Interpreting Rock Movies: The Pop Film and Its Critics in Britain

Interpreting Rock Movies: The Pop Film and Its Critics in Britain

by Andrew Caine
     
 

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Andrew Caine details the reaction to British and American pop films during the 1950s and 1960s. By examining the British reception of films such as Rock Around the Clock, Love Me Tender, A Hard Day's Night and Summer Holiday the book provides a valuable insight into British film criticism, teenage culture during the 1950s and 1960s and the generic status of rock

Overview

Andrew Caine details the reaction to British and American pop films during the 1950s and 1960s. By examining the British reception of films such as Rock Around the Clock, Love Me Tender, A Hard Day's Night and Summer Holiday the book provides a valuable insight into British film criticism, teenage culture during the 1950s and 1960s and the generic status of rock films/teen movies and cultural hierarchies.

Interpreting rock movies not only contains an extensive account of how the film and music press reacted to rock 'n roll films, but also fully explores issues about taste and distinction within reviewing practices. The movie output of Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and numerous others is located within the context of popular music during the 1950s and 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719065385
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2005
Series:
Inside Popular Film Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Caine has taught film, media and cultural studies in several higher education institutions

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