Shine a Light (DVD, 2008)
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- arcticflyingAug 10, 2012by
I've watched it five or six times and that's not enough.
I bought the movie because I firts saw it at an IMAX theater and loved every minute of it. You will never see the Stones that close, that's impossible unless you are related to one of them.
I had the movie recorded on my Expressview receiver but lost it when I changed for HD. Immediately rushed on Ebay to see if I could get the DVD and found it!
What I like best is the close relation with the Stones and their friends, Bill and Hilary Clinton, to say the least.
The relationship and interaction with Martin Scorcese and Jagger, along with his group throughout the making is priceless.
This is by far my favorite movie when it comes to live shows.
- bluesman5364Apr 09, 2009by
I not a fanatic about the Stones, but I do love Keith Richards guitar work. In this video, it starts out with what I consider worthless time, about the first 15 minutes perhaps more. But when the concert starts, it is worth having to wait for. These guys played so long, I was about to stop the video, but couldn't as each song was fantastic. Mick, Keith, Ronnie, Charlie do an incredible workout and the camera work is great, excellent coverage, not much waste. I bought it based on a short clip I saw at a local box retail store. I purchased at a great price through Half.com, thus super worth the buy.
- charles9449Nov 21, 2009by
shine a light
Shine a Light is a good concert documentary. The Stones look old, but after all they are in their 60's. Their music is great and it takes you back to when you first heard it.
The Stones started with a love of the Blues and it shows in the song, Champagne and Reefer with Buddy Guy. The Stones clearly have reverence for Buddy Guy. Keith turns his guitar over to the Blues master at the end of the song. Jagger's harmonica on the song is great.
President Clinton introduces the Stones and you wonder if he would have rather have been a Rockstar. If you are the Stones, you are not limited to 2 terms.
- reds_rendersJul 16, 2008by
At The Top Of Their Game
"Shine a Light" is Martin Scorsese's second real concert film after 1978's "The Last Waltz", which by now is generally acknowledged as a masterpiece. I really hope we will see more concert films from Scorsese in the future, because "Shine a Light" is further excellence from him. If all, or even a significant number of concert films were filmed with such skill and exuded such energy, there would be far more of them made and far more released theatrically.
"Shine a Light" is a concert film. I'm not sure I'd call it a documentary on the Rolling Stones so much as a filming (a brilliant filming) of an especially good concert they played recently. Scorsese is smart enough, however, to use interviews and clips from all stages of the Stones' career for purposes of humor and even commentary on various aspects of music and the music business, as well as the band itself.
Your average Rolling Stones fan waiting to see a Rolling Stones concert and who isn't a fan of film probably will be bored during the film's opening scenes, but for those interested in film, they provide a fascinating glimpse into the marriage of live music and film-making, which doesn't happen as much as it should. It's also quite an intimate look at the Stones as a bunch of people, exposing them in the same sort of way the non-concert scenes in "Gimme Shelter" did. Then again, how much of it is real and how much is an act is really the essential question that we will forever be asking about this band.
"Shine a Light" isn't a document of an important historical event like Scorsese's "The Last Waltz" or the Maysles Bros' "Gimme Shelter" was as a Rolling Stones film, so one shouldn't expect that sort of greatness from "Shine a Light". What one should expect is a great concert, filmed with great skill, tasteful guest appearances that do nothing but add to the music, and a gorgeous film interspersed tastefully with archive footage chosen carefully and played at just the right moments.
The Stones and Scorsese are on top form here, making this a memorable and exciting concert film and the sort of marriage of film-making and live music that really should happen more often.Read full review
- moldy5Apr 07, 2010by
Rolling Stones Seriously Rocking it!!
Holy Cow do these aging rockers know how to put on a show or what? Just amazing concert footage done extremely well by Martin Scorses & crew. Tons of close-ups of Mick, Ronnie,Keith & Charlie.
They work their keisters off & these fella are nearly 70 years old!!
Plenty of great old hits like "Brown Sugar" but also pleanty of REALLY old hits like "AS Tears Go By".
Just an amazing concert DVD. Worth every penny.They rock as well as the "kids" in AC/DC & that's saying a lot.