Re: rock n roll movies

Gregory Callahan (
Mon, 14 May 2001 11:04:28 -0700 (PDT)

What about "High Fidelity"--if you're talking rock culture in the broad sense, it certainly applies.  And Jack Black's performance clip makes it qualify in the more specific sense.

If you're thinking proto-punk or pre-New Wave, see about getting the Warhol Velvet Underground and Nico short.  Plus there are videos of the Lou Reed American Masters doc, the Lou Reed/John Cale "Songs for Drella" and a great doc on Nico called "Nico/Icon" by Susanne Ofteringer.  (I know you said you don't need any more input on documentaries but these may be overlooked.)

Greg Callahan


>From: Barb Bergman
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: rock n roll movies
>Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 10:13:24 -0700 (PDT)
>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
>Saturday Night Fever
>Back to the Future (dance scene "Johnny be good")
>Pink Floyd's The Wall
>Thanks in advance,

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