Rich in mesmerizing archival footage, Martin Scorsese’s expansive documentary on the Beatles’ lead guitarist—and of one of the greatest musicians of the 1960s and ’70s—traces in detail all aspects of Harrison’s professional and personal life.
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George is my favorite Beatle, and I'm glad Scorsese made this huge effort to bring a monumental musician and human being to the screen in what is possibly the best documented portrait of him. Sadly, it is not a thorough portrait, as it skimps essential stages in his life -his childhood, his early progress in music- in favor of what the popular culture deems relevant of him. Still, it is beautiful and very moving.
What a fascinating portrait into someone's life. What's more, into the unconventional life of the unconventional Beatle. It's the story of George Harrison's quest for meaning and his reconciliation of fame. Beautiful, haunting & tragic.
I had no idea this was going to go for 3 and a half hours. I left the cinemas at about 12:30am. But it was completely worth it. Harrison is my favourite Beatle, so I'm obviously pleased that this film was made. Everything from the interviews to the photographs was fantastic and at times, even humorous.
the patti boyd/eric clapton interviews were uncomfortably frank. not to mention olivia's bone-chilling account of the intruder. ringo's description of george's last hours and olivia's as well were especially poignant. most of all, a celebration of an amazing wonderful life. loved hearing wah-wah in all its glory, and the genesis of so