RADIO // Our Correspondents: San FranciscoEdition #26, Davis Guggenheim, It Might Get Loud
Originally aired 9/28/09
Tania Ketenjian in conversation with Academy Award winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) about his most recent film, It Might Get Loud, which brings together three of rock's greatest guitar legends—Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, The Edge of U2, and Jack White of The White Stripes. Without any talking heads, critics, or musicologists, we travel from the streets of Dublin where U2 first formed, to country houses in England where Led Zeppelin produced some of their most famous albums, to Tennessee, where we see Jack White make a guitar out of a glass bottle, a string and a piece of wood, proclaiming, "Who needs to buy a guitar?" The film ultimately arrives at a meeting of these three performers where, as you will hear in this interview, words were pushed aside once they began communicating through their instruments. Guitar is their language, one that they understand like nothing else (24 minutes).
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