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Writer:
Peter Clifton (writer)
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Release Date:
20 October 1976 (USA) See more »
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In Concert And Beyond
Plot:
A Led Zeppelin concert filmed in Madison Square Garden, New York. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Led Zeppelin's definitive musical masterpiece See more (87 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
John Bonham ... Himself - Drummer (as Led Zeppelin)
John Paul Jones ... Himself - Bassist & Keyboardist (as Led Zeppelin)

Jimmy Page ... Himself - Guitarist (as Led Zeppelin)

Robert Plant ... Himself - Lead Singer (as Led Zeppelin)
Peter Grant ... Himself - Band Manager
Richard Cole ... Himself
Derek Skilton ... Himself
Colin Rigdon ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Led Zeppelin
Jason Bonham ... Himself (uncredited)
Mick Bonham ... Himself (uncredited)
Patricia Bonham ... Herself (uncredited)
Gloria Grant ... Herself (uncredited)
Roy Harper ... Himself (uncredited)
Jacinda Jones ... Herself (uncredited)
Maureen Jones ... Herself (uncredited)
Tamara Jones ... Herself (uncredited)
Charlotte Martin ... Herself (uncredited)
Claire Massot ... Maiden on horseback with sword (uncredited)
Scarlet Page ... Herself (uncredited)
Virginia Parker ... Castle maiden (uncredited)
Carmen Plant ... Herself (uncredited)
Karac Plant ... Himself (uncredited)
Maureen Plant ... Herself (uncredited)
Steven Weiss ... Himself (uncredited)
Shirley Wilson ... Herself (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Clifton 
Joe Massot 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Clifton  writer

Produced by
Peter Grant .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Day (director of photography) (as Ernie Day)
Phil Parmet (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Arthur .... makeup effects artist
Jim Gillespie .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Lundsten .... sound recordist
Garth Marshall .... production sound
Jimmy Page .... sound producer
Jimmy Page .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Ian Knight .... special effects consultant
Kirby Wyatt .... special effects consultant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Blake .... focus puller
Ian Knight .... lighting consultant
Kirby Wyatt .... lighting consultant
 
Editorial Department
Peter Clifton .... director of editing
 
Music Department
Eddie Kramer .... music engineer: live performances
Jimmy Page .... music mixer: live performances
 
Other crew
Richard Cole .... tour manager: Led Zeppelin
Brian Condliffe .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Renée Glynne .... continuity
Mick Hinton .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Benji Le Fevre .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Ray Thomas .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Steven Weiss .... shoot trouble
 

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Runtime:
137 min
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Color (Eastmancolor) | Black and White
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) | 4-Track Stereo (with Dolby noise reduction) | Mono
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12 (uncut) (1991) | Finland:K-8 (heavily cut) (1977) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:PG
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Trivia:
On the morning of July 20, 1973, Jimmy Page and manager Peter Grant made contact with Joe Massot, who had previously directed Wonderwall (1968). Massot was already known to Grant as he and his wife had moved into a house in Berkshire in 1970, where they made friends with their neighbor Page and his girlfriend Charlotte. Grant had previously turned down offers by Massot to make a film of the band, but with the huge success of Led Zeppelin's 1973 concert tour of the United States, Grant changed his mind and offered him the job of director.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the sequence where Peter Grant, the band's manager, is pretending to be a 30s gangster, two different vintage cars are used in the same sequence. This is most visible by looking at the hood ornaments.See more »
Quotes:
Himself - Lead Singer:[prior to singing "Stairway to Heaven"] I think this is a song of hope.See more »
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Led Zeppelin's definitive musical masterpiece, 28 October 2000
Author: Oliver Thorley from Peterborough, England

To any Led Zeppelin fan, upon hearing the titles of such songs as Stairway to Heaven, Since I've been Loving you, Dazed and Confused, Black Dog, Whole Lotta Love and Moby Dick, it should make their mouth drool and knees wobble. Being such a fan myself, having, at a glance seen these very tracks and more on the cover of The Song Remains the Same, I immediately bought the video as my first ever online purchase (Next day delivery, of course.)

Indeed, the Song Remains the Same is a collection of some of LedZep's finest songs played to perfection by a selection of the greatest rock musicians to walk the earth, such as jimmy Page (guitar) and John Bonham (Drums). Both these bohemians of music have ample time and camera exposure to show us just how great they are/were, with highlights including 26 minutes of Page on Dazed and Confused including his trademark use of a violin bow on his guitar, and a 15 minute solo by Bonham on Moby Dick.

What endeared me further to the film was the little excursions from live footage on stage at Madison Square Gardens in New York, to clips of the band and crew backstage and even completely random scenes of fantasy and imagery, obviously created while under the influence of some fairly way out substances.

Yet, understandingly, those unfamiliar to Led Zeppelin may find this 2 hour video a long slog, and is not of course everyone's cup of tea. And while there is impressive stage footage and effects, the camera work is sometimes amaturish and unimaginative.

Having said that however, The Song remains the Same is a genuine must for all Led Zeppelin and true music fans alike, as the genius of the performers is clear for all to see and is a breathtaking delight to watch and to listen to.

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