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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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Legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones mark their 50th year together.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself - The Rolling Stones: vocals / guitar / harmonica
... Himself - The Rolling Stones: guitar / vocals
... Himself - The Rolling Stones: drums
... Himself - The Rolling Stones: guitar
Darryl Jones ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: bass guitar
Chuck Leavell ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: keyboards
Bobby Keys ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: saxophone
Bernard Fowler ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: vocals
... Herself - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Blondie Chaplin ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Tim Ries ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: saxophone / keyboards
Kent Smith ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: trumpet
Michael Davis ... Himself - The Rolling Stones: trombone
... Himself - Camera in Hand
... Herself
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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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4 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Shine a Light: The IMAX Experience  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$5,355,376, 15 June 2008
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1.85 : 1
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First documentary to open the Berlin Film Festival (7 February 2008). See more »

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Mick Jagger: Well we've been doing this music thing for two years now and we never thought we would last this long, but I can see us doing it for maybe another year.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Far Away Eyes
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Colgems-EMI Music, Inc.
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a must for every Stones fan
22 February 2008 | by See 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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