~ooooh for HBO. . . GEORGE HARRISON

GEORGE HARRISON on his English estate FRIAR PARK in 1975.

GEORGE HARRISON is the subject of a new documentary directed by MARTIN SCORSESE, ‘George Harrison: Living in the Material World’ – which will be screened in 2 parts – on HBO this WED and THURS – OCT 5 and 6, 2011.

DAVE ITZKOFF of the THE NEW YORK TIMES, wrote an intriguing advance article on the flick – published last weekend, Sunday Sept 25, 2011.

One of the things I found most interesting, was to learn – what an archivist – George Harrison was. He actually maintained “fully packed suitcases from trips abroad that he kept as time capsules.” (!!)

as well, apparently the film’s production team, lead by key production man NIGEL SINCLAIR, who also worked on Scorsese’s brilliant and moving BOB DYLAN ode, ‘No Direction Home’ – “sought out archival footage, while producers conducted interviews with longtime Beatles associates like the bassist and visual artist KLAUS VOORMAN, who designed the cover of ‘Revolver’; the photographer ASTRID KIRCHHERR, who took many of the earliest photos of the band; and the producer PHIL SPECTOR, who in 2009 was sentenced to 19 years to life for the murder of the actress Lana Clarkson.”

“Asked how the meeting with Mr. Spector was arranged, Mr. Sinclair said, ‘We were able to capture that interview before he was no longer available to us, which is a very euphemistic way of saying it, isn’t it ?'”

read the article for yourself, here: GEORGE HARRISON, ‘Within Him, Without Him’ – THE NEW YORK TIMES