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George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011) Poster

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Harrison's widow, Olivia, who collaborated on the film, has said: "I almost don't want people to see it. It's like showing everybody into your most private place."
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For decades, with his legacy in mind, Harrison had been saving photographs, letters and memorabilia as well as his film footage of interviews he had recorded.
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Martin Scorsese met George Harrison first when Scorsese, Jack Nicholson and Robbie Robertson knocked on Harrison's door in a frantic moment during the filming of "The Last Waltz (1978)" in the late '70s, and then again in the early '90s.
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Olivia Harrison chose Martin Scorsese to direct this documentary about George after she had seen his 2005 Bob Dylan documentary, American Masters: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005).
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The film contains previously unseen private letters, home movie footage and intimate personal recollections of George Harrison.
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The man in the audience at the David Frost show who argues with George about meditation is lawyer/author John Mortimer, creator of "Rumpole of the Bailey."
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Olivia Harrison, who is producing the film, opened up the family archives for Scorsese.
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Released in 2011, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" includes an interview with music 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, producer Nigel 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?"
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