In 2007 the legendary American duo White Stripes toured Canada. Besides playing the usual venues they challenged themselves and played in buses, cafés and for Indian tribal elders. Music ... See full summary »
In the terrain of rock bands, implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived. This documentary asks the question why.
The section where Jimmy Page is talking about his first electric guitar is prefaced with a title card labeled "Jimmy's Strat" and showing a Fender Stratocaster. However, the pictures accompanying his story show a young Jimmy Page with a guitar that is distinctly not a Stratocaster, but a Selmer Futurama. See more »
A Night Of 1,001 Guitar Strings (give or take a few)
After directing Al Gore in the pro ecological eye opener,'An Inconvienent Truth',Davis Gugenheim next undertook his next project, a summit of three guitar players, Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin,The Yardbirds, etc.),The Edge (U2),and Jack White (The White Stripes)to see what would happen to three generations of musicians if you put them together in a room with their guitars,records,etc. The results turn out as 'It Might Get Loud',an exploration of the evolution of the electric guitar (and sometimes the acoustic guitar,too). Gugenheim lovingly turns his camera on not just that summit,where the three conversed,as well as played their collective hearts out,but a brief time line on the three men who made the guitar their lives. Scores of film & video clips of performances of all three grace this very well produced love letter to the guitar. We see Jimmy Page on stage with Zepplin,the Yardbirds,and even some rare early pre Yardbirds photographs & films of Page in his days as a session musician (the footage of a teenaged Page playing in a Skiffle band in the late 1950's are a genuine hoot). We see some very early photos of The Edge with U2,as well as a clip of U2 on Irish television,in their "New Wave" clothes that will have you laughing (it sure did for the audience in attendance I was with---including yours truly),and video footage of White with The White Stripes,as well as his side project,the Racountours. Even if you are not a musician,but love the guitar,this is a "must see" film for all those who care. Rated PG by the MPAA,this film contains a rude word,or two,some on screen smoking, and some distressing photos & video footage of the aftermath of the bombing of Northern Ireland.
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