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It Might Get Loud (2008)

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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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Davis Guggenheim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jimmy Page ... Himself
Dallas Schoo Dallas Schoo ... Himself - The Edge's Guitar Tech
The Edge ... Himself
Jack White ... Himself
Link Wray ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Todo Volume See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,679, 16 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,607,276, 13 December 2009
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Thomas Tull Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack White wrote and recorded his first solo single, "Fly Farm Blues," in 10 minutes during the filming of this movie. See more »

Goofs

The section where Jimmy Page is talking about his first electric guitar is prefaced with a title card labeled "Jimmy's Strat" and showing a Fender Stratocaster. However, the pictures accompanying his story show a young Jimmy Page with a guitar that is distinctly not a Stratocaster, but a Selmer Futurama. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack White: Who says you need to buy a guitar?
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Crazy Credits

"St. Vincent De Paul", a Detroit thrift store mentioned in the movie, is credited as "St. Vincent De Paul - Detriot", with "Detroit" misspelled. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.159 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Levee Breaks
Written by John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Performed by Led Zeppelin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A Night Of 1,001 Guitar Strings (give or take a few)
6 September 2009 | by druid333-2See all my reviews

After directing Al Gore in the pro ecological eye opener,'An Inconvienent Truth',Davis Gugenheim next undertook his next project, a summit of three guitar players, Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin,The Yardbirds, etc.),The Edge (U2),and Jack White (The White Stripes)to see what would happen to three generations of musicians if you put them together in a room with their guitars,records,etc. The results turn out as 'It Might Get Loud',an exploration of the evolution of the electric guitar (and sometimes the acoustic guitar,too). Gugenheim lovingly turns his camera on not just that summit,where the three conversed,as well as played their collective hearts out,but a brief time line on the three men who made the guitar their lives. Scores of film & video clips of performances of all three grace this very well produced love letter to the guitar. We see Jimmy Page on stage with Zepplin,the Yardbirds,and even some rare early pre Yardbirds photographs & films of Page in his days as a session musician (the footage of a teenaged Page playing in a Skiffle band in the late 1950's are a genuine hoot). We see some very early photos of The Edge with U2,as well as a clip of U2 on Irish television,in their "New Wave" clothes that will have you laughing (it sure did for the audience in attendance I was with---including yours truly),and video footage of White with The White Stripes,as well as his side project,the Racountours. Even if you are not a musician,but love the guitar,this is a "must see" film for all those who care. Rated PG by the MPAA,this film contains a rude word,or two,some on screen smoking, and some distressing photos & video footage of the aftermath of the bombing of Northern Ireland.


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