David Lynch is to make a film aboutThe Beatles‘ meditation guruMaharishi Mahesh Yogi.
The filmmaker, who recentlycollaborated with Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse on their ‘Dark Night Of The Soul’ project, says he is travelling to India this December to start filming.
“Director travelling to India in December “
The Maharishi first became known in the western world in the late ’60s, after musicians including The Beatlesattended his meditation classes inRishikesh, India. The band later referenced the visit in several songs, including ‘Sexy Sadie’ and an early version of John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’ (then called ‘Child Of Nature’).
"It won’t be a so-called David Lynchfilm, really; it will be about Maharishiand the knowledge he brought out," he told Nymag.com. "It’ll hold a lot of abstractions. We’re on our way to India in December to start the India part of it."
Lynch added that the project is likely to be a documentary rather than a film, although he didn’t confirm whether any of the surviving Beatles would appear in it.
"It’ll have to go in the documentary department, I think. I don’t think it’ll be a ‘talking heads’ kind of thing, but we’re going to do a lot of interviews with people. We’ll interview — I hope — in India, a 97-year-old man who was with Maharishi from the beginning and get stories of times that weren’t so well recorded."
Jane, Paul, George and Pattie
Ringo and Maureen (Jane adjusts her Sari)
I love this pic of John…looks so peaceful
Pattie and Jane
Great portrait of George!
LOL the pot plants in the front are sort of funny
One of the greatest portraits of John
George and Ravi…somehow this pic has great appeal to me
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died in February 2008.