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    Sounds so fantastic. I'm wondering if this is going to have a small theatrical run or go straight to DVD or what. Going to have lots of fun picking up hints of Meg's anxiety and what not.

    The new documentary The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights reveals as much about Canadian culture as it does about Jack and Meg White’s friendship, work ethic and music. The duo eat raw caribou, meet tribal elders, walk along frozen tundra, don traditional kilts and fire a canon — all while touring unconventional places in the summer of 2007 as director Emmett Malloy captured the experience for his film, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    “The idea was there was this gigantic frontier right next to where we grew up in Detroit that is just so untouched by our band, let alone bands in general,” Jack White said at a press conference, admitting the idea for the movie went against his normal inclinations. “I’m not too big of a reality TV show fan or peek-behind-the-curtains fan, especially in this day and age — there’s so much of that going on and there’s so little mystery about the world of music and creativity.”

    “I think their biggest fear in life is to be normal,” Malloy, who has worked on videos for the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, tells Rolling Stone. “They don’t want to play a round of dates at all the typical spots. Places like Iqaluit lived up to the expectations. Getting out of the plane there felt like we were on the moon, and certainly meeting the elders there, that’s the closet I’ve ever come to feeling like, ‘Wow, these people did live in igloos.’ ”


    As the White Stripes crossed Canada touring behind their sixth album, Icky Thump, they ambitiously hit every province and territory, including the Yukon and Nunavut. They also slipped in free secret daytime shows on a boat, a bus, at a bowling alley, YMCA, and other offbeat venues. And it was in St. John’s, Newfoundland, they “played” their notorious one-note “show” outdoors, before their main gig that evening.

    “We were rolling into towns where a lot of people didn’t know who they were or what was going on. They just knew something big was going on in their small town and I think Jack and Meg knew that,” says Malloy. In one scene, one of their drivers quizzes them on the style of music they create. “It’s like a rock & roll band, but it’s just the two of us,” explained Meg, who is often teased by Jack in the film for speaking quietly or barely speaking at all.

    Malloy was able to capture an endearing and intimate friendship between the two. The director doesn’t get on Meg’s case to perk up or talk more. In fact, we see her totally crashed out on a couch after a show, and there’s even a shot of the drummer shedding a tear in an emotional scene at the piano when Jack is singing. He hugs her and gives her a kiss; she cries.

    “That’s the stuff the band let me keep in there to tell this story because I think they realized this is real,” Malloy says. “Post this tour, they canceled their shows and made an announcement that Meg needed a break,” he adds. “Obviously, there was a lot going on and certainly the film can lead you to your own theories.”

    The tour included the band’s anniversary concert in Glace Bay, Cape Breton on July 14th, precisely 10 years to the day that the White Stripes played their first public gig in Detroit. Jack, who had recently discovered his Canadian ancestry, is seen getting acquainted with his distant relatives, such as iconoclastic fiddler Ashley MacIsaac and hockey legend Al MacInnis.

    Malloy shot the doc in both black & white and color, and the Canadian flag, which happens to be red and white, fit perfectly with the White Stripes’ famous color scheme. “It felt like the whole country was art directed for us,” Malloy laughs.
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    The clip is terrible. Its just them. Walking. That is all

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    will this band ever end? god.
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    My friends brother got to go to the YMCA show in Toronto. I was jealous. I wish they would get back together!

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    Looks aight, when's it out?
    Psh, you tell me. I havent read one thing thats mentioned a theatrical or even DVD release. But im sure itll get on DVD eventually
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    I'm fascinated by their gimmick and how it mingles with real life so I will check it out. Former husband and wife who fooled people into thinking they were always just brother and sister until the marriage certificate surfaced.

    Years later he marries a super model and she has anxiety attacks. Music or no music the mock incestuous relationship between these two over the years should be interesting to watch. Unless of course it's just a bunch of small talk, mumbling and random landscapes of Canada. Even then I would probably be alright with it.

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    Canada: The Undiscovered Country.

    Have the Stripes announced whether or not it can support life yet?

    And more importantly, do they go to Winnipeg?

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    Its probably going to be the latter, mixed in with concert footage. And that clip does nto suck with them just walking. Not every clip can just be a huge zoom in on Jacks crotch ok Salah?


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    Canada: The Undiscovered Country.

    Have the Stripes announced whether or not it can support life yet?

    And more importantly, do they go to Winnipeg?


    Maybe the run into Win and Regine and ask em how they kept it together in the rock n roll world and the married life.

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    Or maybe it's a few hours of Meg and Jack just fucking staring at a bag of milk.

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    fucking either of them would be like staring at a bag of milk
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    In retrospect, that was a tragically poor choice of words on my part.

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    Although now I can't stop imagining it. WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    Although now I can't stop imagining it. WTF?
    exactly...I blame you for that! but I forgive you because you're entertaining on this message board where so many others fail miserably
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    Oh, if only there were some lookalike porn for this situation!

    Wait.

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    Who knew Meg hung out with Trent?



    I meant besides Surpre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    I'm fascinated by their gimmick and how it mingles with real life so I will check it out. Former husband and wife who fooled people into thinking they were always just brother and sister until the marriage certificate surfaced.

    Years later he marries a super model and she has anxiety attacks. Music or no music the mock incestuous relationship between these two over the years should be interesting to watch. Unless of course it's just a bunch of small talk, mumbling and random landscapes of Canada. Even then I would probably be alright with it.
    He actually briefly explains his band choices in "It Might Get Loud" like the color scheme and such.
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    I wish Meg was here right now. We could cuddle in our pjs while eating vanilla wavers and drinking coffee. She would be pissed that the soccer game was on TV. I would pull the ciggerrate from her hand and take a drag. She left the filter just a little wet, how cute of her.

    What were we talking about? Oh, yeah yeah....that movie.
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    Stop dreaming and check your messages Henry.

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    Fuck you asshole!
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    Vancouver was the first date of this tour. In fact, I made a thread about it. I bought tickets 4 days before the show. A couple hours later tickets sold out. A couple month later they anounced an indefinate hiatus. Over 2 years later Jack White is in 2 new bands with no sign of The White Stripes getting back together.

    What I am trying to say is that I am glad I decided to go to the show.
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    It kind of sounds like you're trying to apologise for your part in destroying the White Stripes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    It kind of sounds like you're trying to apologise for your part in destroying the White Stripes.
    yeah, see the sig rage...see the sig.
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    I cant believe its been two years since ive seen them. Their set at Bonnaroo remains my top show of all time
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    Default Re: The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights

    Jack has been hinting that next year will be a White Stripes year. Let's hope it happens!

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    My dad just took the time to remind me of how fucking awesome and loud and raw the one time we saw the white stripes was. Almost Acoustic Christmas '05.

    Now I'm pining for them next year. gaaaaaaaaaaah

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    Over 2 years later Jack White is in 2 new bands with no sign of The White Stripes getting back together.
    2 new bands? didn't the raconteurs exist before the white stripes icky thump/canada tour/cancelled US tour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    2 new bands? didn't the raconteurs exist before the white stripes icky thump/canada tour/cancelled US tour?
    True, they did. But still.

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    yeah, see the sig rage...see the sig.
    hehehe.

    Go re-read my thread reviewing the White Stripes show I saw summer. You were the first to comment. You will find it quite amusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8r408 View Post
    Jack has been hinting that next year will be a White Stripes year. Let's hope it happens!
    This is very true, but he was hinting that THIS year was going to be TWS year too.

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    It's been 4 years since I've seen The White Stripes live.
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