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

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$1,607,276 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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All 3 participants have featured in music from a James Bond opening credits. Jimmy Page reveals that he played on Goldfinger (1964) whilst The Edge and Jack White contributed title tracks to GoldenEye (1995) and Quantum of Solace (2008) respectively. See more »

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Jack White: Who says you need to buy a guitar?
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Features White Stripes: Under Blackpool Lights (2004) See more »

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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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