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It Might Get Loud -- A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: Jack White, the Edge and Jimmy Page.
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27 August 2009 (Germany) See more »
A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. | Full synopsis »
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Despite being about the electric guitar, this film end up talking about the love for music and the desire to share this passion with the world. See more (42 total) »



Jimmy Page ... Himself

The Edge ... Himself

Jack White ... Himself

Link Wray ... Himself (archive footage)

Bono ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael McKean ... David St. Hubbins (archive footage) (uncredited)

Larry Mullen Jr. ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert Plant ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Meg White ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Davis Guggenheim 
Produced by
Peter Afterman .... producer
Erica Beaney .... associate producer
Michael Birtel .... associate producer
Lesley Chilcott .... producer
Diana Derycz-Kessler .... associate producer
Bert Ellis .... executive producer
Davis Guggenheim .... producer
Rebecca Hartzell .... associate producer
Michael J. Mailis .... executive producer (as Michael Mailis)
Ned O'Hanlon .... line producer: Dublin
Jimmy Page .... associate producer
Jay Pollack .... associate producer
Alba Tull .... associate producer
Thomas Tull .... producer
Cinematography by
Guillermo Navarro 
Erich Roland 
Film Editing by
Greg Finton 
Production Design by
Donald Graham Burt  (as Don Burt)
Production Management
Lucy Booth .... production supervisor: London
Chris Choun .... production supervisor
Jeannette Heindel .... production supervisor: Austin (as Jeanette Heindel)
Tina Moy .... production supervisor: Detroit
Tara Mullen .... production supervisor: Dublin
Susan E. Novick .... post-production supervisor
Emily Wolfe .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cas Donovan .... first assistant director
Laura Lyons .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jerry A. Chavez .... property master
Eric Hull .... assistant property master
Angela Messina .... props
Sound Department
Johnna Chism .... assistant sound editor
Joel Dougherty .... sound editor
Chuck Fitzpatrick .... sound mixer
Tim LeBlanc .... re-recording mixer
Skip Lievsay .... sound
Oliver Machin .... sound recordist
Jeremy Mazza .... boom operator
Thomas Morrison .... location sound mixer
Jeremy Peirson .... sound effects editor
Bryan Pennington .... dolby sound consultant
Charles Tomaras .... sound recordist
Byron Wilson .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Steve Newquist .... special effects
Visual Effects by
John J. Budion .... visual effects
Tim Farrell .... visual effects
Carson Hood .... visual effects producer
Gavin Miljkovich .... visual effects artist
Michael Stolzenberger .... visual effects
Steve Tozzi .... title design
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Anschicks .... gaffer (segment: s)
Dwayne Barr .... dolly grip: Los Angeles
Christopher Bell .... camera operator
Kim Bird .... camera operator
Ron Coe .... assistant camera
Scott Dale .... digital imaging technician
Matthew Devitt .... best boy grip
Des Doyle .... focus puller
Eric Felland .... set lighting technician
Pat Fitzpatrick .... assistant chief lighting technician: los angeles
Ryan French .... best boy electric
Jason Garcia .... first assistant camera
Billy Gierhart .... camera operator (as Bill Gierhart)
Wayne A. Goring .... first assistant camera (as Wayne Goring)
D.J. Harder .... assistant camera
Kevin D. Hewitt .... steadicam operator
Timothy James Kane .... assistant camera (as Tim Kane)
Vince Klimek .... gaffer
David Lee .... gaffer
Eric Lee .... still photographer
Andrew Lemon .... tape operator
Eoin O'Hagan .... gaffer
Josh Rich .... key grip: documentary unit
Rick Stribling .... key grip
Alba Tull .... still photographer
Jeff Tungyoo .... utility camera
David Waldman .... camera operator
Kenny Yakkel .... dolly grip
Animation Department
Kate Anderson .... animator
Editorial Department
Mike Azevedo .... first assistant editor
Salvatore Catanzaro .... on-line editor
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Ed Friesema .... assistant editor
Brett Konner .... apprentice editor
Troy Rackley .... second assistant editor
Erik Rogers .... senior digital intermediate producer
Rob Sciarratta .... additional colourist
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate colorist
Jimmy Tom .... assistant colorist
Music Department
Alison Litton .... associate music supervisor
Jason Ruder .... music editor
Margaret Yen .... music supervisor
Other crew
Michael Birtel .... assistant: Lesley Chilcott
Susan Bliss .... post script services
Shannon Costello .... rights and clearances
Ethan Cushing .... production assistant
Kimberly Edwards .... production accountant
Ryan Gallagher .... researcher
Richard Grimshaw .... studio engineer
Cody Heller .... assistant: Davis Guggenheim
W. Michael Jenson .... assistant: Thomas Tull
Kenny Kayne .... utility
Katsuya Kobayashi .... japanese translator
Matt Kowalick .... assistant: Thomas Tull
Joey Mendez .... production assistant
Lynette Nazari .... assistant: Peter Afterman
Dan Olson .... production assistant
Deborah Ricketts .... archive researcher
Pete Rizzo .... technical director
Gerardo F. Santos .... production coordinator
Bethany Sias .... office assistant
James Singleton .... production assistant
Keegan Zall .... key set production assistant
Cheryl Engels .... special thanks
Jay Frasco .... special thanks
Jake Guswa .... thanks
Bomber Hurley-Smith .... special thanks
Suzanne Lindbergh .... very special thanks
Shan Lui .... special thanks
Steve Matthews .... very special thanks
Paul McGuinness .... very special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Приготовьтесь, будет громко" - Russia
"A Todo Volume" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"A todo volumen" - Argentina (imdb display title)
"Bedzie glosno" - Poland
"Gürültü ustalari" - Turkey (Turkish title) (DVD title)
"Get Loud: The Edge, Jimmy Page, Jack White x Life x Guitar" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
"It Might Get Loud" - Greece (DVD title)
"It might get loud" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Možda bude glasno" - Serbia
"Võib valjuks minna" - Estonia
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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Alberta/Ontario) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Manitoba/Quebec) | Ireland:PG | Japan:G | Singapore:PG | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #45083)
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Did You Know?

All 3 participants have featured in music from a James Bond opening credits. Jimmy Page reveals that he played on Goldfinger (1964) whilst The Edge and Jack White contributed title tracks to GoldenEye (1995) and Quantum of Solace (2008) respectively.See more »
Factual errors: The section where Jimmy Page is talking about his first electric guitar is prefaced with a title card labeled "Jimmy's Strat" and showing a Fender Stratocaster. However, the pictures accompanying his story show a young Jimmy Page with a guitar that is distinctly not a Stratocaster, but a Selmer Futurama.See more »
[first lines]
Jack White:Who says you need to buy a guitar?
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Movie Connections:
Rock the NationSee more »


At one point Jimmy Page mentions that "the fourth album only got one paragraph review". Which album was this?
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27 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Despite being about the electric guitar, this film end up talking about the love for music and the desire to share this passion with the world., 6 October 2009
Author: elisachristophe from Brazil

I suppose I'm a little biased when it comes to talking about documentaries about music, more so when it comes to documentaries about rock. I am just a complete sucker for them. I love rock + I love cinema = I love "rockumentaries" – even when is not a masterpiece. So it was pretty obvious that I was going to love It Might Get Loud (Davis Guggenheim, 2008). And I did. I did even though the way the film is put together –divided in chapters – doesn't really work for me and despite the fact that I think it doesn't go deep in the subjects that matter the most nor shows the relationship built between the three characters right until the end and very briefly.

Anyway, I did love it and here is why: The official synopsis is "A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White". I know, I KNOW. The choice of the characters is controversial. Besides Jimmy Page, who is unanimity, The Edge and Jack White are not the guitarist that come to mind when most people think about the greatest of their kind - which you sort of expect and want when you think about a documentary about the electric guitar. But I liked the choices, they are bold and you have to bear in mind that Jimmy Page is the executive producer, so they were pretty much his choices. Then, like the synopsis points out, this is more about different perspectives and it is not about great guitarist, but about the guitar. So, the Edge and Jack White end up being perfect. Their approach to the guitar couldn't be more different.

Jack White is more of a purist. He likes the basic sounds of the guitars, he doesn't mess with it that much. He doesn't even really care if the guitar is broken or out of tune. Right at the other corner, creating an opposition, there is The Edge. He loooves the special effects, distortions, pedals and everything else that technology can do to the sound of a guitar. Finally, in the middle, balancing things out, you find one of the Gods: Jimmy Page (who I don't think needs any sort of introduction even to people who don't like rock). And it all works. It works not only because the script is neatly put together, weighing and balancing the differences, but because somewhere around the beginning of the film something becomes very clear: despite being about the guitar and despite being very different men from different times of the rock history, they share their love for music and their desire to change the world through it. So, the film becomes much more about music and passion and there is no way you can be immune and dislike it.

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