It Might Get Loud 2009 PG CC

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(340) IMDb 7.7/10
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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. Starring: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White

Starring:
Jimmy Page, The Edge
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

It Might Get Loud

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Product Details

Genres Music, Documentary
Director Davis Guggenheim
Starring Jimmy Page, The Edge
Supporting actors Jack White, Link Wray, Bono, Michael McKean, Larry Mullen Jr., Robert Plant, Meg White
Studio Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great for any rock and roll/music/guitar lover.
JMMie
One will never regret buying this DVD/movie, for it will be watched with the same pleasure repeatedly over the years.
G. Jordan
I have watched this movie several times, and still look forward to seeing it again.
R. Sinclair

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87 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Arthead on September 10, 2009
Caught this film yesterday and all I can say is wow. If you like music, guitars or any combination of the two catch this one on the big screen. Then you can easily decide if you need to add this dvd to your music archives. The progression of stories and how they are told is excellent, as well as the music presented. [...]

I came here yesterday after getting home from the matinee to see if there might be a "soundtrack" available to accompany this movie. There's probably enough material here (Link Wray, Son House etc.) to make a sweet multi-disc collection. It may seem like an odd combination of guitar players, but all three are well represented and there are too many highlights to mention. Seeing these guys playing bottleneck slide guitar together on "In My Time Of Dying" is worth the price of admission by itself. Seeing this film was a joyful experience for me and my heart does a little happy dance just thinking about it.
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94 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Diane H. Welsh on November 5, 2009
Format: DVD
I also saw this in a theater and when it was over, it was clear no one wanted to leave the room, we all would have been content to spend the rest of the afternoon and evening with these 3 guys. One of my fav moments is when Jimmy Page starts the opening notes of Whole Lotta Love - the looks on the Edge's face, and Jack White's face in particular are priceless: they are trying to maintain you know, professional demeanor, but inside they're going "OMG it's Jimmy Page playing Whole Lotta Love!!!!" I am buying this for a bunch of people on my list, and a copy for me too, to watch all over again.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Frater541 on November 5, 2009
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It's hard to put into words just how riveting this documentary is. If you are a fan of Led Zeppelin, U2, or Jack White (who I had never heard of before this film) you will want to watch this over and over. Some of the coolest parts: watching the Edge as he listens to old tape of U2 giving birth to a song, complete with Bono faintly counting time in the background; watching Jimmy Page put a 45 on a turntable and play air guitar in his home to one of his early influences - the 1958 hit The Rumble; watching Jack White build an electric guitar in the opening scene, and just being delighted overall at this "young" guy's appreciation for the blues and his talent as a musician.

My favorite band is Led Zeppelin, my wife's is U2, so this film would have had to absolutely fall on its face for us to not like it. But even as excited as we were, as high as our expectations were, and as much as this film had to live up to in our eyes, it did, and more!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Lebryk TOP 50 REVIEWER on December 22, 2009
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Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, and solo career), The Edge (U2), and Jack White (The White Stripes and Raconteurs) get together to talk and play guitar. Does anyone that loves guitar need to know more? These three guitarists are from totally different schools of playing - Page is all about the sound and which guitar he plays; The Edge is all about the technology and sound effects; and White is all about playing with anything that he can get his hands on (he says, I have this guitar with a bent neck and I work to make great sound with it). They are three different generations of guitar players. To have these three play together and make gorgeous music is incredible. The three styles end up working together beautifully.

December 26, 2010 update: I purchased the Blu-Ray disc, what a huge disappointment compared to the DVD. The sound wasn't over the top incredible a million times better than the DVD. The image is not that much better either. Granted the style of this film, high definition isn't necessarily important (after all, do you really need to see every wrinkle on Jimmy Page or The Edge and Jack White's sweat). Honestly, save your money and buy the DVD, it is equally fine. One caveat with my recommendation, I do have an upconverting receiver that takes DVD's to 1080i, and sound is run optically into a fine receiver for decoding there. It is possible I've eeked out every shred of quality possible in the DVD, and the Blu-Ray (PS3) just doesn't do that much better in this case.

The DVD is gorgeous. The sound is incredible. The film style does not get in the way of these three artists. It would be easy to pick on some of the film techniques, but I just couldn't stop pinching myself over the sound these three made.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Clifford on November 5, 2009
Format: DVD
I caught this limited release documentary in the theater and cannot wait to see it again and to gift it to every guitar-loving friend I know.

"It Might Get Loud" is ridiculously, thunderously, deliciously good. If you love music, if you love guitars, if you love the creative process, you'll love watching while the boys pull back the curtain on their first guitars, on falling in love with music and on how it all comes together.

Some of the highlights; the Edge at the bulletin board where he first spotted 'Larry's' ad for musicians, the grown-up Jack White talking to little Jack White and getting to see Jimmy's face light up when he starts talking about the music. It's all just fabulous.

And when it was all over, I was just so glad that I play the guitar-- until I remembered, uh... I don't. But they do. And their enthusiasm and appreciation is just so infectious, you'll be running home to grab your imaginary Fender.
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