Review of It Might get Loud in the L.A. Times
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009
When it’s nearing midnight and some amazing maniac is shredding through a guitar solo on stage, eyes closed, sweat flying, vibrations rumbling through the house like a northbound freight train, it’s easy to forget just how much art and craft and science is involved in creating that sound.
Director Davis Guggenheim, who brought us Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” reminds us of this in his very fine documentary about the electric guitar and the men who play it best, “It Might Get Loud.”
Following three generations of rock virtuosos — Jimmy Page, the Edge and Jack White — on a journey through time, the film takes us behind the scenes as these artists talk about their relationship with and philosophies about that curve of electrified sound they have each mastered in distinctive ways.
The film culminates as the three finally come together on an empty soundstage in Hollywood for a conversation and a raucous jam session that is remarkable for its intimacy and its passion.
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