I watched the DVD “Concert for George” again the other night – a memorial concert for George Harrison in the packed-to-capacity Albert Hall. It was a pleasure to see a giant photo of George adorned with sacred tulasi neckbeads, beadbag in hand. After all, George was a deeply spiritual man, and the concert highlighted that.
So it was timely that I read this article today:
“Martin Scorsese has signed up to direct Harrison film
George Harrison is a remarkable figure in the history of the Hare Krishna movement. Aside from writing beautiful songs about Krishna – Something, My Sweet Lord and Here Comes the Sun – he donated the entire profits of his second solo album, Living In The Material World, to purchase the Bhaktivedanta Manor in Letchford Heath, England.
He also sponsored the printing of the first edition of the book Krishna: The Supreme Personality of Godhead with a $19,000 donation in 1970. Time magazine credited His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada as being the principle guru in George’s life, in their article on George after his passing in 2001.
Harrison’s remarkable life will be captured on film – and Martin Scorsese will direct. George’s wife, Olivia, is one of the producers and Paul Mcartney and Ringo Starr will also help. Of Harrison, Scorsese says: ‘George Harrison’s music and his search for spiritual meaning is a story that still resonates.’
His interest in eastern spirituality will be one of the main themes of the intended production. Olivia Harrison said, ‘It would have given George great joy to know that Martin Scorsese has agreed to tell his story.’ It seems that the “Quiet One” just won’t keep quiet.”
Posted by Kurma on 5/10/07; 5:16:33 AM