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Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 18 February 2013 (UK)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director:

Dave Grohl (as David Grohl)

Writer:

Mark Monroe
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Vinny Appice Vinny Appice ... Self
Joe Barresi Joe Barresi ... Self
Brian Bell ... Self
Frank Black ... Self
James Brown James Brown ... Self
Lindsey Buckingham ... Self
Mike Campbell ... Self
Tim Commerford ... Self
Kevin Cronin ... Self
Rivers Cuomo ... Self
Warren Demartini ... Self
Mick Fleetwood ... Self
John Fogerty ... Self
Neil Giraldo Neil Giraldo ... Self
Christopher Allen Goss ... Self
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The history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed 'people that have no place' in music to become stars. It follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl as he attempts to resurrect the studio back to former glories. Written by Joe

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Real to reel.

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Quotes

David Grohl: Why can't it always be this easy?
Paul McCartney: It is.
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Connections

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.185 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Frozen Love
Written by Stevie Nicks/Lindsey Buckingham
Performed by Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham (as Buckingham Nicks)
Courtesy of Universal Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fantastic movie for the music fan
1 February 2013 | by justinbatchelor123See all my reviews

I was a little skeptical going into this movie knowing that it was produced and directed by Dave Grohl who isn't exactly known for making movies. But BOY, is he passionate about MUSIC. I learned so much about music's history... from the Beatles to Fleetwood Mac to Nirvana to the current state of the industry. You will enjoy this movie if you are a music fan.

The movie is laid out like a typical documentary for the first 3/4 or so with interviews from many important figures who's music has impacted my life. Let me just say Neil Young is the man! The last bit of the movie involves Dave Grohl recording new songs with famous musicians and everything sounds really good. It was very interesting to see how songs can be created with some collaboration and they sure make it look like a ton of fun.

I was definitely moved by this movie...laughing at times and really feeling the passion that these musicians have for this industry. It totally rocks guys.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,842, 3 February 2013

Gross USA:

$422,853

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$521,181
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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