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Shine a Light (2008)

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A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

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Himself - The Rolling Stones: vocals / guitar / harmonica
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Himself - The Rolling Stones: trombone
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Himself - Camera in Hand
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Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones unite in "Shine A Light," a look at The Rolling Stones." Scorcese filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006. Cinematographers capture the raw energy of the legendary band. Written by alfiehitchie

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, drug references and smoking | See all certifications »

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4 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Shine a Light: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,488,081 (USA) (4 April 2008)

Gross:

$5,355,376 (USA) (13 June 2008)
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Mick Jagger originally pitched the idea to shoot the film on the beach in Rio De Janeiro, capturing the Stones during a massive free concert as part of their Bigger Bang world tour. Martin Scorsese thought about it and even considered shooting the film in IMAX 3D format before coming to the decision to shoot the film in the more intimate Beacon Theater. According to Scorsese, this setting was much closer to his sensibilities. See more »

Quotes

Martin Scorsese: [after the stage lights are turned on] Oo! That cleared up my sinuses!
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From end credits: Every day the Clinton Foundation works to make a difference by finding real and tangible solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges, including HIV/AIDS, climate change, global poverty, child obesity and many more. For more information visit www.clintonfoundation.org See more »

Connections

Edited into The Rolling Stones: Shine a Light Movie Special (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Have You Seen Your Mother Baby
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Music, Inc.
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It just isn't very good
18 September 2009 | by (Viet Nam) – See all my reviews

I've been a stones fan for about 25-30 years now A Relative Newcomer and I've collected over 300 bootleg recordings of live stones concerts during the previous 3 decades. Gimme Shelter is one of the best music documentaries ever. Martin Scorsese is probably the best director America has given us in last 50 years. The Last Waltz was superb, the Scorsese Dylan documentary No Direction Home was a wonderful look at the roots of Americana and folk music and I'm NOT a Dylan fan. So why oh why was this so dull. Reason 1: Special guest audience only, ex-presidents, TV stars, Movie Stars in fact just about anybody who wasn't a true Stones fan was there resulting in a lack of atmosphere for a Rock 'n' Roll concert Reason 2: Mediocre performance by the guys themselves. Reason 3: Vintage footage of their days in the 60s and 70s which I've seen MANY times before. Reason 4: Not exactly "Martys" best work. This post is not a flame, I truly wanted to love this film but it just isn't very good


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