I found this documentary to be somewhat informative, but ultimately a bit dry and bland. Given that Harrison was famous for his spiritual search, the movie lives up to (or down to) its title. It is focused on Harrison's experience in the material world with only passing references to some of the ideas Harrison was pursuing. Thus, it creates a pretty conventional, linear narrative that sticks to the surface level.
Ne connaissant presque rien de George Harrison, j'ai été surpris d'embarquer dans un trip spirituel fort intéressant. Quelques passages me traversent encore l'esprit de temps à autres, et je me rend compte que ce film m'a apporté beaucoup plus que du simple divertissement. Inspirant, ce George Harrison.
Way, way too extensive. Why are there so many useless details to george's personal life? He seemed like a real private fellow, so why use your documentary to violate his privacy? I wish it had a different kind of depth, which could open the door to george's personal recording style, how his producing and mixing mind works.I guess this is just marty proving me his documentary style is decaying quicker than his fiction
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.
It thoroughly covers in a chronologically way, the different phases of Harrison's career as musician, his private life and the ceaseless search for a spiritual side in himself. Full Review and Rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/01/george-harrisonliving-in-material-world.html
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.
Good but not great overview of George Harrison's life from Martin Scorsese who mined similar territory with the excellent Dylan biopic "No Direction Home" Felt the second half shortchanged his later career and the first offered no more illumination on the beatles than we've seen elsewhere. Some great concert footage from the seventies, some awfully frank interviews but still felt even at three plus hours very light.