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Punk Slash! Musicals: Tracking Slip-Sync on Film
Punk Slash! Musicals is the first book to deal extensively with punk narrative films, specifically British and American punk rock musicals produced from roughly 1978 to 1986. Films such as Jubilee, Breaking Glass, Times Square, Smithereens, Starstruck, and Sid and Nancy represent a convergence between independent, subversive cinema and formulaic classical Hollywood and pop ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published April 2010 by University of Texas Press
(first published 2010)
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While I don't agree with all of David Laderman's critical analysis of Punk cinema in this book, it was overall a very good scholaraly look at an under-represented film genre. At times it does seem that Laderman tries a little too hard to apply his idea of "slip-synch" to every film in the punk/musical film cycle, but it's useful as a thread for tracking and analyzing these films and it provides an interesting look at the genre and film sound overall. A good read if you're interested in film stud ...more