Re: rock n roll movies

Jeffrey W. Pearson (
Mon, 14 May 2001 11:26:16 -0700 (PDT)

American Graffiti
American Hot Wax
American Pop
Bye Bye Birdie
The Doors
Eddie and the Cruisers
Get crazy
Great Balls of Fire!
Hard day's night
High fidelity
Jailhouse Rock
Purple Rain
Rock and roll high school
Rock Around the Clock
Rock, Rock, Rock
Shake, Rattle and Rock
Sid and Nancy
Six-String Samurai
Streets of Fire
The Trip
Velvet Goldmine
Wayne's World

>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,