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Shine a Light (2008)

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A career-spanning documentary on The Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

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Martin Scorsese
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mick Jagger ... Self - The Rolling Stones: vocals / guitar / harmonica
Keith Richards ... Self - The Rolling Stones: guitar / vocals
Charlie Watts ... Self - The Rolling Stones: drums
Ronnie Wood ... Self - The Rolling Stones: guitar
Darryl Jones Darryl Jones ... Self - The Rolling Stones: bass guitar
Chuck Leavell Chuck Leavell ... Self - The Rolling Stones: keyboards
Bobby Keys Bobby Keys ... Self - The Rolling Stones: saxophone
Bernard Fowler Bernard Fowler ... Self - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Lisa Fischer ... Self - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Blondie Chaplin Blondie Chaplin ... Self - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Tim Ries Tim Ries ... Self - The Rolling Stones: saxophone / keyboards
Kent S. Smith Kent S. Smith ... Self - The Rolling Stones: trumpet (as Kent Smith)
Michael Davis Michael Davis ... Self - The Rolling Stones: trombone
Albert Maysles ... Self - Camera in Hand
Christina Aguilera ... Self
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Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones unite in "Shine A Light," a look at The Rolling Stones." Scorcese filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006. Cinematographers capture the raw energy of the legendary band. Written by alfiehitchie

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, drug references and smoking | See all certifications »

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The two Rolling Stones concerts filmed for "Shine a Light" took place at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. It is their second film to be shown in the IMAX format. Because of a lack of appropriate IMAX cinemas in Manhattan upon the release of the IMAX film "At The Max" in 1991, the film had to be shown at a non-conventional venue: the Beacon Theatre. See more »

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[last lines]
Martin Scorsese: [to the camera man] Up! Up!
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Crazy Credits

From end credits: Every day the Clinton Foundation works to make a difference by finding real and tangible solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges, including HIV/AIDS, climate change, global poverty, child obesity and many more. For more information visit www.clintonfoundation.org See more »

Connections

Edited into The Rolling Stones: Shine a Light Movie Special (2008) See more »

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Only Found Out Yesterday
Written by Keith Richards
Performed by Keith Richards
Courtesy of Promopub B.V.
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Enlightment
14 April 2008 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Sometimes you might feel that the rock concert movie genre hasn't moved much since "Woodstock". Which doesn't mean Scorsese doesn't manage the tradition in a very proper way.

You certainly have the concert feeling here. But Stones have made it both better and worse. There are ups and downs in this performance, with an absolute peak from the blues man Buddy Guy entering stage.

The clips from old Stones interviews are entertaining, but what's the purpose of having them there? If they are supposed to be included, they should have taken a bigger place, telling something more of this band, which in itself forms essentials of rock history. Anyway, good work by Scorsese, although traditional.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2008 (Austria) See more »

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Untitled Rolling Stones Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,488,081, 6 April 2008

Gross USA:

$5,505,267

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,773,351
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