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It Might Get Loud at Berlin Film Festival

8 February 2009 2,058 views No Comment

“It Might Get Loud,” the documentary film featuring Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge, and Jack White is to be shown at the Berlin Film Festival next week. This comes after its recent showing at the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival in America, where it again received glowing reviews.
This film portrays three guitarists from three different generations, each of whom has had a decisive influence on the sound of rock music: Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge and White Stripes’ Jack White. Most rockumentaries focus on backstage dramas, but, in ‚It Might get Loud’ the music takes centre stage. One of the film’s highlights is the moment when all three guitarists come together in a studio, plug in their amps and let rip. Nonetheless, each of them also has the opportunity to tell the story of their own personal musical rebellion. For this reason the film also travels to the ‘historical’ sites of pop music: to Headley Grange, the former workhouse in East Hampshire where “Stairway to Heaven” was composed; to an eerie-looking farmhouse in Tennessee where Jack White creates his modern blues; and to Dublin, where The Edge actually manages to unearth the original four-track recording of “Where the Streets Have No Name”.

Although a US release is due in the summer, still no plans for the movies release in Europe.

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