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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: guitar (as Ronnie Wood)
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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 (Austria)  »

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Shine a Light: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£338,061 (UK) (11 April 2008)

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$5,355,376 (USA) (13 June 2008)
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Legendary executive and co-founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun, died as a result of a head injury he sustained from falling backstage at the opening night of the two day concert series and their subsequent filming. The film closes with a dedication to him. Eerily enough, this is not the only death to result from an incident that took place during the filming of a Rolling Stones concert documentary. In 1969 a fan named Meredith Hunter was stabbed and beaten by members of the Hell's Angels who were hired as security at the now infamous free concert by the Rolling Stones at Altamont Speedway. This tragic event was captured during the filming of another famous Stones concert documentary, Gimme Shelter (1970). See more »

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Mick Jagger: On the drums, Mr. Wang Dang Doodle, Charlie Watts. You Wanna say hello?
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Mick Jagger: He speaks.
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References The Last Waltz (1978) See more »

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Far Away Eyes
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Performed by The Rolling Stones
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a must for every Stones fan
22 February 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Scorsese has made another fabulous concert movie using all modern techniques available. Scorsese had the Stones rehearsing their stage show for some days so he was able to choreograph his cameras. Shot with 16 cameras he is able to be always on the right image to the music. But yet it is not senselessly hectic like a bad music clip but allows you instead to watch the musicians and get a feeling for them. The Stones are at their best, delivering one hit after the other. There are some surprises like a duet by Mick Jagger and Jack White III. Buddy Guy and Christina Aguilera also blend in perfectly with the rhythm of the Stones. In between there are some short clips of old Stones interviews which are quite funny and also some Behind-the-Scenes-Footage.


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