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Lightning in a Bottle -- Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Release Date:
5 August 2004 (Germany) See more »
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A one night history of the blues
Plot:
Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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(7 articles)
User Reviews:
Lightning In A Bottle..... Yes! it's about time. See more (16 total) »

Cast

 
Aerosmith ... Themselves

Gregg Allman ... Himself
James Blood Ulmer ... Himself
Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown ... Himself
Ruth Brown ... Herself

Solomon Burke ... Himself

Natalie Cole ... Herself
Shemekia Copeland ... Herself

Bill Cosby ... Himself
Robert Cray ... Himself

Chuck D. ... Himself

Dr. John ... Himself
Honeyboy Edwards ... Himself

John Fogerty ... Himself

Macy Gray ... Herself

Buddy Guy ... Himself
John Hammond ... Himself

Levon Helm ... Himself

India.Arie ... Herself

David Johansen ... Himself
Larry Johnson ... Himself

Angélique Kidjo ... Herself

B.B. King ... Himself

Chris Thomas King ... Himself

Alison Krauss ... Herself
Lazy Lester ... Himself

Keb' Mo' ... Himself
Odetta ... Herself

Joe Perry ... Guitarplayer / song writer

Bonnie Raitt ... Herself
Vernon Reid ... Himself

Mavis Staples ... Herself

Hubert Sumlin ... Himself

Jimmie Vaughan ... Himself
Kim Wilson ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Antoine Fuqua 
 
Produced by
Jody Allen .... executive producer (as Jody Patton)
Paul G. Allen .... executive producer
Margaret Bodde .... producer
Alex Gibney .... producer
Jack Gulick .... producer
Richard Hutton .... co-producer
Susan Motamed .... co-producer
Martin Scorsese .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Jordan 
 
Cinematography by
Greg Andracke 
Lisa Rinzler 
 
Film Editing by
Bob Eisenhardt 
Keith Salmon 
Philip Shane (co-editor)
 
Production Design by
Tom McPhillips 
 
Production Management
Pamela Hirsch .... production manager
Shoshana Horowitz .... production manager
Kendall McCarthy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eve Adair .... first assistant director
John Lowe .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Felix Andrew .... sound recordist
Martin Czembor .... sound re-recording mixer
Eliza Paley .... supervising sound editor
Roger Phenix .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Kenny .... lighting designer
Jay Kulick .... jib operator
Jeff Muhlstock .... Steadicam operator
Kevin Murphy .... Steadicam focus puller
 
Editorial Department
Roger Doran .... colorist
Pat Kelleher .... on-line editor
Alexis Spraic .... assistant editor
Sean Titone .... assistant editor
Calvin Wimmer .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Rob Barnett .... project consultant
John Charles .... software engineer: Sony DAC
Joshua Dragge .... production assistant
B.J. Miller .... business affairs director
Kat Samick .... assistant: Mr. Fuqua (as Kathlene Samick)
Sean Titone .... production office assistant
 
Thanks
Jeff Scheftel .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Runtime:
103 min | Argentina:108 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | Canada:110 min (Ontario)
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Hubert Sumlin:We gotta do what we gotta do.See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Lightning In A Bottle..... Yes! it's about time., 8 March 2005
Author: bluesdude from United States

I rented this DVD tonight, and was extremely impressed with the entire program. An amazing house band led by drummer extrodinare Steve Jordan, backing the absolute cream of the crop of blues legends. Not to mention some surprising performances by some new artists paying homage to the greats of the blues. Being a huge blues fan for at least 25 years, I was shocked to accidentally run across this DVD in my local video store. For one, I didn't even know it had been made..and I was also amazed that our video store had the good taste to stock it on their shelves. My next move is to buy a copy for my own collection. One of the strangest things to me is that some of the best songs on this collection are only found in the bonus tracks and did not make the feature. For example an incredible version of "The Sky Is Crying" by Warren Haynes (one of the greatest white guitarists alive) and the legendary Gregg Allman. Plus some other great gems, from Buddy Guy and others. If you love the blues, do yourself a favor and see this movie. I plan on seeing it many more times myself. A totally inspirational music film for lovers of ANY music. I give it two thumbs up and the rest of my fingers too.

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