Scorsese To Direct George Harrison Film
Martin Scorsese, who appears to enjoy making documentaries about celebrated musicians as much as he does dramas about the underworld, is planning to direct a film about George Harrison, the former Beatle who died in 2001, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday). His widow, Olivia, told the trade publication, "It would have given George great joy to know that Martin Scorsese has agreed to tell his story." She said that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the two surviving Beatles, had agreed to participate in the project and that Apple Records will permit use of the Beatles' music. Scorsese has previously produced documentaries about The Band (The Last Waltz), Bob Dylan (No Direction Home) and the Rolling Stones (the upcoming Shine a Light).
In an item in Wednesday's edition about top movie one-liners, we cited a list by a Boston ice-cream company that attributed the line "Go ahead, make my day" to Dirty Harry. Several writers have informed us that the line actually was spoken in Sudden Impact.