Popcorn: Fifty Years of Rock 'n' Roll Movies - Garry Mulholland (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781409121664
Department
Books
Released
30 Jul 2019
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Garry Mulholland
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Language
English
Number of Pages
448
Dimensions
213 x 136 x 33mm (510g)

Summary

From BLACKBOARD JUNGLE to QUADROPHENIA, from 8 MILE to ABBA: THE MOVIE, no one has seriously looked at the strange phenomenon that is the rock 'n' roll movie. Garry Mulholland turns his focus away from classic records to the best, the worst, the weird and the completely deranged from the world of the rock movie. Part serious critical appreciation, part celebration of B-movie trash, Garry Mulholland's inclusive approach is the key to his success. He is as comfortable deconstructing the likes of PERFORMANCE, GIMME SHELTER or JUBILEE as he is celebrating FOOTLOOSE or JAILHOUSE ROCK. As he writes: ' ...Anyone who rejects the joy that the likes of GREASE or DIRTY DANCING or FAME have brought millions of people without even attempting to engage with why such unapologetic trash works can't really be that interested in filmgoers at all.'

Classification

General Subject
Music
BISAC Subject 1
Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
BISAC Subject 2
Performing Arts / Film & Video / Guides & Reviews
BIC Classification 1
Rock & Pop music
BIC Classification 2
Film: styles & genres
Library Subject 1
Rock films - History and criticism
Dewey Classification
791.436578

Author Bio

As well as being the author of THIS IS UNCOOL and FEAR OF MUSIC, Garry Mulholland has contributed frequently to the GUARDIAN and TIME OUT. He currently writes for the OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY and Q magazine.