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It Might Get Loud [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9676301
  • Release Date: 12/22/2009
  • Rating: PG

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 16)

    Special Features

    • Deleted scenes
    • Commentary with director David Guggenheim, producer Lesley Chilcott and producer Thomas Tull
    • Toronto film festival press conference


    It Might Get Loud
    Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim focuses his probing lens on a subject that's decidedly less urgent but no less fascinating with this look at the electric guitar featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, U2's The Edge, and The White Stripes' Jack White. Growing up, all three guitarists realized their rebellion through music: Page was attempting to subvert the sugary-sweet pop music of the 1960s, The Edge was hell-bent on making the guitar solos of the 1970s a distant memory, and White used his screeching strings to buzz out the droning bass machines of the 1980s. Later, Page makes his way to Headley Grange to revisit the birthplace of "Stairway to Heaven," The Edge digs out the original four-track rehearsals for "Where the Streets Have No Name" in Dublin, and White expresses his exuberance for revered bluesman Son House -- all the while displaying their deep love for their instrument of choice by permitting the viewer a rare chance to see them refining as-yet-unreleased material. When the trio comes together for a landmark jam session, their spectacularly diverse styles and instruments become just as apparent as the shared passion that binds them all together. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • The Edge
      The Edge
    • Jimmy Page
      Jimmy Page
    • Jack White
      Jack White

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must for any guitar fan


      This is a documentary, so the "Plot" and "Acting" categories above don't apply. However, the structure was interesting, intercutting between the central meeting between all three guitarists, individual interviews, and performance clips from each man's career. The music they make together is, of course, wonderful, but the real treat for me is the insight into the details of music-making from three distinct points of view. The scenes with Edge and his guitar tech are especially revelatory. I found, among the extras, the press conference about the movie to be as interesting as the movie itself, with Jack White's dry wit a highlight. I would recommend this documentary, not just to any guitarist, but any musician, or for that matter, anyone.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A must for aspiring guitarists


      If you ever wanted to know how Jimmy Page became the guitarists he is you need this DVD. He explains the sound behind Stairway to Heaven in detail and the double neck guitar made specially for touring in Led Zepplin. Then there is Jack White and his unique Punk sound, and also The Edge of U2. Each brings something unique and they share their experiences and love of guitar and music. This DVD is enough to inspire a young guitarists to become a better player and expand their view of Rock's most essential instrument. My son loved it and your's will too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome movie.


      First thing is first; the individual who wrote the review about this not being in the store and only has 1 star, it wasn't a major promotional movie. Best Buy, Target, Circuit City are not going to invest in 100's of 1000's of this DVD if they can't guarantee sales. But this is just a great movie. Great idea, great minds, great backgrounds, it's just real cool. Last but not least, some great music involved as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      guitar gods lots of talk


      I expected more jam's and less boring conversation. The segment with Jack White and his 9 yr old alter ego did not work for me. Jimmey Page and his large volume record collection worked a little better and Edge's visit to his grade school was off key. Super fans will be happy, I was looking for a little more of them playing together and less seperate personal reminiscence.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great film


      Everyone that plays music should see this movie/documentary. It takes you through each musicians life and their love of music. It gives a humble look at each one and gives a new look at Jack White and his music. Each one talks about thier guitars, their music, and what makes them tic when playing. I highly recommend this for anyone especially music buffs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not what I expected


      I was disappointed. I was expecting to see Edge, Jimmy Page, and Jack White jamming together. Instead there was very little of the three of them together. It mostly a series of individual interviews that talked about their personal histories and evolution of the rock guitar. Interesting, but not enough music playing.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved this


      I just loved this film. I enjoy the individuals as musicians, so I had high expectations going into it, and it blew my mind. It is a story about what inspired these men to follow their dreams. It describes what drove them in their past, and what helped push them to reach their goals. It is an awesome film in my mind.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Documentary


      This well put together documentary featuring three very distinct guitar greats is a compelling look at how much common ground there is between these very different personalities. Great behind the scenes look at the musical inspirations and motivations behind the fantastic players.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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