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Celluloid Jukebox: Popular Music and the Movies Since the 1950s

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Robert de Niro cruising into a Little Italy bar to the sound of the Stones in Mean Streets; Vietnam 'copter blades swirling to The Doors' "The End" in Apocalypse Now; Public Enemy booming out the inner city soundtrack of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. From Bill Haley to gangsta rap, through Elvis, the Beatles and blaxploitation, cinema's affair with popular music has prov ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by British Film Institute
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Jon
This is a good introduction to studying pop music & film. The breadth of topics is good and anyone interested in this subject will find valuable insights here. It recognizes that pop music has not always been used well in film and that there are many poor films dealing with pop music; those old Elvis movies aren't always so great, nor are many of the rock docs out there. But those early films were trying to figure out how to even use pop music or make movies about pop stars. They bumbled ...more
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