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Ok, who wants to see the Scorsese Documentary on GEORGE HARRISON? Hmmm?

Hey folks, Harry here...  The answer to the above question is...  EVERYBODY!   I mean, when you really look at everything that George Harrison touched, explored and influenced...  you can't help but go...  Oh yeah, and he was a helluva BEATLE too.   Scorsese is turning that laser focused eyes and that wonderful narrative mind to the task of encapsulating in some manner of Documentary - the life of George Harrison.   My dad's favorite Beatle.   I'm very obviously a mix of a John Lennon and Ringo Starr kind of BEATLES fan.   But George was just damn cool.   I can't wait to see what "the eyebrows" have conjured for us.  

Here's the trailer:

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  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Isn't It A Pity...

    by ArcherNX01

    What a great human being. Looks good, Harry. Will surely catch Marty's doc.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:50 a.m. CST

    He executive produced Time Bandits, Life of Brian, and Nuns on the Run

    by Bobo_Vision

    According to imdb.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    So, when?

    by Aloy

    Very cool, is it in the can or is this just the teaser for something months away?

  • That looked pretty cool too but I don't know the results.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:04 a.m. CST

    My favorite Beatle

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    And I thought his solo material was superior to the other Beatles solo material, as well.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Being superior to the other Beatles solo material...

    by SmokingRobot

    is like being the best hockey team in Peru.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:23 a.m. CST

    RE: So, When (aloy)

    by ArcherNX01

    Supposedly October 11th of this year.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:24 a.m. CST

    About time

    by EjkoUSC

    John and Paul are worthy of every bit the amount of individual exposure they've been given but it's so right to see George's story. Equally valid and who knows, arguably more interesting. Lennon once said he kind of wished he could have been George to learn what he learned, absorbed what he absorbed without neccesarily having to shoulder the weight of the output like he and Paul did. He phrased it better. My summation sounds like a backhanded compliment but his quote didnt read that way.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:31 a.m. CST

    I'll bet he found a way to cram "Gimme Shelter" into it

    by CherryValance

    We'll see. I'm assuming I'll be catching this way after the fact on DVD or Netflix streaming.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:39 a.m. CST


    by Crooooooow

  • I've been saying it for decades. Hence responses like "pass", or "Who wants to see it? Not me", etc. Typical.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Beatles are overrated


    I find a lot of their music simply annoying

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:09 a.m. CST


    by Mastidon

    Just read it will be on HBO over two nights - October 5th & 6th. This looks amazing!

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Life Of Brian

    by Starcrossed_Part_2

    If It wasn't for George Harrison then Life Of Brian, one of the best comedies ever, would never have been made! So a little respect, whether you're a Beatles fan or not!

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Recently discovered 'All Things Must Pass' ...

    by unclemonty666

    ... what a great album. Yep, George was a remarkable human being.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST

    It's not that ringo wasn't the best drummer in the world...

    by paul burnett

    he wasn't the best drummer in the beatles! boom boom

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:57 a.m. CST

    RE: Olive it up

    by ArcherNX01

    Why even report this here? Fanboy geeks dont like real music only film scores.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:59 a.m. CST


    by ArcherNX01

    Had a 4 paragraph lambast of how fucking dumb olive's statement was and lost it... argh.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Withnail and I, Life of Brian..

    by BookhouseBoy

    ..The long good friday, How to get ahead in advertising. This man helped produce some amazing movies. He also wrote the song that plays over the end-credits of Lethal Weapon 2. Respect. Oh yeah and he was in that band whose name escapes me ;)

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Oh, I'd be quite prepared for that eventuality

    by Stephen Farrell

    Wee Georgie boy...I remember the day he died, seeing a helicopter p.o.v. shot of his house, which looked like Wayne manor. Apparently he had an underground river and a boat to entertain guests. Images of Willy Wonka's freaky boat ride come to mind.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:36 a.m. CST

    This is the man I named my son after.

    by I Max U Mini

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    It's reported here cos geeks geek for Scorsese.

    by BenBraddock


  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:44 a.m. CST

    The advertising agency scene in Hard Days Night

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    George just kills in that scene, one of my favorites in the movie.. Whose this Susan when she's at home? You can be replaced ducky ...I don't care.. She's a drag, a well known drag..

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:45 a.m. CST

    the guy who slept through everything and smokingrobot

    by Denty420

    John's side of the Plastic Ono Band album can't be ignored though.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:46 a.m. CST

    I'd love to see his documentary about George Hamilton

    by Daniel OKeeffe

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Cloud Nine was a good album as well

    by Denty420

    'When We Was Fab' and 'Got My Mind Set On You'. Ahhh, 1987. Great year.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:48 a.m. CST


    by Denty420

    ... not to mention George debuting the word 'grotty' in that scene!

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Could. Not. Care. Less.

    by CaseyMcCall

    Beatles. Bunch of overrated hacks. And Scorsese is wasting his time with these kinds of pics.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 6:42 a.m. CST


    by Aaron

    Is that a fucking line from Backbeat, one of my favorite movies of all time? Where they are sitting talking to the record producer about recording with Tony Sheridan? "it will not be such a great record...but it goes round and round." I could be wrong, but its either from Backbeat, or from AHDN and they used it in backbeat. Sheryl Lee is just fuckin too sexy for human comprehension in that movie, also. Fuck the ignorant cromags who hate on the beatles. Go listen to deftones or whatever bullshit passes for gud musik.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    I am an idiot.

    by Aaron

    Yes, it was from hard days night. And they reused the line in backbeat. Ive seen backbeat so many times that id forgotten the line was originally in AHDN. fuck me.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 6:49 a.m. CST


    by Stephen Farrell

    Yeh man, Hard Days Night when he walks into the advertising agency office and is mistaken for a male favourite scene in the movie, everything he says in that scene is pure gold. "We turn the sound down on her and say rude things".

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    I just thought it sounded distinguished like...

    by Stephen Farrell

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Never could understand how Harrison could forgive Clapton

    by i_got_worms

    If my best mate slotted my wife I'm not so sure I'd be quite as understanding. Still, it was the 60s/70s. This is a great trailer, about time that there was a good docco about a member of The Beatles that isn't Lennon.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 7:04 a.m. CST

    No thanks

    by scrote

    I fucking hate the Beatles...and I mean *hate*. There you have it, the first and only time I've ever trolled on these boards...

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    I Don't Hate the Beatles and Like George Personally

    by Aquatarkusman

    But holy Christ, Boomers, give it a fucking rest (I realize Scorsese isn't technically a boomer, but you know what I mean). It's just that I prefer British bands influenced by the blues and not skiffle.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    And Starcrossed is Right

    by Aquatarkusman

    Harrison basically put up his California home and studio as collateral to get Life of Brian made, after every cowardly producer passed on financing it. When asked why he took such an enormous risk, I think he said "because I wanted to see the movie."

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 7:29 a.m. CST

    excellent - my fav beatle!!!

    by Darth Valinorean

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Little known fact...he became a Christian right at the end

    by templesweeper

    Kinda weird considering all the other stuff he was into most of his life.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST

    No one actually gives a fuck if you don't want to see it

    by slone13

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Will this have gratuitous shots of Clapton "slowhanding" his wife?

    by MacReady452

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST


    by Denty420

    I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum to you, and, without trolling, would be interested to hear why. Is it their music, them as people or the legacy they've created? Or none of the above?

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    "Beatles are overrated..." blah blah blah

    by Blanket-Man

    It's like saying "Spielberg is overrated" or "Joe Montana/Tom Brady was/is overrated"... The facts regarding their accomplishments indicate that, compared to their peers, they truly can't be rated highly enough. You might not care for the Beatles, but they ain't overrated. I can't stand Brady, but if I called him "overrated," I'd just look stupid.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Never understood how anyone can hate

    by eric haislar

    The Beatles. I get if you don't like the music. But hate I mean give me a break.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    WOW! Maybe Scorsese Should stick to documentaries

    by MainMan2001

    that looks amazing. I'm so there. His children's movie on the other hand I couldn't be more out of seeing that. It looks terrible. The trailer at no point showed a hint of him in it.

  • They are legends and their band simply dwarfs current bands/pop stars. As a matter of fact they are more historical figures than pop stars. It truly is a pity that Harrison and Lennon are gone.

  • Can you imagine the records that a Beatles reunion (assuming John and George were alive and well) would crush? To put it in perspective the Beatles as a band sold more records in the last decade than any other band current or broken up despite not recording a new song (Anthology doesn't really count) since 1970. Paul McCartney alone sells out stadiums. A Beatles reunion tour would be ten times bigger than the massive tours by legendary groups like The Rolling Stones and U2. As big as bands like the Stones, U2 and Led Zepplin are there will never be another Beatles.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Fifth Beatle movie in the works about their manager.

    by impossibledreamers

    I kinda' dig the idea, because the Beatles themselves thought he should be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by scrote

    Okay, you had to ask.... I was brought up on the Beatles, I mean, like day and night, by my family, and then I had to endure Wings and Lennon and the plastic whatever.... It's just not my thing. I can tell that you like them by your post and I respect you for your own tastes...sorry, dude. On an other note Darth Voodoo seems to equate talent with sales and that I wholeheartedly dissagree with...

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    No more trolling

    by scrote

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Looks fascinating

    by moonlightdrive

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    When Clapton says "..and women obviously" that's hilarious!

    by moonlightdrive

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by Aquatarkusman

    It's Worthington's Law. More money = better than. Who was better than Enrico Caruso? The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar! So SHUT UP, Caruso!

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    The Beatles suck...

    by Kyle

    The only good Beatle is Beetlejuice. P.S. Even Beavis and Butthead know that the Beatles SUCK, and they're dumbasses...I read it in their book.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Me! Me!

    by Michael Tyree

    Outstanding...having Scorsese at the helm makes me happy as, as...a bulldog (Hey Bulldog!) on a meat wagon. Saying "The Beatles suck!" is a sure sign that person is a complete and utter moron. It's not even a matter of taste or opinion.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I hope this can be Scorsese's Imagine: John Lennon

    by Randy

    What a great documentary that was, really captured the man and his life. This looks very good, George is overlooked as not just a beatle but as a person in general, he's very interesting. I don't see how Scorsese making a doc about him can't be solid entertainment.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Not liking the Beatles is as perverse as not liking the sun

    by MrBoinfoint

    So says Rolling Stone magazine. I tend to agree.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST


    by scrote


  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by scrote fascism?

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Beatles Beatles Bealtes..

    by Waylaid-by-jackassery

    What, the Traveling Wilburys can't get no love?

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    My fav...


    best post-Beatle career imo. Always love the song for Time Bandits

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    and Ringo is awesome too...he made Caveman.


    The movie looks killer btw. Fuck you haters

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    oh, and all the "pass," Beatles suck and do not care people


    should be butt-fucked by an elephant. Go back to your Avengers boards morons... Beatles rule your world whether you know it or not.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

    +1. Bunch of fucking clueless apes. This looks great.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Why post ANYthing on this site by your logic?

    by Kremzeek

    I don't care if you don't care. Got it? There are tons of things on this site I don't give a shit about, but I know there is a fanbase for it. I don't go into each one and tell everyone that I'll "pass" or "don't care". You are not the center of the world. Anyway, on topic: This is awesome and I can't wait to see it. John and George are my favs. And both were taken far too soon. Thanks for the news, Harry. I didn't even realize this was in the works. Very cool.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Wonka: I agree

    by Kremzeek

    Though John is ultimately my fav, George is the only Beatle I've bought a full-length album from post-Beatles. John and Paul have some AMAZING solo stuff, but, for me anyway, it's onesy-twosy here and there. George put out a lot more consistent quality product than they have, IMO.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    'All Things Must Pass' is also my favorite Beatles solo album.

    by AzulTool

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Yeah Yeah Yeah

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    George was a very cool guy. Loved his music, from the Beatles to the Wilburys, through the final album his son produced. Haters are always gonna hate anything popular, but George would've welcomed them to Crackerbox Palace anyway.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Put 'yer tongue away..

    by malificus looks disgusting hanging out all pink and naked. One slip of the razor and..

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I really can't agree.

    by Randy

    There was too much good footage of John that really showed who he was for me, he was able to break through whatever the filmmakers tried. Like the scene with him shaking the kids hand at the fence, it was the little moments like that one that really worked. It was also well edited, they covered a lot of ground in around 100 minutes, his life was too epic to show everything.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    I was so excited to hear about this...

    by Kamikaze_red

    Scorsese's documentry about Dylan "No direction home" was amazing and insightful. That's one of my favorite documentries. When I heard he was doing one on George Harrison, my second favorite Beatle, I was thrilled. Now, after seeing the trailer I am really excited.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Imagine: John Lennon

    by Kamikaze_red

    That is an amazing documentry no matter how you view the content. By the end, you feel like you've spent 2 hours with the man. And that film does not go that easy on Lennon. It shows a-lot of his contradictions, his ego and his temper.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Who the heck is scorsese? FIRST NAMES PLEASE

    by lucky slevin

    Now that's a joke!

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Really, trolls? Hating on Harrison and The Beatles?

    by Kevin

    What are your favorites in music? What's cooking inside your iPod? I'd like to know because I guaran-damn-tee you the artist you've come to enjoy pale in comparison to the artistry of the Fab Four. Additionally, I'd wager that if they were asked, your own beloved musicians all place The Beatles in high regard. Most musicians that are worth a damn do.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Enough Beatles shit

    by John

    I like the Beatles as much as anybody else who likes them but who doesn't ever bother actively seeking out a Beatles listening experience anymore, and think that there's too much fascination with these fuckers after all these years. It's only feeding the sad idol-worshipping mentalities of pop culture tragics. George Harrison had a few decent tunes after the Beatles split, but his solo career wasn't a goosebump on the big, swollen, walnut-textured sack of John Lennon's solo career, and everyone (including hip contrarians trying to 'make the scene') know it.

  • As perverse as not liking the sun, i.e. you as a human can't help but like/need the sun, and yet some people do (myself included) have a perverse desire to never shun it. But that's all about me, and it has nothing to do with the sun. It's a PERVERSION of how anyone would naturally feel. So, when Dave Marsh (or whoever) wrote that about the Beatles, he meant this: "There's nothing objectively to dislike about The Beatles. Their music is universally pleasing. If you don't like them, it's for perverted (not sexually) reason, i.e. I hate my parents and they liked the Beatles, so I hate the Beatles" Those who shun the Fab Four are only hurting themselves and missing out on one of the great pleasures of life. (And of course, the reason most trolls say they don't like the Beatles is because other people tell them they have to... all of which is besides the point when you actually listen to that music...)

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    They say he wrote Ringo's only decent solo stuff too.

    by FluffyUnbound

    'Photograph' and 'It Don't Come Easy' are two of the best 'solo work' songs done by any of the Beatles, and George supposedly handed them off to Ringo just to be nice.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    not "never shun"... should have just read "shun"

    by Krinkle

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Yeah, the Bob Dylan docu kicks ass.

    by FluffyUnbound

    I am basically the person in America least likely to like Bob Dylan but I still found Scorcese's documentary about the man completely engrossing.

  • Aug. 24, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I love George... especially in Let It Be...

    by workshed

    the humility on display by the man is palpable throughout. I think the fact that he put the money up for some of the finest movies ever to come out of the UK is his greatest legacy. I miss George. And Handmade. A lot. So should we all. A fine example of a human being.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:09 a.m. CST

    To all Beatles haters...


    You clearly have no serious love for, taste in or knowledge of music. If it wasn't for the brilliant work of these four gentlemen, whatever shit you currently listen to wouldn't even exist. George's story is a good one to tell, because it is not as well known as John's or Paul's. If Marty can do what he did with Dylan, it will be phenomenal. Imagine: John Lennon was a great doc, filled with a lot of revealing home-made footage. I love the scene where he takes in the man lurking around the premises that things John is speaking to him through his music. Just the way John tried to talk to and help this confused man(even fed him I think) showed what kind of person he truly was. How many stars that big would do something like that nowadays. They would have had the dude's ass locked up. Too bad some fuckhead had to make John pay for his accessability to his fans.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Poor Ringo Gets no Love...

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    Still, the Beatles weren't the Beatles without him.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I hope he tells the whole story..

    by Gene_Parmesan

    It was Harrison who introduced them to the Maharishi and the whole transcendental meditation, of which the White Album was the result. The White Album is what inspired Charles Manson to murder Sharon Tate. And it was the pain of Sharon Tate's murder that caused Roman Polanski to rape the 13 year old. Therefore, George Harrison is responsible for child rape. If Scorsese doesn't spend at least an hour addressing this, then it is nothing more than a puff piece.

  • You just have a high burnout. It happens with people, I personally cannot stand most 1970's Soft Rock and 1980's L.A. Metal because where I live the stuff has never cycled out of rotation on local radio. I live for those rare times they play a 5 song set heavy on 1970's Philidelphia and Memphis R&B. According to Patti Harrison-Clapton's autobiography a few years ago, by 1969 George was into groupies, doing them at their house 3 or more at a time. He and Patti were also doing cocaine. When Patti left George for Clapton, George eventually forgave him because at least she ran off with a friend. But Clapton said when they co-headlined a show in Japan years later, Eric kept looking at George when he played "Layla", especially with the line- I tried to give you consolation when your old man had let you down. George and Ringo wrote Photograph together, the jumping off point was they had not seen each other in several months, so- Every Time I see Your Face it reminds me of the places we use to go. The rest of the lyrics then turned toward George channeling his feelings about the divorce from Patti.-----later-----m

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST


    by scrote


  • Aug. 25, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by scrote

    I take it you've never heard of Stravinski? How far do you want to take this?