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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:
Fantastic Docu-Concert about the Blues! 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)
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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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MPAA:
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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic Docu-Concert about the Blues!, 16 June 2005
Author: HowardFranklinJr from United States

I really enjoyed this movie. It was a mixture of Blues history, music, interviews and historical footage - heavy on the Blues music. It was a treat to have some of the oldies, especially Buddy Guy, getting intense and passionate while doing their music. "Voodoo Chile" was magical. I also enjoyed the younger/newer artists doing covers on some of the songs. I would have given this movie a "9 or 10" except for one inappropriate performance. Chuck D did his sloppy version of one of the classics and used it to interject his negative opinion of President Bush. It didn't fit the rest of this "classy" film. I highly recommend this film to anyone that likes the Blues. It would be an especially good film to watch with a few music-loving friends because it feels like you're getting a personal concert. Check it out!

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