‘It Might Get Loud’ is the title of a 2008 rock music documentary (or ‘rockumentary’ as it is also known for short) which was directed by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. The plot of the documentary revolves around the musical careers of guitarists Jimmy Page (ex-Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2), and Jack White (White Stripes).
‘It Might Get Loud’ had its premiere at the 2008 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. It was subsequently widely released in the United States on 14 August 2009 by Sony Pictures Classics.
The film was produced by Thomas Tull, Davis Guggenheim, Lesley Chilcott, and Peter Afterman. Erich Roland and Guillermo Navarro were in charge of the cinematography. Editing was done by Greg Finton. Steel Curtain Pictures was the company in charge of the production. The film had subsequently reported a box office of 1,807,506 USD.
As previously mentioned in the introduction, the film details the musical careers, starting with their very beginnings, of each of the three musicians who partake in it. Consequently, throughout this amazing rock documentary many great rock and roll stories are told as they were lived by these great rock icons.
In critical regards, the film was well to very well received by the following publications:
- Metacritic gave it a mark of 70 out of 100;
- Classic Rock gave it 8 out of 10 stars;
- Mojo gave it 4 out of 5 stars;
- Uncut gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
Below you can take a look at its trailer:
- It Might Get Loud on www.wikipedia.org (in English)