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It Might Get Loud (2008)

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A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

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A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking | See all certifications »

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27 August 2009 (Germany)  »

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A Todo Volume  »

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$92,679 (USA) (14 August 2009)

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$1,607,276 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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Trivia

Jack White wrote and recorded his first solo single, "Fly Farm Blues," in 10 minutes during the filming of this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[first lines]
Jack White: Who says you need to buy a guitar?
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Crazy Credits

"St. Vincent De Paul", a Detroit thrift store mentioned in the movie, is credited as "St. Vincent De Paul - Detriot", with "Detroit" misspelled. See more »

Connections

Featured in The National: Episode dated 24 July 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Sitting on Top of the World
From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Cold Mountain (2003)
Written by Lonnie Carter, Walter Jacobs
Performed by Jack White
Courtesy of Miramax Film Corp.
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A Must-See for Rock Fans
28 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you love rock music you must see this film. I cannot describe how much I enjoyed it. It chronicles how each of the artists first discovered the music they loved (blues, rock and/or punk, depending on the era), began playing the guitar, and developed their own styles. Page strove to explore as many musical possibilities with his guitar as he could, White searches for authenticity, and the Edge can't stop tinkering to find the perfect sound.

The filmmaker, discreetly off camera, interviews them individually in the places where they made music and found inspiration. Then he films their encounter and jam session. Seeing these great artists improvising together is priceless. Clips from classic footage of Led Zeppelin and U2 concerts, footage from White's various performances, and footage of other performances from the guitarists' early years and also of the artists who influenced them, are interspersed. The artists also discuss some of the sources of their inspiration and their creative process. There are a few really funny and telling moments. Don't miss it.


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