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The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2009)

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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 »

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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 video director Emmett Malloy followed the band and managed to capture both the special tour, extraordinary concert versions of the band's minimalist, raw, blues-inspired rock songs and the special relationship between the extroverted Jack White and the introspective Meg White - a formerly married couple who for a long time claimed to be siblings. The film makes striking use of the band's concert colors: red, white and black. Written by Göteborg International Film Festival

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The White Stripes под северным сиянием  »

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While playing Seven Nation Army, after the solo, you hear no guitar being played by Jack, but instead you hear the crowd singing the tune. But you can see Jack playing in one shot. See more »

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Boogie Chillin'
Written by Bernard Besman and John Lee Hooker
Performed by John Lee Hooker
Used by permission of Universal Music-Careers (BMI)
Courtesy of Shout! Factory LLC
By arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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Only for fans, and then still a bit disappointing
15 March 2016 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Interesting only if, like me, you're a White Stripes fan. And then, even, not great. Doesn't really give any great background info on the band, or allow you to feel what their lives are like.

The music is good, what there is, but that is flawed in its editing. Sometimes we only get snippets of songs tacked together. And entire concert (like they did in Under Blackpool Lights) would have been great, but would have taken up the entire movie.

Probably the most interesting aspect of the film is as a travelogue of their Canadian tour. The towns they visit are often quaint and historic and the scenery quite beautiful.

Worth a watch, but don't expect too much.


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