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Shine a Light (2008)

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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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Martin Scorsese
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mick Jagger ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: vocals / guitar / harmonica
Keith Richards ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: guitar / vocals
Charlie Watts ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: drums
Ronnie Wood ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: guitar
Darryl Jones Darryl Jones ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: bass guitar
Chuck Leavell Chuck Leavell ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: keyboards
Bobby Keys Bobby Keys ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: saxophone
Bernard Fowler Bernard Fowler ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Lisa Fischer ... Herself - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Blondie Chaplin Blondie Chaplin ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Tim Ries Tim Ries ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: saxophone / keyboards
Kent Smith Kent Smith ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: trumpet
Michael Davis Michael Davis ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: trombone
Albert Maysles ... Himself - Camera in Hand
Christina Aguilera ... Herself
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2008 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Rolling Stones Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,488,081, 6 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,355,376, 15 June 2008
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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First documentary to open the Berlin Film Festival (7 February 2008). See more »

Quotes

Keith Richards: It's good to see you all.
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Keith Richards: It's good to see anybody!
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Crazy Credits

Closing disclaimer: The preceding interviews and commentaries are for entertainment only. The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the of the individual speakers and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Paramount Classics, Shangri-La Entertainment, Concert Productions International or any of their respective affiliates or employees. See more »

Connections

References The Last Waltz (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Horses
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Music, Inc.
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a must for every Stones fan
22 February 2008 | by Chris1200See 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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