Re: rock n roll movies

Joan Goodwin (mediasup@library.sdsu.edu)
Mon, 14 May 2001 17:25:57 -0700 (PDT)

Following are features and a few documentaries.
I'm sure there are tons more titles..bit it was fun coming
up with these!

How about 'Rock N Roll High School'?
Or "American Hot Wax" about Alan Freed and the payola scandal.
Sonic Youth: 1991: The Year Punk Broke
Rolling Stones - Gimme shelter
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
The Who - Quadrophenia
Tommy - The movie
Kurt & Courtney?
Sid and Nancy?
SLC Punk
Clash: Rude Boy
What's love got to do with it?
The Five Heartbeats
The Temptations
Sparkle
The Commitments
Animation: Heavy Metal & American Pop

At 10:13 AM 5/14/01 -0700, you wrote:
>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