Posts Tagged ‘Motion Picture Company’

GEORGE HARRISON

October 9, 2011

HBO has been airing the Martin Scorsese film, “George Harrison, Living In the Material World”If you haven’t seen it, make it a point to do so.  The picture is moving beyond words.  It shows us how music…and one person can change the world…the way we think and feel.

There were so many things we learn about George…or at least I did.  One that really stood out was how and why he became a film producer.  It was first and foremost about helping friends.  In this case, the friends were the guys from Mighty Python and the film was The Life of Brian”.

EMI had committed to fund the picture only to change their mind once they actually read the script…just a few days before the legendary comedy troupe were set to begin filming.  George heard what happened to his friends, mortgaged his home, and started a motion picture company
“The Life of Brian”
was made for $4 million.

What sacrifices would you make in the name of art…to help your friends?  George Harrison gives us a great life to try and live-up to. 

Get to work…

Jim

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