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Published: 04 February 2016

488 Pages | 73 halftones


ISBN: 9780199387595

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Rock 'N' Film

Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

David E. James

  • Relevant Periodicals: The Nation, Bookforum, NYROB, New Republic, Cinema Journal, Film Comment, Cineaste, Sight & Sound, Popular Music and Society, American Quarterly
  • Provides the first significant theory of the rock 'n' roll musical and an account of its history, 1955-75.
  • Adapts the methodology of the analysis of the classic musical film to show how the rock 'n' roll film both displaced and renewed the film musical
  • Emphasizes the amalgamation of black and white, US and UK, musical and cinematic traditions
  • Includes chapters on the hybrid of doc and fiction found in films like Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and more