The New York Times seem to be the one that debuted the trailer for guitar-rock documentary, "It Might Get Loud" last week, but /Film reminds us that various outlets like Trailer addict have stolen it and released it on their site.
Centering on three "rock guitar gods," Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, U2's The Edge, and The White Stripes' Jack White, the film is directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim who helmed, "An Inconvenient Truth." But none of the rockers on the poster? Seems odd, no?
Here's the synopsis:
Who hasn’t wanted to be a rock star, join a band or play electric guitar? Music resonates, moves and inspires us. Strummed through the fingers of The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White, somehow it does more. Such is the premise of It Might Get Loud, a new documentary conceived by producer Thomas Tull.The film hits theaters in limited release (New York and Los Angeles) on August 14. And we hate to burst your rock bubble, but, it's a decent film, but not exactly essential viewing. We saw it at TIFF last year and it was fine, but not exactly riveting. One of my friends said, "Isn't this something you'd just normally watch on IFC?" That said, if you're big fans of one of these three rockers, you'll probably enjoy it as it does have some fascinating moments and insights. It just won't change your life. The moments with The Edge showing off his crazy guitar effects (a moment of Brian Eno-esque sea squalls in particular) are pretty cool to watch and probably our favorite moments in the picture.
It Might Get Loud isn’t like any other rock’n roll documentary. Filmed through the eyes of three virtuosos from three different generations, audiences get up close and personal, discovering how a furniture upholsterer from Detroit, a studio musician and painter from London and a seventeen–year–old Dublin schoolboy, each used the electric guitar to develop their unique sound and rise to the pantheon of superstar. Rare discussions are provoked as we travel with Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White to influential locations of their pasts. Born from the experience is intimate access to the creative genesis of each legend, such as Link Wray’s “Rumble’s” searing impression upon Jimmy Page, who surprises audiences with an impromptu air guitar performance. But that’s only the beginning.