer Olivia Harrison attend the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival. (Francois Durand/Getty Images)