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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 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shine a Light: The IMAX Experience 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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Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Scorsese: [tracking shot] Uses a tracking shot to follow the main character(s) through a hallway. 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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Connections

Edited into The Rolling Stones: Shine a Light Movie Special (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

All Down The Line
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Music, Inc.
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Enlightment
14 April 2008 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Sometimes you might feel that the rock concert movie genre hasn't moved much since "Woodstock". Which doesn't mean Scorsese doesn't manage the tradition in a very proper way.

You certainly have the concert feeling here. But Stones have made it both better and worse. There are ups and downs in this performance, with an absolute peak from the blues man Buddy Guy entering stage.

The clips from old Stones interviews are entertaining, but what's the purpose of having them there? If they are supposed to be included, they should have taken a bigger place, telling something more of this band, which in itself forms essentials of rock history. Anyway, good work by Scorsese, although traditional.


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