The White Stripes
Reviewed by Darcie Stevens, Fri., Dec. 24, 2004
The White StripesUnder Blackpool Lights (Third Man Films)
"Am I in the right place at the wrong time?" Jack White asks a crowd of thousands in Blackpool, England, January 2004. He's answered affirmative, but without explanation. Filmed on Super 8, Dick Carruthers' document showcases the White Stripes' rabid British fan base alongside White's nimble guitar playing and partner Meg White's beating drums. Lacking in that there are no DVD bonuses, these 90 minutes are like the Stripes' music simple and gritty.