Lights, Camera, Soundtracks: The Ultimate Guide to Popular Music in the Movies

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"Split into four sections, the book reviews the soundtracks and summarises the films that spawned them. The first part covers the breadth of pop and rock musical feature films: from Rock Around the Clock through to The Pick of Destiny. Section two concentrates on documentary and performance films, from the classic summer of love sounds of Woodstock to the contemporary inter-band rivalry of Dig!" The third part explores the soundtracks of the great cult films of recent memory, where pop culture and pulp fiction meet, such as Trainspotting, Easy
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Overview

"Split into four sections, the book reviews the soundtracks and summarises the films that spawned them. The first part covers the breadth of pop and rock musical feature films: from Rock Around the Clock through to The Pick of Destiny. Section two concentrates on documentary and performance films, from the classic summer of love sounds of Woodstock to the contemporary inter-band rivalry of Dig!" The third part explores the soundtracks of the great cult films of recent memory, where pop culture and pulp fiction meet, such as Trainspotting, Easy Rider and Reservoir Dogs. The final section will look at rock star scores, the rock and pop film scores and the pop luminaries behind them, such as Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave and Ry Cooder.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781847670212
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 902
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

A Brief History of Popular Music in the Movies

Martin C. Strong's Selections

How to Read the Book

Sect. 1 Rock Movies/Musicals and Pop Fiction 1

Sect. 2 Rockumentaries and Performance Movies 421

Sect. 3 Pop/Rock Scores and Blaxploitation 595

Index 907

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