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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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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$5,355,376 (USA) (13 June 2008)
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First documentary to open the Berlin Film Festival (7 February 2008). See more »

Quotes

Keith Richards: Hi, Clinton. I'm "Bushed"!
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Crazy Credits

Crazy like a fox! The Clinton Foundation gets a Rock n' Roll wash credit while the US Taxpayer pays the way. You must have noticed the Secret Service detail surrounding the Clinton's family large which saved the producers mucho dinero. If you care to look at the line item budget for the venue, these "free" security services are way worth the ticket charges that of course likely didn't apply. They stuck the hideousness in the Special Featurette which was redeemed by two tunes. Nice touch but not crazy by a country mile; thankfully it didn't get in the main movie, just suffering viewing the mystery credit for using the Secret Service to kvell with Bill. It's all good, and it's only rock n' roll. Bless Marty Scorsese and the British invasion. Henry Kissinger could only get Richard Nixon on "Laugh-In": "Sock it to, Me?" was his brown show, blue suit routine. Go Bill, go Global Insertion. See more »

Connections

References The Last Waltz (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

She Saw Me Coming
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Enlightment
14 April 2008 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Sometimes you might feel that the rock concert movie genre hasn't moved much since "Woodstock". Which doesn't mean Scorsese doesn't manage the tradition in a very proper way.

You certainly have the concert feeling here. But Stones have made it both better and worse. There are ups and downs in this performance, with an absolute peak from the blues man Buddy Guy entering stage.

The clips from old Stones interviews are entertaining, but what's the purpose of having them there? If they are supposed to be included, they should have taken a bigger place, telling something more of this band, which in itself forms essentials of rock history. Anyway, good work by Scorsese, although traditional.


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