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Allison McGourty – Becoming Led Zeppelin #Venezia78

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How can you write a film on one of the biggest rock band ever? Allison McGourty tells us how.

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Allison McGourty, screenwriter of the film Becoming Led Zeppelin.

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Allison McGourty, screenwriter of Becoming Led Zeppelin, presented out of competition in Venice brings us through the creative and research process that lead to the film. Finding the original footage of the 60’s Led Zeppelin was not easy, she tells, and arranging a narrative on all the material they gather wasn’t either.

Becoming Led Zeppelin : It is a film that no one thought could ever be made. The band’s meteoric rise to stardom was swift and virtually undocumented. With unparalleled access to the group and their personal archives, their full support and never-before-seen footage, Becoming Led Zeppelin will immerse you in the sights and sounds of their early career. For all the millions of people who will never see the band live, this is as close as you will get to being there. Before the stairway and the dragon, before the gold and the girls, there were simply four men and their love of music. Becoming Led Zeppelin reveals their individual journeys as they move through the music scene of the 1960’s, playing small clubs throughout Britain and performing on some of the biggest hits of the era, until their meeting in the summer of 1968 for a rehearsal that changes their lives forever. Their four journeys merge into one as they set out to conquer America on a rollercoaster ride that culminates in 1970 when they become the number one band in the world.


  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Allison McGourty
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Becoming Led Zeppelin
  • Festival section
    Out of Competition
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