Re: rock n roll movies

Patrick Walsh (
Mon, 14 May 2001 11:41:07 -0700 (PDT)

My vote is for The Who's "Quadrophenia," a film about the real-life clashes
between the Mods (those who listen to The Small Faces, ride scooters, drink
cappucinos and take speed) and the Rockers (a.k.a. Greasers, who listen to
Elvis, ride motor cycles, and drink beer); a movie where rock music is the

>From: "Jeffrey W. Pearson" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: Re: rock n roll movies
>Date: Mon, May 14, 2001, 1:26 PM

> American Graffiti
> American Hot Wax
> American Pop
> Backbeat
> Bye Bye Birdie
> The Doors
> Eddie and the Cruisers
> Get crazy
> Great Balls of Fire!
> Hair
> Hard day's night
> Help!
> High fidelity
> Jailhouse Rock
> Purple Rain
> Quadrophenia
> 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
> Tommy
> 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,