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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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Emmett Malloy
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Credited cast:
Alex Debogorski ... Himself
Maria Durham Maria Durham ... Concert audience
Jack White
Meg White
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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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Country:

USA

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English

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5 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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The White Stripes под северным сиянием See more »

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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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The Wheels On The Bus
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Fantastic!
9 November 2017 | by Lugo1989See all my reviews

I believe that every fan of The White Stripes and music in general will appreciate this documentary. It offers an in-depth look of the band on their tour of Canada, capturing great live performances as well as interesting interviews.

This film is perfectly shot, the combination of black and white and color footage was great, the tempo is perfect and it is emotionally charged as well. If you are a true fan of the band you will already know most of the things talked about in interviews, but if you are not, I am sure you will still be interested to hear how Jack and Meg approach their music, what inspires it, how they work on stage because it seems quite different from the approach of many other musicians. Jack White is definitely one of the most original and inventive musicians of his generation and listening to him being interviewed is always a treat.

I might sound a bit overexcited but this truly is a beautiful documentary about two interesting, grounded, real and beautiful people. Unfortunately I never had a chance to see The White Stripes play live so seeing this meant even more. All you music lovers out there will enjoy this for sure.


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