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Jimmy Page Is at Venice Film Fest to Present Led Zeppelin Doc

Jimmy Page attends a photocal for "Becoming Led Zeppelin" presented out of competition on Sept. 4.

Jimmy Page attends a photocal for "Becoming Led Zeppelin" presented out of competition on Sept. 4.

Photographer: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Venice, Italy (AP) -- Guitarist Jimmy Page says he turned down a lot of “pretty miserable” pitches over the years to make a documentary about Led Zeppelin. But he finally bit when he received a deeply-researched proposal focusing almost exclusively on the music and chronicling the band’s birth in 1968 and its meteoric early rise.

The result is “Becoming Led Zeppelin,” one of the most eagerly anticipated documentaries at the Venice Film Festival, which made its premiere Saturday with Page on the red carpet.