Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

Director: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen Cast: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

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Toronto-based power trio Rush was formed in 1968 by guitarist Alex Lifeson, bassist and singer Geddy Lee, and drummer John Rutsey; the band made their way through the Canadian bar scene until they signed a recording deal and released their self-titled debut album in 1974. However, it wasn't until Rutsey left the group and Neil Peart signed on as their new drummer that Rush's signature sound took shape, a muscular variation on progressive rock marked by the keen instrumental prowess of all three members and the lyrically and musically adventurous songwriting of Peart. With little help from the music press or mainstream radio, Rush grew into a commercial powerhouse, releasing a long string of multi-platinum albums and playing sold-out shows in North America and Europe. A notoriously reclusive band, Rush offer their fans a rare and intimate behind-the-scenes look into their music and their career in the documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which features exclusive interviews with the members of the group and footage of them on- and off-stage as well as contributions from a number of famous fans -- from Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Gene Simmons of KISS to Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and actor and musician Jack Black. Directed by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage received its world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2010
UPC: 0601143113093
Original Release: 2009
Source: Zoe Records
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 28,921

Special Features

Full-length , never-before-seen performances of: "Working Man" and "Best I Can" with Original Drummer John Rutsey from 1974 "La Villa Strangiato" from the 1979 Pinkpop Festival in Holland; "Between The Sun And Moon" from the Band's first show after hiatus in Hartford, CT in 2002; Live Performances of "Far Cry" and "Entire Nous" from the Snakes and Arrows Tour & "Bravado" and "YYZ" from the R30 Tour; Pre Gig Warm-Up; Reflections from the Band on Hemispheres; Dinner with the Band at a Hunting Lodge

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Geddy Lee Participant
Alex Lifeson Participant
Neil Peart Participant
Sebastian Bach Participant
Liam Birt Participant
Jack Black Participant
Mick Box Participant
Terry Brown Participant
Cliff Burnstein Participant
Dan Carey Participant
Jimmy Chamberlain Participant
Claypool Participant
Peter Collins Participant
Tim Bob Commerford Participant
Billy Corgan Participant
Ray Danniels Participant
Bernie Finkelstein Participant
Freddie Gruber Participant
Donna Halper Participant
Kirk Hammett Participant
Taylor Hawkins Participant
Rupert Hine Participant
Jason McGerr Participant
Kim Mitchell Participant
Kelly Paris Participant
Vinnie Paul Participant
Betty Peart Participant
Glen Peart Participant
Mike Portnoy Participant
Nick Raskulinecz Participant
Trent Reznor Participant
John D. Roberts Participant
Christoopher Schneberger Participant
Kevin Shirley Participant
Gene Simmons Participant
Matt Stone Participant
Howard Ungerleider Participant
Mary Weinrib Participant
Vic Wilson Participant
Zakk Wylde Participant
Melanija Zivojinovich Participant
Rush Participant

Technical Credits
Sam Dunn Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Scot McFadyen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Pegi Cecconi Executive Producer
Martin Hawkes Cinematographer
Mike Munn Editor,Screenwriter
Shelley Nott Executive Producer
Noah Segal Executive Producer
John Virant Executive Producer
Paul Zimic Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage - The Film
1. Start [5:25]
2. The Suburbs [9:27]
3. Finding Our Way [7:23]
4. The New Guy [12:01]
5. Assuming Control [7:36]
6. Terminally Unhip [2:51]
7. Drinking The Milk Of Paradise [9:48]
8. Making Modern Music [6:36]
9. The Gilded Cage [9:26]
10. New World Men [9:29]
11. The Yoda Of Drums [3:27]
12. Ghost Rider [6:11]
13. The Return [6:19]
14. Revenge Of The Nerds [7:22]
15. End Credits [3:21]

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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I drove 2 hrs to get to one of the select movie theaters where this film premiered and I assure you it was well worth the long drive. The movie was very informative and inspirational on all levels. It runs close to two hours long never having a dull moment. The interviews from both the band and other musicians really do well at summing up what RUSH means to a typical truly dedicated fan (I don't believe Rush has too many casual fans, it seems their usually all or nothing). Musicians such as Gene Simmons, Billy Corgan, Trent Reznor, and Kirk Hammett share their stories of how RUSH has influenced them, which is great. The film runs through their career chronologically by album, spending a good deal of time discussing their youth and 1970's portion of their career but kind of breeze through parts of the 1980's and early 90's ( Understandable since they only have 2 hours to cover a alot of information, They could have made this into a 3 night mini-series if they really wanted to, and that would have been fine with me) Anyway, Great film, Great band, Highly Recomended. RUSH RULES!!!!
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Galen123 More than 1 year ago
The documentary movie, "Rush:Beyond The Lighted Stage" is a movie is a gift that keeps on giving. (sorry for the cliche). This movie is really a gift from the Rock group "Rush" to all its fans-from the past, present and future. The band that has been around for more than 40 years and has more than its shares of ups and downs in the world of rock and roll and in their own personal lives. The reason that the movie is a gift from Rush is because they did not have to allow the filmmakers into their private lives to make a documentary about the rock band's history and their unconventional rise to fame and glory. But they did it for their fans. It's for all those middle-age men with greying hair who are located around the world. But they did allow it to be made. That's the most important thing. And believe it or not there are women Rush fans out there too. Too me, I was just totally enthralled and entertained throughout the movie. It starts from the beginning days of Rush in Toronto, Canada, where the trio....Geddy Lee, Bass, Alex Lifeson, Lead Guitar and Neil Peart, Drums, all grew up. Geddy and Alex were raised in the suburbs of Toronto and Neil grew up on a farm outside of Toronto. The film shows footage of Alex and Geddy while they were in high school and Alex quit high school to play music. I'm not sure about Geddy quiting school. I didn't catch that if he did. The movie also shows interviews with all three band member's parents which I thought was very touching. Geddy parents were Jewish prisoner death camp survivors from World War II and Alex parents where Yugoslavian immigrants. Neal parents owned a parts store where he worked as a teenager. The original drummer John Rutsey had to be replaced because of health reasons and that's when they brought Neil into the picture. Probably, the one thing that intrigued me the most about the film was how Rush decided to be just themselves and independent of everyone else on the rock scene at the time during the early and later years of the 1970's. They produced these abstract, conceptual albums like "Caress Of Steel," "2112" and "Hemispheres" against all the odds of their record label but they were able to survive and remain themselves. They didn't change. And movie goes on to show concert footage when they toured with bands like Kiss and Thin Lizzy just to name a few. The movie shows how Rush evolved to eventually to become the main headliner band on the scene at the time. And then they hit the big time with the album, "Moving Pictures" in 1981 where had such mega hits as "Tom Sawyer" and "Limelight" which was being played on rock stations all over the world, over and over again. This was the heyday of Rush when they filling concert halls and arena all over the world. Probably, the saddest part of the movie, is when it explains the tragedy that about Neil's daughter getting killed in a car accident and then shortly loosing his wife due to an illness. Neil is a painfully private person and you could tell it was hard for him to be interviewed for the movie. I thought he was pretty uncomfortable with the interview. That's just my opinion. I may be wrong. But regardless, he did manage to do the interview because he did it for us Rush fans. Regardless, if your a big Rush fan or not, this documentary movie will have you cheering, laughing, crying and cheering again. It is a must see for all Rush fans!
ACADIAN More than 1 year ago
this movie has to be the best ever on was very well done,and i really enjoy seeing those old clips with john druming.this dvd is well worth it for rush fans
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bookwormMC More than 1 year ago
This is a blast for rush fans. Even longtime fans who think they know everything about the band. A great trip through time, by turns serious and amusing. After 36 years, they have not turned into a nostalgia band and are making compelling music. Hopefully they will for many more. The extras are great!
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