The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film
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The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film

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ISBN-13:
9781442269873
Seiten:
486
Autor:
Melissa U. D. Goldsmith
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film features the most significant productions from around the world. The entries in this volume encompass a range of subjects that including straightforward biographies, rockumentaries, and even the occasional mockumentary. The scope also allows for the inclusion of films about fictional singers and bands (including girl bands), with emphasis on a variety of themes: songwriter-band relationships, the rise and fall of a career, music saving the day, the promoter’s point-of-view, band competitions, the traveling band, and rock-based absurdity.
Musicians, both fictional and real, have long been subjects of cinema. From biopics of composers Beethoven and Mozart to the rise (and often fall) of imaginary bands in The Commitments and Almost Famous, music of all types has inspired hundreds of films. The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film features the most significant productions from around the world, including straightforward biographies, rockumentaries, and even the occasional mockumentary. The wide-ranging scope of this volume allows for the inclusion of films about fictional singers and bands, with emphasis on a variety of themes: songwriter–band relationships, the rise and fall of a career, music saving the day, the promoter’s point of view, band competitions, the traveling band, and rock-based absurdity.

Among the films discussed in this book are
Amadeus, The Blues Brothers, The Buddy Holly Story, The Commitments, Dreamgirls, The Glenn Miller Story, A Hard Day’s Night, I’m Not There, Jailhouse Rock, A Mighty Wind, Ray, ’Round Midnight, The Runaways, School of Rock, That Thing You Do!, and Walk the Line. With entries that span the decades and highlight a variety of music genres, The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film is a valuable resource for moviegoers and music lovers alike, as well as scholars of both film and music.