RE: rock n roll movies

Markus, Tim (
Mon, 14 May 2001 10:31:09 -0700 (PDT)

Hi, Barb,

For videos dealing with the Seattle grunge scene of the late 80s/early 90s
you might want to look at Cameron Crowe's Singles and the documentary Hype!
Both are loaded with band performances and the latter has great interviews
with movers and shakers of the day as well.

Tim Markus
Head of Cataloging
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505

> ----------
> From: Barb Bergman[]
> Reply To:
> Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 10:13 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: rock n roll movies
> Here's something for you to brainstorm about:
> I have a professor putting together a syllabus for a "History of Rock 'n
> Roll" class. We have documentaries covered, but she also wants to make use
> of feature films. They can about specific musicians, about the music
> industry, or simply where rock music is an important part of the movie.
> She said she's especially having problems coming up with ideas for films
> (documentary or feature) dealing with the 90s. Grunge, alternative, etc.
> (But just checked out the two series by PBS and Time Warner for
> previewing...)
> Anyway, here are the film titles I've come up with so far:
> The Rose
> La Bamba
> Buddy Holly Story
> That thing you do
> Yellow Submarine
> Elvis movies
> Almost famous
> Spinal Tap
> Selena
> Grease
> Saturday Night Fever
> Back to the Future (dance scene "Johnny be good")
> Footloose
> Pink Floyd's The Wall
> Thanks in advance,
> Barb