It Might Get Loud
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It Might Get Loud

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Director: Davis Guggenheim

Cast: Davis Guggenheim, The Edge, Jimmy Page, Jack White

     
 

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Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim focuses his probing lens on a subject that's decidedly less urgent but no less fascinating with this look at the electric guitar featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, U2'sSee more details below

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Overview

Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim focuses his probing lens on a subject that's decidedly less urgent but no less fascinating with this look at the electric guitar featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, U2's the Edge, and the White Stripes' Jack White. Growing up, all three guitarists realized their rebellion through music: Page was attempting to subvert the sugary-sweet pop music of the 1960s, the Edge was hell-bent on making the guitar solos of the 1970s a distant memory, and White used his screeching strings to buzz out the droning bass machines of the 1980s. Later, Page makes his way to Headley Grange to revisit the birthplace of "Stairway to Heaven," The Edge digs out the original four-track rehearsals for "Where the Streets Have No Name" in Dublin, and White expresses his exuberance for revered bluesman Son House -- all the while displaying their deep love for their instrument of choice by permitting the viewer a rare chance to see them refining as-yet-unreleased material. When the trio comes together for a landmark jam session, their spectacularly diverse styles and instruments become just as apparent as the shared passion that binds them all together.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Paula Carino
It Might Get Loud is a slick documentary about three seminal guitarists from successive generations of rock royalty: Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, U2's the Edge, and the White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather's Jack White. The film follows the guitarists individually, in evocative settings like Headley Grange, the studio where "Stairway to Heaven" was written, and the Dublin high school where U2 first played together as teenagers. The three subjects sidestep music-biz gossip and open up about their influences, their approach to songcraft, and their aesthetic goals. Music lovers -- guitar fanatics in particular -- will thrill to some behind-the-scenes tech-talk as the artists explain how they get their respective sounds. These fascinating individual interviews are intercut with impressionistic bits, animation, cool titles, mesmerizing vintage footage of the guitarists and their blues singer heroes, and a round-robin jam featuring all three guitarists learning and playing each other's tunes. The live music segments are at times awkward, as the men eye each other warily and shyly, seemingly unsure of how to interact. But when the music works -- as it does in the trio's impromptu "Whole Lotta Love" -- sparks fly and genuine smiles break out all over. Fortunately, these inspired moments outshine the clumsy on-stage socializing, and viewers are left with the impression that these three very different masters have more in common than previously suspected.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/22/2009
UPC:
0043396315129
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
7,612

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Commentary with director David Guggenheim, producer Lesley Chilcott and producer Thomas Tull; Toronto film festival press conference

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edge Participant
Jimmy Page Participant
Jack White Participant,Performer

Technical Credits
Davis Guggenheim Director,Producer
Peter Afterman Producer
Kate Anderson Animator
Erica Beaney Associate Producer
Michael Birtel Associate Producer
Don Burt Production Designer
Lesley Chilcott Producer
Diana Derycz-Kessler Associate Producer
Cas Donovan Asst. Director
Joel Dougherty Sound Editor
Bert Ellis Executive Producer
Greg Finton Editor
Rebecca Hartzell Associate Producer
Skip Lievsay Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Mailis Executive Producer
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Jimmy Page Associate Producer
Jay Pollack Associate Producer
Erich Roland Cinematographer
Thomas Tull Producer
Alba Tull Associate Producer
Margaret Yen Musical Direction/Supervision

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- It Might Get Loud
1. Scene 1 [5:28]
2. Scene 2 [2:31]
3. Scene 3 [2:23]
4. Scene 4 [2:43]
5. Scene 5 [4:03]
6. Scene 6 [1:15]
7. Scene 7 [2:52]
8. Scene 8 [6:52]
9. Scene 9 [3:57]
10. Scene 10 [2:46]
11. Scene 11 [3:23]
12. Scene 12 [4:16]
13. Scene 13 [1:35]
14. Scene 14 [1:53]
15. Scene 15 [3:20]
16. Scene 16 [4:31]
17. Scene 17 [2:57]
18. Scene 18 [2:06]
19. Scene 19 [2:23]
20. Scene 20 [1:53]
21. Scene 21 [2:11]
22. Scene 22 [2:36]
23. Scene 23 [4:28]
24. Scene 24 [4:07]
25. Scene 25 [5:17]
26. Scene 26 [1:06]
27. Scene 27 [4:11]
28. Scene 28 [4:11]

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