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Shine A Light

Released 2008
Distributor Paramount Vantage

The band responsible for Martin Scorsese’s favorite needle drops was filmed by the great director during their 2006 “Bigger Bang Tour” and the result is as expected, an adrenalized mix of silky smooth camera moves and immaculately recorded classics from “the greatest rock n’ roll band in the world”. The movie was released in IMAX theaters adding literal vertigo to an already heady experience.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.