"It Might Get Loud" - A Tale of Three Real Guitar Heroes

Thursday, February 12, 2009| by Will Chen

Rock-u-mentaries often center on a band's front man and concentrate on the drama which many bands endure on the long and winding road to stardom. Rarely do we guitarists get insight into what really makes the players tick. In It Might Get Loud, Oscar award winning documentarian Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) turns his eyes upon three world renowned guitarists which stretch across rock genres and generational boundaries.

The film focuses on Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2), and Jack White (The White Stripes and Raconteurs) recounting their humble beginnings and early influences mixing archival footage, interviews and a meeting/jam session of the three.

Making the film apparently had a lasting effect on The Edge who in a recent Rolling Stone interview cited Led Zeppelin and Jack White as influences on U2's newest album No Line On The Horizon.

The film was a hit at both the Cannes and the Toronto film festivals and Sony Picture Classics acquired the distribution rights to the film prior to its Sundance 2009 premier. For more information, visit the movie’s official site http://www.itmightgetloud.com/

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