It Might Get Loud

MOVIE RATING:  4 stars (B+)

I fell in love with this movie in the first minute.

I fell in love with this movie simply from the title…it MIGHT get loud.

I fell in love with this movie because in my mind music is what’s there when there are no words.

What I love about this movie is its simplicity.  It’s a love affair with music…specifically the electric guitar…and three of its hereos: Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin, The Edge from U2 and Jack White from The White Stripes & The Raconteurs.  These three musical artists are unbelievable!  I was already enamoured with Jimmy Page and The Edge, but the surprise of this film for me was how much I fell in love with Jack White and his story.  I’ve heard White’s music but it never seemed to connect very strongly with me until today while watching this movie.  I think it was the stripping of him down to his musical core that got me.  Like so many things, I fall in love with the story of a person.  I fall in love with the dramatization of that story as well.  I’m simply a sucker for a great story…that’s where my art starts.

Because this movie is very experiential like a concert, you can’t capture it in static words like on this blog.  So just watch the movie and turn the volume up!  I will say that the title sequence on this movie is one of my favorites ever.  It is just so clean and powerful seeing close-up details of these incredible guitars with “rock-n-roll” fonts “etched” in the visuals.  Very cool stuff!

 

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About Brad Swenson

Appreciating and contributing to the art and craft of movies, television, videos, and photography is my daily mission in life. My canvas for expression is emotion. I'm driven to discover and share interesting stories about people, their actions, their thoughts, their feelings, their work, and their contributions to the web of life.

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